‘Yeats  Country  Charity  Bridge  Congress’ – a big ‘Thank You’ to all who supported by playing or by sending donations.

Mairead, Assumpta, Eileen, Frank, Declan, FOB and all the Yeats Country Congress Committee are most grateful to all who supported our Charity Congress in any way.  Thanks to your support we managed to raise €5000 for Cancer Support.
Results 
Result – Mixed Pairs (37 Tables) Alice Kellett and Tony Hallifax (Nenagh)
Result – Novice Pairs (10 Tables) Aideen and Paul Costigan (Dublin)
Result – Inter ‘B’ Pairs (20 Tables) Mary Nelligan and Marie Spieran (Limerick)
Result – Gala Open Pairs (32 Tables) Francis Bellew and Martin T. O’Brien (Drogheda)
Result – Fast Friday (20 Tables) Maura McTernan and Maria Wallace (Ballymote)
Result – Congress Pairs (11 Tables) Joan Kenny and Enda Glynn (Galway)
Result – Area Master Pairs (10 Tables) Una Carthy and Pauric Burke (Donegal)
Result – Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs (17 Tables) John Lysaght and Vincent Hannon (Dublin)
Result – Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs (9 Tables) Josephine Brady and Pauric McKenna (Cavan)

Result – Saturday 1 pm Open Pairs (7 Tables)

Mary Shannon and Nan Murtagh (Longford)
Result – Saturday 5 pm Open Pairs (4 Tables) Cyril Goode and Peter Markham (Wicklow)
Result – Saturday 8 p.m. (33 Tables) Kathleen Vaughan and Mairead Haugh (Bray)

Result – Saturday Novice Pairs (3 Tables)

Aideen and Paul Costigan (Dublin)
Result – Congress Teams (14 Teams) Conor Boland, Karel deRaeymaeker, Enda Glynn and Gay Keaveney
Result – Intermediate Teams (8 Teams) Sheena Duffy, Helen Ahern, Kitty and Michael Kelly (Dublin)
Result – Sun 11 a.m. Open Pairs (6 tables) Mairín UíRuanaí and Mary MacAodha (Sligo and Dublin)
Result – Sun 2.30 pm Open Pairs (6 Tables) John Macdonald and Frank Goodwin (Sligo)
Result – Sun 6.30 p.m. Open Pairs (29 Tables) Kay Clement and Phyllis O’Regan (Killarney)
Result – Sun Inter B & Novice Pairs (12 Tables) Karen and Liam Magnier (Dublin)
Tournament Directors: Mairéad Basquille, Huey Daly, Diarmuid Reddan and Fearghal O’Boyle

Message from CBAI President (Neil Burke) 

Welcome to all and thank you for your support.  It has been a remarkably interesting two years as your President. The main thing is we are getting through this Pandemic and although we have a way to go there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
We must thank and pay tribute to those who kept bridge going at a very bleak time. We are playing this weekend because of the hard work and dedication of our TD’s all over the country. But we must recognise the team here at the Yeats Country Congress, who started the drive to keep Bridge going. We thank Mairead Basquille, Huey Daly, Diarmuid Reddan and Fearghal O’Boyle for their contribution and dedication over the past 2 yrs. Good Luck to all and enjoy the weekend.”
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Watch the Irish Premier of a new interesting Bridge film called “Aces & Knaves” – Fundraiser for Irish Junior Bridge (€10)

Feel free to watch our informal zoom chat about Irish Bridge with Tom Hanlon (current Irish Number One player), John Connolly (Current Irish Number One Junior), Thomas MacCormac (Current Irish Number One teacher) and FOB.

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Our Next Club Game ‘Sligo and Friends’ is on tonight (Monday 14th June) – All Welcome – Text Fearghal 086-2652871 to be unblocked

Monday 14th June 2021 – Sligo and Friends starting at 8.30 pm – All Welcome. 
Tuesday 15th June – There are 3 games available at 7.30 one for ‘Novices’, one for ‘Inter B’ and a third one for ‘Intermediate A’ players…search for sligo, diumraid, ansuid.  
Thursday 17th June – 69th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – All Welcome
Friday 18th June 2021 is our ‘Sligo and Friends’ Fast Friday Game  – 6 minutes per board – starting at 8.30 p.m – All Welcome

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69th Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 10th June 2021 (28 Tables)

Congratulations to Catherine Mahon and Garry Windebank (Dublin)
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 9th June 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Geraldine O’Donovan and Frank O’Connor (Mitchelstown)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Gay Keaveney)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 9th June 2021 (6 Tables)

Congratulations to Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 1st June 2021 (22 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 7th June 2021 (28 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 4th June 2021 (34 Tables) – How was your defence?

68th Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 3rd June 2021 (27 Tables) – How was your declarer play?

Congratulations to Catherine Mahon and Garry Windebank (Dublin)
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 2nd June 2021 (27 Tables) – How was your ‘Defence’ tonight?

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – the number one pair in the world are still tops in all aspects of the game.  Well done to local runners-up Mary Kilfeather and Margaret Nally.

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Defence Hands (FOB)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 2nd June 2021 (7 Tables)

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 1st June 2021 (24 Tables) – How was your declarer play?

May 2021 Results

Sligo and Friends Monday 3rd May 2021 (33 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary and Tommy Banks (Sligo) and well done also to local runners-up Maura McTernan and Maria Wallace and another Sligo pair in 4th place (Mary Gannon and Maria Lynch) and third place to Donegal heroines Ita O’Sullivan and Margaret Farren.

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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April 2021 Results

Kelburne (National Pivot Teams) – Full Results and Lineups and much much more here

Congratulations to (Dublin South) Bríd Kemple, Terry Walsh, BJ O’Brien and Karel deRaeymaeker

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Tierney Trophy (‘B’ Teams) – Final Leaderboard

Congratulations to (Dublin South) Anna Frances Murphy, Kathleen Ingoldsby, Tom Flood, Gavin Doyle

Sunday Result – Match by Match details (Inter B – Top 8)

Sunday Result – Match by Match details (Inter B – Top 9-20)

Saturday Result – Match by Match details (Inter B)

 

Bankers Trophy (‘A’ Teams) – Final Leaderboard

Congratulations to (North East) Martin T. O’Brien, Dave Doherty, Martin J. O’Brien, Mary Moriarty

Sunday Result – Match by Match details (Inter A – Top 8)

Sunday Result – Match by Match details (Inter A – 9-26)

Saturday Result – Match by Match details (Inter A)

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CBAI National Teams 2021 Marie Cummins Trophy
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Sligo and Friends Fast Friday 39th April 2021 (39 Tables)

Congratulations to Kathleen O’Shea and Moira Roche (Cork)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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63rd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 29th April 2021 (37 Tables)

Congratulations to Catherine Mahon and Garry Windebank (Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the hands (Gay Keaveney)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 28th April 2021 (32 Tables)

Congratulations to Máire O’Keeffe and Luca Crone (Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 28th April 2021 (12 Tables)

Congratulations to Rose Horan and Sean Stewart

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 27th April 2021 (26 Tables)

Sligo and Friends Monday 26th April 2021 (35 Tables)

Congratulations to Danny Liddy and Danny Dillon (Ennis)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Friday 23rd April 2021 (45 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – they are starting to beat their own World Records for the most number of BBO victories.

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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62nd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 22nd April 2021 (36 Tables)
Congratulations to Anne Leonard and Colm Gallagher (Tubbercurry) and well done also to Kathleen Foley and Kathleen Kennedy and also to Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd (Sligo)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the hands (Gay Keaveney)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 21st April 2021 (33 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – all possible records SMASHED at this stage!

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 21st April 2021 (11 Tables)

Congratulations to Olwyn Bourne and Kathleen Kennedy

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 20th April 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Betty and Dermot Cotter, Michael Lavelle and Joe Higgins (Youghal)

Board Details – Match by Match

Results Gala Open Pairs (13 Tables) – Fran Swift and Marie O’Mara (Kildare)

Results Congress Pairs (16 Tables) – Betty and Dermot Cotter (Youghal)

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Congratulations to BJ O’Brien Ranald Milne, Peter Goodman, Terry Walsh, Micheal and Padraig O’Briain and Derek O’Gorman winners of the Teltcher Trophy.
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CBAI Virtual Cooper Cup (Area Master Teams – 51 Teams)
TDs:  Mairead Basquille, Diarmuid Reddan and Fearghal O’Boyle (086-2652871)

Final Result

Congratulations to Sue Power, Colette Stokes, Anthony Moloney and Marie James winners (Dublin) by virtue of their direct match victory over the runners-up Pam Harrington, Anne Stewart, Hilery Murphy and Brendan Rushe (Dublin)

Match by Match Details

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JJ. Murphy Trophy Result  (Novice Pairs – 9 Tables)
Congratulations to Margaret and James Munnelly (Ballina)
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Lambert Cup Overall Result (Area Master Pairs – 38 Tables)

Congratulations to Alice Kellett and Tony Hallifax (Nenagh)

First Session Result

Second Session Result

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Congratulations to Angela Murphy and Paul Waldron (Claremorris) and well done also to local siblings Mary and Tommy Banks
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Commentary on the Hands (Sally Brock)
Link to BBO Data
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Galway Bridge Congress 2nd to 5th April 2021

Restricted Teams Final Result – Full Details – Match by Match  (14 Teams)  Peggy Fay, Margaret Walsh, Anne Roche and Miriam Moloney (Galway)
Congress Teams Final Result – Full Details – Match by Match  (24 Teams)  Mairead Haugh, Justin Corfield, Norbert van Woerkom, Jeroen Lodewijks (Bray)
Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – still maintaining their ‘World Number One’ ranking
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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March 2021 Results

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (the most successful online pair in the World in the last 12 months)
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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56th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 11th March 2021 (32 Tables)

Congratulations to Catherine Mahon and Gary Windebank (Dublin)

Results of Irish 56th Intermediate online Game Thursday 20210311

Board Details

Commentary on the Hands (Gay Keaveney)

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 10th March 2021 (36 Tables)

Congratulations to Geraldine O’Donovan and Frank O’Connor (Cork)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends – Inter B and Novice Game – Wednesday 10th March 2021 (3 Tables)

Congratulations to Patricia Bernon and Austin Leahy (Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Did you bid boards 1-12 correctly?

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 10th March 2021 (12 Tables)

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 9th March 2021 (35 Tables)

Congratulations to Marie O’Sullivan and Horst Rosler (Cork) and also to local runners-up Maura McTernan and Anne-Marie Keaney

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (various writers)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Acol Bidding Individual Event – Tuesday 9th March 2021 (11 tables)

Congratulations to Patsy Browne (Killarney)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (various writers)

Link to BBO Data

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 9th March 2021 (38 Tables)

Congratulations to Brigid Glynn and Patricia Hanney (Sligo)

Full detailed Result

Link to BBO Data

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Novice Pairs Tuesday 9th March 2021 (9 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Master SWISS Teams – Tuesday 9th March 2021 (30 Teams)

Full Leaderboard (Match by Match)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 8th March 2021 (37 Tables)
Congratulations to Mary Banks and Tommy Banks (Sligo)
Full Leaderboard
Commentary on the hands (Gay Keaveney)
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Camrose Trophy 2021 – Final Leaderboard and all the details

Congratulations to England,  Runners-up Ireland and third place Wales.
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Malahide Congress 5th to 7th March 2021

(TDs: Diarmuid Reddan, Eamon Galligan, Peter Byrne, Mairéad Basquille and FOB)
Intermediate Teams – Match by Match Details  (20 Teams)  Tess O’Hara, Jean Sayers, Anne Hegarty and Freddy Murphy
Congress Teams – Match by Match Details  (36 Teams)  Joe Walsh, Liam Maher, Kevin O’Dea and Sean Moynihan
Mixed Pairs (41 Tables)  Deirdre and Fionn O’Leary (Cork)
Novice Pairs Friday (14 Tables)  Karen and Liam Magnier (Cork)
Inter B Pairs (29 Tables)  Breege and Tom Ryan (Dublin)
Gala Open Pairs (28 Tables)  David Coyne and Pat Quinn (Ennis)
Sligo Fast Friday Pairs (43 Tables)  Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh)
Saturday Afternoon Open Pairs (5 Tables)  Margaret O’Hara and Tess O’Hara (Waterford)
Saturday Evening Open Pairs (9 Tables)  Orla McEntee and Mark Tiernan (Longford)
Saturday Night Open Pairs (25 Tables)  Phyl Sherard and Frank Browne (Waterford)
Novice Pairs Saturday (8 Tables)  Elizabeth Butler and Sylvia Kennedy (Dublin)
Area Masters Overall Result (23 Tables)  Helen Friel and Seamus Bradley (Dublin)
Area Masters First Session          Area Masters Second Session
Congress Pairs (15 Tables)  Joan Kenny and Enda Glynn (Galway and Clare)
Intermediate A Pairs (36 Tables)  Debbie and Barry Leahy (Meath)
Intermediate B Pairs (23 Tables)  Noel Hughes and Anthony McMackin (Dublin)
Sunday Morning Open Pairs (11 Tables)  Anne Downey and Kathie McGrath (Dublin)
Sunday Afternoon Open Pairs (15 Tables)  Grace Gallagher and Shaun Coll (Donegal)
Novice Pairs Sunday (7 Tables)  Bernie Price and Norma O’Dowd (Dublin)
Sunday Celebration Open Pairs (29 Tables)  Grace Gallagher and Shaun Coll (Donegal)
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Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Ulster win the top 5 places)
Full Leaderboard
Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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55th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 4th March 2021 (41 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Murphy and Eamon McCormick (Newry)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (35 Tables)

Congratulations to Máire and John O’Keeffe

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends – Inter B and Novice Game – Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (6 Tables)

Congratulations to Patricia Bernon and Austin Leahy (Dublin) and well done to local girls Margaret Clarke and Yvonne Barrett

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (10 Tables)

Congratulations to Anna McKiernan and Mairín UíRuanaí

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (32 Tables)

Congratulations to Marie Moloney and Joan Lenehan (Killarney) and also to local runners-up Denise Cassidy and John Scanlon

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Acol Bidding Individual Event – Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (9 tables)

Congratulations to Freda Fitzgerald (Dun Laoghaire)

Full Leaderboard

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (37 Tables)

Congratulations to Philomena O’Connor and Maura Enright (Sligo and Ballybunion)

Full detailed Result

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Novice Pairs Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (9 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Master SWISS Teams – Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (34 Teams)

Full Leaderboard (Match by Match)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 1st March 2021 (41 Tables)

Congratulations Frances Walkin and Gerry Scanlon (Ballina – and congrats to Frances on becoming a Grandmother again)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Video Commentary on boards 1 to 8 (Pete Hollands Australia)

Link to BBO Data

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February 2021 Results

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52nd Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 11th February 2021 (37 Tables)

Congratulations to Attracta McGettrick and Denise Cassidy (Sligo)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Commentary on the Hands (Gay Keaveney)

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 10th February 2021 (35 Tables)

Congratulations to Tom Reilly and Pat Costello (Dublin and Kiltimagh) and well done also to local runners-up Fr. Gabriel Murphy and Anne Kinsella

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Inter B and Novice Game – Wednesday 10th February 2021 (3 Tables)

Congratulations to Oliver Usher and Lucia Farrell (Navan)

Board Details

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 10th February 2021 (12 Tables)

Congratulations to Pauline Smyth and Colm Gallagher

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 9th February 2021 (28 Tables)

Congratulations to Nora O’Driscoll and Sonny O’Connell (Cork)

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Acol Bidding Individual Event – Tuesday 9th February 2021 (10 tables)

Congratulations to Mary Kilfeather (Sligo)

Full Leaderboard

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 9th February 2021 (40 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Novice Pairs Tuesday 9th February 2021 (8 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Master SWISS Teams – Tuesday 9th February 2021 (38 Teams)

Full Leaderboard (Match by Match)

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Sligo and Friends Monday 8th February 2021 (39 Tables)

Congratulations to Frances Walkin and Gerry Scanlon (Ballina) and also to local runners-up George Brennan and Jim O’Malley

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Friday 5th February 2021 (49 Tables)

Congratulations to Ann and Stephen Cairns (Ulster claim the top 3 places)

Local Heat Leaderboard

Local Board Details

National Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (FOB)

Link to BBO Data

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51st Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 4th February 2021 (36 Tables)

Congratulations to Marie and Michael Connolly (Ballinasloe)

Local Heat Leaderboard

Local Board Details

National Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Maureen and Bob Pattinson)

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 3rd February 2021 (33 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – back in full flight once again and well done also to local runners-up Mary Banks and Nora Teague.

Local Heat Leaderboard

Local Board Details

National Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Lucy and John Phelan – Ireland’s Newest Grand Masters)

Link to BBO Data

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 3rd February 2021 (10 Tables)

Congratulations to Anna McKiernan and Maírín UíRuanaí

Full Leaderboard

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (30 Tables)

Congratulations to local heat winners Mary McCarthy and Michael O’Donnell (Newcastle West)

Local Heat Leaderboard

Local Board Details

National Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Enda Glynn)

Link to BBO Data

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Acol Bidding Individual Event – Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (11 tables)

We have joint winners – Congratulations to our newcomer Mary Aird and Ann Sheehy (Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Enda Glynn)

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (37 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Novice Pairs Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (9 Tables)

Full detailed Result

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Master SWISS Teams – Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (26 Teams)

Full Leaderboard (Match by Match)

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Sligo and Friends Monday 1st February 2021 – CBAI Simultaneous Pairs – 21 boards – (33.5 Tables)

Congratulations to local heat winners Angela Murphy and Paul Waldron (Claremorris)

Local Heat Leaderboard

Local Board Details

National Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Ranald Milne)

Link to BBO Data

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Camrose 7th to 9th March 2021 Timetable