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CBAI National Team Finals – Athlone – 27th and 28th April 2019

Session 1:  (1.30 to 5.30),     Dinner Break 5.30 to 7.15,     Session 2:  (7.15 to 11.15)

Session 3:  (11 am to 3 p.m.),     Presentation of Prizes at 3.15 pm

Kelburne Cup (Masters) 16 Teams

Schedule of play        List of Teams

DETAILED  SCHEDULE  FOR  EACH  TEAM

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Bankers Trophy (Intermediate ‘A’)  22 Teams

Results

TRIAL  RUN

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Tierney Cup (Intermediate ‘B’)  21 Teams

TRIAL  RUN

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Started: 2 days ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 24th April 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Garden Club – Thursday 25th April 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Started: 2 days ago

Galway 81st Annual Bridge Congress – 19th to 21st April 2019

Restricted Teams (16 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Teams (12 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Swiss Pairs  (16 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Pairs (21.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Second Session

Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Intermediate Pairs (15.5 Tables)

Intermediate Pairs Galway 2019 Final Result

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Mixed Pairs Championship (18 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Novice Championship (8 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Open Pairs 1 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 2 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 3 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

All Sections Friday Night Combined (Gala)

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Open Pairs 4 (Saturday Afternoon) 9 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 5 (Saturday Night) 14 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 6 (Saturday Night) 2.5 VIP Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 7 (Sunday Afternoon) 15.5 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Open Pairs 8 (Sunday Night) 13 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 9 (Monday Afternoon) 7 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 10 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 11 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Started: 7 days ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 17th April 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Ann Hannon RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our current members Ann Hannon – a lady in every respect and every tournament director’s dream player – she came in, played her game and went home – you wouldn’t know she was in the room.  May she rest in peace.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and many friends.

 

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Started: 1 week ago

Lady Milne International Championship – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th to 14th April – City North Hotel – Congratulations ENGLAND

The event started in 1934 and is now played over one weekend for Womens teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2009 the host fields a sixth team called by the name of the Federation (CBAI).  This team can also win the trophy for the country and did so for England in 2010.  Teams play a head-to-head match of 32 boards against each of the other five, each being victory-pointed.  In 2011 for the first time in 62 years the series ended in a tie, the trophy being shared between Scotland and England. The regulations for a tie were subsequently changed making one a lot less likely.

England has won outright on 48 occasions (one being its second team in 2010).  Scotland has won outright 14 times: in 1950, 1956, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018; Wales won in 1967, 1968, 1988 and 2015 Northern Ireland won in 1981 and 1985; the Republic of Ireland, joining the series in 1998, has yet to win.

Final Result

Butler Rankings

FULL DETAILS AND MORE

 

Playing Schedule

CBAI Bios,    England Bios,    Ireland Bios,    N.Ireland Bios,   Scotland Bios,   Wales Bios

Player Systems,     Regulations,     32 Board VP Scale

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Started: 3 weeks ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 15th April 2019

Section A

Results
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Section B

Results
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Both Sections Combined)

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 Please Note: There is NO BEGINNERS OR IMPROVERS Class this coming Thursday Night 18th April

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Kelburne Cup 2019 Schedule of Play

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May Bank Holiday Monday Night – Discuss with the Experts Night

Southern Hotel 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.  (Open to All)

As part of our ‘Improving May Month’, Thomas MacCormac and three of his Junior International Players have kindly agreed to come down and share their wisdom with us on the May Bank Holiday Monday Night.  The evening will begin as normal at 7.30 with a card game of instructional hands followed by a question and answer post-mortem session with Thomas and his star players.
Thomas is hoping to raise funds to send his promising team to the World Championships and ACBL Championships later in the year and this ‘Discuss with the Expert’ night is part of their fund raising.  The cost for the evening is 15 euro per person – and is open to all bridge players from any club or region.
If we get enough players interested, we will proceed with the event.  We don’t often get the chance to listen and learn from top players so this is a fantastic opportunity at a very reasonable price.  If you are interested please give your names to Fearghal 086-2652871 or Mairead asap.

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Started: 3 weeks ago

Ireland qualify for Bridge World Cup

Our Irish Senior team of Nick FitzGibbon, Adam Mesbur, Micheal O’Briain, Padraig O’Briain, Ranald Milne and B.J. O’Brien (NPC Derek O’Gorman) have finished in fourth place in the European Championships in Ostend and in so doing have qualified for the D’Orsi Cup to be held  in China in 2019.  This is an outstanding achievement and we are all proud of their success.  Well done to all.  The top three places went to France, Sweden and Poland.

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Started: 10 months ago

Yeats Country Bridge Congress 8th – 10th June 2018

A big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who came and played in our congress or supported us in any way.  As well as being the last Congress in the CBAI season it was once again the biggest Congress of the year. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you enjoyed your stay with us.  Well done to all the prizewinners and a special thank you to our hard working committee who have already started planning next year’s 57th Annual Congress.  Hopefully we will see you all back here again next year.

Chairman:  Jim Sproule

Administration:  Mairead Basquille, Frank Goodwin, Declan Gallagher, Assumpta Kelly and Kelsey Henry.

Hospitality:  Margaret Dowd, Mary Kilfeather, Kathleen Maher and Gladys Sheridan.

Setup:  Tommy Banks, Tom Byrne, Dave Flanagan, Ronnie Kelly, Pat Lyons, Jim O’Malley, John Scanlon and Robert Wallace.

Tournament Directors:  Gillian Ballantyne, Eileen O’Connor and Diarmuid Reddan.

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Click here for list of all the Prizewinners

 

Mixed Pairs Championship (25 Tables)

Results. Hand Records a Personal Records

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Gala Open Pairs (44 Tables)

Results. Hand Records a Personal Records

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Congress Pairs Result (32.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Intermediate A Pairs Result (23 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

Inter B & Novice Pairs Result (19.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Congress Teams Result (38 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Afternoon (15 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Night (19 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning A (13 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning B (13 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Afternoon (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Beginner Pairs – Saturday Night (2 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Follow our Irish Women and Men playing in the various European Championship events currently taking place in Ostend Belgium.

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Started: 11 months ago

CBAI National Team Finals – Athlone – 27th and 28th April 2019

Session 1:  (1.30 to 5.30),     Dinner Break 5.30 to 7.15,     Session 2:  (7.15 to 11.15)

Session 3:  (11 am to 3 p.m.),     Presentation of Prizes at 3.15 pm

Kelburne Cup (Masters) 16 Teams

Schedule of play        List of Teams

DETAILED  SCHEDULE  FOR  EACH  TEAM

*******

Bankers Trophy (Intermediate ‘A’)  22 Teams

Results

TRIAL  RUN

*******

Tierney Cup (Intermediate ‘B’)  21 Teams

TRIAL  RUN

*******

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Galway 81st Annual Bridge Congress – 19th to 21st April 2019

Restricted Teams (16 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Teams (12 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Swiss Pairs  (16 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Pairs (21.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Second Session

Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Intermediate Pairs (15.5 Tables)

Intermediate Pairs Galway 2019 Final Result

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Mixed Pairs Championship (18 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Novice Championship (8 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Open Pairs 1 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 2 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 3 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

All Sections Friday Night Combined (Gala)

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Open Pairs 4 (Saturday Afternoon) 9 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 5 (Saturday Night) 14 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 6 (Saturday Night) 2.5 VIP Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 7 (Sunday Afternoon) 15.5 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Open Pairs 8 (Sunday Night) 13 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 9 (Monday Afternoon) 7 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 10 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 11 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 17th April 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Ann Hannon RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our current members Ann Hannon – a lady in every respect and every tournament director’s dream player – she came in, played her game and went home – you wouldn’t know she was in the room.  May she rest in peace.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and many friends.

 

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Lady Milne International Championship – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th to 14th April – City North Hotel – Congratulations ENGLAND

The event started in 1934 and is now played over one weekend for Womens teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2009 the host fields a sixth team called by the name of the Federation (CBAI).  This team can also win the trophy for the country and did so for England in 2010.  Teams play a head-to-head match of 32 boards against each of the other five, each being victory-pointed.  In 2011 for the first time in 62 years the series ended in a tie, the trophy being shared between Scotland and England. The regulations for a tie were subsequently changed making one a lot less likely.

England has won outright on 48 occasions (one being its second team in 2010).  Scotland has won outright 14 times: in 1950, 1956, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018; Wales won in 1967, 1968, 1988 and 2015 Northern Ireland won in 1981 and 1985; the Republic of Ireland, joining the series in 1998, has yet to win.

Final Result

Butler Rankings

FULL DETAILS AND MORE

 

Playing Schedule

CBAI Bios,    England Bios,    Ireland Bios,    N.Ireland Bios,   Scotland Bios,   Wales Bios

Player Systems,     Regulations,     32 Board VP Scale

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Acol Bridge Club – Monday 15th April 2019

Section A

Results
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Section B

Results
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Both Sections Combined)

******************

 Please Note: There is NO BEGINNERS OR IMPROVERS Class this coming Thursday Night 18th April

*********************

 

Kelburne Cup 2019 Schedule of Play

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May Bank Holiday Monday Night – Discuss with the Experts Night

Southern Hotel 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.  (Open to All)

As part of our ‘Improving May Month’, Thomas MacCormac and three of his Junior International Players have kindly agreed to come down and share their wisdom with us on the May Bank Holiday Monday Night.  The evening will begin as normal at 7.30 with a card game of instructional hands followed by a question and answer post-mortem session with Thomas and his star players.
Thomas is hoping to raise funds to send his promising team to the World Championships and ACBL Championships later in the year and this ‘Discuss with the Expert’ night is part of their fund raising.  The cost for the evening is 15 euro per person – and is open to all bridge players from any club or region.
If we get enough players interested, we will proceed with the event.  We don’t often get the chance to listen and learn from top players so this is a fantastic opportunity at a very reasonable price.  If you are interested please give your names to Fearghal 086-2652871 or Mairead asap.

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