Camrose Trial Run

Started: 2 days ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 28th September 2016

Started: 21 hours ago


CBAI Camrose Trials – This coming Friday 30th September

Entries have been received from 10 teams.   The team headed by Mark Moran have been exempted through to the Final weekend.  The remaining 9 teams will compete in the first round of the trials this coming Friday in Dublin.  The top 3 teams will then join Team Moran in the Final in mid October in Limerick.

1. Only dummy or declarer may remove the tray from the table and only dummy or declarer may put the board back in the centre of the table.
2. During the auction, all calls should touch the lower bar of that players’ segment of the tray and overlap slightly the previous call.
3. Defenders must not intentionally vary the orientation of their played cards.
4. The opening lead must be faced before the Screen aperture is opened and only Declarer or Dummy may open the aperture or call for it to be opened.


Schedule of Play


CBAI Duais (Pat Duff Ardee)

Final Scores

Hand Records – Session 1

Hand Records – Session 2

Hand Records – Session 3


BEGINNERS  AND  IMPROVERS  CLASSES – starting this coming Thursday night in the Southern Hotel Sligo starting at 7.30 pm.  All Welcome


CHARITY  DRIVE in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on Sunday week 2nd October starting at 5 O’Clock.  All Welome.




Full Details


CBAI versus NIBU (Sonya Britton Trophy)

Congratulations to the CBAI team led by CBAI President Pat Duff who won their annual friendly challenge match against our Northern Ireland friends NIBU at the weekend (Sonya Britton Trophy).  The Sonya Britton Trophy is an annual match between teams from the NIBU and the CBAI.  Each provides 6 teams; Open, Ladies, Officials, Masters, Intermediate A and Intermediate B.  The match venue alternates between the North and the South and is normally scheduled for the first or second weekend in August.

Final Result CBAI versus NIBU 2016

Hand Records


Mary Finn RIP

Mary Finn Sligo Congress 2015

We are all saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Mary Finn after a short illness – just a week after turning 50.   Mary was one of Ireland’s top Bridge players, attaining the rank of Life Master and representing Ireland at International level on a number of occasions.    Despite her young age, Mary won most of the National titles – winning the National President’s Prize as recently as last September.  Mary was favourite to win any competition she entered and she will be missed by her regular partners Ciara Burns, Cian Holland, Sean O’Lubaigh, Sean Gillan and many others.  Despite her prowess at the game, she still found time to mingle with the rest of us and was a great supporter of local Bridge Congresses all around the country – both North and South of the border.  Mary was one of those rare players that are a tournament director’s dream – you never knew she was in the room – she came in quietly, she played quietly and she left quietly.   She had that beautiful inner trait that helped her avoid any arguments or controversies either at the table or away from the table.   Although she was quiet she had a few good witty Bridge stories to recount.

We were honoured to have had her with us in Sligo for the past four years and I have instances of her refusing to take prizemoney and looking the other way when her opponents made mistakes.  She was always on hand to offer help and we will sorely miss her.  Irish Bridge has lost another of its truly Great People.  A special mention to Ena and Aidan Cleary who took Mary under their wings over the years.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her brothers and sister – Patrick, Jimmy, Tom, John and Catherine.