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Dublin West's Bridge Club for Beginners and Masters Alike!

Welcome to Roselawn Bridge Club
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY. BRENDAN

You can view your updated master points below the left bar menu.

Beginners and Improvers Online Course

Brendan Doyle (CBAI Accredited Teacher) is currently  running online courses for beginners and improvers on an ongoing basis. These courses would also serve as a refresher for any bridge player. If you, or anyone you know, is interested please contact Brendan 0858701023. All are welcome.

President Brendan's Autumn Newsletter
Fellow members of Roselawn Bridge Club,
We are now gradually settling into our new online Club environment and coming to terms with Covid-19.  I want to start by thanking everybody who contributed to the success of last year despite my unfortunate injury. Your welcome help in  arriving early each Bridge Night and helping to set out the hall for our much loved games of Bridge was deeply appreciated. So I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone involved.

We have now now completed four years as a fledgling club. We are very proud to be considered one of the most successful clubs, particularly in relation to our new member outcomes. 

As of May 2020 we had 43 Beginners, 25 Novices, 55 B's, 23 A's and 4 Masters. We  are fast becoming the go to club for new members seeking to begin their bridge careers in a most accommodating manner. Our club has an atmosphere second to none, courtesy of our existing members.

Due to Bridge Base Online (BBO) we are able to continue our games through the internet, something that is becoming increasingingly popular. We would ask that all members give it a try.

We have been playing on BBO every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:20pm and 7:30pm, we also run an open session on Saturdays at 1:00pm which is aimed at anyone who wishes to sample this intriguing game.

Our club members have had a lot of success on BBO, none more so than Garry Windebank and Catherine Mahon who recently won the Northern Ireland Bridge Union Congress and also, the Sligo and Friends 36th Intermediate Championship. Hearthiest congratulations to them.

The Following Members have been Promoted from Beginner to Novice 1's

Pat O'Hara, Joseph Mahon, Finola McGarrity, Mary McGrath, Marie McPartlin, Catherine O'Leary.

The Following from Novice 1 to B2

Patricia Bassett,Patrick Daly, Kathleen Dolan, Denis Feeley, Mary Hackett, Catherine Mahon, Regina McCarthy, Triona McDonald, Riona Murray, Mary Taffe.

The Following  from B2 to B1

Mags Kelly, Theresa McGivern, Catherine Sweeney, Olive Bradley, Eithne Mac Daeid.

The Following have moved from B1 to A2

Siobhan Canty, Maura Colgan, Marie O'Brien, Marian O'Hanlon, Rosaleen O'Loughlin.

And finally from A2 to A1

Garry Windebank. 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

The annual membership fees for this year will be €20.

Without the CBAI there would no Bridge Club, either online or physical. Hence we must continue to support them as they have supported us.

You can do this via Revolut using my number 085 870 1023

If you wish to send a cheque contact me on 085 870 1023

Regards, Brendan.

PHONE USAGE DURING BBO COMPETITIONS

Concern has been raised by the CBAI about phone usage and various partner consultations during BBO sessions. Any result gained because of this will not improve your game and is only fool's gold , as they say. So, please stick to an honest result and be compliant with the rules of our game. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation, Brendan.

VIRTUAL BRIDGE MON, WED, FRIDAY SATURDAY. BBO

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @7.30 pm and also on Saturdays @1.00 pm Roselawn Bridge Club will be running it’s own Virtual Bridge online on BBO.   The T.D will be Brendan Doyle.

We hope to have 2 competitions – Masters A1;s.    A2’s,  B’s and novices numbers permitting.

The cost will be BBO $3.

If you wish to play in the these competitions please send your name and user name (from BBO registration) to Brendan mobile 0858701023 or email roselawnbridge@gmail.com

For those who have not joined BBO log onto www.bridgebase.com (or just type BBO into Google) and register you will also need to buy BBO$,

Instructions to play:-

  1. Log on to BBO your partner must log on at the same time
  2. Click Virtual Clubs and select Ireland
  3. Look for CBAI club – Roselawn. 

Click on your competition and enter partner’s username and send invite, when partner accepts your name will appear on players list.

I look forward to seeing you all ASAP in this new adventure . Brendan.

 

BBO REGISTRATION

Just so you all know, we have registered the club with BBO to facilitate online bridge nights for our club members. 

In order to do this you must be a member of what we call "BBO" which stands for "Bridge Base Online" 

This is a website that is free to join. You must log on and create an account. Then send me the username you have used for the registration. 

Although it is free to create an account, in order to play as a club there is small fee associated I will provide more details on this at a later date as it is a work in progress. 

All of those interested need to be registered on www.bridgebase.com 

Text me personally the username of the account you created in BBO. Keep the name as simple as possible as it's easier to remember ☺️ 

For now this is the only way to play club bridge and remain socially distant and safe! 

Thank you all, 

Brendan & Dylan
0858701023.

More Champions

Where will it end? Brendan with Rosaleen O'Loughlin and Marion O'Hanlon receiving their top ten All-Ireland prize from Siobhán. Great tournament for Roselawn Bridge Club.

More Champions
Roselawn Bridge Club Charity Night
Roselawn Bridge Club Charity Night

Roselawn Bridge Club hosted a very successful charity night for the autism support group "JUMP". We would like to sincerely thank all who supported this worthy cause. The picture above shows Brendan presenting a cheque for €800 to "JUMP" representative Emma who conveyed the great delight of her organisation for this wonderful gesture.  

The Champion 2019
The Champion 2019

Brendan presents the cup to 2019 Champion Michael McCartney. Just when things looked hopeless he pulled off a daring finesse on the very last board, that only a Derry man would attempt. This successful move ensured victory for a true champion. Well done Michael. 

Need a Partner?

Need a Partner?

It is not necessary to have a partner provided you arrive by 7:00pm we will gladly help match you with someone.  However if you arrive after  7:10pm we cannot guarantee you a partner. You may also call or text Brendan at 0858701023 the day beforehand if you are aware you will be without a partner.

ABOUT ROSELAWN BRIDGE CLUB

 

Bridge is an absorbing card game that will make the long winter nights pass very quickly. RBC (Roselawn Bridge Club) will cater mainly for Beginner, Novice and B level players. However, all are most welcome and mixed level partnerships will be a unique feature! Further information is available in the "Information" tab on the left bar menu. So if you are free any Wed. night pop along to St Francis Xavier Senior Primary School. Click here for map. You will be made very welcome. Remember, we all have to start as beginners in any activity. Lessons can also be organised. It's never too late. Existing members should inform their friends about our new club. Ring Brendan on  0858701023 for further information.

Our Mission Statement
Our Mission Statement
We want this club to be an introduction, without fear, to the fascinating game of Bridge. Discussion, advice from "experienced" players etc. will be encouraged in a convivial athmosphere. The game can appear to be daunting at first but the objective of this club is to dispel these perceptions  and help people to continue a pastime that will be enjoyed all their lives.
Roselawn Club Championship 2018
Roselawn Club Championship 2018

The West was definetly awake when Peig Horkan snatched the Roselawn Club Championship for 2018. There was rejoicing all over Mayo at the news and this is taken as an omen that the Dubs will be put firmly in their place next September. Well done Peig. She is pictured above accepting her trophy from the debonair Brendan Doyle. The event was celebrated at the Mulberry Restaurant and the members enjoyed the food, the gaiety and the ambience of this great occasion. Entertainment was provided by the evergreen Billy Breen. Thank to all who helped in the organisation. More photos can be viewed by clicking here or in the Photo Archive. Click on the three vertical dots for slideshow.

Club Championship Dinner 2017
Club Championship Dinner 2017

A wonderful night was had by all at the Mulberry. Congratulations to the winner of our inaugaral Club Championship, Marian O'Hanlon! Great music was provided by the wonderful Billy Breen and the hootin' nannies! Marian is pictured above receiving the trophy from host Brendan (Who proved unusually difficult to airbrush). The other photos can be viewed and slidshowed in the Photo Archive in the left bar menu.

Calendar
21st April 2021
Duplicate Online BBO: Masters & A1's
7:30pm
Director: Brendan Doyle
23rd April 2021
Duplicate Online BBO for all grades
7:30pm
Director: Brendan Doyle
24th April 2021
Duplicate Online BBO for all grades
1:00pm
Director: Brendan Doyle
26th April 2021
Duplicate Online BBO: Novice, B's & A2's
7:30pm
Director: Brendan Doyle
Results
Monday: Master's and A's
Director: Dylan Doyle
Monday: Novice and B's
Director: Dylan Doyle
Saturday Night Fever
Director: Dylan Doyle
Friday: Novice and B's
Director: Dylan Doyle
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. BRENDAN
BBO Competition Results Detail.

For extra information click "BBO Version" top right then click on % beside your name. 

 Click "Movie" to view hands and bidding on the night (Click "Next" repeatedly to replay hand )  

 

Grades for each night BBO

PLEASE NOTE THAT ROSELAWN BBO ONLINE BRIDGE IS OPEN TO ALL GRADES

RESULTS

http://webutil.bridgebase.com/v2/tarchive.php?m=h&h=CBAI125501&d=CBAI125501