Regional TD’s – New Laws Update

It is proposed to hold a workshop for qualified Regional Tournament Directors in order to update them on the many subtle changes to the new laws.  The seminar will take place in Templeogue on Saturday week 2nd September 11 am – 4 pm.   Names to



Mai Porteous RIP

We extend our deepest sympathies to our esteemed CBAI Chief Executive Paul Porteous on the recent passing of his mother Mai.  May she rest in peace.  Margaret (Mai) Porteous  RIP, beloved wife of the late Paddy, and loving mother of Paul, Clare (Kelly, Castlerea), Edel (Devlin, Ballymoney), John, Mary (Gordon, Portstewart). Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters, daughters in law, Maureen and Una, sons in law, Greg, John and Donal, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family circle.




Our thanks and appreciation go to Gordon Lessells who steps down after serving his 5 year term as Secretary/Treasurer of the Irish Bridge Union.  Those of you who know Gordon will know that he is unselfish in his dedication to improving, developing and fostering Bridge in Ireland at all levels and has always gone out of his way to make sure that all participants at any of his events were well looked after and welcomed.  While Gordon might be stepping back – hopefully his testing quizzes will still make the odd appearance around the country.



Sligo Bridge Resumes Monday 11th September

As we approach the end of the holiday period, it is time to shake off the cobwebs and dust off the ‘notes’.

Bridge resumes on Monday 11th September, followed by Wednesday 13th September, followed by classes for beginners and improvers on Thursday 21st September – all in the Southern Hotel at 7.30 pm each night.  All welcome.