Tonight Friday (28th January) is our ‘Sligo, Ennis and Friends – Fast Friday’ game (6 minutes per board) starting at 8.30 p.m. until 10.15 p.m. – All Welcome – Text Fearghal 086-2652871 if you need to be unblocked.

Ennis International Bridge Congress – starts tonight Friday 28th at 7.30 p.m. to Sunday 30th January (evening sessions only)
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‘Sligo and Friends’ Schedule:
Friday 28th January – ‘Fast Friday’ – Sligo, Ennis and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.15 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Monday 31st January – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Tuesday 1st February  –  3 games available at 7.30 one for ‘Novices’, one for ‘Inter B’ and a third one for ‘Intermediate A’ players – Open to all Novices, Intermediate ‘B’ and Intermediate ‘A’ players. 
Also on Tuesday 1st February we have our 12 board ‘Individual’ competition at 8.30 p.m. playing ‘Acol’ weak no-trump, 4 card majors, stayman, weak two openings in diamonds, hearts and spades, red suit transfers, natural discards.
Wednesday 2nd February – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Thursday 3rd February – 103rd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  All Novices and Intermediates Welcome.

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102nd Intermediate Championship – Thursday 27th January 2022 (30 Tables)
Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 26th January 2022 (26 Tables)
Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 26th January 2022 (8 Tables)
Individual Championship – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (8 Tables)
Congratulations to Atholl Stewart (Donegal), Runner-up Eileen Keaney (Sligo) and third Flor Higgins (Claremorris).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (35 Tables)

Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (5 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (26 Teams)

Leaderboard and Match by Match Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 24th January 2022 (37 Tables)

Tom Hanlon (Champion of France – yet again)
Tom Hanlon French Champion 2022
Our own Tom Hanlon and his international team-mates (Zaleski, Lorenzini, Volcker, Cronier and Bessis) have just defended their French Premier League title by beating the powerful Zimmerman team in the final coming from behind to win by 38 imps.  The League involved 3 x weekend of live qualifiers in October and November followed by a 64 board semifinal and a 96 board final last weekend and all live (face to face) at french bridge federation headquarters – well done Tom.
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Cork International Bridge Congress – (Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January)
CONGRESS TEAMS  (Diane Greenwood, Teresa Rigney, Sandra Newell and Carol-Ann Cummins – Belast and Dublin)
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CORK  INTERMEDIATE  TEAMS  (Helen McGrath, Anna Heffernan, Tom Brophy and Noel Manley – Cork)
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Inter “B” Pairs   Anne Foley and Adrienne O’Reilly (Dublin)
Mixed Pairs Championship   Anna Onishuk and Karel deRaemaeker (Diblin)
Gala Open Pairs   Margaret Gillan and Joan Donnellan (Longford)
Fast Friday Open Pairs   Angela and Con McCrossan (Monaghan)
Congress Pairs   Adrian Thomas and Pat Quinn (Wales and Ennis)
Area Master Pairs   Carmel Connolly and Patricia Carr (Cork)
Inter A Pairs   Dorothy Authurs and Peter Wilson (Malahide)
Inter B & Novice Pairs   Helen Hawkes and Eddie Payne (England and Dublin)
Sat Open Pairs @ 1.00pm   Lourde Kenneally and Dympna Kiely Hinchion (Cork)
Saturday Open Pairs 5.00pm   Paula Finn and Breda Kinnane (Cork)
Saturday Open Pairs 8.00pm   Anna Carr and Margaret Farren (Donegal)
Sunday Open Pairs 2.30pm  Mary Delaney and Marie O’Meara (Kildare)
Sunday 23rd – Celebration Open Pairs   Marie Speiran and Mary Nelligan (Limerick)
Sunday 23rd – Inter ‘B’ & Novice Pairs  Helena Murphy and Michael Doyle (Waterford)
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Sligo, Cork and Friends – Fast Friday 21st January 2022 (27 Tables)
101st Intermediate Championship – Thursday 20th January 2022 (32 Tables)

CBAI National Womens and Mens Weekend (15th & 16th January 2022)

TDs:  Mairéad Basquille, John Phelan, Diarmuid Reddan and Fearghal
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Mens Teams (Geraldine Trophy) Overall Result  (26 Teams)
Mens Teams Leaderboard (Geraldine Trophy) Board Details  (26 Teams)
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Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Final Result (38 Tables)  Anna Carr and Margaret Farren (Donegal)

Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Session One Result

Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Session Two Result 
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Mens Pairs (Revington Cup) Final Result (21 Tables)  Dave Terry and Tom Gilligan (Malahide)
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Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 11th January 2022 (36 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 11th January 2022 (30 Tables)
Leaderboard and Match by Match Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 3rd January 2022 (27 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 10th January 2022 (33 Tables)

Camrose Trophy Weekend one on RealBridge

Ireland will be represented by Adam Mesbur and Nick FitzGibbon, Tom Hanlon and Tommy Garvey, Mark Moran and John Carroll (NPC: Gráinne Barton).

Click here to watch the play  (30 minute delay)

Click here to see the Leaderboard

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Mary Cleary RIP

Mary Cleary RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our nicest and greatest Sligo Players – Mary Cleary.  Mary was always a pleasure to meet at the Bridge table either as a partner or as an opponent and in her heyday Mary was unbeatable no matter who she played with.  Thankfully she handed the baton on by training her sister Eileen Keaney and her niece Anne-Marie Keaney.

We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband P.J. and her children Siobhán, Senan, Eimear and Fionnuala and her sister Eileen Keaney and her niece Anne-Marie Keaney and her brother Tom Gilligan, her daughter-in-law Rose, sons-in-law Maurice, Sean and David, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren Muiris, Oisin, Ferdia, Naoise, Tadhg, Liam, Aoibh, Aifric, Caoimhe and Cillian, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

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Waterford Mini-Congress  – 7th & 8th January 2022
Friday Master & Inter ‘A’ Result (34 Tables)  LizAnn Doyle and Paul Worsick
Friday Inter ‘B’ & Novice Result (15 Tables)  Michelle Hickey and Paula Oliver
Saturday Master & Inter ‘A’ Result (40 Tables)  Peter Finnegan and Liam McKay
Saturday Inter ‘B’ and Novice Result (15 Tables)  Cora Ryan and Jean Hennebry
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Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 4th January 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Pauline Duggan and Sean Keane (Mitchelstown and Navan)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 4th January 2022 (22 Tables)
Leaderboard and Match by Match Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 3rd January 2022 (27 Tables)

 

December 2021 Results

November 2021 Results

Face-to-Face Bridge Congress – Yeats Country Congress 10th to 12th June next – book your rooms now (Radisson-Blu Hotel 071-9140008)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 3rd November 2021 (18 Tables)

Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 3rd November 2021 (8 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 2nd November 2021 (19 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 1st November 2021 (32 Tables)

Duais an Uachtarain (Mr. Pat O’Mahony) Cork  –  30th October 2021

Final Result Congratulations to John and Kelan O’Connor (Tralee)

Session 1 Result

Session 2 Result

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 29th October 2021 (29 Tables)

 

October 2021 Results

Duais an Uachtarain (Mr. Pat O’Mahony) Cork 30th October 2021

Final Result Congratulations to John and Kelan O’Connor (Tralee)

Session 1 Result

Session 2 Result

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CBAI Camrose Trials 22nd to 24th October (Dublin)

Congratulations to Mark Moran, John Carroll, Adam Mesbur, Nick FitzGibbon, Tommy Garvey, Tom Hanlon and Gráinne Barton on yet another Camrose Cap and we also congratulate them too on their other International Online successes of late.

Detailed Results

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 29th October 2021 (29 Tables)

89th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 28th October 2021 (25 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 27th October 2021 (22 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 26th October 2021 (18 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 25th October 2021 (29 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 22nd October 2021 (26 Tables)

88th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 21st October 2021 (24 Tables)

87th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 14th October 2021 (25 Tables)
Sligo and Friends – Monday 11th October 2021 (28 Tables)

Limerick Charity Online Congress  (8th to 10th October 2021)

Congress Teams – Siobhán Part, B.J. O’Brien, Peter Goodman and Diarmuid Reddan (Kildare, Dublin & Limerick),  2nd Noreen Pender, Sandra Newell, Gordon Lessells and Jiang Chuan Wen (Dublin, Limerick & China) and 3rd Joan Kenny, Jeannie Fitzgerald, Enda Glynn and Paul Scannell (Galway & Clare).

Congress Pairs – Davy Noonan and Terry O’Hara (Wexford)

Area Master Pairs – Marie O’Sullivan and Horst Rosler (Kenmare)

Inter A  Pairs – Celine Smyth and Anne Kearney (Gorey)

Inter B & Novice Pairs – Martin Connell and Sean Keane (Navan)

Sligo Fast Friday  – Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal)

Mixed Pairs – Zrinka Kokot and Pat McDaid (Croatia & Derry)

Gala Open Pairs – Maria Whelan and Kathleen Vaughan (Bray)

Inter B Pairs – Tie – Orla O’Carroll and Anne McGovern (Galway & Newport) with Blanaid Nally and Vivienne Cosgrave (Dublin)

Novices – John and Paul Woodlock (Tipperary)

Open Pairs Saturday 1pm  – Tie Mary Jo Kelly and Muriel Liddy (Ennis) with Tess O’Hara and Anne Kingston (Cork)

Open Pairs Saturday 8pm  – Mary O’Sullivan and Rita Cassidy (Ennis)

Open Pairs Sunday 2.30 pm  – Tie – Kay Tracy and Gerry Mackin (Dublin) with Josephine Brady and Joe Carroll (Cavan & Limerick)

Intermediate B and Novice Pairs Sunday 7.30 pm  – Eibhlin McCracken and Mary F. O’Regan (Donegal)

Open Pairs Sunday 7.30 p.m. – Donna Lombardini and Jade Barrett (USA)

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86th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 7th October 2021 (21 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 5th October 2021 (23 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 1st October 2021 (28 Tables)

Women’s International Swiss ‘Celtic Pairs’ event on Monday November 1st at 6.45 pm. on BBO

If anyone hasn’t played before they may need to register with Sarah Amos (Wales)

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September 2021 Results

After nearly 30 years as Chief Executive of the CBAI, the young Fermanagh lad, Paul Porteous is enjoying his first week of retirement.  A Master Bridge player, an incredible organiser, an efficient administrator, a great communicator, a patient caring listener and throw in a good sense of humour and an affable personality and you have the successful ingredients to help us understand how one man was able to steer the second biggest association in the country (after the GAA) along a unified and steady path.

It has been said that he knows all 24000 of us by name and we can well believe it.  We say ‘Thank You Paul’ for your outstanding and generous service to Bridge in Ireland over the last 30 years and we can think of many players, tournament directors, club secretaries and regional secretaries that Paul has helped over the years with his encouragement and calmness when faced with ‘delicate’ situations.  Paul knew what we were thinking before the thought even entered our minds so he knew when to be ‘good cop’ and when to be ‘bad cop’.

Irish Bridge – North, South, East and West is certainly in a better place now than it was 30 years ago – we have a better standard of player, we have well trained tournament directors, we have a great Teaching and Youth program, we have a great communication structure – and without doubt Paul Porteous has been the driving force behind these and other progressive ideas – often involving untold hours of work above and beyond the call of duty.  His many talents have also been noticed by our European friends where he is currently the Secretary of the European Bridge League.

We wish Paul, Maureen and all the Porteous family many years of Happy Retirement – Well Deserved Sir – and we wish your successor Dermot O’Brien the best of luck – Dermot is fully aware that he has a hard act to follow.

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85th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 30th September 2021 (23 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday September 29th 2021 (18 Tables)

Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday September 29th 2021 (7 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 28th September 2021 (15 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 24th September 2021 (25 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 21st September 2021 (18 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 20th September 2021 (28 Tables)

 

CBAI Lady Milne Trials  (17th and 18th September)

Congratulations to the winners Lucy Phelan, Dolores Gilliland, Carol-Ann Cummins, Sandra Newell, Ann O’Connell and Valarie Burke-Moran.

Full Result

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 17th September 2021 (27 Tables)

Danny Liddy from Ennis being presented with the President’s Award by President Elect Gordon Lessells – the President’s Award is presented to players who have given distinguished service to the Bridge Community over a number of years.  Well deserved Danny.

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83rd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 16th September 2021 (24 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 15th September 2021 (21 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 14th September 2021 (16 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 13th September 2021 (28 Tables)

 

NIBU Autumn Congress  (10th – 12th September 2021)

Congress Teams (22 Teams) B.J. O’Brien, Dan McIntosh, Adrian Thomas and Mike Pownall (Dublin, Jersey and Wales)

Open Pairs (4 Tables) Matthew O’Farrell and Luca Crone (Dublin)

Mixed Pairs (13 Tables) Siobhán Part and B.J. O’Brien (Kildare & Dublin)

Congress Pairs (10 Tables) – Isobel and Jim Brown (Scotland)

Intermediate Pairs (6 Tables) – Diana Patterson and Geraldine Henry

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 10th September 2021 (26 Tables)

82nd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 9th September 2021 (20 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 8th September 2021 (25 Tables)

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 7th September 2021 (14 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 6th September 2021 (26 Tables)

North Kerry Congress  (3rd to 5th September)

Mixed Pairs (5 Tables)          Congress Pairs (4 tables)          Congress Teams (6 teams)

Fri Inter ‘B’ and Novice (8 Tables)          Sat afternoon Open Pairs (4 Tables)          Sat Night Open Pairs (6 Tables)

Sun Night Open Pairs (4 tables)          Sun Inter ‘B’ and Novice (7 tables)

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Sligo and Friends – Friday 3rd September 2021 (26 Tables)

81st Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 2nd September 2021 (25 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 1st September 2021 (23 Tables)