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Tuesday Afternoon Online
Director: Eamon Galligan
Monday Morning AM 4
Director: Eamon Galligan
Thursday Morning Online
Director: Catherine Byrne
Wednesday Evening - Pay-per-Play
Director: Peter Wilson
Malahide Tuesday Afternoon Online
Director: Eamon Galligan
Wed 27th May 2020
Wednesday Evening - Pay-per-Play
BBO 7.30 p.m.
Director: Peter Wilson
Thu 28th May 2020
Thursday Morning Online
Bridgebase Online
10.00 a.m.
Director: Catherine Byrne
Mon 1st Jun 2020
Monday Morning AM 4
Bridgebase Online
Director: Eamon Galligan
Tue 2nd Jun 2020
Tuesday Afternoon Online
Bridgebase Online
Director: Eamon Galligan
Wed 3rd Jun 2020
Wednesday Evening - Pay-per-Play
BBO 7.30 p.m.
Director: Peter Wilson


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  1. Enter the visitor's name into the Visitor's Book, sign and date it.  
  2. Inform the Captain that a visitor's number is to be allocated for use in the Bridgemate.

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Welcome to Malahide Regional Bridge Club
MRBC On-Line - 26th May 2020

There were three pairs left at the starting gate this afternoon. As mentioned in previous communications, if you, or your partner, go off-line, either intentionally or by an internet failure, you will be ousted and the competition will begin without you. This is a BBO process and there is nothing the Tournament Director can do about it.

Notice today, that everyone's BBO username has been synchronised to their real name, on the results page of the website, so there is now no need for me to publicly expose the actual winners, after every event. You'll also be spared my innane ramblings in the future .............

Don't forget the 7.30 p.m. Pay-per-Play competition on Wednesday May 27th.

Last updated : 26th May 2020 18:41 BST
Patsy Higgins Charity Bridge Morning - Cash Donations

Thank you for all your donations for the Patsy Higgins Hospice Charity. All monies dropped at Catherine's house have been lodged in the donor's name, or anonymously, if requested.

A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE for your generosity. The total raised was €7,445 👏👏

The Team

Last updated : 25th May 2020 18:51 BST
Purchasing your BBO $

NB: As we have mentioned in other communications, we recommend you purchase your BBO$'s via your PC or Laptop. Buying them from the BBO shop, via the App on your Phone or Tablet, is seriously more expensive.

Last updated : 22nd May 2020 18:57 BST
MRBC On-Line - 25th May 2020

1st - Paul Doyle & Des Mullock

2nd - Kevin & Fran O'Toole

3rd - Mary Reid & Lillian Foley

4th - Pat Cassidy & Bernie Murray

5th - Frances Ryan & Mary Wilson

♠   Paul and the Boss power to another win today. Best investment Nestle ever made, though Kitkats Mam, Aunt, Sist & Girl are in danger of having their contracts revoked. The heads of the O'Toole household take 2nd, just ahead of Mary & Lillian. Pat and Bernie slip to 4th, having played many boards at Table 1, and Mrs. Ryan & Mrs. Wilson make the top 5 for the first time. I'll never hear the end of it ...............wink  ♣ 

Last updated : 25th May 2020 14:30 BST
MRBC On-Line - 21st May 2020

We had three European pairs making a guest appearance in the competition today, and they all managed to finish in the top seven. Two got in at the start, via some loophole in the competition set-up, and the other, TD Catherine had to call in to substitute for an MRBC pair whose internet failed. Anyway, good as they were, they have all been ousted from the final standings.

1st - Paul Doyle & Des Mullock

2nd - Carmel Linnane & Agnes Kelly

3rd - Rosemary O'Brien & Mary Deane

4th - Ena Scott & Brendan Redmond

5th - Mary Cleary & Lynda Millar

♠   Apart from Carmel & Agnes in 2nd position, there is an eerie feeling of "deja vu" about today's leaderboard. Paul and the Bossman and the RoseBud combo, obviously don't suffer from vertigo, as they once again look down on the field. Even the minor placing occupiers have been there, done that. So well done to them all. We don't want to wake the Handicap Committee from their summer slumbers however, so study hard everyone, and be ready for the next event on Monday 25th May, with Eamon cracking the whip.   ♣ 

Last updated : 21st May 2020 14:24 BST
MRBC On-Line - 20th May 2020

Wednesday saw the inaugural MRBC Pay-per-Play On-Line competition. 34 pairs pitched up at 7.30 p.m., and had a great evening's entertainment for the paltry sum of $3 a head. 

1st - Patricia Evers & Catherine Byrne

2nd - Mary & Sean Whelan

3rd - Mary Cahill & Maureen Keane

4th - Evelyn Doyle & Helen Ahern

5th - Ann Sheerin O'Brien & Donat O'Brien

♠ Experienced BBO'er Catherine and partner Patricia rule the roost tonight. They top the overall pile, by winning their own section by 6% ! The Whelans fought hard for 2nd, also winning their own section relatively comfortably. Mary & Maureen make a first foray onto the leaderboard, and what can you say about Evelyn & Helen ? It seems they have a retainer on one of the podium places every time they play. Ann & Donat take 5th, obviously benefitting from their epic duel against some of Ireland's top players in a recent round of one of Eamon Galligan's Ireland IMP pairs events.  ♣ 

Come back next Wednesday and do it all over again.

Last updated : 22nd May 2020 22:50 BST
Kirwan's League Information from the DNR

DNR Kirwans League 2019/2020
The following is an update regarding the Kirwans League for Novices, Inter Bs, Inter As and Masters for 2019/2020 which would be drawing to a close about now.
Unfortunately, like many other activities, this year’s tournament was unceremoniously stopped before its completion due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
At a recent DNR/Kirwans League committee meeting, (via Zoom), it was felt that the fairest way to deal with the completion of this year’s competition would be to put the remainder of the competition for this year on hold until such time as it may be finalised. It is envisaged that this could be into early 2021 with the final being held as usual in May of 2021. However, the committee will review the position again in September, 2020 based on the prevailing situation at the time.
The committee feels that this is the fairest way of dealing with the situation. Teams which had been doing well in their various sections would not lose out. The competition will also be completed under the Rules and Conditions applicable at September, 2019. This arrangement will also mean that Master Points earned will not be applied to members’ records until 2021.
The committee hopes that these arrangements will be seen as fair and equitable to all and that the completion of the competition will enable us to have a well deserved celebration after our long period of abstinence.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your section coordinator.
DNR Kirwans League Committee
May, 2020

Last updated : 20th May 2020 14:51 BST
Thomas McCormac On-Line

Thomas has started running classes on Bridge Base Online (BBO).

If any member would like to make an enquiry, they should call him on 086 385 9953 or email

The classes are structured for groups of 8 and run for 2 hours. Partnerships or smaller groups can be accommodated.

Last updated : 18th Apr 2020 09:33 BST