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Alarm Bells
Many members are showing up late and delaying the start of Bridge.  Players must be seated by 7:20.  When you enter the hall, please go to the table where you wish to play and sit down.  The Club is now at capacity accommodation wise, so your co-operation is earnestly requested.
Players may not be accommodated for a game if they arrive after 7:25
Enjoy your Bridge
Reville Trophy 2020
Reville Trophy 2020
Garvey Trophy 2020
Garvey Trophy 2020
Malone Trophy 2020
Malone Trophy 2020
Knocklyon Trophy 2020
Knocklyon Trophy 2020
Associated websites

To view TCCBC website

To view CBAI
Dublin South Region

To view SIM Pairs results

Welcome to Knocklyon Bridge Club
  Instructions for Teams v St Alban's Competition

Players please log into the BBO Competitive area before 1920 hours.

An invitation will appear for you, please accept and the match can start.

When 8 boards have been played the first half of the match ends and BBO displays the overall result.  (It displays the result board by board under the "history" tab.)  Players must stay logged on and in the competitive area so that the starter can issue the invitation for the second set of 8 boards after they've swapped the pairs round.

If, after they've accepted the invitation, it pops up again, it doesn't mean they have done something wrong!  They should keep calm and accept the invitation again.  For reasons unknown BBO doesn't always launch a match at the first attempt, and if the starter sees this they will send their invitation again (and again and again, if BBO is having a really bad evening!)  Everyone else should simply keep clicking on the "accept" button.

Please enjoy your first International Cap for Ireland!

  Teams for St Alban's Matches

Here are the team lists for the St Alban's evening.  

The tournament will start at 1930 hours. (7.30pm)

We have arranged a return match on the 8th June for the other teams that applied to play.

Detailed instructions will be posted on the Knocklyon website later this week as to how to register for the match on BBO.

Name BBO Name Name BBO Name Name BBO Name Name BBO Name
Donal Garvey donalgarv Emir Beirne ponteamans Eamon Martin Jnr martinp77 Eamonn Martin Snr cordova10
Matt Reville Celticscri Breda Rouiller BredaR Louis Farrell Lourev Roger Costello Honda27
Anne Reville Amber Anne Catherine King Catking89 Brenda Granville bgran7 Eileen Meghan Eileen34
Bridie Maher maherbri Bertha Cohen binterp Bernadette Zelman Zelo1 Mary T Kelly Bigtree1
Tom Grennan tpg246 Regina rb1217 Peter Heffernan retep4 Frances Heffernan Murray 2
Joe Hannon joehannon Ann Ryan aina2607 Matt Kavanagh golftee142 Roger Keller rog969
Siobhan O’Dowd Jess47 Brid Hollywood rosiE1727 Sarah Lalor Sarahb58 Helen Conway redjumper
maeve Buckmaster mpm07 Bill Buckmaster WJB08 Paul Baird IsMiseMist Marie Baird Mar Barr
Gary Beirne gbeirne Colin Kelly Crimson101 Niamh Boyle niamhb Nessa Neilson nneilson
Harry Conlon  conlon43 Hazel Bergin sunnydaya1 Mary Sheehy auntiemay Elizabeth O'Daly shaneyboy
Gabrielle O'Higgins gabby56 Bernie Flannery amigo2020 Jane Harbourne janedohh Michele Griffen mtrenaman
Loretta Redmond  lorettared Bernie O'Connell  tiptrip Sheila O'Shea  breener Maria Nyhan marie nyha
Gina Greene  Merrigan Anna Cahill    cahspade1 Bree Heavey   bree spade Joan Healy  joanhearts
  Teams Competition

As St Alban's is struggling to get numbers for the match on April 20th due to the end of lockdown, they may not have sufficient numbers to play.  We are forwarding our teams to St Albans so they can match with teams of similar grades.  We will post the selected teams here asap.  Please keep an eye on the website for further information

  Teams Invitation Event

We have been invited to participate in a teams event by English Club, St Albans.  Details below.  If you wish to take part please submit details to Roger Keller

Match v St Albans Tuesday 20 april check in at 6.15 play  at 7.30. All levels

Looking for teams of four to play. If intetested send your team details, name, bbo names to Roger at or 086 3059427

As we don't wish to take from Tuesday night's normal attendance, this event is most suitable for people who play on other nights of the week!

If you haven't entered a team yet, there's still time!  A few more entries and there will be sufficient teams to hold a second night's competition!

Good news no charge to play.  Its Free

  Alerting and Undo in BBO

If you wish to place youir bidding system into chat on BBO, Please wait until the new cards have been dealt before you put up your bidding system; otherwise your text will not be seen by your opponents.

  Club News

The committee met recently (by zoom) and decided that in the current Covid-19 era it would not be prudent to return to physical bridge in the Centre.  We will continue to offer bridge on BBO on Monday nights.  We now have almost 300 people signed up for online bridge and we are currently offering 5 games, catering for all levels within the club.

The committee decided to renew membership for the coming year for all members on our books from 2019/20.  We will arrange to collect your subscriptions later in the year when physical bridge resumes.  If you have decided not to renew your membership, it would greatly facilitate committee if you could please so indicate by way of a text or an email, so that we can amend our list accordingly.

The current committee will remain in situ until conditions allow us to hold an AGM.  Currently that appears to indicate a return to the Centre about next April.  Masterpoints sheets for 2019/20 are now available.  Currently they are in my house.  If anyone wishes to collect please contact me (Matt) by text or email.  Due to the curtailment of the bridge year it is highly unlikely that there is much change in your grade for this year.  Please remember I have sheets only for members whose home club is Knocklyon!

  Online Competitions

We have now progressed to playing 5 competitions a night.  Please note that each competition begins at a different time on a staggered basis.  Please note the time that your competition starts at and ensure that you are logged into BBO and ready to start at that time.  The Open competition begins at 7.20 and the other competitions begin at 5 minute staggered intervals thereafter, with the Beginners having an 7.40 start.  If you're not online at the start time you will be blocked from the competition.

Also, remember that in order to play in the competitions you must have registered your name with us.  You are welcome to invite guests to play, but remember that you must also have registered their names with us, otherwise thay cannot play.  To register names please email the details, i.e. name, username, mobile, CBAI No and email address to before 5pm on a Monday to enable that person to play on that Monday night.

CBAI have informed us that due to the closure of the Bridge Centre and the loss of bridge due to Covid19 that Masterpoints will continue during the summer period.  We will be noting and adding your Masterpoints for online competitions to your totals and they will be added on by our Masterpoints Sec.  The points accrued in online games will be converted to the system that we use and will be reflected in your scores at the end of the year.

  Using a tablet for online bridge

Many members are using a tablet for online bridge.  Tablets are set by factory default to go into sleep mode after 2 minutes in order to preserve battery life.  If you don't change that setting you are in constant danger of your tablet "going to sleep" and logging you out of BBO.  To prevent that happening, go into settings and access Display and Brightness.  From the menu in the right hand pane (iPad) click on Auto-Lock and change the setting from 2 minutes to 15.  A similar command will be available on an Android tablet.  Again change the Auto-Lock time to 15 minutes or more.  This will prevent your tablet from going into sleep mode because you haven't been active on it for a few minutes and thus you won't be constantly getting logged out of BBO.


  CBAI Newsletter

Here is the CBAI Annual Newsletter for 2020. In keeping with the theme of the year, it is in digital rather than physical format.  To access the newsletter or the Code of Conduct simply click on the text in red and the link will take you to the article.

We would draw your attention to the CBAI Code of Conduct, which applies equally to the online game as it does

      Details of two recent works by CBAI members – a cookbook and culinary reminiscences by Maura Foley of Kenmare, and an album of easy listening music by Jennifer Cullen of Dublin South, a member of Knocklyon Bridge Club;


  Playing Bridge Online

Click on the title BBO above to see a video on how to register for BBO. This youTube video is taken from the Berwick Bridge Club site which has other useful videos on how to use BBO. Thanks to Berwick Bridge Club and also to Paul Porteous, CBAI for helping us to get online bridge up and running for Knocklyon.

  Alerting bids on BBO
  Buying money for your purse on BBO
  Presentation to Sophia Housing
Presentation to Sophia Housing

Our Charity Night on December 16th raised €2,212 for the President's charity, Sophia Housing.  This was a great fundraiser and we thank most sincerely our members for their great generosity and also we owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the members who donated prizes for the raffle.  Thank you to one and all.  Pictured is John McEvoy from Sophia receiving the cheque from President Matt Reville

  Christmas Party in Photos
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  Joker System

We are trialling a Joker System for the summer months.  If you know that your partner will not be available for play on a particular Monday evening and you would like to play, please volunteer to act as Joker and  put your name, section and mobile number in the Joker Book, which will be left at the top of the room.  Members who wish to play and who don't have a partner for a particular evening are invited to let Committee know by submitting an email note to the website.  Please click on the link Membership.  Fill in your name and in the message area indicate that you need a partner and a date.  You will receive an acknowledgement by return.  This action needs to be taken in good time for us to act, i.e. not a half hour before play!  If it is possible to match you up with a Joker you will be notified by email or mobile.  This system will only work with the full co-operation of members, in entering their names to volunteer as Joker and in using the email system to contact the website.

Members, who offer their services and play as Joker, will have a "free" game that evening, i.e. they will not be charged table money.  If the system works during the summer months we shall continue it into the new year commencing in September.

  Pairs Winners 2019
  • Donnelly Cup Presentation
  • OBoyle Cup Presentation
  • Stephenson Cup Presentation

The First major competition of the year took place over two weeks in October.  Every grade in the club took part.  Prizes were awarded in every category.  I wish to particularly commend our Beginners who participated in large numbers in the O'Boyle Cup.  They acquitted themselves very well.  Already we can discern the emergence of a few future Master players in that group.  Congratulations to all the winners and our thanks too to Brian Lalor and Bernard Higgins, our Tournament Directors.


Stephenson Cup 2019: Ailbhe Mealy & Ann O'Connell

Donnelly Cup 2019:  Rosaleen Carvill & Nuala Nally

O'Boyle Cup:  Deirdre Murray & Joe O'Rourke

  Knocklyon Bridge Club
Knocklyon Bridge Club

Knocklyon Bridge Club meet each Monday evening at 7.30 for a game of bridge.

The Club is situated in the TCCBC on Templeogue Road.
This is a purpose built facility where all our members can enjoy the game of bridge in very comfortable pleasant surroundings.

We run weekly bridge competitions from novice right up to grand master.

We at Knocklyon BC welcome and encourage new members of all grades.  If you are considering joining why not come along for a couple of games and get a feel for it - we'd love to see you!

  Club Information
Club Information

Knocklyon Bridge Club was founded in 1977.  In 2000 we moved into the newly purpose-built TCCBC.  Many of our founding members still play in our Club.

We run 3 major competitions throughout the year.  These are 2-week events and restricted to paid up members of Knocklyon Bridge Club.

Knocklyon Bridge Club is affiliated to the CBAI

Meet Matt, our Club President
Meet Matt, our Club President

Matt Reville is our Club President for the year 2019 - 2020


Matt, has served on committee for a number of years and we welcome his leadership for the coming year.


We wish you the very best for 2019 - 2020

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