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Behaviour at the Bridge Table

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. 

To promote the enjoyment of the game

Club members are expected to:

  • Arrive punctually for all sessions of play
  • If you know you cannot arrive on time, ring the club to let the director know.
  • Be courteous and friendly to your partner and opponents.
  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of play on each round.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Do not be rude to your partner.
  • Do not gloat over good results.
  • Play at a reasonable pace and leave post-mortems till after the session.
  • Abide by the laws of duplicate bridge.
  • Comply with any instructions issued by the director.
  • If playing in a club event, make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • If asked about the meaning of a bid or signal, provide a simple and complete explanation.
  • Do not object to a call for the tournament director, or dispute or argue about a director’s ruling.
  • Turn off your mobile phone.
  • Assist in tidying up at the end of play.

If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, call the director immediately.

You can also speak to the club’s recorder about behavioural issues that are best handled privately.

Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks and any other conduct which could interfere with the enjoyment of the game are specifically prohibited under the laws of duplicate bridge.

The director can assess disciplinary penalties.

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WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2024
WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

WINNERS of the Willie Berrill Cup

Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello

Presented by Marie Milne and

Peter Byrne Gate Bridge Club President

 

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Delia Leech Cup 2024
Delia Leech Cup 2024

Winners of the Delia Leech 2024

Padraig Tansey & Ciaran O'Donnell

 Presenting the Cup is Gate Bridge Club President Peter Byrne

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Paddy Brennan Cup 2024
Paddy Brennan Cup 2024

Winners of the Paddy Brennan Cup 2024

Emer McMahon and Margaret Durnin

Cup Presentation by Paddy Brennan 

with Gate Club President Peter Byrne

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Sheila Mullen Cup 2024 Winners
Sheila Mullen Cup 2024 Winners

Club President Peter Byrne

Presenting the Sheila Mullen Cup 2024

to the Winners Kat Hynes & Kathleen Healy

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Pairs Championship Winners 2024
Pairs Championship Winners 2024

Gate Club President Peter Byrne

Presenting The Pairs Championship Cups 2024

To The Winners Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

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PRESIDENTS PRIZE WEDNESDAY 2024
PRESIDENTS PRIZE WEDNESDAY 2024

Winners of the Wednesday Night  President's Prize

Anne McAuley & John Sheeran

with Club President Peter Byrne

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CLARKE CUP 2024
CLARKE CUP 2024

Winners of the Clarke Cup 2024

Eleanor Grimes, Francis Whelan,

Marie Savage & Deirdre Smyth

With Club President Peter Byrne

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Presidents Prize 2024 Winners
Presidents Prize 2024 Winners

Congratulations to

Presidents Prize Winners 2024

Mary O'Gorman & Paddy Bonner

with Gate President Peter Byrne

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MacQUILLAN CUP 2024 Winners
MacQUILLAN CUP 2024 Winners

WINNERS of the MacQuillan Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

Presenting the cup is Moira MacQuillan

with Gate B.C. President Peter Byrne

 

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Peter MacMahon Cup 2023 Winners
Peter MacMahon Cup 2023 Winners

 Pamela MacMahon presenting the

Peter MacMahon Cup 2023

to the Winners

Heather Kilkelly & Bernie Byrne

with Club President Peter Byrne

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Viking Cup Winners 2023
Viking Cup Winners 2023

Winners of the Viking Cup 2023

Michael Durnin & Tom Hartford

With Club President Peter Byrne

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HILLTOWN CUP 2023
HILLTOWN CUP 2023

WINNERS of the HILLTOWN CUP 2023

Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

With Gate B.C. President Peter Byrne

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Gallagher Cup Winners 2023
Gallagher Cup Winners 2023

Winners of the Gallagher Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney,

Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

With Club President Peter Byrne

 

 

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Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership Presented to Eileen Kelly

by Gate B.C. President Dave Doherty

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Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2023
Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2023

 Deirdre Daly & May Byrne Joint Winners of the

Intermediate Player of the Year 2023 for the

FRANK MURPHY cup presented by the

Murphy Family presenting the cup is 

 Gate Club President Dave Doherty

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Danish Cup Winners 2023
Danish Cup Winners 2023

Danish Cup Winner 2023

Player of the Year 2023

Tom Lawlor

With Club President Dave Doherty

 

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T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2023
T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2023

Winners of the T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2023

 Heather Kilkelly & Mary O'Gorman receiving

the Salver from Gate bridge club

President Dave Doherty

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TOM CURRAN CUP 2023
TOM CURRAN CUP 2023

Winners of the Tom Curran Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney, Sylvia McCann & Angela Everitt

Presenting the Cup Club President Dave Doherty

Cup Donated by Tom Curran

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KELLS CUP 2023
KELLS CUP 2023

Winners of the Kells Cup 2023 

 Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

with Kells Bridge Club Secretary Margaret Shields

 

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LAUR & KAY SHEERAN 2023
LAUR & KAY SHEERAN 2023

Winners of the Laur & Kay Sherran Trophy

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

with Navan Bridge Club Captain

Mary Timoney

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TOM SHERIDAN WINNERS 2022
TOM SHERIDAN WINNERS 2022

Winners of the Tom Sheridan Cup 2022

Paddy Bonner & Frank Davey

 Helen Sheridan Presenting the Cup 

with Balbriggan Bridge Club President Joe Bissett

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DROGHEDA & DISTRICT BRIDGE CONGRESS 2022

2nd in B Pairs Angela Everitt & Sylvia McCann

3rd in Open Pairs Alice & Paddy Bonner

1st Mixed Pairs Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

2nd in Mixed Pairs Deirdre Smyth & Francis Whelan

3rd in Mixed Pairs Frances & Sean Newcomen

Best Local Mixed Pairs Tom Lawlor & Mary O'Gorman

Best Regional  Mixed Pairs Alice & Paddy Bonner 

2nd in Gala Pairs Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

Winner of the A Pairs May Byrne & Partner

Best Local in A Pairs Heather Kilkelly & Bernie Byrne

1st Session A Pairs  Alice Bonner & Partner

3rd in Congress Pairs Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

3rd in Confined Pairs Mary Delaney & Liam Culligan

Best Local Dave Doherty & Martin T.O'Brien 

2nd Session Congress Pairs Frances & Sean Newcomen

Winners of the Confined Teams Deirdre Smyth, Frances Whelan, & Partners

2nd in Intermediate Teams May Coyle, Brenda Walker, Deirdre Daly & Sinead Kennedy

Best Local in Master Teams Francis Bellew, Tom Lawlor, Frank Davey & Paddy Bonner

Check Full Results at www.bridgewebs.com/droghedabridgecongress or fob.ie

 

 

 

 

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NEW SEASON 2022/2023
NEW SEASON 2022/2023

Gate Bridge Club 

New Season 2022/2023

Starts Monday 05/09/2022 

Wednesday's Novice/B

Full programme of Events 

All Returning Members and new Members Welcome 

Membership €30

 

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PLAYERS OF THE YEAR DANISH CUP WINNER 2022
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR DANISH CUP WINNER 2022

Winner Tom Lawlor

Receiving the Danish Cup

from Club President 

Martin T. O'Brien

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AGM 2022

THE GATE BRIDGE CLUB  AGM

Monday 16th May 2022 

Starting @ 7.00pm 

ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen Drogheda

 

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LIVE PLAY UPDATE

Associated Bridge Clubs of Drogheda     

 

Re: Play re-commencement                   13-September-2020

 

Dear Members,

 

            The ABCD Covid sub committee met on Friday evening and went through all the CBAI and HSE Guidelines and Protocols. It was agreed that the Centre is in full compliance with these requirements and they voted unanimously in favour of a limited return to ‘Live’ play commencing Tuesday 22nd September. Kathleen Healy has been nominated as ABCD’s Covid Officer.

            Some of the points that were clarified were as follows;

  • There would be a limit of 50 players including the TD allowed on any given session.
  • We will recommence play over a phased sequence initially run by ABCD
    1. Phase 1; we will play on two nights per week Tuesdays and Thursdays on a pre book basis.
    2. Phase 2; if numbers allow we will increase the number of nights and give priority to the clubs normally associated with that night.
    3. Phase 3; When clubs are confident that they have enough of their members playing the club can take over and run their club as normal.
    4. Phase 4 if numbers are increased by HSE we may return to ‘Normal’ Bridge.    
  • All guide lines and recommendations will be followed.
  • With regards ventilation it was explained that there is no air-conditioning system in the centre, air conditioning systems are not preferred as they use recycled air. The Centre does have a Ventilation system which both brings fresh air into the building and also removes air to keep a circulation going. The ventilation system when turned on fully gives 6 air changes every hour in the room and therefore it has been agreed that the ventilation fans will be left turned on continuously during play.
  • Players can book their game by calling or texting Cathrina Bellew on 086 8462520, giving your name and what night Tuesday or Thursday you want to book. All players will be given fair opportunity on bookings.
  • A self-declaration form must be complete by each player on their first night of play. There is a link to this form on the left side column of the web site, if you can print and complete this form prior to coming this would help, forms will also be available on the night.

 

Some DO’s and DON’Ts

  • Players don’t attend if they feel unwell, or fall into travel or quarantine restrictions.
  • Please don’t congregate in groups either inside or outside the building.
  • During play don’t move to next table until the TD instructs you to do so.
     Do bring personal sanitizer for use between rounds
  • Do bring correct Table money €6 to avoid requiring change, also bring your own pen, but minimise personal belongings
  • Do wear a mask or visor, light weight visors will be available to purchase on the night at €5 each.
  • Do please be seated and ready to play at no later than 07:25 for a 7:30 start.

 

NOTE: The bridge Centre will be open from 3:00 to 4:00 next Sunday 20th if you would like to see the changes in place. Photos below.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

Paul Brennan

Secretary ABCD

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ABCD Lotto Results


Draw Date 16th April 2024
 

       Numbers Drawn       

12 - 13 - 23 - 5

Jackpot €3,025

No Winner


Match 3/24 €100

No Winner


3 x €20 Draw Winners
Francis Bellew

Bernadette O'Brien

Philina Dowd

Next Draw 23rd April 2024
€3,050

Help us  make ABCD debt free 
Get your envelope in for next weeks draw

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Results
Tom Curran Cup POTY (2)
Director: Paddy Bonner
Scorer: Peter Byrne
Danish Cup & Frank Murphy POTY (4)
Director: Peter Byrne
Tom Curran Cup POTY (1)
Director: Paddy Bonner
Scorer: Peter Byrne
Danish Cup & Frank Murphy POTY (3) Draw for Partner
Director: Peter Byrne
Wednesday 3rd March
Director: Paddy Bonner
Scorer: Peter Byrne
Novices &
Director: Paddy Bonner
Scorer: Peter Byrne
Danish Cup & Frank Murphy POTY (2)
Director: Peter Byrne
Gate Willie Berrill Cup 2024
Director: Peter Byrne
Calendar
22nd Apr 2024
Danish Cup & Frank Murphy POTY (5)
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
24th Apr 2024
Tom Curran Cup POTY (3) Draw for Partner
ABCD Bridge Center Fairgreen 7.30 pm
Director: Paddy Bonner
29th Apr 2024
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
1st May 2024
Novices &
ABCD Bridge Center Fairgreen 7.30 pm
Director: Paddy Bonner
6th May 2024
Bank Holiday No Bridge
8th May 2024
Novices &
ABCD Bridge Center Fairgreen 7.30 pm
Director: Paddy Bonner
10th May 2024
T.C. O'Gorman Salver Draw with Wednesday Players
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 730PM
Director: Peter Byrne
13th May 2024
AGM
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne