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Membership Numbers

Breakdown by Grade

Membership Total 77

D15 B.C.

Breakdown by Grade

CBAI update

1st Sept 2019

MR       4

MA       7

A1      14

A2      15

B1      16

B2      16

N1        4

N2        1


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D15 Bridge Club Tues 1pm-4:30pm Kavanaghs Laurel Lodge SC Thrs 9:30am-1pm Castleknock Community Centre Laurel Lodge

 Bridge Every Tuesday 1:00 to 4:30 "Kavanaghs"

Laurel Lodge Shopping Centre Castleknock

D15 Bridge Club


Learn to Play the Game of Bridge


 Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge

 Tuesdays, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

To Encourage People who wish to Learn to Play the Game of Bridge

D15 Bridge Club will run a series of Lessons for Beginners.

Course of Eight (8) Lessons starting . October

Dates: October  22nd, 29th

November 12th, 19th and 26th. 

D15 Bridge Club are honoured to have Tomas Roche as our Tutor.

Tomas has reached the highest levels of Bridge Playing in Ireland,

a former Irish International at both Open & Junior level.


So Register for the Lessons today

Phone (or Text): 087 2627218


Laurel Lodge Road Castleknock Dublin 15, Ireland

"The Community Bridge Club" D15

Bridge Club  Expanding

We Now Added Bridge Thursday Morning 10:00-1:00pm

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Members will be members for  Tuesday & Thursday

Congratulations 2019 Winner

Club Championship - Presidents Prize

Geraldine Murphy

Club Handicap

Club Handicap System Tuesday

The Handicap will be based on Grades and competitions won in the D15 club.

The Handicap committee will meet 3 or 4 times a year,

or whenever necessary to adjust or amend handicap system.

The Handicap system will be used with scoring programs that allow handicap scoring.

Masters R - 13 (Off Score) - Master A - 12 (Off Score)

MA + A1  - 12 (Off Score) - A1 + A2 - 10 (Off Score)

A1 - 10 (Off Score) A2 - 8 (Off Score)

B1 - 6 (Off Score)  B2 - 5 (Off Score)

Novice (With more than 1000MPs) +1 (Add to Score)

Novice (With Less than 1000 MPs) 3%+ (Add Score)

Team Handicaps

 Master/A1 - 1.5pt per Round, (Maximun 12) A2 - 1pt per Round, (Maximun 10)

B - 0.5pt per Round (Maximun 6)    Novice - Add 1pt per Round (Maximun 12)

Note Highest Grade on Team Determents the Grade of the Team

Once Every Month When Possible one

Regular Competition will be a 

Handicap Event on Tuesdays

 Sept 1st to Jun 1st


Bridge Conventions - Double

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.

If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points

if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those

occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid. However,

it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough to double

a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.

And that if the opponents happened to have bid,

a suit in which you were very strong,

it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and

wait for them to get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently

invented an alternative meaning for the “Double” – the “take-out double”.

It is believed that this was the first convention in the game

(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”

shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid: 

no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,

or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,

( The above extract is from this book.


 Fourth Suit Forcing

See full convention on left hand Menu List


This is a series of Bridge Conventions

you may not have heard of,

some of them you have heard of,

and some you will have seen in action.

The purpose here is to make you

aware of conventions, (not necessarily use them).

We recommend that before you try

any of these conventions,

you DISCUSS them with you

Bridge Approver Teacher or Coach

and of course your partner

Please Note: All Conventions come under

partnership agreement and must be alerted



Never Give Up
Never Give Up

Sometimes even the great ones get rejected

Looking for acceptance of Blackwood

Mr Blackwood was the one who Invented 

Key Card "Blackwood" 4NT asking for Aces

Any members who would like to

to gain experences or practice

as a Bridgemate Operator

just talk to us before

BridgeMate set-up

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