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Welcome to St. Therese's
Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2022 to all St Therese's members & friends

Phyllis and committee

Happy Christmas

Thank you to all members who have already paid their annual sub.  The deadline for payment of the reduced amount was 30th November,  the sub now reverts to the full amount of €30 and members may pay by any of the follwoing methods:

  • Post your cheque (payable to St Therese’s Bridge Club) to Kay O’Kelly, 151 Stillorgan Heath, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 YK16
  • Drop cash to Kay at above address
  • Lodge or pay online to St Therese’s Bridge Club bank account in Bank of Ireland, Stillorgan.  The account number is:  IE94 BOFI 9013 3565 8175 05

Please remember to include your name for reference  

New members welcome - please contact the Hon Sec, Kay O'Connor to request an application form

Thank you all for your support

Getting back to bridge
Getting back to bridge

The committee has met to consider the latest news in relation to “getting back to normal”.  Covid case numbers and admissions to hospital and ICU have been growing in recent weeks

The safety of our members is our primary concern and with this in mind, it has been (reluctantly) decided that, for the time being, the club will not reopen for in-person bridge   

A member of the committee will phone you in the next week or so.  We are working off our latest membership list and if you don’t get a call, please let one of us know

We will continue to monitor developments and will keep you informed.  In the meantime, stay well everyone and keep playing on BBO, if you can

September 2021 message

September 2021

Your committee has been keeping in touch with CBAI and with government guidelines in regard to getting back to bridge.  On the “news” page, you will find the full notice of return to live bridge, copied from the CBAI website.  The document and the full risk assessment document, may be read on the CBAI website

Restrictions are being relaxed from September 20th and bridge is now permitted.  Some clubs are re- opening this week – these are mostly clubs who have their own premises or who play in bridge centres

For clubs like ours, who use venues where other activities take place, getting back to face to face bridge is a bit trickier.  At the moment, we are awaiting the go-ahead from the Community Centre.  Then, we will need to consider the safety of the venue itself and the sanitising measures in place in the venue.  Finally, the club committee and members will be required to take responsibility for the many necessary precautions that specifically apply to playing bridge

We hope to hold an AGM in October, all members will be notified in due course.  In the meantime, the annual membership subscription of €25 is due now.  You may pay by cheque (post or drop in to the Hon. Treasurer, Kay O’Kelly), cash (drop in to Kay’s home) or bank transfer (phone Kay for bank details).  If paying by cash or bank transfer, please make sure to include you own name

For the time being, we are continuing to run bridge online on BBO.  Please note that to continue playing on BBO under the CBAI portal, players must be affiliated to CBAI

The following is a summary of CBAI advice, as it applies to our club:

  • From 20th September, max of 100 people may gather indoors for bridge
  • All must be club members
  • All must show evidence of being fully vaccinated
  • All must confirm that they have no symptoms and no close contact (within 14 days) with a confirmed or suspected case
  • Players will be asked to put coats, hats, bags etc into a plastic bag
  • Places will be allocated on entry & names entered on the recap sheet
  • Table screens are not feasible and players must wear masks the entire time
  • Visors do not give adequate protection to others and are not permitted
  • Gloves do not give proper protection and are not permitted
  • Players will be required to sanitise hands on arrival & at the end of each round
  • Players will be asked to avoid touching surfaces, unless absolutely necessary
  • Some windows/doors must be kept open at all times
  • Bridge equipment, (e.g. boards) will be sanitised before start of play
  • Players should keep the same bidding box throughout – some players may prefer to bring their own
  • There will be no tea break, players may bring their own drinks/snacks and are asked to take away any used containers

All the best

Phyllis & Committee

Message from CBAI re CHEATING on BBO

To all St.Therese's BC members playing on the CBAI BBO Well Bridge Club platform

The CBAI requires that all players on their BBO platform read the "Ethical play on BBO" document on the menu to the left of this message. Because of the unfortunate prevalence of cheating during online play, anyone who wishes to participate in our BBO games must read this document and follow the directions given. These directions include confirming to me that you have read the document and ensuring that your real name appears in your BBO profile. Instructions for how to add your real name on BBO are given in the "How to add your real name to BBO profile" document in the menu. Whilst there is no suggestion whatever that anyone in this club is playing unethically it is an unfortunate fact that there are players who communicate with their partners during play or otherwise behave dishonestly when playing online. Please confirm to me when you have read this document. Regards, Bernie 

Privacy notice

See under "Membership" for full club privacy notice

Some Bridge Trivia

Did you know –   Each king in a deck of cards represents a great king from history?  The King of Spades is King David; the King of Clubs is Alexander the Great; the King of Hearts is Charlemagne; the King of Diamonds is Julius Caesar!              With acknowledged thanks to "Three Rock Panorama".  

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