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

Welcome to Roselawn Bridge Club
Club Championship 2024

The full results for the recent Club Championship can be viewed at the bottom of the left page. Heartiest congratulations to winner Hilary Dempsey.

UPCOMING CLASSES FOR 2024

Starting Monday 15th April @ 7.30 pm in St Francis Xavier School. This is a sixteen week course for complete beginners and is also suitable  for those wishing to revisit the basics.

Starting Friday 7th June @ 7.30 pm in St Francis Xavier School. Planning the Hands: This eight week course teaches you all you need to know as declarer playing both hands plus how to defend and communicate with partner. 

Starting Friday 6th September @ 7.30 pm in St Francis Xavier School. Bridge for improvers: This is a six week course for those wishing to bring their Bridge to the next level. It will include such subjects as Reverse Bidding, Cue Bids, Splinter Bids, Roman Key Card plus more.

Starting Monday 16th and Tue 17th Sept @ 7.00 pm in Castleknock Community College. A complete beginners course also suitable for those wishing to revisit. This is the first half of a sixteen week course with continuation in February 2025

For further information ring Brendan 085/8701023

Fellow members of Roselawn Bridge Club,

We are now well into our second year of Bridge on the BBO platform. It has proved to be a fantastic substitute for the real thing with many members delighted to participate. I was recently given the opportunity by the CBAI to write an article on my experience as a Bridge Teacher with BBO. A section of the article appeared in the CBAI newsletter and all of it appeared in the Mid Leinster Regent's Newsletter (Click BRENS ARTICLE.pdf to view the article). 

As of May 2021 we have 25 Beginners, 40 Novices, 78 B's, 56 A's and 17 Masters all of whom contribute to the ongoing success of the club. We now play every Monday ,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30 pm and 7.35 pm. We are open to new members and if you know of anyone who wants to sample this intriguing game, refer them to myself or Dylan and we will get them started.

The following have been promoted from Beginners to Novice 1's: Brian O Flynn, Breda Cummins, Mary Dowling, Attracta O Loughlin, Dympna Gogarty and Noel O Connell.

The following have been promoted to B's: Ger Loftus, Patricia Kelly, Kate Harrison, Joseph Geraghty, Joseph Mahon, Evelyn Mc Aulfield James Mc Carthy, Mary Mc Grath, Ciaran Mc Givern, Vivian Peelo, Anne Ruane, Pat Andrews, Clare Breen, Shay Caffrey, Brid Considine, Kathleen Dolan, Morgan Doyle, Katherine Draisey, John Grant,Peig Horkan, Alexander Ignatieva and Irina Ignatieva, 

Catherine Mahon was promoted to A1. Garry Windebank  and Jean Neary were promoted to Area Masters. Michael Fitzgerald was promoted to Regional Master. 

Heartiest congratulations to each and every one of them.

WED 9th SIM PAIRS HANDS
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY. BRENDAN

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

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.

 

BIG WIN FOR ROSELAWN MEMBERS
BIG WIN FOR ROSELAWN MEMBERS

Congrats to Dara Voyles and Paul Dunne as members of the winning team recently in the Bankers Trophy.

Also click on Photo Gallery to see photos of the Club Pairs Presentation 2024

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
17th May 2024
Friday: BBO
7:30pm
Director: Dylan Doyle
20th May 2024
Monday: Novice B2's and Beginners.
7:20pm
Director: Dylan Doyle
20th May 2024
Monday: Masters, As and B1s
7:30pm
Director: Dylan Doyle
22nd May 2024
Section 1
7:30pm
Director: Brendan Doyle
Results
Section 1 - Club Championship
Director: Brendan Doyle
Scorer: Brendan Doyle
Section 2 - Club Championship
Director: Brendan Doyle
Scorer: Brendan Doyle
Section A
Scorer: Brendan Doyle
Section B
Scorer: Brendan 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