Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117
Balbriggan Bridge Club hosts the 'Heron Trophy' on Sunday 16th December @ 5pm in Balbriggan Bridge Club. Entry fee €12 and light refreshments are provided. Entries to Malcolm on 087 2618926
.. photos and news from the 2017-2018 season can be found under either the News tab
Our friendly club plays in The Venue, Main street, Ratoath, Co. Meath every Thursday at 7:00pm sharp. We are convenient to Ashbourne, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Kilbride, Skreen.
Parking is on street as availability allows. Visitors are very welcome. The playing fee is five Euro and the club is open Sep. to May.
Membership is thirty five Euro and the club secretary is Eileen.
Congratulations and thanks to the organisers for a wonderful festive evening!!
and thanks to Barry for the great photos!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PRESIDENT!!
Noel Hayes Presentations
Noel Hayes Memorial Cup winners 2018 - Aine and Anne! Well done ladies!
Briefing for all clubs on CBAI Rules and Regulations- Updates that take effect from 1st September 2018. This information covers the way we use Alerts and Announcements.
More detailed description follows below:
You should announce your partner’s bid in the following three specific cases:
If partner opens a non-forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0, 1, 2 or 3 cards in the suit, you say ‘could be 0, 1, 2 or 3 cards' as appropriate.
If partner opens 1NT - you state the range e.g. ‘15-17’ or whatever the range is.
If you open 1NT and the next player passes and your partner makes a transfer response of 2D or 2H - you say ‘Transfer to Hearts’ or ‘Transfer to Spades’ as appropriate.
The announcement is solely for the benefit of the opponents and partner is not permitted to use any unauthorised information gained from hearing the announcement.
A forcing 1C opening bid needs to be alerted.
No Alert or Announcement is required for a 5-card Major suit opening bid.
No Alert or Announcement is required for a Strong Acol 2 Club opening bid.
No Alert or Announcement is required for a Stayman 2 Club response to a 1NT opening bid.
You should not Alert any call above the level of 3NT that occurs on or after the opener’s rebid. Instead the declaring side alert such calls after the final pass but before the opening lead has been selected while the defending side alert such calls after the opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.
For the purposes of determining whether a double should be alerted or not, any double on the first or second round of bidding of a one or two level natural suit bid is deemed to be a TAKE OUT DOUBLE. All other doubles are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES. Any VARIATIONS must be ALERTED.
President - John Fox
Vice President - Pat Moyles
Treasurer - Jim Wilson
Secretary - Eileen Grey
Committee Members - Liz Mckeown (Ex-officio), Maire Ryan, Susan Rutherford, Joan O'Hare, Marie O'Beirne, Gerry Monahan
Hon. Member - Peg White
Link : Regional Fixtures List 2018 - 2019
Law 15 – Wrong Board or Hand
If players commence an auction on a board that they are not supposed to play at that turn, and that none of them have played, then the auction proceeds and they are awarded the result they achieve on the board.
And a gentle reminder to leave the boards uncovered on the table during play - that is to say, not covering the boards with the bidding boxes during play.
The purpose of this is to allow players to see their vulnerability both during bidding and during play. The boards should remain properly orientated.
2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf
Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/
North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/
Results are subject to verification