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For more information on Bridge Lessons in the Eastern Region, follow this link

You can enter regional competitions online using the link Closer to the date of each competition, it will become available in the events list. You will need to use your CBAI number to use the facility.


In competitions organised by the Eastern Region appeals raised for the first session must be lodged within 30 mins following the end of the first session. Appeals for the second session up to the last round must be made prior to commencement of the last round Appeals for the last round of the second session must be made within 5 mins after play.

At all region competitions we place a guide to good behaviour on each table. A copy of the ER Behaviour Guide.pdf document can now be downloaded for use in your club.

Downloadable versions of the IMP – VP conversion scales for club team events are now available at this CBAI Link.

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Welcome to the Eastern Region of the CBAI

Eastern Region Competition

1.0pm Sunday January 31st


The first Eastern Region Competition of 2021 will be hosted by Dun Laoghaire Bridge Club, The annual Open teams event for Area Masters and below will take place on BBO on Sunday 31st January.  Diarmuid Reddan will be TD.

Pre-entry required by Friday 29 January. Entries to Finola McDonald (by email to, or by text to 087-2414929).



President's Message


A Chairde

We truly are living in peculiar times. With the continuing global spread of COVID-19 infection, my hope is that all of our members stay safe and well and follow the guidelines provided on

Before the virus stopped all bridge in the region, Saint Brigid's Parish Bridge Club in Cabinteely were the most genial of hosts for this season's Rossiter-Herman & Eileen O'Doherty Trophies. Many thanks to Joan, Bernadette and Declan for a smoothly run night. I am delighted that entries for these competitions have increased over the last few years and that next season we will have to secure a larger venue to host them.

National and Regional competitions have been suspended until further notice but check out for guidelines on running on-line games and tournaments.

Tá súil agam go bhfanfaidh sibh go léir slán agus sabháilte

Le meas


Gary Dowling


President Eastern Region


Regional Teams 2020

Sunday January 26th 2020

It was great to have 18 tables in play for the Patricia Rossiter-Herman and Eileen O'Doherty Trophies. Our winners on the night were:

Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophy

  1. Geraldine Carty & Anita Prunty
  2. Adrienne O'Reilly & Eva Reynolds
  3. Annette Kelly & Sheila Harvey
  4. Liz Hughes & Blaithín Fitzmaurice

Eileen O'Doherty Trophy

  1. Claire O'Dwyer & Philip O'Dwyer
  2. Mary O'Shea & Anne Nunan
  3. Norman McLachlann & Gerry McCarthy 4th Clair Deasy & Maigreád McMahon

 All the results are posted here


Regional Teams 2020

Sunday January 26th 2020

7 Intermediate B. 5 Intermediate A and 11 Master teams tookk part in this year's regional qualifer competition in Greysone..John Royds was TD for the day and was the Eastern Region President, Gary Dowling was there to present prize to the winning teams..


Intermediate Bs


The winning team 

Kathryn Ryan & Frances Donnelly, Jacinta Maxwell & Niamh Frie

2nd place  

Carol Pye & Gerry McCarthy, Norman Maclachlan & Nicola Clark

3rd place 

Philip O'Dwyer & Ciarán Ó Huiginn, Sarann Doyle & Kay Falkner-Sheridan


Intermediate As


The winning team 

Ronan Nolan & Paul Victory, Collette Maher & Pawel Turczynowicz  


2nd place  

Finola McDonald & Tim Furlong, Christine Heath & Marie O'Riordan

3rd place 

Conac Breslin & Siobhán Boyle, Cathal Drohan & Gerry Ryan





The winning team 

Catherine McCann & Brendan Martin, Peter Stewart & Michelle Moloney


2nd place  

Eoin MacNeill & David Scannell, John Noonan & Alan O'Sullivan


3rd place 

Mairéad Haugh & Róisín de Jong, Norbert van Woerkom & Eimir Beirne;




All the results are posted here





Regional Pairs Qualifiers


Sunday, December 1st, 2019


There was a full house in Greystones Bridge Centre for the 2019 Regional Pair Qualifiers. 28 tables of Intermediate Bs, As and Master played 2 sessions under the direction of John Royds and from all the reports t was a very enjoyable day. Our President, Gary Dowling, was there to present the prizes and congratulations winners who were:


Master Pairs


  1. Michelle Moloney & Sandra Newell

  2. Frank O'Rourke & Rose O'Farrell

  3. Huey Daly & Kathleen Vaughan

  4. Brian & Heber O'Farrell

  5. John & Aidan Clarke




Session 1:      Carol-Ann Cummins & John Noonan


Session 2:      Eileen O'Donovan & Maria Whelan


Area Master: Marie J Callanan & Anne Daly







Intermediate A Pairs


  1. Collette Maher & Pawel Turczynowicz

  2. Ronan Nolan & Paul Victory

  3. Catherine O'Herlihy & Joan O'Reilly




Session 1:      Muriel Jones & Sheila Sibley


Session 2:     Christine Heath & Finola McDonald








Intermediate B Pairs


  1. Frances Donnelly & Kathryn Ryan

  2. Sarann Doyle & Kay Falkner

  3. Nell McDowell & Anne Murphy-Leahy




Session 1:      Dorothy Collins & Oliver Rye


Session 2:     Philip O'Dwyer & Ciaran O'Huigin







All the results are posted here



Teams 4 Fun


Sunday November 10th 2019


This year's Teams 4 Fun was held early in the season and was a terrific success. 17 teams with the Novice and Masters playing in pairs against the Intermediate pairs played in 8 three board matches. Joe Dempsey rann the competition like a dream and was ably assisted by the organiser and Eastern Region President, Gary Dowling.


All the teams enjoyed the evening and we hope that it will spur many of our members to take part in more competitions outside of their home clubs.


Congratulations to all who took part and a big cheer to the winning teams. 




The winning team

Frank & Kate O'Gallachoir

Carol Pye & Chris Byrne

2nd place  

Cyril Goode & Mags Smith Anne Crotty & Mary Patchell

3rd place 

Paschal Doyle & Chris Davenport Nell McDowell & Michael Kenny

4th place 

Joan O'Neill & Angela O'Sullivan Sarann Doyle & Jack Murphy

5th place

Vincent Wallace & Ann Lynn Rose Wallace & Collette Maher




All the results are posted here



Sonya Britton Trophy


Sunday May 19th 2019


Unfortunately Scorebridge scoring system bugs outside our or the TD's control disrupted our second session and results were not available until Monday. We thank players for their patience. Thanks to our TD John Royds who put in many hours to recover and verify the results. Atlthough we have no photos we can congratulate the winners who are:


  1. Heber O'Farrell & Brian O'Farrell
  2. Dolores Gilliland & Richard Elvin
  3. Róisín De Jong & Mairead Haugh
  4. Eileen O'Donovan & Maria Whelan
  5. Adrian Meagher & Denis Mortell


Area Master


Bernadette Coggins & Jo O'Farrell


Inter A


  1. Cathal Drohan & Gerry Ryan
  2. Gary Dowling & Mary Patchell


Inter B


Sarann Doyle & Janet O Huiginn




  1. John Noonan & Carol Ann Cummins
  2. Conac Breslin & Siobhan Boyle  


Well done all


First Session results can be seen by following this link.


Second Session results can be seen by following this link.


Overall results can be seen by following this link.



Massey Bros League


After a year of inter club matches we have winners. Congrats to:


  • Seniors -  Dun Laoghaire Bridge Club
  • Inter A -  Blackrock College Bridge Club (Power)
  • Inter B  - Errigal Bridge Club




See the report of finals that took place on Sunday 12th May on the Massey Bros. Leagues page.


And remember, when the sad time comes, we ask that you support our sponsors the funeral directors MASSEY BROS.




Latest Update

Massey League Results

The results after round  2 of the league are in. Have a look at the webpage for the report!


The IBU Inter County Teams Burke/O’Connor Trophies which takes place in Cavan on 14th/15th March is now an open competition. Entry is open to county teams so long as all the members belong to the county.  So the Eastern Region Burke O’Connor qualifier event due to take place on 15th January is cancelled

Herman Rossiter Novice Trophy 2020
Eastern Region Eileen ODoherty trophy
O’Kennedy Cup
Intermediate As
Intermediate Bs
Milo Broderick
Cleary Cup 1st Session
Intermediate A Pairs 1st Session
intermediate B Pairs 1st Session