I hope you are all keeping well and safe in these continuing difficult times. I am honoured to be President of the Eastern Region and I would like to thank Wicklow Bridge Club for nominating me.
We all hope to return to the Bridge Table as soon as possible and we await guidelines from CBAI in this regard. The AGM was held on July 3 and although we can’t predict what effect Covid will have on ‘live’ bridge, we are all very optimistic!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our new CBAI President Pat O’Mahony well and to assure him of our full support.
Note: Duais an Uachtarain Postponed: Please note the Duais an Uachtarain competition due to take place on Saturday 25th September has been postponed. More details to follow.
You may be aware that Paul Porteus, CEO of CBAI is retiring at the end of September, I would like to thank him for all he has done for Bridge in Ireland over the last 30 or so years and to wish him a long and healthy retirement. Dermot O’Brien has been appointed in his place and although Dermot has big boots to fill, I’m sure he’ll do a great job. We wish him every success in his new role and again offer our full support.
Some National and Regional competitions will be held on BBO and RealBridge and others will be live in various locations, please keep an eye on this and the CBAI websites.
If you need to contact me or any committee member, please don’t hesitate. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idir an dá linn, fanaigí slán.
President Eastern Region