Presidents Address 2020/2021
It’s strange thing that I am addressing club members almost 6 months after my term of office has expired but then we live in the strangest of times. The restrictions on us caused by the pandemic means the existing club committee and officers will remain in place until we are in a position to hold our AGM.
It is important to me that all our members and indeed the wider bridge community remain safe and well and avoid this terrible affliction that has hit us. (Read More Click)
A Message From Your President.
I hope everyone is keeping well and your gardens are looking well, packed with lovely flowers and plants.
There is no doubt that of all sporting pastimes, Bridge has been among the few that has been hit the hardest by the Corona Virus.
The constant close proximity of players and the age profile makes it impossible for any play and the general predictions among our administrators is that club closure will continue for some time yet. It is unlikely our club will be open for bridge this side of Christmas. For the health and safety of our members it will be too dangerous until a vaccine is developed.
The existing club structure will remain in place for the moment and all remaining events on our calendar have been cancelled including the Annual General Meeting until further notice.
However there is an option to those of us who are interested enough, and that is playing Bridge online.
It has proved extremely popular with one of the main online sites, Bridge Base On Line registering up to fifty thousand playing each evening.
Westmanstown Bridge Club have registered with West Dublin Online Bridge and trial competitions have begun.
John Crimmins is setting this up and there is lots of information on the website but the first thing you must do is register with Bridge Base Online.Com.
There is no charge, all you need is a user name and a password.
Once you are registered you can log in and play in all sorts of competitions. It is a little daunting at first but not that difficult to find your way around.
Eventually we will have our own competition on the site.
Full details and step by step instructions will follow later but get yourself registered first.
Anyone needing help in getting registered can give me a call.
Further updates will follow soon so keep a check on our web-site .