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 15th Dec -   Margo Fitzgerald
22nd Dec -  No bridge
 5th Jan    -  Lesley McMullan
12th Jan  -  Mary Rose Callan
19th Jan  -  Ruth Bracken
26th Jan  -  Maeve Woods
 2nd Feb  - Kay Grimes
 9th Feb   - Maire Vernon
16th Feb  - Pat Treacy
23rd Feb  - Barbara Donovan
 2nd Mar  - June Byrne
 9th Mar   - Pre-Entry
16th Mar  - Pre-Entry
23rd Mar  - Colm Morrissey

30th Mar  - Yvonne O'Doherty
 6th Apr    - Adino McDonnell

 

Welcome to Three Trouts Bridge Club
Happy New Year
Happy New Year


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
BEST WISHES FOR 2022

The Bridge Centre is currently closed until after 30th January due to Covid Restrictions. 

We will keep our Members informed of any updates.

Looking forward to getting together for our Wednesday morning bridge in 2022.


Stay Safe and Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year

 

Christmas 2021
Christmas 2021


WISHING ALL OUR MEMBERS A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS

HO..HO..HO.. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL ON THE NICE LIST

CBAI Newsletter 2021

The CBAI has just published it's 2021 Newsletter  https://online.pubhtml5.com/oabw/lstr/#p=1

In this year's edition you will find an address from CBAI President  Pat O'Mahony, a feedback on online bridge, regional reports, details of bridge classes planned for 2021/22 and many other articles. Please take the time to read the Newsletter.

 

Successful Return to Bridge

  

On Wednesdat 22nd September Three Trouts Bridge Club Re-opened

It was a very successful morning

We had 6 Tables, and it was lovely to be back to live bridge & meet up with friends

 

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HURRAY - LIVE BRIDGE IS BACK

The Bridge Centre is re-opening on Monday 20th September

Three Trouts Bridge Club will be back to live Bridge on Wednesday 22nd September

For the first few weeks we will have open competitions for all members of the Bridge Centre

Please read Re-opening Communication.pdf for more details

Also please be aware of these health checks COVID Questions.pdf  on returning to live bridge.

Looking forward to seeing all our Members and getting back to enjoying our Wednesday Morning Bridge

 

Member of the Year 2020 - 2021
Member of the Year 2020 - 2021

 

Cynthia presenting Sheila Harvey with her Member of the Year Trophy

for the 2020/2021 Season

 

Congratulations Sheila

 

Our President's Board
Our President's Board

Well, its official, our President Ann Lynn has her name up in lights on the Three Trouts President Board in the Bridge Centre.

Best wishes to Ann for the coming Season

and a big thank you to Cynthia for looking after us so well over the past 2 years    

AGM 2021
AGM 2021

Well, history in the making.... Our 2021 AGM was held on the 26th May, our first AGM held virtually via ZOOM. It was a wonderful success. Outside of the AGM business, members were able to have a chat and all agreed it was lovely to see one another. The new Committe for the 2021-2022 Season was duly elected. See section below for details of our new Committee.

Prior to the AGM, Vice President Ann, on behalf of our Club members, presented our deserving President Cynthia with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a small gift in appreciation of all her hard work over the last 2 years.  Well done Cynthia and a big Thank You from all Three Trouts Members.


 

At the AGM Cynthia announced that Sheila Harvey has been awarded

Three Trouts Member of the Year for 2020/2021 Season.   

Congratulations Sheila                 

THREE TROUTS COMMITTEE 2021 -2022

President:                     Ann Lynn

Vice President:             Sheila Harvey                                                            

Hon. Secretary:            Pauline O’Sullivan        

Hon. Treasurer:            Melanie Watchorn                                                    

Committee:                  Margo Fitzgerald, Mary Rose Callan, Máire Ní Shiodhail    

Ex Officio:                     Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing

WINNERS
WINNERS

 

Congratulations to our very own Vice-President Ann Lynn and Kate Ui Ghallachoir from our neighbours St. Crispins, who came 1st in the Regents Monthly Gala for Novices.

What a lovely Trophy

Well done Ladies

 

Cheating When Playing Online

The CBAI has asked the Club to remind our Members about requirements for ethical behaviour at all times. This is as a result of dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players. There are daily reports of peoople perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online.

Here is the full document issued by the CBAI Cheating at Online Bridge.pdf  Please take the time to read it.

Also here are some points to note when playing Bridge online on the BBO platform:

  • Do not provide explanation of your bid in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents. This is NOT acceptable. The alert button should be used as it is only the opponents who should be aware of the alert
  • All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names, but a Christian name only is acceptable
  • No unaffiliated players may play on the CBAI BBO platform

Cynthia

 

MEMBERS' BBO USERNAMES

As we still have some waiting time until the Bridge Centre re-opens, we are pleased to know more members are taking on the challenge of online bridge. All the necessary information, including a Tutorial Video for getting started are in the "Playing Bridge Online" section just below.

To help new members and even existing members, find a partner for a game here is a list of some members BBO usernames. Members BBO Usernames.docx.pdf  28 is a good number for our club,  There is a small few of those listed who have not yet ventured to play in the Greystones Bridge Centre (GBC) online tourlnaments on BBO. Tuesday afternoon at 2.05pm is a good game time for the online beginner.

Remember the offer of help and guidance from your Committee is still available,  Look forward to seeing many more of you online soon.

Béir bua, Cynthia

Playing Bridge Online

Here is a link to the BBO Video Tutorial ....BBO Online Tutorial

BBO is the best know Website for online Bridge. Click this link to BBO.... http://www.bridgebase.com

Greystones Bridge Centre (GBC) has prepared this guide on getting started ....Online Bridge with BBO

Please read the guidelines for members playing in GBC competitions ...BBO Rules - Greystones Bridge Centre

Our Last Award for the Year 2019/2020
Our Last Award for the Year 2019/2020

During the year 2019//2020 it was decided to have a new annual award which did not necessarily mean the winning of a bridge competition was a requirement.

Despite my best efforts I have not been able to meet up with our recipient for a photo shoot, but you all know her well.

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that Margaret Harding is Three Trouts Bridge Club's first ever "Member of the Year".

Warm congratulations and virtual hugs Margaret.

Cynthia

President's Prize 2019/2020
President's Prize 2019/2020

We are nearing the end of our Prize Giving for 2019/20.  We congratulate Penny and Helena on winning the President's Prize this year.

Unfortunately it has been impossible to take photos of the rest of the prize winners.

The Runner-ups are Rosemary McNulty and Margaret Harding.

Third place; Linda McGeehan and Noel Carthy

Fourth place; (in lieu of session prize) Barbara Donovan and Kay Grimes.

Sadly I can't give you all a hug and kiss in congratulations, but I am so happy for you and hopefully we will take that super prize winners' photo in the very near future.

Cynthia

Running Lamb 2019/2020
Running Lamb 2019/2020

Two Running Lamb competitions took place on 29th January and 26th February. It was unfortunate that we were unable to have the normal 4 competitions.

It was decided half a leg of lamb was better than no leg at all. The calculations were made and Penny came out on top. 

Congratulations to Penny and well done.

Three Trouts Player of the Year
Three Trouts Player of the Year

Dear Friends,

As it looks like it could be a long time before we can all be together again for an AGM, I thought we could get some of our business underway now, starting with the Player of the Year Competition.

We congratulate Linda McGeehan on being awarded Player of the Year for 2019/20. Having  good players in our Club is an honour and a great bonus.  Watching how they bid and play is facinating and can only help to improve our game. 

This Trophy was first won by Madge Murphy in 2005/06, followed by Freda Morrissey in 2006/07 and 2010/11, then Monica Brady with three wins 2007/08, 2009/10 and 2016/.17.  Terry O'Donovan held it for 2008/09, Barbara Donovan held it in 2011/12 and 2018/19, Brenda Langan 2012/13, Marie Kidney 2013/14, and Denise Byrne 2014/15. Linda McGeehan first won it in 2015/16, then in 2017/18 and now again 2019/20.

Cynthia

CBAI - ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

The CBAI  Annual Newsletter for 2020 is in digital rather than physical format.

Please click on this link to read the Newsletter   CBAI-Newsletter-2020.pdf

Lots of interesting articles. Enjoy.

Happy Bridge Session Wednesday Morning 30th September
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Three Trouts Committee - 2020/21

President:                         Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing

Vice President :                 Ann Lynn

Hon Secretaruy:                Sheila Harvey

Hon Treasurer:                  Melanie Watchorn

General Committee:    Margo Fitzgerald, Mary Rose Callan, Máire Ní Shíodhail

BIRTHDAY GIRLS
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  • Marie, Betty & Marie
  • Rosemary
  • More Yummy Cakes

BEST WISHES TO THE BIRTHDAY GIRLS

& LOTS OF YUMMY CAKE

 

 

 

SILVER PLATE 2020
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WHAT A LOVELY MORNING

&

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS OF THE SILVER PLATE

LISA HENNESSY & BRIGID EARLEY

 

 

Christmas Lunch at the Glenview
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  • Presentation to Cynthia
  • Christmas Lunch
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 Great Christmas lunch at the Glenview 

The venue, food and company made for a very special lunch 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO  THE WINNERS OF OUR

TURKEY  COMPETITION

On Wednesday 11th December

 

WINNER:   LINDA MCGEEHAN

2ND PLACE:   FREDA MORRISSEY

3RD PLACE:   BETTY SHERLOCK

4TH PLACE:   KAY GRIMES

 

Remember to turn off your phone before bridge starts.   Keep the noise level down.

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Calendar
Wed 19th January 2022
Club Bridge
10.00
Standby: Ruth Bracken
Wed 26th January 2022
Club Bridge
10.00
Standby: Maeve Woods
Wed 2nd February 2022
Club Bridge
10.00
Standby: Kay Grimes
Results
Club Bridge
Club Bridge
Club Bridge