IBU Open Trials (Final Weekend) – Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January 2018 – Ciaran Coyne Versus Grainne Barton

IBU Open Trials 2018

Congratulations to Grainne Barton’s Team (Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, John Carroll, Tommy Garvey, Rory Boland, Mark Moran) – the winners of this year’s Irish Bridge Union Open Trials – and who will now represent Ireland in the European Championships next June.  Many congratulations also to the runners-up (Ciaran Coyne, Peter Goodman, Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, Derek O’Gorman & Terry Walsh) who were just beaten at the final hurdle – a truly magnificent final.  Well done to all.  Pictured above the winning team being presented with the Pat Walshe Trophy.

 

Results

 

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Table Scores – Set 1,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 1

Table Scores – Set 2,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 2

Table Scores – Set 3,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 3

Table Scores – Set 4,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 4

Table Scores – Set 5,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 5

Table Scores – Set 6,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 6

Table Scores – Set 7,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 7

Table Scores – Set 8,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 8

Table Scores – Set 9,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 9

Table Scores – Set 10,     Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Set 10

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Christopher Higgins RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the great C.B. Higgins at the age of 97.  We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his children Ken, Valerie, Stella, Ann Christine and their families.  Chris was Mr. Bridge in Sligo long before most of today’s players ever heard about the game.  He introduced a generation of Bridge players to this wonderful game and his obvious passion and love for the game shone through to enthral his awestruck students.   As a player Chris’s card play technique was immaculate.   In partnership with the other Sligo great – John McGowan also deceased – Chris won everything that was to be won including the IBU Moylan Cup (National Pairs Championship).  He was also one of the few Sligo players to ever be selected to play on the Irish International team.  The debate about which one of the two was the greatest player ever to have come from Sligo and the North-West still goes on today but the fact is that either would have been honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as the other.

However C.B. Higgins’ greatest contribution to Bridge was as an inspirational teacher, a humble gracious opponent, and most importantly – his incredible unflappable Bridge temperament – an absolute model in best practice in how to be the perfect Bridge partner at the table….”if you’re not going to say something nice – don’t say anything at all”.

Bridge in Sligo owes a tremendous debt to C.B. Higgins and for sure without the support and encouragement of the great CBH there would be no FOB.  Thanks for everything Mr. Higgins RIP.

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Acol Bridge Club – Monday 15th January 2018 (Sonny Bree Hi-Lo)

Sonny Bree (Hi-Lo)

 Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Section B

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Best MR Teams

Congratulations to Tommy Banks, George Brennan, Maurice O’Leary and Alfie Sexton who won the best Regional Master Prize in the CBAI National Mens Teams at the weekend.  Well done also to Frank Goodwin, John Macdonald, Niall Kilroy and Ian Kilroy who weren’t far behind.

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Results of Mayo Burke Trophy – Sunday 7th January 2018

(The raffle raised €330 towards the Elaine O’Halloran Fundraising Campaign)

Master

1 Assumpta Kelly,Roisin Kilcoyne,Gladys Sheridan,Mary Crowley
2 Margaret Dowd,Mary Lyons,Kevin Coleman,John Scanlon
3 Ray Norton,Helen Norton,Geraldine McNally,Kathleen Stewart
4 Thomas McNicholas,Cait McTigue,Mary Walshe,Leona Connery

Intermediate

1 Kathleen Morley,Bridie Grogan,Cora Waldron,Claire Cunniffe
2 Tom Byrne,Mary Lipsett,Pat Lyons,Dave Flanagan
3 Paula Gallagher,Anne Kinsella,Sheila McNicholas,Mary Lynskey
4 Martina O’Hara,Cathy McNamara,John Conory,Jo Conroy

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Camrose Trophy 2018 – Weekend One (5th – 7th January) – La Mon Hotel Belfast

Camrose 2018 Leaderboard After Weekend One

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Match 1 (Boards 1-16):       Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 1 (Boards 17-32):    Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 2 (Boards 1-16):      Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 2 (Boards 17-32):    Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 3 (Boards 1-16):       Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 3 (Boards 17-32):    Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 4 (Boards 1-16):       Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 4 (Boards 17-32):    Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 5 (Boards 1-16):       Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Match 5 (Boards 17-32):    Match Results,       Hand Records and Cross Imps

Cross Imp Leaderboard

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