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PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO BE IN THEIR PLACES BY 7.20 PM IN ORDER TO ENSURE A PROMPT START.

THANK YOU.

TABLE MONEY

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE TABLE MONEY IS EIGHT EUROS PER PLAYER.

A SECOND PRIZE IS AWARDED WHEN NINE OR MORE TABLES ARE IN PLAY.

Welcome to Newpark Bridge Club
PLAYING BRIDGE ONLINE WITH FRIENDS

While we are currently unable to enjoy each other's company at the Club, it is possible for four players to meet up at a pre-arranged time and to play with each other online from the comfort of their own homes. You can even exchange comments as you play.

If you click on News Page on the left, you will find a document that sets out how to do this. Please do not be put off by the fact that the instructions look complicated; everything is fairly intuitive and can be picked up very quickly.

NEWFOX VIRTUAL BRIDGE CLUB

Our President Dermot Ryder has set up a virtual bridge club on  Bridge Base Online (BBO) for the members of Newpark Bridge Club and Foxrock Bridge Club. This virtual club is called NewFox Bridge Club. The game takes place each Friday evening at 7.30 PM. The results are posted to this website. Please contact Dermot Ryder if you would like to register to play. Please also read what follows very carefully.

1. Prior to entering for a Newfox game, please ensure that there are sufficient funds in your BBO account to play. You may top up your BBO account at any time using a credit card or Paypal by going to www.bridgebase.com and clicking on BB$.

2. In order to enter for a specific NewFox game, both your partner and yourself need to be logged in to BBO at a time that you have pre-arranged between you and that is within two hours of the game start time. One of you invites the other to play.

In order to invite your partner to play, click on Virtual Clubs under Featured Areas and then on CBAI & NIBU - Ireland and then on the NewFox game in which you wish to play. You then follow the screen instructions in order to invite your partner to play with you. Partner will receive your invitation. Once partner accepts the invitation, your partnership is entered for the competition.

3. Within ten minutes of the game start time, both your partner and yourself must log in to BBO and follow the instructions in 2. above until you see the NewFox game listed. The clock will count down and you will be taken to your seat when the competition begins. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF BOTH YOUR PARTNER AND YOURSELF ARE NOT LOGGED IN AND IN THE CBAI & NIBU - IRELAND PART OF BBO AT THE START TIME, THE GAME WILL COMMENCE WITHOUT YOU. YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO GAIN ENTRY LATER.

4. At the start of each round, your side is expected to advise your new opponents of the basic system that you are playing. The best time to set up to do this is while waiting for the game to begin. At this time, one member of the partnership should type the basic system that the partnership is playing in the chat line near the bottom of the screen and then save this for use at the start of each round. In order to do this, highlight your basic system in the chat line and then depress the ctrl key and type c.

Now at the start of each round, if you click in the chat box line and then depress the ctrl key and type v, your basic system will appear in the chat line. It can then be communicated to your new opponents by clicking the blue button on the right marked Chat.

Please be aware that when new opponents arrive at the table, THEY CANNOT SEE ANY MESSAGE THAT HAS BEEN SENT TO THE TABLE IN PREVIOUS ROUNDS. This is why one member of your partnership must communicate your basic system at the start of every round.

5. During the game, please try to bid and play at an even tempo. If you hesitate for a particularly long time in the auction and then pass, it suggests that you have values in your hand. If your partner then bids, (s)he might be accused later of making use of the information that your lengthy hesitation seems to have conveyed. Equally, if you delay unduly prior to playing a card, it suggests that your holding is such as to have created an issue over which card to play. Hesitating for a particularly long time when what you should bid or play is obvious is equally egregious and leaves your side open to an appeal to the Tournament Director who may ultimately award an adjusted score that is less favourable to your side. Playing slowly with a view to running out of time thereby obtaining an average result on a board on which your side would otherwise have done badly risks an immediate complaint by your opponents to the Tournament Director who most likely will award an adjusted score.

COMMITTEE 2019/20

President: Dermot Ryder

Secretary: Ann Harnett O'Connor

Treasurer: Freda Griffin

Committee: Max McNeill

Committee: Kay O'Kelly

Committee: Michael Roe

GDPR Privacy Notice

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require that Newpark Bridge Club sets out how it collects and uses data relating to its members. In order to view our GDPR policies, please click on 'GDPR Privacy Notice' on the left hand side.

VISITORS

In the summer months (June, July and August), visitors are welcome to play in the Club at any time.

Between September and May:

  • Players who have not played at the Club before are welcome to play regularly in the Club for up to one month after which they will be asked to apply for membership if they wish to continue
  • Occasional visitors are welcome to play at the Club but on no more than one occasion in each calendar month
  • Visitors are asked to enquire in advance if wishing to play on the night of a major competition - please see Calendar for details.
CBAI EASTERN REGION

Our Club is in the Eastern Region of the CBAI. The Region organises various competitions throughout the year including qualifying events for the major national competitions. For details, please visit https://www.bridgewebs.com/easternregion/

COVID-19 IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO MEMBERS

Please be advised that Newpark Bridge Club is closed until further notice on account of the COVID-19 virus. Updates will be posted to this website when they become available.

Stay well everyone!

WELCOME!

Welcome to Newpark Bridge Club. We are a long established club and are affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI). We play on Friday evenings in the Pastoral Centre, Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock. Ample parking is available and is free after 6.00 p.m. For directions, please consult the map on the infomation page.

We play in a bright, well heated, modern and comfortable hall which is at ground floor level and therefore easily accessible. All grades are welcome. Refreshments are served during the game and are included in the entry fee.

Visitors with partners are very welcome to play in the Club; please see the Visitors section on this page for further details. We welcome applications from players who wish to join the Club.

Please contact us for further information; contact details are on the Information Page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

NEED A PARTNER?

Please note that we do not operate a standby system. Club members who would like to join a Whats App group that can then be used to seek a partner for a particular Friday evening should contact Max McNeill at the Club.

RESULTS/ CALENDAR

Please note that only the last three results can be accessed from buttons below; for earlier results, please click on 'Results' in the Menu column. Similary, to view the full calendar of events that are currrently scheduled, please click on 'Calendar' in the Menu column.

DID YOU KNOW?

When you view the results for a game and click on your name, you will see a listing of the score and the percentage that you obtained on each board.

If you click on the 'Results' button on the left and then on 'Personal Analysis' and finally on your name, you will see all of your results at the Club including a running percentge which gives the overall standard of your play.

Results
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: Dermot Ryder
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: James Killen
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: Dermot Ryder
Calendar
25th Sep 2020
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: James Killen
2nd Oct 2020
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: Dermot Ryder
9th Oct 2020
NewFox BBO Pairs
Director: Dermot Ryder