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Charity Morning 2020 - Mary presents Irish Cancer Society with cheque for $755
Charity Morning 2020 - Mary presents Irish Cancer Society with cheque for $755
Charity Morning 2020 - Mary presents St. Vincent de Paul with cheque for $755
Charity Morning 2020 - Mary presents St. Vincent de Paul with cheque for $755
Christmas Party 2019
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Joke of the Week
Joke of the Week
Welcome to Dunshaughlin Bridge Club
New Season 2020/2021
New Season 2020/2021

A Committee meeting was held last Thursday 10th Sep. and it was decided that the committee would remain the same as last year. Many thanks for all those involved and agreeing to stay in office for another year.

Ann Lanigan presented the accounts for 2019/2020, which were approved by the committee. If you would like a copy of the accounts please email dunshaughlinbridgeclub@gmail.com

The new bridge year is upon us and this brings up the question of the 2020/2021 membership fee. The CBAI have instructed all clubs that they must pay €10 affiliation fee per member, to be paid by latest the 30th Nov., otherwise a charge of €12.50 per member will be imposed. To this end the committee has decided that the membership fee for 2020/2021 will be limited to this €10 and that there will be no club fee charge. You cannot play as a virtual club on Bridge Base Online unless this CBAI fee is paid. The 15th Oct. is the cut-off date for paying the affiation fee, and you will no longer be able to play in the club competitions on BBO should this fee not be paid by this date. Please note that the fee structure might have to be reviewed should the existing COVID restrictions change. Please note, the club is open to NEW members. 

There are 2 ways in which you can pay this fee. Firstly, you can drop it into the Dunshaughlin pastoral centre, in an envelope with Dunshaughlin Bridge club, your name and contact number on the front of the envelope. Or secondly, directly into the club’s Credit Union account in Dunshaughlin by electronic transfer, with the following details:

IBAN: IE23MNCU99103240625107

BIC CODE: MNCUIE21XXX

Buy your BB$
Buy your BB$

Monday the 31st of August is the last FREE week of bridge on BBO. From next week we are all required to pay for entry into our competitions. The fee will be $3 per game, which the club will share 50/50 with BBO. In order to pay the fee you need to buy BB$ before registering. This is a very simple process as follows:

  1. Login in to BBO 
  2. Click on the blue BB$ box which is on left hand side of your username in the top right hand corner
  3. Select "Purchase BB$"

You are then given the option to pay using a credit card or via paypal.  The minimum purchase is BB$20.

When you register for a game you will now see a new prompt informing you that there will be a charge of $3 and an option to also allow you to pay for you partner.  If you do not have credit you will not be able to enter the competition, unless your partner pays for the both of you. 

You will only be charged the fee once you are seated within the game. So if for some reason you register for the competition but then have difficulty getting into the game there will not be a charge.

Back Playing Bridge ONLINE
Back Playing Bridge ONLINE

We are delighted to announce that Dunshaughlin Brigde Club are going to start playing bridge again, albeit Online using Bridge Base Online (BBO). We will start on Monday the 17th August. If you are interested in playing then you need to make sure that you have registered with the BBO website in advance. Please follow the instructions below on how to register and create your account with BBO. 

When you have registered with BBO please send you Name, BBO user name and mobile number to Debbie (085-1498303).

If you have any issues setting up your account then please feel free to contact June (086-8198143), Monica (087-2954635) or Debbie for assistance.

How to Register with Bridge Base Online
How to Register with Bridge Base Online

Instructions for Registering on BRIDGE BASE ONLINE (if you are not already a member)

Step 1: Click this link https://www.bridgebase.com which takes you to the BBO home page

Step 2: Complete the following steps to create your account

  1. Using your browser, go to the website www.bridgebase.com then click on “Play bridge now.”
  2. Click on “Become a member (free!)”
  3. Choose a user name (you don’t have to use a real name). This name will be what other users see, so choose carefully 
  4. Choose a password and confirm
  5. In the next field you must give your real name, this helps other club members to search for you and add you as a friend
  6. ACBL number - leave blank
  7. (Optional) Designate a skill level. To be frank, BBO members tend to inflate their skill levels. When you see someone marked “advanced” this player is frequently what we at the club might call “intermediate.” But your skill level isn’t critical…just pick something and move on
  8. (Optional) Name your country
  9. Agree to the terms of service and click Register

Step 3: To complete the registration, you will receive a BBO Welcome email and must click the link in it to confirm. You are now a BBO player

Step 4: Check you can log in with your user name and password. Go to https://www.bridgebase.com to log in.

 

How to join a club game

You must have registered with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and have an active account and user name

  1. Logon to BBO (Your partner must also log in at the same time). Agree a time with your partner in the 2 hour period before the game is due to start and register together for the game
  2. Click on "Virtual Clubs"
  3. Click on "CBAI & NIBU - Ireland"
  4. Search for the competition ID: CBAI125579 (Dunshaughlin Bridge Club & Friends)
  5. Click on the competition.  You will be asked for your partner's BBO username. 
  6. An invitation will be sent to your partner via BBO and your partner should accept the invitation.
  7. You are now registered to play in the game.
  8. You can confirm you are registered as a Yellow DOT appears beside the competition description CBAI125579 (Dunshaughlin Bridge Club & Friends) 
  9. At least 5 minutes before the competition is due to start you and your partner must be logged into BBO in the “competitive” area.  (BBO will not recognise you as logged in if you are in the "casual" club or playing solitaire).
  10. The competition will not begin until all those who registered to play are online. 
Ena Souchan presenting the Captain's Prize to winner Mary Burke
Ena Souchan presenting the Captain's Prize to winner Mary Burke
Anne presents Eileen her prize, winner of the Christmas Competition
Anne presents Eileen her prize, winner of the Christmas Competition
Committee 2020/2021

Captain - Ena Souchan

Secretary - Jimmy Lennox

Treasurer - Ann Lanigan

Asst. Treasurer - Kathleen Copeland

Tournement Director- Luke Colleran

Match Maker - June Murphy

Scorer - Debbie Leahy

Committee Member - Pearce Boyce

Committee Member - Marie Drake

The Bridge Player's Prayer

Lord, grant me a partner who won't trump my Aces.

Deliver me from short suits and cards without faces.

Grant me finesses that work as I've planned,

And just once today, please, a nice Grand Slam hand.

Please Lend a hand!
Please Lend a hand!

Please remember that the tables, chairs, bidding boxes and table cloths do not put themselves away. We are not asking you setup the room but could everyone please lend a hand, when the bridge is over, to tidy everything away. Thanks to all who help!

Results
#12735 Pairs Dunshaughlin Bridge Club Members
Scorer: Debbie Leahy
#89178 Pairs Dunshaughlin Bridge Club Members
Scorer: Debbie Leahy
#49189 Pairs Dunshaughlin Bridge Club Members
Scorer: Debbie Leahy