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Welcome to St Laurence's Bridge Club

                                                                                                                 

COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS

THE COMMITTEE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE BRIDGE CLUB WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT DUE TO THE ON-GOING CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK. 

ANY UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE 

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL MEMBERS TO GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO JOINING THE COMMITTEE OF ST LAURENCES BRIDGE CLUB.

IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING TWO YEARS FOR THE CLUB BUT WITH OUR EXTREMELY COMPETENT TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR NATHAN NOW PERMANENTLY APPOINTED, OUR MEMBERSHIP STABLE AND SOME ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES BEING REVIEWED AND IMPLEMENTED, WE WOULD HOPE THE CLUB WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.  

YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE CLUB WILL ENSURE ITS SUCCESS INTO THE FUTURE.

FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE COMMITTEE

PAIRS COMPETITION 2020
  • Winners - Section 1 - Carmel Furlong & Fedelma Martin
  • Winners Section 2 - Marie Foley & Angela Rossney
CHANGES IN ORGANISATION OF SECTIONS

Your committee has reviewed the situation regarding numbers and grades of players in the different sections and plans to introduce a new organisation of the sections on January 9th 2020. This follows requests from some members and considerations of the problems in the size and make-up of sections.  We would like to thank those members for sharing their concerns.

We hope the proposed change, set out below, will help and that members will support us in this effort.

The current situation 

Our membership numbers have decreased and it is difficult sometimes to run a satisfactory competition in one section, especially in the summer months.  There are often just two prizes, sometimes only one, and while winning is not the be-all, people still love to get a prize.  We also have players classified by CBAI as A players in all sections of the club.

We have consulted with the CBAI and the rules are quite clear - players may play up a grade but not down a grade.  A lot of us probably feel that we no longer play to the grade we have had historically. However the CBAI is quite clear on this also - players should play to the grade given by the CBAI.

What we are doing

Following a review of grading, we find that the membership is divided almost equally between Master/A players and B players/Novice players so a division into two sections is suitable.

The committee therefore propose to split our club into two sections, starting on 9th January 2020.

Section 1 - For masters and A players (inclduing partnerships where one partner is an A Player)

Section 2 - For all B players and Novice players

You will find your grade on your CBAI membership card.

We also propose to introduce a handicap system based on advice from CBAI and our Tournament Director.  The new sections would play without any handicap for 4 weeks in January and handicaps would then be calculated and used for the following months.  Handicaps will be re-calculated at given intervals which will be decided by the TD and committee.

 

Why are we doing this

For equity and fairness

To give each of our members a game against players of a similar level

For a sense of collegiality among members

In the case of members playing with those of higher ability, it will help them to develop their skills as players,  In the case of newer or lower graded players, it will give them a fair shot at doing well.

What will it mean for me

As an individual members, you will still be able to play with your partner, you will play with many of your friends and make some new ones.  You may even have a better chance of winning a prize on occasion.

Please note that the handicap system does not affect your gross points sent in to the CBAI

What does it mean for the club

The committee feel that this is absolutely essential if the club is to be sustainable long term.  We cannot continue as we are.  Our aim is to make people feel part of St Laurences Bridge Club, Kilmacud and not just part of a sub-section.  As it happens, the Current A section is too small and moving people willy-nilly into it on the night is unfair and does not work.

We are appealing for your help in addressing the issues in the club and to your sense of fairness.  We feel that this proposal is the fairest system we could make work but we need your support to make this a great club again.

WINNERS ANDREWS, ST LAURENCE'S AND ANNIVERSARY CUPS 2019
  • Fedelma Martin & Freda Griffin presented with Andrews Cup by Marie Andrews (centre)
  • Frank Cassidy & Kevin Dunne Winners St Laurence\'s Cup
  • Joan Harding & Bernadette Prichard Winners Anniversary Cup
TABLE MONEY

PLEASE NOTE THAT TABLE MONEY FOR WEEKLY COMPETITIONS WILL INCREASE FROM 7EURO TO 8 EURO WITH EFFECT FROM THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS 2019/2020

THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE  MEMBERSHIP LIST FOR ST LAURENCES'S BRIDGE CLUB TO THE CBAI IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2019.  IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO AND WISH TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CONTACT LAURA KINSELLA  OR ANY COMMITTE MEMBER.

 

Website

Please check your details and let us know if they need to be amended.

If you have any suggestions for the website, please let us know.

To access the members' section for the first time, if you have already given us your email address, this is what you need to do:

  1. Click on the members only link at the top right of the screen.
  2. Enter your email address.  
  3. Click "forgotten password".  
  4. Another screen will pop up allowing you to enter a password of your choice.
  5. You should then be able to log in to the members only section.  

If you can't access the members only section, it means that either we haven't got your email address or we have listed it incorrectly.  Please send your correct email address to fedelma@martinco.ie and we will update your details.

 

Player Club Number

You will find your player ID number in the membership area.  

Partners wanted

Members only - if you need to find a partner, Esther Vargha @2989902 or Berna Egar @2885702 will try to help

Calendar
2nd July 2020
Club Night
9th July 2020
Club Night
16th July 2020
Club Night
Results
Player of the month
Scorer: Nathan Doyle
Section 1 - Red Boards
Scorer: Nathan Doyle
Section 1 - Blue Boards
Scorer: Nathan Doyle