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You can enter regional competitions online using the link  http://competitions.cbai.ie/. 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.

 

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

APPEALS PROCESS IN EASTERN REGION

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

Latest News

Dear  Members,

As we come towards the end of the season. I would like to bring your notice to upcoming competitions:

  • Follow this link Eastern Region Memorial Trophy Notice_2024.pdf for details of the Eastern Region Memorial trophy competition scheduled for April 30th. in  Dun Laoghaire BC.
  • The Britton Trophy in Greystones Bridge Centre on 19th May
  • The final of Massey Bros. League in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club BC on 26th May. 
  • On 12th May Dun Laoghaire, Bridge Club will hold the Muldoon Trophy

Also, as my last duty as President of the region I will chair the Eastern Region AGM in Dun Laoghaire BC at 8 p.m. on Friday May 24th.

 


A huge congratulations goes to:

Robert Wolfe & Kevin O'Connell, Brian Corkery & Con Bushe

who were second in the National Intermediate B Teams Championships.

 


For Fun Team 2024

Sunday 24th March

There was a terrific turnout for this year's For Fun Teams competition. Gary Dowling and Brendan Martin did a fabulous job in assembling 16 teams from across the region. It was a very well-run competition and a particular mention has to be made to the 16 Novices who took part.  We hope that everybody enjoyed the day and found it less scary than they had expected.

Congratulations to the prize winners:

1st:Beryl Dunne & Clodagh McCloskey, Ray Breen & Gerry McCarthy

2nd:Mary O'Toole & Eilish Dempsey, Michael Myburgh & Margaret McMahon

3rd:Mairead Clifford & Mary Malone, Rhona Preston & Ciara Marmion

4th:Marie Callanan & Margaret Smith, Kathryn Ryan & Caroline Leonard

 

 

The Eastern Region teams (Masters, A & B Teams) were held in Clarinda Park, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday 28 Jan at 1 pm. The winning teams were:

 

Inter B Teams

  1. Robert Wolfe & Kevin O'Connell, Brian Corkery & Con Bushe

  2. Liz Murphy & Bernice McCarthy, Nell McDowell & Dorothy Collins

 

Inter A Teams

  1. Simon Burrell & Martina Lee, Cora Ryan & Jean Hennebry
  2. Philip O'Dwyer & Ciaran O'Huiginn, Sarann Doyle & George Kavanagh
  3. Raymond Lally & Mia Delaney, Eleanor Callanan & Ann Cafferky

 

Masters Teams

  1. Mairead Haugh & Roisin de Jong, Maria Whelan & Eileen O'Donovan
  2. Catherine McCann & Brendan Martin, Sean Maguire & Jason Doyle
  3. Dolores Gilliland & Rory Egan, Brian & Heber O'Farrell

 

O’Kennedy Cup was on Sun 21st January in Dun Laoghaire BC at 1.00 pm. The winners were:

  1. BJ O'Brien & Alan O'Sullivan, Michelle Moloney & Marcin Rudzinski

  2. Valerie Hand & David Ryan, Miriam McConville & Elva Gannon

  3. Willy Clingan & Brigid Sheehy, Mary Murray & Maura Byrne

 

Congratulations to all

Maura Kavanagh

President Eastern Region


Eileen O'Doherty & Patricia Rossiter Herman 

Thursday 16th November 2023

There was a fantastic turnout for the 2 competitions for the region's newest members.

Eileen O'Doherty Trophy

24 Intermediate B's competed for the Eileen O'Doherty trophy which was won this year by Mary McDaid and Clodagh Sweeney.

Congratulations to the ladies and all the prizewinners:

  1. McDaid & Clodagh Sweeney
  2. Liz Murphy & Adrienne Lord
  3. Mick Stuart & Yvonne Corrigan

The full results are posted here.

 

Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophy

This year 24 of the region's novices competed for the Herman Rossiter trophy. This year the trophy was won by Denisa Newton and Mary Coyle.

4 Intermediate B's competed for the Eileen O'Doherty trophy which was won this year by Mary McDaid and Clodagh Sweeney.

 

Congratulations to all who took the step into regional competition and particularly to the prizewinners:

  1. Denisa Newton & Mary Coyle
  2. Anne Maher & Maria O'Regan
  3. Susan & Terry Parsons

 

See the full results of the competition here.

 


Massey Bros League 2023 - 24

Sunday 5th November in St Therese’s Parish Community Centre, Mount Merrion

The first two rounds of the Massey Bros League 2023/24 were played last night (5th November 2023) in St Therese’s Parish Community Centre Mount Merrion.

The leaders after the first two rounds are:

  • Inter A Dun Laoghaire Golf Club (1)
  • Inter B The Well BC (MS)
  • Seniors St Therese’s

The Full Results are available on the Massey Bros League 2023 - 24 page.

 

The next round(s) will be played on Sunday 4th February 2024 in Greystones Bridge Centre

  • Thank you to Massey Bros for continuing to sponsor the league
  • Thank you to the staff of STPCC for accommodating us
  • Thank you to all who helped with organising the event • Thank you to all players who took part

 


 

Eastern Region Competitions 2023 - 24

As well as the Massey Bros League (see below) we will be running the following competitions:

Grade

Competition

Date / Time

Location

Number of Sessions

Novice

Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophy

Thur 16 November @ 7.30 PM

St. Brigid’s Bridge Club Cabinteely

1

Intermediate B

Eileen O’Doherty Memorial Trophy

Thur 16 November @ 7.30 PM

St. Brigid’s Bridge Club Cabinteely

1

Master

Regional Qualifier for Davidson Cup

Sun 3 December @ 1PM

Greystones Bridge Centre

2

Intermediate A

Regional Qualifier for Laird Cup

Sun 3 December @ 1PM

Greystones Bridge Centre

2

Intermediate B

Regional Qualifier for Civil Service Cup

Sun 3 December @ 1PM

Greystones Bridge Centre

2

Entries can be made by using the CBAI Online Entry system using the link  http://competitions.cbai.ie/.


Massey Bros League

In the 2023/24 season we are trying a new format and it is proposed to hold four rounds in four different venues throughout the region. The proposed dates and venues are:

  1. 05/11/23            St Therese’s Community Centre, Mount Merrion

  2. 04/02/24            Greystones Bridge Centre

  3. 03/03/24            Dun Laoghaire Bridge Club

  4. 26/05/24            Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

If you would like to play in the league, please discuss it with your club president/secretary to get an appropriate team from your club

An entry form is available at this link  or from the league organiser, Fedelma Martin, phone 086 162 9019 or email fedelma@martinco.ie

Completed entry forms should be returned to her before Friday 13th October.

THANKS AGAIN TO MASSEY BROS FOR THEIR KIND SPONSORSHIP OF THE LEAGUE


Our former Competitions Secretary, Joan Kilduff, sadly passed away on Thursday July 27th. Joan was a long serving member of the Eastern Region general committee and took on the post of Honorary Competitions Secretary in the mid-nineties. She was an extremely efficient and diligent secretary and meticulously kept track of all competition winners and trophies for more than ten years. She was an enthusiastic member in several Eastern Region clubs including Dun Laoghaire, The Victor and Monkstown Bridge Clubs for many years. She will be missed by her many friends. Funeral arrangements are on the link below. Rest in peace.

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Regional Meetings

 15th September Presidents & Delegates Dún Laoghaire 7pm

 1st December Dún Laoghaire 8pm

 8th March Dún Laoghaire 8pm

 24th May AGM Dún Laoghaire 8pm

Calendar
19th May 2024
Regional President’s Prize
Greystones Bridge Centre 1 pm
24th May 2024
ER Meeting - AGM
Dun Laoghaire BC 8 pm
26th May 2024
Massey Bros. League Teams event Final
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club 5.00
Results
Muldoon 1st Session
Muldoon 2nd Session
Muldoon Cup Final Result