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The Gate Virtual Bridge Club 

Will resume on line BBO from

MONDAY CBAI125576 Gate Open Pairs Drogheda & Friends

WEDNESDAY CBAI125576 Gate Novice & B2 ONLY

on BBO You will find us under ‘Competitive’ – ‘All Tournaments’ – and then in the ‘search box’ type in any of the following words:    Gate, Drogheda, CBAI125576

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Fee of 3 BB$

Monday 7th September 2020

Until further notice

 

CBAI Virtual Club

Hi Folks,

               I have been asked by some of our club secretaries to clarify the affiliation payment to CBAI in order to be playing online in a Virtual Club.

 

CBAI asked each club this year to pay an affiliation fee of €10 per member based on last year's membership number. 

 

This affiliation fee of €10, when it is paid, means that the player, this year, is an affiliated member of CBAI and is also permitted to play online in their home club Virtual Club or in any other CBAI Virtual Club which allow outside members to play. Some clubs have a policy whereby in order to play on their Virtual Club, one that allows outside players, all players must have paid €10, whilst other Virtual Clubs will check that the outside player has paid an affiliation in their home club and then allow them to play.

 

What is important is where a Virtual Club allows outside players to play that the Manager makes sure that the player has paid an affiliation to the CBAI through their home club. This you will appreciate is to prevent players not affiliating to CBAI this year, however, wanting to play online in a CBAI Virtual club.

 

An important point to remember is that from December 1st the CBAI affiliation returns, as in previous year's, to €12.50 per member.

 

When paying your affiliations you can as in other year's forward your affiliations to me. The affiliation payment this year up to November 30th is €11, i.e. €10 to CBAI and €1 to the North Eastern Region. As mentioned above from 1st December the affiliation payment will be €13.50, i.e. €12.50 to CBAI and €1 to the North Eastern Region.

 

Kind regards,

Seamus

Gate Bridge Club

Dear Member,

I hope this message finds you and your family well, as we look forward to a strange but welcome Christmas.

With it becoming more unlikely that the Gate Club  will return to live club bridge this season, the committee have decided to waver its yearly membership fee for 2020/21, however the CBAI have requested that each member who has played or intend to play online bridge during the season in the Gate Virtual Club, pay a reduced affiliation fee of €10.

As we are not playing live bridge and therefore cannot collect this is the normal manner, we have devised other ways in which you can forward this payment to us.

 

1. By Bank Transfer using  IBAN (IE98AIBK93209458034092)and BIC (AIBKIE2D) please include your name as a reference in the transfer.

2. By Post or Hand to Brenda Walker, St.Josephs, Beamore Road, Drogheda, A92C8XV.

3. By Hand to my home at, 258 Mellifont Park, Drogheda, A92R2W0.

4. If you use Revolut, you can transfer to my Revolut account once my phone number 0868510857 is in your contacts.
5. Drop in into the letterbox in ABCD, marking the envelope “Gate Club Subscription and your name”.

Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas.

 

Yours in Bridge

Martin O’Brien,

President Gate Bridge Club.

22th November 2020

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

Playing Bridge Online Guides

If you are thinking of having a try at playing online, Adam Wiseberg of Manchester County Bridge Association has produced some really helpful short YouTube videos.

How to Register at BBO                                             

How to Self-Alert

How to Play in the ACOL Players' Club on BBO        

How to direct chat to people on BBO

Adding Your Name to Your Profile                             

How to ask for Undo in Bidding

How to Change Your Settings                                   

How to Claim on BBO 

How to Add Your Basic System to Your Profile         

How to Create a Teams Match

How to Start a Table on BBO                                    

How to Kibitz (Watch a Game/match)      

How to use Chat Manager for Regular Messages     

How to Register to Play in one of our Tournaments    NEW!

Virtual Bridge on BBO

Are u missing playing Bridge with your friends?

Join us every Sunday thru Thursday @ 7.30pm
and play with club and local members
from the comfort of your own home.

Check out
Peter Byrne's website @

https://www.bridgewebs.com/peterbyrne 
for all the details.

GATE WINNERS 2019/2020
  • 2019 charity
  • A pairs 2020
  • Clarke cup 2020
  • Gallagher Cup 2019
  • Gate cheque abcd
  • Gate presidents prize wed
  • Gate xmas jumper
  • Headfort trophy
  • Hilltown cup 2019
  • Laurence Gate
  • Macmahon cup 2019
  • Mcquillan cup 2020
  • Paddy brennan cup 2020
  • Pairs 2020
  • Team a 2020
  • Team masters 2019
  • Tom curran 2019
  • Viking cup 2019
COVID-19

THE PRESIDENT and Committee 

have decided to cancel BRIDGE 

until further notice do to coronavirus

Sheila Mullen Cup 2020 Winners
Sheila Mullen Cup 2020 Winners

Club President Martin T. O'Brien

Presenting the Sheila Mullen Cup 2020

to the Winners Brenda Walker & May Coyle

Pairs Championship Winners 2020
Pairs Championship Winners 2020

Gate Club President Martin O'Brien

Presenting The Pairs Championship Cups 2020

To The Winners Philina Dowd & Maurice O'Leary

Paddy Brennan Cup 2020
Paddy Brennan Cup 2020

Winners of the Paddy Brennan Trophy 2020

Sheila Martin and Bernadette Malone

Presentation by Paddy Brennan and President Martin T. O'Brien

PRESIDENTS PRIZE B/NOVICE 2020
PRESIDENTS PRIZE B/NOVICE 2020

Winners of the B/Novice President's Prize

Sean Hynes & Carol Wickham

with Club President Martin T. O'Brien

CLARKE CUP 2020
CLARKE CUP 2020

Winners of the Clarke Cup 2020

Deirdre Reid, Deirdre Daly,

Christy Tierney & Sinead Kennedy 

With Club President Martin O'Brien

Presidents Prize 2020 Winners

Congratulations to

Presidents Prize Winners 

Brendan Byrne & Peter Byrne

REGIONAL INTERMEDIATE A TEAMS 2020
REGIONAL INTERMEDIATE A TEAMS 2020

Winners of the Regional Intermediate A Teams 

 Martin T. O'Brien, Paul Brennan

& Partners

with Regional Vice President Peter Byrne

 

Regional Teams Joan Kieran Memorial Shield Winners 2020
Regional Teams Joan Kieran Memorial Shield Winners 2020

Winners of the Regional Teams 2020

Tom Curran, Mary Madden,

Frank Davey and Partner

with Regional Vice President Peter Byrne

McQuillan Cup 2020 Winners
McQuillan Cup 2020 Winners

McQuillan Cup 2020

 Congratulations to

Mary Brady & Donek Szenejko

On Winning the McQuillan Cup

With Gate Bridge Club President Martin O'Brien

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION 2019
CHRISTMAS COMPETITION 2019
TOM CURRAN CUP
TOM CURRAN CUP

Winners of the Tom Curran Cup 2019

Paula Johnson, Michael Durnin,

Deirdre Russell & Bernie Byrne

Tom Curran Presenting the Cup

with Club President Martin O'Brien

Cup Donated by Tom Curran

Peter MacMahon Cup 2019 Winners
Peter MacMahon Cup 2019 Winners

Winners of the Peter MacMahon Cup 2019

Deirdre Russell & Cathrina Bellew

Presenting the cup Pamela MacMahon

with Club President Martin O'Brien

Viking Cup Winners 2019
Viking Cup Winners 2019

Viking Cup Winners 2019

Tom Lawlor & Francis Bellew

With Club President Martin O'Brien

 

HILLTOWN CUP Winners 2019
HILLTOWN CUP Winners 2019

Winners of the Hilltown Cup 2018

Mary Timoney, Donek Szenejko,

John McNally & Joe Coyne

Receiving the Hilltown Cup

from Club President Martin T. O'Brien

 

Gallagher Cup Winners 2019
Gallagher Cup Winners 2019

Winners of the Gallagher Cup 2019

Bernie O'Reilly, Liam O'Reilly,

Liam Culligan & Peter Byrne

With Club President Martin T. O'Brien

 

 

The Gate Bridge Club Charity Presentation
The Gate Bridge Club Charity Presentation

 

President Martin T. O'Brien presenting the cheque

For €2500 to Maureen Wade Drogheda Homeless Aid

from our recent charity

Gate Bridge Club Presentation
Gate Bridge Club Presentation

Liam O'Reilly Trustee Gate Bridge Club

Presenting the Cheque to Paddy Brennan ABCD

Proceeds from the Sale Of Fair St,

NEW SEASON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019

PLEASE NOTE NEW STARTING TIME 

AS OF 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019

NEW START TIME 7.30 pm SEATED FOR 7.20 pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE

RESUMES WEDNESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2019 @ 7.30pm

THURSDAY LAST YEARS BEGINNERS 

RESUMES THURSDAY 5th SEPTEMBER @ 7.30pm

Delia Leech Cup 2019
Delia Leech Cup 2019

Winners of the Delia Leech 2019

Michael Spillane & Anne McAuley (not in Photo)

 with Paddy Bonner

 Presenting the Cup is Gate Bridge Club President Cathrina Bellew

Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2019
Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2019

 Pat O'Halloran & Deirdre Smyth Joint Winners of the

Intermediate Player of the Year for the

FRANK MURPHY cup presented by the

Murphy Family presenting the cup is

 Club President Cathrina Bellew

BALBRIGGAN TEAM OF 4 WINNERS 2019
BALBRIGGAN TEAM OF 4 WINNERS 2019

Winners of the Team of 4 in Balbriggan 2018

 Brendan Byrne & Partner, Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney 

with Balbriggan Bridge Club President  Maria McGrath

Tom O'Gorman 2019

T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2019
T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2019

Winners of the T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2019

Bernie Byrne & Vonnie McGovern receiving

the Salver from Gate bridge club

President Catherine Bellew

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR DANISH CUP WINNER 2019
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR DANISH CUP WINNER 2019

Winner Patsy Gibney

Receiving the Danish Cup

from Club President 

Cathrina Bellew

BALBRIGGAN CHALLENGE 2019
BALBRIGGAN CHALLENGE 2019

The Gate Bridge Club 

The Winners of the Balbriggan Challenge 2019

COOPER CUP 2019
COOPER CUP 2019

Congratulations to the WINNERS

of The COOPER CUP 2019

Dr. FRANK DAVEY, EILEEN DAVEY,

BRENDAN BYRNE & PARTNER

with CBAI President PETER O'MEARA

WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2019
WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

WINNERS Brendan Sheridan & Helen Sheridan

Presented with the Willie Berrill Cup

by Marie Milne with Martin T. O'Brien

Gate Bridge Club Vice President

LOUGH RAMOR CUP 2019
LOUGH RAMOR CUP 2019

Congratulations to

Lough Ramor Cup Winners 

Dr. Frank Davey & Eileen Davey

with Virginia Bridge Club President

Regional Men's Pairs 2019
Regional Men's Pairs 2019

Regional Mens Pairs Winners 2019

Frank Davey & Sean Newcomen

Receiving the Des Scully Cup

 Regional President Margaret Hanlon

Intermediate Congress 2019 Winners
Intermediate Congress 2019 Winners

Winners of Intermediate Congress 2019

Martin T. O'Brien & Paul Brennan

with CBAI President Peter O'Meara

OPEN TEAM OF 4

OPEN

TEAM OF 4

ABCD BRIDGE CENTRE

DROGHEDA

Friday 28th DECEMBER 2018 

@ 7.45pm 

ALL WELCOME Contact Paddy Bonner

Gate Farewell Photos 2018

Classes

BRIDGE CLASSES

BEGINNERS

ABCD BRIDGE CENTRE,

 Fairgreen, Drogheda.

Starting Thursday 13th September 2019

7.30 pm
Enquiries to  Paddy Bonner 041 9831883

 Aidan Hodgers 0863939449

New Members Welcome

All Grades

New Bridge Centre Update
New Bridge Centre Update

Work has started on our new bridge centre

in the Fairgreen

Phase 1 Removal and Replacing of roof

ABCD Lotto Results

Draw Date 10th March 2020
 

Numbers Drawn   8 - 10 - 16 & 1
Jackpot €1075 - No Winner
Match 3/24 €100 - No Winner

 

3 x €20 Draw Winners
Sheila Devin
Tom Lawlor
May Hayes



Next Draw 16th March '20 - Jackpot €1100
Help us  make ABCD debt free 
Get your envelope in for next weeks draw

Results
Gate Bridge Club Novices & B2 Only
Director: Peter Byrne
Gate Drogheda & Friends
Director: Peter Byrne
Gate Bridge Club Novices & B2 Only
Director: Peter Byrne
Gate Drogheda & Friends
Director: Peter Byrne
Calendar
26th Apr 2021
Gate Drogheda & Friends
BBO 7.30 PM
Director: Peter Byrne
28th Apr 2021
Gate Bridge Club Novices & B2 Only
BBO 7.30 PM
Director: Peter Byrne
3rd May 2021
Gate Drogheda & Friends
BBO 7.30 PM
Director: Peter Byrne
5th May 2021
Gate Bridge Club Novices & B2 Only
BBO 7.30 PM
Director: Peter Byrne