57th Yeats Country Congress – 7th to 9th June 2019 – Thank you for your wonderful support

A very 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 58th 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.

Hospitality:  Margaret Dowd, Mary Kilfeather, Anne-Marie Tuohy, Gladys Sheridan and Dolores Crummy.

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

Tournament Directors:  Eileen O’Connor and Diarmuid Reddan.

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Yeats Country Congress 2019 Prizewinners

 

Mixed Pairs Championship  (22.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Gala Open Pairs  (48.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

FIRST  SESSION  PAIRS  COMMENTARY  ON  THE  HANDS

 

Result of Inter B & Novice Pairs Championship (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Result of Inter A Pairs Championship (25 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Result of Congress Pairs Championship (35 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Teams (42 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Open Pairs – Saturday Afternoon (18.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A – 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B- 7.5 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Night (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A – 12 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B- 8 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning (21 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – 21 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Afternoon (15 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – 15 Tables

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CBAI Fun Teams – Saturday 25th May 2019 – Westmanstown Garda Golf Club

Best Dressed Fun Team

Session 1 starting at 12 noon,      Dinner Break 3.30 – 4.30

Session 2 starting at 4.30,      Prize giving at 7.30

Each county enters a team made up of a Novice, a Master, an Intermediate ‘A’ and an Intermediate ‘B’ player.

The Novice plays with the Master.  The Intermediate ‘A’ partners the Intermediate ‘B’ player.

At each table, the Master player sits North, The Intermediate ‘A’ player sits East, The Novice sits South and the Intermediate ‘B’ player sits in the West seat.

Both pairs must play a simple system – Stayman, Transfers, Blackwood and very little else.  Fun is the order of the day.

Copy of Simple System Allowed

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F I N A L   R E S U L T

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Second Session

Overall Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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IBU Egan Trophy – Champions Cup – 10 top teams in Ireland

Follow the progress of this Premier Event on BBO from Saturday 1.30 p.m.

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

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Phoenix Club Championship – (Wednesday 8th and 15th May 2019)

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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Ann O’Beirne RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of our dear friend Ann O’Beirne – a lady who enjoyed life and saw the funny side in every situation – we extend our deepest sympathies to her family.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Frank, her children Aoife, Niamh, Michael and Francis as well as her sisters Mary MacEneaney (Kilkenny), Pat (Ballyhaunis) and Ned (Sligo), sadly missed by her family, sister-in-law Dr Catherine Raftery, brother-in-law Rory O’Beirne, grandchildren Darragh, Chloe, Grainne, Amber, Oisin, Conor and Donagh, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.  May she Rest in Peace.

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Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 1st May 2019 – Slam Night

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Ann O’Beirne RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of our dear friend Ann O’Beirne – a lady who enjoyed life and saw the funny side in every situation – we extend our deepest sympathies to her family.

 

Marie Crowley RIP

We have lost another of our Bridge Family with the passing of Marie Crowley.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Tom, family and wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements:  Residing at her home at Cregg, Rosses Point Road, Sligo (Eircode:F91F436) today Tuesday, May 7th, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Mass of the Resurrection tomorrow Wednesday, May 8th, at 12:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Strandhill, Co. Sligo.  Private cremation to follow. House private to family at all other times.

 May Hickey RIP

May Hickey

We are deeply sorry to report the passing of our dear friend May Hickey.  Without doubt May was one of the best card players to ever grace a Bridge table and her helpful advice and kind words of encouragement to us all will live on forever.  We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her devoted husband Peadar, Padraig, Peter, Anne, Alaco, Sinead and Joe.  May God Bless her gentle soul.

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