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Members must have played TWICE PRIOR to  the commencment of a MAJOR Competitions before being eligible for a Special Competition First Prize.

Special Message

New Members Welcome.

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NEED A PARTNER

Need a Partner

for Wednesday night

Please Use the 

What's app Group

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STAR and CRESCENT BRIDGE CLUB. EVERY Wednesday 7.30pm ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen Drogheda
PADDY BRENNAN RIP
PADDY BRENNAN RIP

The President Michael, the Committee and Members of the Star and Crescent Bridge Club wish to offer their sincere sympathy to Paddy's wife Phyllis and his children, Pat, Paul, Pamela, Cilla and Jenny on his sad passing.
Paddy has been a member of the club for a long time, and was made a honoury member of the club, and in 2000, he served as President and served as Treasurer for many years.  See RIP.ie for Arrangements

His presence will be missed.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam:

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Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup 2024
Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup 2024

Winners of the 

Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

With Kells Bridge Club Captain Grainne Coogan

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Pairs Championship Winners 2024
Pairs Championship Winners 2024

Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

Winners of the Pairs Championship

Receiving their Prize from Club President 

Michael Durnin

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Behaviour at the Bridge Table
Behaviour at the Bridge Table

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. 

To promote the enjoyment of the game

Club members are expected to:

  • Arrive punctually for all sessions of play
  • If you know you cannot arrive on time, ring the club to let the director know.
  • Be courteous and friendly to your partner and opponents.
  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of play on each round.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Do not be rude to your partner.
  • Do not gloat over good results.
  • Play at a reasonable pace and leave post-mortems till after the session.
  • Abide by the laws of duplicate bridge.
  • Comply with any instructions issued by the director.
  • If playing in a club event, make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • If asked about the meaning of a bid or signal, provide a simple and complete explanation.
  • Do not object to a call for the tournament director, or dispute or argue about a director’s ruling.
  • Turn off your mobile phone.
  • Assist in tidying up at the end of play.

If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, call the director immediately.

You can also speak to the club’s recorder about behavioural issues that are best handled privately.

Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks and any other conduct which could interfere with the enjoyment of the game are specifically prohibited under the laws of duplicate bridge.

The director can assess disciplinary penalties.

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Presidents Prize Winners 2024
Presidents Prize Winners 2024

Winners of the Presidents Prize 2024

Cathrina Bellew & Martin T. O'Brien

receiving their Prize from

Club President Michael Durnin

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Charity Presentation 2024
Charity Presentation 2024

Star and Crescent Bridge Club

President Michael Durnin Presenting 

a Cheque of €2,500 to

Pio Smith

 Red Door Project Drogheda

from our recent Bridge Charity Night

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Milne Cup Individual Winner 2024
Milne Cup Individual Winner 2024

Winner of the Individual Competition 2024

Milne Cup

Angela Everitt presenting the Cup

is Marie Milne

with Club President Michael Durnin

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Mellifont Cup 2023
Mellifont Cup 2023

Mellifont Cup

Team Of Four 2023

Winners:   Frances Dunne, Bridget Hession

Martin T O'Brien & Francis Bellew

with club President Michael Durnin

Donated by: Mrs. Noreen McGuinness.

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STAR & CRESCENT OPEN CUP WINNERS 2024
STAR & CRESCENT OPEN CUP WINNERS 2024

Club President Michael Durnin

Presenting the Star & Crescent Cup 2024

To the Winners Deirdre Smyth & Francis Whelan 

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STAR AND CRESCENT BRIDGE CLUB.2023/2024

OFFICERS 2023 - 2024 SEASON

 President: Michael Durnin

President Elect: Heather Kilkelly

Hon. Secretary: Kathleen Healy

Hon. Treasurer: Deirdre Smyth

Tournament Director: Peter Byrne (086 8049531)

Points Secretary: Deirdre Smyth. 

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KELLS CUP 2023
KELLS CUP 2023

Winners of the Kells Cup 2023 

 Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

with Kells Bridge Club Secretary Margaret Shields

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LAUR & KAY SHEERAN TROPHY 2023
LAUR & KAY SHEERAN TROPHY 2023

Winners of the Laur & Kay Sherran Trophy

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

with Navan Bridge Club Captain

Mary Timoney

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Meeting Old Friends Again After Covid At the Bridge Table
Meeting Old Friends Again After Covid At the Bridge Table

Old friends Peter Milne and Marie Milne

meeting Daphne Hartford and Tom Hartford 

at the Bridge Table 

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Bank of Ireland Player of the Year 2019 Winner
Bank of Ireland Player of the Year 2019 Winner

Bank of Ireland Player of the Year  

Winner Brenda Walker receiving the

Bank of Ireland Player of the Year Cup

from Club President  Eileen Ferns,

 

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STAR & CRESCENT VIRTUAL BRIDGE on BBO
Playing Bridge Online Guides

If you are thinking of having a try at playing online, Adam Wiseberg of Manchester County Bridge Association has produced some really helpful short YouTube videos.

How to Register at BBO                                             

How to Self-Alert

How to Play in the ACOL Players' Club on BBO        

How to direct chat to people on BBO

Adding Your Name to Your Profile                             

How to ask for Undo in Bidding

How to Change Your Settings                                   

How to Claim on BBO 

How to Add Your Basic System to Your Profile         

How to Create a Teams Match

How to Start a Table on BBO                                    

How to Kibitz (Watch a Game/match)      

How to use Chat Manager for Regular Messages     

How to Register to Play in one of our Tournaments    NEW!

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CBAI Virtual Club

Hi Folks,

               I have been asked by some of our club secretaries to clarify the affiliation payment to CBAI in order to be playing online in a Virtual Club.

 

CBAI asked each club this year to pay an affiliation fee of €10 per member based on last year's membership number. 

 

This affiliation fee of €10, when it is paid, means that the player, this year, is an affiliated member of CBAI and is also permitted to play online in their home club Virtual Club or in any other CBAI Virtual Club which allow outside members to play. Some clubs have a policy whereby in order to play on their Virtual Club, one that allows outside players, all players must have paid €10, whilst other Virtual Clubs will check that the outside player has paid an affiliation in their home club and then allow them to play.

 

What is important is where a Virtual Club allows outside players to play that the Manager makes sure that the player has paid an affiliation to the CBAI through their home club. This you will appreciate is to prevent players not affiliating to CBAI this year, however, wanting to play online in a CBAI Virtual club.

 

An important point to remember is that from December 1st the CBAI affiliation returns, as in previous year's, to €12.50 per member.

 

When paying your affiliations you can as in other year's forward your affiliations to me. The affiliation payment this year up to November 30th is €11, i.e. €10 to CBAI and €1 to the North Eastern Region. As mentioned above from 1st December the affiliation payment will be €13.50, i.e. €12.50 to CBAI and €1 to the North Eastern Region.

 

Kind regards,

Seamus

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Associated Bridge Clubs of Drogheda     

 

Re: Play re-commencement                   13-September-2020

 

Dear Members,

 

            The ABCD Covid sub committee met on Friday evening and went through all the CBAI and HSE Guidelines and Protocols. It was agreed that the Centre is in full compliance with these requirements and they voted unanimously in favour of a limited return to ‘Live’ play commencing Tuesday 22nd September. Kathleen Healy has been nominated as ABCD’s Covid Officer.

            Some of the points that were clarified were as follows;

  • There would be a limit of 50 players including the TD allowed on any given session.
  • We will recommence play over a phased sequence initially run by ABCD
    1. Phase 1; we will play on two nights per week Tuesdays and Thursdays on a pre book basis.
    2. Phase 2; if numbers allow we will increase the number of nights and give priority to the clubs normally associated with that night.
    3. Phase 3; When clubs are confident that they have enough of their members playing the club can take over and run their club as normal.
    4. Phase 4 if numbers are increased by HSE we may return to ‘Normal’ Bridge.    
  • All guide lines and recommendations will be followed.
  • With regards ventilation it was explained that there is no air-conditioning system in the centre, air conditioning systems are not preferred as they use recycled air. The Centre does have a Ventilation system which both brings fresh air into the building and also removes air to keep a circulation going. The ventilation system when turned on fully gives 6 air changes every hour in the room and therefore it has been agreed that the ventilation fans will be left turned on continuously during play.
  • Players can book their game by calling or texting Cathrina Bellew on 086 8462520, giving your name and what night Tuesday or Thursday you want to book. All players will be given fair opportunity on bookings.
  • A self-declaration form must be complete by each player on their first night of play. There is a link to this form on the left side column of the web site, if you can print and complete this form prior to coming this would help, forms will also be available on the night.

 

Some DO’s and DON’Ts

  • Players don’t attend if they feel unwell, or fall into travel or quarantine restrictions.
  • Please don’t congregate in groups either inside or outside the building.
  • During play don’t move to next table until the TD instructs you to do so.
     Do bring personal sanitizer for use between rounds
  • Do bring correct Table money €6 to avoid requiring change, also bring your own pen, but minimise personal belongings
  • Do wear a mask or visor, light weight visors will be available to purchase on the night at €5 each.
  • Do please be seated and ready to play at no later than 07:25 for a 7:30 start.

 

NOTE: The bridge Centre will be open from 3:00 to 4:00 next Sunday 20th if you would like to see the changes in place. Photos below.

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STAR & CRESCENT WINNERS 2019/2020
  • Charity 2020
  • Headfort trophy
  • Mellifont 2019
  • Star crescent 2020
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REGIONAL TEAMS 2020
REGIONAL TEAMS 2020

Congratularions to 

Frank Davey on winning the

Joan Kieran Memorial Sheild with his partners

and Martin T.O'Brien on winning the A Teams

with his partners 

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BALBRIGGAN TEAM OF FOUR WINNERS 2019
BALBRIGGAN TEAM OF FOUR WINNERS 2019

Winners of the Team of 4 in Balbriggan 2019

 Brendan Byrne, Maura Hand,  Patsy Gibney & Ken Walsh,

with Balbriggan Bridge Club President  Maria McGrath

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COOPER CUP 2019
COOPER CUP 2019

Congratulations to the WINNERS

of The COOPER CUP 2019

Dr. FRANK DAVEY, EILEEN DAVEY,

BRENDAN BYRNE & PARTNER

with CBAI President PETER  O'MEARA

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LOUGH RAMOR CUP 2019
LOUGH RAMOR CUP 2019

Congratulations to

Lough Ramor Cup Winners 

Dr. Frank Davey & Eileen Davey

with Virginia Bridge Club President

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Regional Men's Pairs 2019
Regional Men's Pairs 2019

WINNERS of the REGIONAL MEN'S PAIRS

Frank Davey & Sean Newcomen

With Regional President Margaret Hanlon

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NOEL GRIMES TROPHY 2019 WINNERS
NOEL GRIMES TROPHY 2019 WINNERS

Winners of the Noel Grimes Trophy 2019

Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney​​​​​

and Sheila Grimes Presenting the trophy

Club President Dolores Martin

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Intermediate Congress 2019 Winners
Intermediate Congress 2019 Winners

Winners of Intermediate Congress 2019

Martin T. O'Brien & Paul Brennan

with CBAI President Peter O'Meara

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Christmas Social 2018

40th Anniversary Christmas Social

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Last night in St. Vincent de Paul
Last night in St. Vincent de Paul

Star & Crescent Bridge Club 

Last Competitive bridge night for the members

in St Vincent de Paul Trinity Street

having played there for the past 21 years

all looking forward to the new season in the

new ABCD Bridge centre in the Fairgreen

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Exciting News for 2018/2019
Exciting News for 2018/2019

Attending the Launch of the Milne Cup  

Peter Milne, Marie Milne with Dave Doherty Secretary,

Laura Burke outgoing President, Brenda Walker Treasurer

Frank Davey President

Format for this new competition to follow 

Looking forward to the new season in our new Bridge Centre

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90th Birthday
90th Birthday

Carmel Conroy

Receiving Birthday Wishes

from Club President Ann O'Brien 

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ABCD Lotto Results

 

 

Draw Date 14th May 2024
 

       Numbers Drawn       

6 - 18 - 23 - 2

Jackpot €3,125

No Winner


Match 3/24 €100

No Winner


3 x €20 Draw Winners
Kay Henry

Mariah Cooney

Mairead Bowe

Next Draw 21st May 2024
€3,150

Help us  make ABCD debt free 
Get your envelope in for next weeks draw

 


 

 

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Results
AGM
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
Bank Of Ireland Player of the Year(5)
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
Scorer: Peter Byrne
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Paul Brennan
Scorer: Paul Brennan
Pairs Championship (2)
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
Calendar
22nd May 2024
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne
29th May 2024
Club Competition
ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen 7.30pm
Director: Peter Byrne