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Director: Leslie Geraghty
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Director: Frank Hayes
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Director: Eamon Galligan
B's & Novices
Director: Eamon Galligan
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Morning - A's & Masters
Director: Eamon Galligan
Mon 2nd Aug 2021
Morning - B's & Novices
Director: Eamon Galligan
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Director: Catherine Carabine
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Masters & As
Director: Eamon Galligan
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Welcome to Malahide Regional Bridge Club
Summer Competitions

For the remainder of the Summer, there will be no competition on Friday evenings, and no A2 event on Tuesday evenings. A2's on Tuesday will play in the Masters & A's competition. This is due to reduced numbers, experienced during July. (See right hand side of this homepage for details.)

Last updated : 29th Jul 2021 10:11 BST
MRBC Council - 2021/22

Following the AGM held on 27th May, the following folk will serve as MRBC councillors for the 2021/22 season.

  • Paul O'Brien - President
  • Donat O'Brien - Secretary
  • Siobhan Stanley - Treasurer
  • Tom Gilligan - Tournaments
  • Peter Wilson - Technology
  • Declan Cahill - Facilities
  • Maureen Haines - Social
  • Catherine Sargent - Bar

Contact details for all Council members, e-mail & mobile #, can be found on left hand sidebar of the home page under > General Club Information.

Last updated : 1st Jun 2021 14:06 BST
Announcing your systems on BBO

Some folk are unaware of the BBO process which allows you to store and announce your systems at the start of each round, thus saving you having to type the whole thing out each time. The facility is called "Chat Manager" and can be accessed as follows :-

1. Log on to BBO

2. Click on "Messages" - (it will either be at the bottom, or to the right, of your screen, depending on whether you're using a laptop or a tablet)

3. Click on "Chat"

4. Click anywhere on the blank white screen, and a pop-up box will appear

5. Click on "Chat Manager"

6. Click where it says "Message" and type in your systems, e.g. Hi, we play 5 Card Major, Strong No Trump, Benjis, etc.

7. Click on "Add"

Your systems message is now saved on BBO. When you are playing, and you arrive at a new table, do the following to display your systems message in the chatbox.

1. Click anywhere in the white screen chatbox area, to display the Chat Manager pop-up box.

2. Click on Chat Manager

3. Click on the specific message you wish to display, (for you might have more than one message saved)

4. In the pop-up box that appears, make sure the channel says "Table", then click on Chat

Your message will now be displayed in the chatbox for your opponents, and your partner, to see.

NB: This might seem to be a convoluted process, but will become second nature once you've used it a few times.

Last updated : 20th Jul 2021 22:03 BST
Single Players & the "Partnership Desk" on BBO

A query was raised at the May '21 AGM in relation to playing in MRBC events on BBO, if lacking a partner. If you don't already have a partner lined up for any particular event you can use one of two options.

1) You can add your name to the "Partnership Desk", which is essentially a holding area for single players. To do this you log on to BBO and find the event you wish to play in, as normal. Click on the event, but instead of inviting a partner to play, click on "Partnership Desk", which can be found at the top of the screen. Then click where it says either, "I will pay for only myself" or "Partner must pay for me". Your BBO name will then be added to a list. Now, if and when another single player comes along, they can look at the Partnership Desk list, and have the option to invite you to be their partner for that particular event. You can either accept or decline the invitation. Both players must be online at the same time. You will not be charged the entry fee unless you successfully locate a partner. If you aren't successful, the TD may still be able to invite you to play once the event starts, but only when the event has an odd number of pairs, i.e. where there would normally be a sit out. Your partner then, may well be a Robot.

2) You can enter the event with a Robot partner. Again log on as normal, and select the event you wish to play in. Click where it says "Play with a Robot (Extra 0.25 BB$). You are then registered to play. 

There are also various whatsapp groups which members utilise to find a partner. These groups however, are essentially private, and are not administered or sanctioned by MRBC due to GDPR reasons. 

Last updated : 31st May 2021 19:10 BST
Alerting on BBO

Please, Please, Please......., will folk alert their "Conventional Bids", and/or give an "Immediate" explanation if asked. Any explanation should be via the BBO explain function not the chat-box, and should be cystal clear. It's not good enough to just rattle off the name of the Convention's inventor, e.g. Jacoby or Hackett.

We've requested this so many times before, (see article lower down on this homepage), yet instances still occur. It frustrates your oppoments, runs down the clock and is simply unfair. Good scores can be cancelled if the TD feels the lack of alert caused "damage", or caused time to run out for this, or subsequent boards. If players feel they are being disadvantaged, call the TD asap, who will come to the table and adjudicate.

Last updated : 25th Mar 2021 09:59 GMT
MRBC BBO TD's Contact Details

Should you be experiencing any issues when registering, or playing, in any MRBC BBO event, you should contact the relevant TD. The contact details for your BBO TD's each evening, are available by clicking MRBC BBO Online Competitions, on the left hand sidebar of this homepage, and then clicking on MRBC BBO Tournament Directors 

Last updated : 21st Jul 2021 21:10 BST
Monday Competitions

There are 3 BBO events on Mondays.

1) A.M. - Masters & A's

2) A.M. - B's & Novices

3) P.M. - All Grades

Last updated : 12th Jun 2021 13:55 BST
Tuesday Competitions

There will be 2 BBO events on Tuesdays, for the remainder of the summer.

1) Masters & A's

2) B's & Novices

Please ensure you register for the event of your choice. You can play "up", if you so decide.

Last updated : 28th Jul 2021 10:41 BST
Wednesday Competitions

There are 2 BBO events on Wednesday evenings.

1) Masters & A1's

2) A2's, B's & Novices

Please remember to enter the correct competition, otherwise you may be blocked. As usual, you can play "up", if you so desire.

Last updated : 12th Jun 2021 13:58 BST
Thursday Competitions

There are 2 BBO events on Thursdays.

1) Masters & A's

2) B's & Novices

Last updated : 12th Jun 2021 13:57 BST
Friday Competitions

Due to reduced numbers there will be no competition on Friday evenings, for the remainder of the summer.

Last updated : 28th Jul 2021 10:44 BST