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Simultaneous Pairs

The CAVBC will be running games in the The Simultaneous Pairs for Irish Bridge Clubs competitions from  Monday to Friday 1st to 5th February.


Club President 2020/21
Club President 2020/21

Margurita Cox

Club Secretary 2020/21
Club Secretary 2020/21

Barbara Bunworth, Club Secretary





Welcome to St Gabriel's Bridge Club
Welcome to St Gabriels Bridge Club

Location; In St Gabriels Community Centre

St Gabriels Road

Clontarf, Dublin 3 

Please note that due to the Covid 19 crisis the club will not be playing in-house until further notice.

However the club will be hosting an online tournament on Friday nights under the auspices of the Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club (CAVBC).

Members of St. Gabriel's Bridge Club are also eligible to play in the other games run by the CAVBC. See subsequent panels.


Mc Loughlin Cup
Mc Loughlin Cup

Congratulations to our President Marguerita Cox and Past President Anne Carroll who took 2nd place out of a large field in the Mc Laughlin Cup.


Closed Season - Visitors


Members of St. Gabriel's may invite visitors with the permission of the President or Vice-President.

 Details of the visitor must be notified to Aidan Synnott before 3 p.m on the day prior to  the game to allow time to include the visitor on the list of authorised players.

Online Bridge - Substitutes

The  Committee has decided that, until further notice, substitutes will ony be used to complete half tables at the beginning of the game.

Substitutes for Jan / Feb:

22n Jan: Hilary Bates and Emer Burke

29th Jan; Chris O'Doherty and Gay Donnelly

5th Feb; Marie Dalton and Veronica Miller

12th Feb: Fergus Synnott and Olive Smyth

19th Feb: Frances Gill and Patricia Quigley

26th Feb: Irene Foley and Eileen Smyth

If those nominated above are unable to act on the chosen date they should endeavour to obtain a substitute and inform Marguerita Cox (mob 085 137 9042) accordingly.

Substitutes should log in to BBO 10-15 minutes before the start of the game and find the relevant game - but do not register! If there is a half table they will be called in by the TD. Otherwise they will be notified by the TD that they are not required.

BBO workshop

To All Members of the ClontarfArea Virtual Bridge Clubs
We are planning to run a couple of BBO workshops using Zoom. We are looking for your views on this. They would be aimed at people who are familiar with playing on BBO but feel they might benefit from increasing their breath and depth of knowledge, covering topics such as alerting, the does and don’ts of using chat, calling the director and claiming, to mention just a few. 
First and foremost, would you be interested in attending such a session? 
For those who are, would you prefer a weekend session or an afternoon session during the week. 
What duration would you prefer?
While we obviously have some ideas of our own as to topics which should be covered, we would be very interested indeed to hear your views and requirements.
Please send your replies to: or via the club's WhatsAPP
We will decide how to proceed when we have compiled your responses.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Colm Mc D



Kay Malone Tel: 831-0168


What's App St. Gabriel's B.C. This can be used to find a partner for all the games run by the CAVBC


Click on 'Find a Partner' on the menu panel on this page


On BBO by logging in to the game for which you need a partner and using the 'partnership desk' function.

N.B. This is only available for approx 2 hours before the game.


Laws of Bridge
Laws of Bridge

Club competitions are subject to the Laws of Bridge and the Regulations of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI). The Laws can be accessed by clicking on Useful Links on this page and then Laws of Bridge 2017, or by downloading them (free) from the website of the World Bridge Federation.

While playing Online Bridge, Alerts are made by the player making the alertable bid. Otherwise the Regulations of the CBAI apply.




Card Play
Card Play
29th January 2021
Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Online 19.30
Substitutes: Chris O'Doherty and Gay Donnelly
Director: Dick Kiernan
5th February 2021
Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Online 19.30
Substitutes:Marie Dalton and Veronica Miller
12th February 2021
Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Online 19.30
substitutes: Fergus Synnott and Olive Smyth
Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Director: Róna Booth
#13571 Pairs OPEN Clontarf VBC (StG)
Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Director: Róna Booth