The Bridge Centre is a purpose-built complex located on Templeogue Road, opposite Cheeverstown House. The Centre is used exclusively for playing Bridge, and is home to five different Bridge clubs.
Evening Bridge takes place each night Monday to Friday. Evening Bridge is confined to members of the Bridge Centre and is run by one of the five clubs. (A visitor may play up to four times provided that they are signed in by a member of the Centre.) Please note that evening Bridge starts at 7:30pm and that all players are asked to be seated at their table by 7:20pm so that play can start on time.
Morning Bridge is organised by the Bridge Centre on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week and play starts at 10:00am. Please note, however, that Morning Bridge does not take place on Bank Holidays.
Morning Bridge is open to all Bridge players, and both members and non members of the Bridge Centre are welcome. You can come without a partner. On some weekends Regional or National competitions run in the Centre.
The Centre also runs its own Inter-Club Team of Four competition and the Marie Moran Pairs competition.
Templeogue Castle Community Bridge Club
MARIE MORAN TROPHY
Saturday 2nd November 2019
2 Session Graded Pairs Competition
Open to All Centre Members
Starting at 12 Noon
Finishing at 7 pm (approx.)
Cost: €15 per person
Includes Light Refreshments between sessions
And a glass of wine + nibbles after competition
Entries to Ailbhe Mealy, tel. 0872981710
Templeogue Castle Community Bridge Centre (TCCBC) Newsletter
The Centre’s Newly Appointed Information Officer:
Marian Mc Guinness Logue.
The commemorative plaque at the entrance to the hall, says it all !
‘The Bridge Centre was built in 1999, thanks to the generosity of the local bridge players, and the vision, commitment and dedication of its three founding Trustees,
Joe Moran, Briain Healy, and Martin Keane’
Previously, there were many individual bridge clubs in this area, playing in some very unsuitable venues, like school classrooms and parish halls. The Founding Members understood that what was needed for the clubs was to have ‘A home of our own’ This became their motto. They approached every bridge club in the area to secure the backing they needed in their quest for the acquisition of a bridge centre. They worked tirelessly and eventually the site beside Templeogue House became available.
Our purpose built Centre as we know it today, amid much fanfare, was built and completed in 1999. It is occupied by five clubs, playing five nights a week. Our Centre has a very well equipped, very comfortable Bridge hall. It has a fully stocked kitchen, and a very jolly bar with drinks of every variety, at greatly reduced prices. It boasts an expansive car parking area with security cameras which is also patrolled by a car-park attendant each night. The Centre is run on an entirely voluntary basis.
It is managed by the TCCBC committee, which is made up of Trustees, Officers and two representatives from each of the five clubs.
Trustees and Officers are as follows:
Chairman Joe Moran Trustee
Finance: Kieran Hone Trustee
Management: Martin Keane Trustee
Honorary Secretary: Anne Woulfe, Officer
Honorary Treasurer: Brenda Moran Officer
Health and Safety: Pat Mc Gillion Officer
The Centre organises Morning Bridge from Monday to Thursday. Members and non-members of the Centre are welcome to play. The Centre runs the Marie Moran Pairs Competition and the Inter-Clubs Team of Four. It also hosts competitions on behalf of the national organisations, namely the IBU and the CBAI. These competitions are run at weekends.
The TCCBC also runs classes for Beginner and Improvers in all categories. These classes take place in the Teaching Room.
Our five Clubs play at 7.30pm on the following evenings:
Monday Knocklyon Bridge Club- www.bridgewebs.com/knocklyon
Tuesday Ballyroan Bridge Club- www.bridgewebs.com/ballyroan
Wednesday St.Jude’s Bridge Club- www.bridgewebs.com/stjudes
Thursday Cypress Bridge Club- www.bridgewebs.com/cypress
Friday Templeogue College Bridge Club www.bridgewebs.com/templeoguecollege
Joining the Centre currently costs €275 for ordinary members. Yearly subscriptions cost €50 but this figure is reduced to €40 if paid by cash or cheque or €35 if paid by Direct Debit before the 30th April. A member of the Centre must also be a member of at least one of the five Bridge clubs in the centre. One cannot be a member of a club in the Centre without being a member of the Centre itself.
Membership subscriptions for the clubs are due in September and currently costs €15. The Centre supplies a calendar for each member with dates of competitions and events and the committee names and their contact numbers in all clubs, as well as events in the Centre itself.
All five clubs welcome new members and most have a ‘Joker’ system. This allows an individual member without a partner to come and be assured of a game.
The clubs conduct their own affairs independently of each other and have total autonomy in their own bridge club. Each club has a website where one can find information about the workings of the club, the committee members, competitions and results, news and details of events which are organised by the club, as well as photographs of prize-giving and all social events.
The Marie Moran Trophy:
This pairs competition is named in honour of Marie Moran, Joe’s late wife, who played a significant and very enthusiastic role in the early days. It is held on the first Saturday of November each year. It is the Centre’s Pairs Competition. It is a very enjoyable day, with two sessions, beginning at 12 noon, and ending around 7pm. Refreshments are served at the break and food is served with wine in the evening. Great fun continues in the bar afterwards with music, singing and dancing. It is open to all members of the Centre from all five clubs. This is an event not to be missed.
THESE CLASSES ARE NOW FULL.
MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
at 7.30pm (EVENING CLASS)
TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
at 10am (MORNING CLASS)
THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
Cost: €120 for 12 classes
(Payable on booking)
Details and to book
or phone/text 0871618988
WHAT IS A BEETLE DRIVE?
The game of Beetle is a dice game, with no limit on the number of players.
The aim of the game is to draw a beetle, with body, head, legs, feelers, eyes before the other competitors.
A 6 is necessary to start the process by drawing the body. People take it in turn to throw the dice, adding body parts as they score. Of course, you can’t add eyes or feelers without a head!, nor a head without a body.
A Beetle Drive is a parlour game, played in groups. The best score in each group moves up a group after each round, and the lowest score moves down, so you meet everyone at some stage.
An entertaining evening is in store. Do join in.
COMMUNITY BRIDGE CLUB
13th JUNE 2019
With thanks to Cypress Bridge Club for accommodating us.
The annual subscription for the TCCBC is due April 1st
Those who have submitted Direct Debit forms need do nothing. Payments of €35 will be debited automatically from your account.
Payment may be made by cheque made out to TCCBC, or with cash.
The cost is €40 if paid by end April
The cost is €50 if paid 1st May or later.
Presentation to the Manager of St Michael's House, on the occasion of the Inter-club Centre Teams Competition 2019
The competition was won by Ballyroan this year. Well Done!
The Inter-Club Centre Teams Competition
will be held in the Centre
on Saturday March 2nd,
from Noon to 7pm
Entries through the clubs
The second half of the Beginners' Bridge course starts again this week,
Monday night, Thursday morning, Friday night.
The cost once again is €120 for the 12 classes.
Frances Heffernan receiving her 1st Prize from Joe at his Christmas party
Christmas Arrangements at the Centre
Monday 3rd Dec: Open for morning bridge and evening class.
Knocklyon Party in the Centre in the evening.
Wednesday 5th: Open for morning bridge.
St Judes Party in the Centre in the evening.
Thursday 6th: Usual opening hours for bridge, morning and evening
Friday 7th: Closed, (Templeogue College party)
Monday 10th -17th
Usual opening hours for bridge and classes, morning and evening.
Tuesday 18th: Open for morning bridge
Closed for evening bridge (Ballyroan Party)
Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st :
Usual opening hours for bridge.
Monday 24th to Thursday 27th
Bridge Centre closed for Christmas
Friday 28th Dec: Open for evening bridge.
Monday 31st Dec & Tuesday 1st Jan:
Closed New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day
Usual Bridge schedule Resumes 2nd January
Marie Moran Trophy 2018
1st Overall Evelyn Sharkey Ann Hogan A 64.17
2nd Overall Anna Murphy Tom Flood B 59.58
3rd Overall Padraic and Michelle McIntyre O 58.33
1st Richard Elvin B. J. O’Brien 57.01
2nd Brenda Granville Catherine King 56.74
3rd Joe and Brenda Moran 53.83
1st Bernadette and Pat McGillion 57.74
2nd Declan Buckley Pat McGorrian 56.38
3rd Pauline Malone Peg Kane 56.28
4th Michael Grace Maeve O’Reilly 56.03
1st Bill Buckmaster Eileen Greene 58.99
2nd Christine and Dan Meaney 58.85
3rd Marian McGuinness Logue Martina Wheatley 58.22
1st Joe Clancy Eugene Heather 55.29
2nd Sheila O’Shea Loretta Redmond 50.24
MASTERS AND A1 PLAYERS
A SET OF FOUR SEMINARS
PRESENTED BY GRAND MASTER B.J.O’BRIEN
November 8th, November 15th,
January 17th, January 24th
WITH THE FOLLOWING TOPICS
A. Bidding and Declarer Play
B. Defence, Discards and Signals
C. Good Bidding and Defensive Conventions
D. Review and any other issues
Booking in advance with payment of €40 to TCCBC
Through Anne Woulfe, Hon. Secretary, TCCBC
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginners Classes Autumn 2018
Monday 24th September at 7.30pm, (evening class) almost full
Thursday 27th September at 10am (morning class) full
Friday 28th September at 7.30pm (evening class) Places available
Please email Anne email@example.com
or text 087 1618988 to book
Refresher Classes for Novices
Looking to Brush up on what they Learned but have forgotten
Starting Monday 10th September. at 10am
Pre-booking essential by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or text 0871618988
Teacher Dorothy Whelan
Cost €80 for 8 classes
Improver Classes for Intermediate B
Teacher: Pat McGillion
Topics: Weak 2s, Transfers,
7 Classes starting Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm
Cost €70 Limited Places
Pre-booking is essential, preferably by email to email@example.com
or text 0871618988
The Annual Treasure Hunt and Beetle Drive
Saturday 18th August.
has had to be cancelled.
Apologies for the disappointment.
BRIDGE AT TEMPLEOGUE
Tuesday bridge at Templeogue:
A weekly treat for one and all.
With Ann and scary Valerie in charge,
There's good behaviour in the hall.
My partner Peter is a gem,
A novice with a master's flair.
He bids with cheery confidence
And manufactures tricks from air.
What better way to spend our time,
With doubles, slams and winter fun.
So cherish partners, play the game
And happy Christmas everyone.
John Fanagan 12 December 2017
ALL BRIDGE HAS RESUMED IN THE BRIDGE CENTRE.
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CLUB'S WEBSITE FOR ANY CHANGES TO COMPETITIONS.
Christmas Arrangements at the Centre
Friday 1st: Evening class as usual,
closed for evening bridge, (Templeogue College party)
Monday 4th: Open for morning bridge and class,
closed for evening bridge, (Knocklyon party)
Tuesday 5th usual opening hours for bridge
Wednesday 6th: Open for morning bridge, and class.
St Judes Party in the Centre in the evening
Thursday 7th to Monday 18th :
Tuesday 19th No morning bridge
closed for evening bridge (Ballyroan Party)
Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd:
No morning bridge
Usual opening hours for evening bridge.
Monday25th to Thurday 28th
Friday 29th: No morning bridge
Open for evening bridge.
Monday 1st: Closed for New Year’s Day
MARIE MORAN RESULTS 2017
OVERALL – 1ST - JOHN COMYN & PHIDIAS STYLIANOU - 63.66
2ND – ELAINE O’KELLY & AILBHE MEALY - 58.70
OVERALL SESSION PRIZES
SESSION PRIZE - 1ST RUTH PEARE & DEIRDRE FALLON
2ND MARY GORDON & BETTY CLANCY
1 ST RICHARD ELVIN/JILL KULCHYCKY - 58.68
2ND PETRA & TONY O’NEILL – 58.45
3RD BRENDAN CLEAR & EILEEN MEGHAN – 58.42
1ST – DECLAN DOYLE & ADRIENNE WESTON – 58.31
2ND PATRICIA COLLINS & ANTOINETTE HARRIS0N – 57.84
3RD - TERESA REDDY & JACKIE ROGERS – 57.61
4TH - ANNE HOGAN & EVELYN SHARKEY - 56.35
5TH – MARY BARRY & MARGARET COLLINS – 56.09
1ST – AGATA EDGE & FRANCES FITZHARRIS - 58.39
2ND – BARBARA MCNAMERA & MARY TYNAN – 67.91
3RD – MARIAN MCGUINESS LOGUE & MARTINA WHEATLEY -55.31
BEST NOVICE – 1ST - JOE CLANCY & EUGENE HEATHER -52.75
Membership Subscriptions for the Year 2017 – 2018
The Annual Subscription of € 50.00, for the year 2017 – 2018 is now overdue.
Please click on the Membership tab on the left for full details.
Beginners Classes Autumn 2017
Mornings: Wednesdays, starting 10am September 20th
a few places available
Thursdays, starting 10am September 21st
Evening: Friday, starting 7.30pm September 22nd
Refresher Classes (for players who have been playing for a short while and want to brush up)
Mornings: Mondays at 10am starting October 9th for eight weeks, with a break for Hallowe'en.
Please email Anne firstname.lastname@example.org or text 087 1618988 for further information
29th JUNE 2017
This year's Centre Teams event was held on Saturday 4th March, in a two-session event.
The winners with a score of 557 were Ballyroan, runners-up were Knocklyon with 488
Mary Pierce who has helped out immensely over the years in organising morning bridge is retiring. We would like to thank Mary for all her help over the years and wish her all the best for the future.
Evelyn Sharkey recently decided to retire from Wednesday Morning Bridge. She will be very much missed, and on the occasion of her retirement, Joe Moran presented her with a bouquet to thank her for her marvellous commitment to morning bridge from the start, and wished her well for the future.