Release 2.19n
Newcomers to BBO Tournaments
Starting Monday 12th Oct. 7.30pm we will be running a Beginners night on BBO.
This tournament will be very suitable for players who have not yet played in tournaments on BBO. All grades of players are welcome.
It will be a very relaxed and friendly game.
Please forward your Name & BBO user name to bernadettebrennan20@gmail.com
The New Season is starting in September.
We will be running:
Dundalk Bridge On Line Every Tuesday at 7.30 all members and their friends are welcome. (CBAI125512)
Warrenpoint Bridge Club will be running every Thursday 7.30 vNIBU134 All members of Dundalk are welcome to join.
There will be no monies or trophy prizes until this crisis has passed. We all want to enjoy our Bridge and to keep safe in these trying times.
If anyone has any problems please contact bernadettebrennan20@gmail.com or dolores47@hotmail.com
Please Keep Safe
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Some Hints for Entering BBO Tournaments.

Stay on the Competitive Page of BBO 

You must be logged onto the competitive page of BBO. If you move into the Casual side you will be seen as offline and not included in the tournament when it starts. Make sure both you and your partner are logged in at least ten minutes before start time. 

 

Difficulty Logging On / Tournament Starts Without You

 If you are having difficulty logging on, or if the tournament starts without you, contact the Tournament Director to let them know. Contact the Club (CABI1255120 or  dollymix or BMBK on BBO chat or ring Bernadette at 085 8598027 or bernadettebrennan20@gmail.com.

 

Looking for a Partner, use the Partnership Board

Where you register for the tournament on BBO, there is also a partnership board where you can add your BBO name, another club member might already be there looking for a partner, click and invite them to play with you.

The attached link is a brief supplement on EBU regulations for on-line Bridge, highlighting issues like “Illegal Communications “, “Unauthorised Information” Alerting”, Disclosure of Systems”, etc.  It is well worth reading. (Click Here)

 https://blog.bridgebase.com/2020/03/09/new-to-bridge-base-online/ 

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Bridge on Line DLK - Up and Running

Hearty congratulations are due to Anne Sloan and Tom McElarney ably assisted by Nuala Connolly for their initiative in setting up the What'sApp group dedicated to Dundalk Bridge Club members.

The plan has been enthusiastically embraced by Club members who are playing day and evening.

What a great contribution to our members welfare during this difficult time.

Well done all of you.

Tom would like to acknowledge the help and encouragement from Dolores and Margo. Now who can organize remote hairdressing ?                                                                         Ann McNee.

Dear fellow members of Dundalk Bridge Club,

At this stage in the Covid19 crisis it is good to know that we are safe and well. I am convinced that soap and hot water combined with social isolation or cocooning as appropriate is our best defense. I am certainly finding it difficult but protecting ourselves is protecting our brave and very vulnerable Health Care Workers and those many among us with compromised health.

Everyone is experiencing some level of anxiety and I find meditation and yoga really helpful, as are the many funny and uplifting videos circulating. Bridge is another resource and Seamus Costello has great quizzes on Balbriggan Bridgewebs. Bridge Base on Line is another great free resource so do use all the help available.

The committee has offered our club premises to the HSE for the duration of the crisis in the hope it might be useful.         I hope everyone is happy with that decision

Until we meet again with profound relief and hugs stay kind, and be serene  and safe.     Love to you all,  Ann.

A "Thank You" from Ann
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Dear Bridge Family,
I received this beautiful and completely unexpected Bouquet of flowers yesterday. It was a lovely and thoughtful gift I wished everyone could have had their own.Thank you so much.
I feel as a club we have done ourselves proud in these calamitous days.
Please all stay safe and kind until we can meet again.
Love, Ann.

Best A Mixed Pairs
Mary Hogg & Paddy Duggan
Best A Mixed Pairs
Inter A Best Local Pair
Inter A Best Local Pair
Christine Gallagher & Breda Lavelle
Congress Mixed Pairs Winners
Congress Mixed Pairs Winners
Terry Blackman & Beatrice Lawless with CBAI President Neil Burke
Regional President Eileen McEntegart, Congress President Eoin Manning & Dolores Martin Secretary
Mixed Pairs Best Local Pair
Mixed Pairs Best Local Pair
Kathleen & Eoin Manning, 
Neil Burke CBAI President
Dolores Martin Secretary
 

 

Virtual Bridge on BBO Noel Grimes Memorial Trophy

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 Noel Grimes Memorial Trophy will take place on BBO on Sunday 21st March 2021 

Start time 5.00 pm

32 Boards - All Grades Welcome

 Entries to Peter Byrne 0868049531 email: aaronvalebnb@hotmail.com

with BBO user names and full name entries close 3.00 pm on day prior to event

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VIRTUAL DUNDALK BRIDGE CLUB & FRIENDS
CBAI122512
Every Monday at 7.30 O'Clock (12 Boards)
Every Tuesday at 7.30 O'Clock (21 Boards)
CBAI125512  
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You can registered up to two hours before hand for the tournament.  If you need to be unblocked text 085 8598027
 
Please make sure you and your partner are log in at least ten minutes before start of tournament to avoid you missing lift off.
 
BBO will be charging us for our tournaments in future,  BBO $3
 
To get your BBO$ just click on the BBO$ box which is located on the front screen just to the left of the Login/Register buttons.  Thereafter, the process is straightforward using Credit/Debit  or Paypal with a minimum purchase of BBO$20.  You will receive an immediate receipt to your email account account and your account will be debited by WWW.Bridgebase in Euro at the prevailing rate. 
 We recommend you purchase your BBO$ via your PC or Laptop. Buying them from the BBO shop, via the App on your phone or tablet is seriously more expensive. 
NB. Dundalk BBO club is  purely for fun and carry no masterpoints(at the moment) or vouchers.  We want everyone to enjoy playing with us on BBO in a competitive setting.
Remember to just Play Friendly Bridge and be nice to TDs.
Bernadette Brennan
Dolores Martin

In March this year we found ourselves denied our usual bridge club sessions.  After research regarding the online game we were able to move to BBO.

This was a steep learning curve for tournament directors and players alike.  Progess is still ongoing!!

At the moment it is now possible to voice chat on BBO.  In time you will be able to speak to your opposition.Using Voice Chat on BBO.htm

If you are aware of any members and friends, who wish to play on BBO please encourage them to do so

If you,or they, need help please get in touch with Dolores or Bernadette.  We are willing to help out in any way we can.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that for lots of bridge players it is the SOCIAL aspect of the game that is most important, and indeed for some, the bridge BBO platform provides a vital element of sociability within their lives.

Please encourage all members and friends to get involved.

Hope you have a safe and peaceful Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Dolores & Bernadette

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CLUB UPDATE FROM OUR PRESIDENT ANN
Dear Members,  The long wait continues until a vaccine is available and Covid19 is contained. It is an anxious time for all of us which has been made better by the trojan work of Tom, Ann, Nuala , Dolores and Bernadette who introduced BBO to us. Bridge on line has kept us in touch with each other while entertaining and helping to improve our great game. We are very keen to encourage those who have not yet ventured into the virtual world to join in. All members and friends of Dundalk are welcome. If you need help getting started contact Bernadette  bernadettebrennan20@gmail.com

We held a full Committee Meeting on Thursday to discuss what we can do in the interim. The decision  made before lockdown to paint the Club House both inside and out has been put in motion and will be completed together with necessary repairs to the toilet facilities in the next few weeks.

We have been contacted by CBAI with a request for Affiliation Fees based on 2019 Membership. Any adjustments will be honored in the 2021 season. In the meantime we need to ask for the usual membership fees of €35, which can be dropped into or posted to Bridge and Amenity Centre The Ramparts, Dundalk. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.

We understand that some Clubs are planning to return to Live Bridge and have  decided to make preparations for when we would consider it safe to do likewise. Requirements by CBAI and NPHET are that we must have table screens, limited numbers, hand sanitizers and crucially must appoint a Covid Manager who will inform us of and enforce all Protocols essential to our safety. Mary Moriarty has accepted this challenge and would greatly appreciate any help offered to assist in this quite onerous task. There can be no relaxation of any of these rules in any circumstances, as I am sure you will appreciate.

The CBAI currently has subsidised table screens for sale @ €35  We have agreed to purchase 10
of these and have table tops enlarged to fit. We don’t envision an early return to the Club but screens etc will be required for the foreseeable future.

As our Congress has been cancelled we plan to have a Gala Open Pairs Competition for Charity on line in aid of The Birches which is in greater need than ever during this crisis. Eileen will contact Peter or Fearghal to act as TD.

Finally more good news from the intrepid Bernadette who along with Eoin plans to run a weekly competition confined to Novices and B players beginning in a couple of weeks. It should be very enjoyable and be a gentle introduction to competition for beginners.  Details will be posted on our website.

Congratulations to you all who have faced this very limiting and frightening time with humor and courage. Each of us will feel the stress at times so it is essential to offer each other encouragement and support. I am very proud to be part of this really special club.
Keep up the good work until we can meet again.   Ann

 

GREAT NEWS
Dundalk Bridge Club is now on BBO.
CBAI125512 
We welcome all members & friends of Dundalk Bridge Club to take part.
Our aim is to get All our members & friends back playing competitive bridge in a friendly competitive atmosphere. It you know off any off our members not on BBO please encourage them to do so.
We will need your Name, BBO username, e-mail address and Phone No.
If anybody is having problems please get in contact with myself or any members of the committe.
Best Wishes & Keep Safe
Dundalk Bridge Club Committee & Tournament Directors
Officers For Season 2019 - 2020
President: Ann McNee
          Vice President: Mary Berrills
Secretary: Tony Kearon
    Treasurer: Nuala Connolly
            Committee: D.Martin (ex officio), E.Manning, B.Brennan, E.McEntegart,
             M.Cotter, R.Daly, U.Kirk, M.O'Brien, M.Moriarty
Tournament Directors: D.Martin, T.Kearon, B.Brennan, A.McNee
Tournament & Play Committee: S.Grimes, E.Devlin, T.Blackman
Auditors: R.Daly, F.Murphy
Hon. Members: B.Manning, B.Corcoran
DUNDALK COAT OF ARMS
DUNDALK COAT OF ARMS
Cúchulainn Cup Winners 2020
Cúchulainn  Cup Winners 2020
Frank Davey & Pat Duff being presented with the Cúchulainn Cup  from  Ann McNee (Club President) &  Eileen McEntegart (Regional President)
Congress Winners 2019
Congress Winners 2019
Colette King & Margaret O'Hare.
1st Intermediate B Pair.
Best Local Congress Pairs
Ken Walsh & Brendan Byrne
Best Local Congress Pairs
Dundalk Salver 2019 Winners

Dundalk Salver 2019 Winners

  Maureen Walsh and Margaret Winters
with Regional President Eileen McEntegart
& Dundalk Bridge Club Vice President Mary Berrills

Hello All

Hope you are keeping safe and well.

A number of members will be familiar with the website Bridge Base Online (BBO). 

For those who would like to use BBO the following link gives clear instructions on how to Register and Play Bridge with friends on line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MldFbBdea90

This site is free -- no sign up charges or fees.

To give all who are interested the opportunity to play bridge with their friends on line from the comfort of their own homes during Covid19 a Special What’s App Group called  Bridge on Line DLK  will be set up where they can,

* look for partners
* arrange a time and date to play bridge online.
(Please confine the use of this What’s App Group to the (BBO.)

This has been discussed with and welcomed by our President Anne McNee and other members of the committee.

To join the What’s App Group your name, mobile number and username will be needed

(You will have chosen a username when joining BBO.)

 For further enquiries contact Tom at (085)8875733 or Anne at (087)9921891  

 All the Best,   Nuala Connolly

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Dundalk Charity in Aid of The Birches Alzheimer Care Centre
Dundalk Charity in Aid of The Birches Alzheimer Care Centre
Mary Gaughran, Hon Secretary, The Birches, Alzheimer Day Care Centre, is presented with the proceeds of the Charity night by President Dolores Martin on behalf of Dundalk Bridge Club.
Results
#22351 Dundalk B.C. & Friends
Director: C.B.A.I. 125512
Dealer: BBO
#22260 Dundalk B.C &Friends Novice & B
Director: C.B.A.I. 125512
Dealer: BBO
#48724
Director: C.B.A.I. 125512
Dealer: BBO
Calendar
8th Mar 2021
#91460 Dundalk B.C. & Friends,Novice & B
Director: C.B.A.I. 125512
Scorer: C.B.A.I. 125512
Dealer: BBO
Brendan Manning
Brendan Manning

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brendan Manning who was a valuable member of our club.

He was very generous with his time as a TD for the club, and we owe him a great amount of gratitude for his selfless dedication and hard work he did for the club over the years.

We offer our deepest sympathy to his loving wife Kathleen, son Eoin and granddaughter Ciara and all the Manning family.

Rest In Peace.

FROM OUR PRESIDENT ANN

Dear fellow members
I know you have all been saddened to hear of the death of Brendan Manning our well-loved, long term member, TD and driving force behind the building of our Bridge Center.
May he Rest in Peace.

I hope you are not finding the renewed restrictions intolerable. The resilience shown by most people is admirable but there is no doubt it is really hard feeling we are waiting in the shadows.
The Committee is very appreciative of all who have paid annual membership fees. While we fully accept you  cannot enjoy the normal benefits we are respectfully asking that as many of you as possible will keep up membership of the club in this extraordinary year. We need payment before the end of November as affiliation will be mandatory for players on line and without that facility we probably won’t have Bridge for the foreseeable future.

I hope you are enjoying this new experience and learning from it. Please if possible encourage others to join in. Looking forward to seeing a big turnout for our Gala Charity. Keep on taking care of yourselves and others . Ann

(1) Bank Transfer.Please email Nuala @ nualaconnolly247@gmail.com for bank details or text her 0877991076 for same.

(2) Cheque or Postal order made out  to Dundalk Bridge Amenity Centre and posted in to the club, Ramparts ,Dundalk

(3) You can call in to Bernadette Brennan at Don Keating, Distillery  Lane,Dundalk.