Monday Night 6th July is our – ‘Sligo and Friends’ Game starting at 8.30 p.m. – Tuesday Night is Team of Four Night

Paddy Murphy RIP

It is with much sadness that we report the recent passing of Patrick J (Paddy) Murphy, long-time member and former President (1981-1982) of the Tribes Bridge Club in Galway. Paddy was a core element of the Galway Bridge community for a very long time. He loved the game and was an active member of several city clubs down through the years, playing with a variety of partners. He joined the Tribes Bridge Club in its infancy and remained a stalwart supporter until his passing. He was one of the game’s true gentlemen and he was especially welcoming of new and visiting players to the Galway bridge scene.  He was elected President for the 1981-1982 season. Paddy was a very competent player and won four club championships, three since the turn of the century. He won his first title, The Geraldine O’Flynn T/4, in 1987-1988 with partner Clare Burke and team-mates Marie Silke & Mary Bane-Curran. He picked up his second title in 2003-2004 when he won the Dr. Sean Mulhern Trophy with Miriam Moloney. He repeated his earlier success in the Geraldine O’Flynn T/4 by winning it again in 2008-2009 with regular partner Miriam Moloney and team-mates Maurice Hession and Rory Timlin. The same quartet subsequently won the Club T/4 Championship in the 2011-2012 season.

Undoubtedly one of his most famous successes took place at the 1980 Ballina Congress when Paddy captained his three female team-mates to victory in the Congress Team of Four Championship. The October issue of the Irish Bridge Journal featured a lovely photo of the winners on the front cover.

With thanks to Paul Scannell for this Appreciation.

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BBO News – Entry Fee 3 BB$

The good news is that from Wednesday, 1st July, there will be plenty of room for all who want to join in any of our games so there will be no need to rush home early to register – because BBO will be lifting their limit on the size of our events – but the bad news is that in order to get this limit lifted, there will be an entry fee of 3 BB$ per person for these events – starting Wednesday 1st July.  And because we are paying for our games BBO will also allow us start a little earlier – so we will be starting our games at 8.30 pm as and from tonight.  It will also mean that you will be able to win some nice ‘shiny’ BBO masterpoints.  Registration opens from 6.30 p.m.

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You will find us under ‘Competitive’ – ‘All Tournaments’ – and then in the ‘search box’ type in any of the following words: Sligo,  ansuid,  CBAI125476.

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Monday 6th July – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm
Tuesday 7th July – Intermediate Team of Four (5×4 boards – 3 BB$ per person) starting at 8.00 pm and finishing at 10.20 p.m. (registration for teams will be open from 5 O’Clock) and you will find us in ‘Competitive’ – ‘All Tournaments’ – search for host ‘ansuid’  Guide to Registering your Intermediate Team June 2020
There is also a Master Team of Four (5×5 boards – 4 BB$ per person) 7.15 pm to 10.15 pm – search for host ‘Diumraid’
Also on Tuesday 7th July: – If you prefer a pairs game (3 BB$) – there are 2 games available at 7.30 one for ‘Novices and Inter B’ and a second one for ‘Intermediate A’ players…search for Ansuid, Diumraid, Sligo, CBAI.
Wednesday 8th July – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm
Thursday 9th July – 23rd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 p.m.
Friday 10th July – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – Fast Friday Game – 6 minutes per board.
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Sligo and Friends – Friday 3rd July 2020 (36 tables)

Congratulations to John Macdonald and Frank Goodwin (Sligo) …’We have arrived’

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Graham Osbourne)

Detailed Result

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22nd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 2nd July 2020 (34 tables)

Congratulations to Margaret Keeney and Anne Murray (Donegal)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Paul Bowyer)

Detailed Result

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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 1st July 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – Ulster take 5 of the top 7 prizes)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (John Williams)

Detailed Result

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5th Intermediate Swiss Teams – Tuesday 30th June 2020 (12 Teams)

Congratulations to Clare Doyle, Ann Nolan, Edie Brosnan and Jerimiah Moynihan (Wexford)

Intermediate Teams Final Leaderboard

Link to BBO data

Commentary on the Intermediate Teams hands (We started with board 17 – Heather Dhondy)

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 30th June 2020 (11 Tables)

Congratulations to Michael and Marie Connolly

Full Leaderboard Intermediate A Pairs

Full detailed Result (Inter A Pairs)

Commentary on the Inte A Pairs hands (We started with board 17 – Heather Dhondy)

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 30th June 2020 (17 Tables)

Full detailed Result (Inter B Pairs)

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Master Teams Final Leaderboard (24 Teams)

Link to BBO data

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 29th June 2020 (38 tables)

Congratulations to Máire O’Keeffe and Luca Crone (I told you to keep an eye on this pair)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (we started with board 17 – Julian Pottage)

Detailed Result

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Sligo and Friends – Friday 26th June 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh – Ulster wins the top 4 prizes)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (we started with board 17 – John Williams)

Detailed Result

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21st Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 25th June 2020 (35 tables)

Congratulations to Deirdre Lonergan and Catherine Carabine (The KitKat Twins from Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (we started with board number 17 – Sally Brock)

Detailed Result

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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 24th June 2020 (44 tables)

Commentary on the Hands (Sally Brock)

RED Section (25 Tables):  Congratulations to Gladys Sheridan and Jim O’Malley (Sligo)

RED Section Detailed Result

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BLUE Section (19 Tables):  Congratulations to Marion and Jimmy Gallagher (Late Father’s Day Present)

BLUE Section Detailed Result

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Full OVERALL Leaderboard (Congratulations to Marion and Jimmy Gallagher – Donegal)

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4th Intermediate Swiss Teams – Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (18 Teams)

Congratulations to Catherine Carabine, Deirdre Lonergan, Noel Hughes and Noel Murphy (Dublin)

Intermediate Teams Final Leaderboard

Link to BBO data

Commentary on the Intermediate A Pairs hands (John Williams)

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (6 Tables)

Congratulations to Rosina and Gillian Berwick (Wexford)

Full Leaderboard Intermediate A Pairs

Full detailed Result (Inter A Pairs)

Commentary on the Intermediate A Pairs hands (John Williams)

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Master Teams Final Leaderboard (28 Teams)

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Intermediate B Pairs Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (14 Tables)

Full detailed Result (Inter B Pairs)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 22nd June 2020 (38 tables)

Congratulations to Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Heather Dhondy)

Detailed Result

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Sligo and Friends – Friday 19th June 2020 (39 tables)

Congratulations to Anne Murray and Margaret Keeney (Donegal) – Ulster claims the top 4 places

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Julian Pottage)

Detailed Result

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20th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 18th June 2020 (39 tables)

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hall and Anne O’Brien (Drogheda)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (we started with board number 17 – Heather Dhondy)

Detailed Result

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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 17th June 2020 (39 tables) Section A

Congratulations to Ann Healy and Clive Robinson

Full Leaderboard – Section A

Commentary on the Hands (Heather Dhondy)

Detailed Result

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Congratulations to Ann Kennelly and Margaret Kirwan (Tullow)

Full Leaderboard – Section B

Commentary on the Hands (Heather Dhondy)

Detailed Result

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3rd Intermediate Swiss Teams – Tuesday 16th June 2020 (14 Teams)

Congratulations to Elizabeth Whelan, Miriam Geraghty, Patricia McCormack and David Cope (Wexford and Carlow)

Intermediate Teams Final Leaderboard

Master Teams Final Leaderboard

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 15th June 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen)

Full Leaderboard

Commentary on the Hands (Brian Senior – we started with board 17)

Bridgewebs Result

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Sligo and Friends – Friday 12th June 2020 (39 tables)

Congratulations to Grace Gallagher and Shaun Coll (Donegal claim the top two places yet again)

Full Results

Copy of the Hands

Bridgewebs Result

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June Invitational Teams – Saturday and Sunday 13th June and 14th June

Congratulations to our June Champions (John Carroll, Mark Moran, Hugh McGann, Tom Hanlon, Nick FitzGibbon and Adam Mesbur) who beat (Louise Mitchell, Micheal O’Briain, Padraig O’Briain, Pat Quinn, Donal Garvey and Derek O’Gorman) on the very last board of a thrilling final – well done to both teams.

In the Semi-Finals, (John Carroll, Mark Moran, Hugh McGann, Tom Hanlon, Nick FitzGibbon and Adam Mesbur) beat (Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, Donal McAonghusa, Tommy Garvey, Ciaran Coyne and David Walsh) 48-36.

In the other Semi Final (Louise Mitchell, Micheal O’Briain, Padraig O’Briain, Pat Quinn, Donal Garvey and Derek O’Gorman) beat (Maureen Pattinson, Bob Pattinson, Barry Stoker, Barbara Stoker) 84-27

20 teams started the weekend to play a 6 x 10 board Qualification Swiss.

Leaderboard after the Qualifying SWISS

Imps and VPs per Round

BBO imp and VP Converter

 

Yeats Country Online Charity Bridge Congress (Sligo)

A big thank you to you all for supporting our online congress – we had an unbelievable entry – and my apologies to the 80+ email entries we never got to open.  As a result of your fantastic support we estimate that we will have raised approximately 8000 euro to be divided among our 3 charities:  North West Hospice (Sligo), Milford Hospice (Limerick) and Blackrock Hospice (Dublin).  Special mention to Thomas MacCormac on his promotion to Grand Master which explains our contribution to his nominated charity (Blackrock Hospice).

Entry Fee BB$5 per session per person.  Normally Bridge Base Online retain 50% of all entry fees but because this is a Charity Congress they are waiving their fees completely so we are delighted to announce that 100% of the table money can be divided out amongst our three charities.  So a very big thank you to BBO for this very kind gesture.

TD’s (Mairead (087-9274448), Diarmuid (086-8236618) or Fearghal (086-2652871) maireadbasquille@hotmail.com,  diarmuid.reddan@gmail.com or fob@fob.ie

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Summary of Major Prizewinners

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Intermediate Teams Final Result:  Congratulations to George Ryan, Bridget Ryan, Liz Jennings and Peter Ryan (Kilcullen, Co. Kildare)

Congress Teams Final Result:  Congratulations to Sean O’Lubaigh, Martin Brady, David Dunne & Wojciech Gorczyca (Dublin)

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Sunday Afternoon Open Pairs  (29 Tables)

Result

Results in detail

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Why not try Gordon Lessells’s challenging anagram quiz about Sligo’s ‘Normal People’

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Congress Pairs – (47 Tables)

Congratulations to Daniel McIntosh and BJ O’Brien (Guernsey and Dublin)

Overall Result

First Session Result

Session 1 Results in detail

Second Session Result

Session 2 Results in detail

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Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – (33 Tables)

Congratulations to Freddy Murphy and Anne Hegarty

Overall Result

First Session Result

First Session Hand Records

Session 1 Results in detail

Second Session Result

Second  Session Hand Records

Session 2 Results in detail

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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Bernie Murray and Vivienne Cosgrave (Dublin),  2nd -Pauric McKenna and Josephine Brady (Cavan),  3rd – Maria Lynch and Mary Gannon (Sligo)

Overall Result

First Session Result

Session 1 Results in detail

Second Session Result

Second  Session Hand Records

Session 2 Results in detail

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Novice Pairs – (8 Tables)

Congratulations to Colin Kelly and Gary Beirne (Dublin)

Overall Result

First Session Result

Session 1 Results in detail

First Session Hand Records

Second Session Result

Second  Session Hand Records

Session 2 Results in detail

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Saturday Afternoon Open Pairs  (4 Tables)

Result

Results in detail

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Saturday Night Open Pairs  (20 Tables)

Result

Results in detail

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Mixed Pairs (57 Tables)

Congratulations to Karel deRaeymaeker and Rebbeca O’Keeffe (Dublin)

Full Leaderboard

Results in detail

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Gala Open Pairs (49 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh)

Full Leaderboard

Results in detail

Hand Records Gala Pairs

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Monday Night is Sligo and Friends at 9.05 p.m. Tuesday Night is Team of Four Night 8 pm to 10.20 (5×4 boards)

19th Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 11th June 2020 (37 tables)

Congratulations to Marie and Michael Connolly (Dublin)

Full Result

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

Copy of the hands

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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 10th June 2020 (39 tables)

Congratulations to Patricia and Jim O’Sullivan (Letterkenny) – Donegal claim the top 3 prizes.

Full Results

Copy of the Hands

Bridgewebs Result

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2nd Irish Intermediate SWISS TEAMS Championship Tuesday 9th June 2020 (14 teams)

The ‘Champions’ retain their crown for another week – Bridget Ryan, George Ryan, Peter Ryan and Liz Jennings

Irish Intermediate Swiss Teams Final Result

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3rd Irish Master SWISS TEAMS Championship (34 teams)

Master Swiss Teams Final Result 09062020

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 8th June 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to Luca Crone and Máire O’Keeffe (keep an eye out for Luca as a future champion under the tutelage of Máire)

Full Results

Bridgewebs Result

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You can register when you and your partner are both online after 7.05 p.m on BBO under ‘competitive’ – ‘free tournaments’ then search for host ‘ansuid’ and then click on #5286 Sligo and Friends starting at 9.05 pm – All welcome.  Tuesday night is TEAM OF FOUR NIGHT and you can register from 4.15 for a 7.15 start.

To play in any of these games I need to have your name and BBO name in advance.  If I already have your details then you do not have to give them to me again.

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18th Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 4th June 2020 (37 tables)

Congratulations to Orla O’Carroll and Aileen Ward (Galway and Mayo)

Full Result

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

Commentary on the hands (Brian Senior)

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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 3rd June 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to Patsy Gibney and Maura Hand (Meath)

Full Results

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

Commentary on the hands (John Williams)

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Intermediate Pairs Event Tuesday 2nd June 2020 (19 tables)

Congratulations to George Ryan and Bridget Ryan (Kilcullen, Co, Kildare)

Full Results

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

Commentary on the hands (Heather Dhondy)

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Results of MASTER SWISS TEAMS Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Results of INTERMEDIATE SWISS TEAMS Tuesday 26th May 2020

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Sligo and Friends Online Game Monday 1st June 2020 (38 tables)

Congratulations to Eoin McNeill and David Scannell (Dublin)

Results

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

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Sligo and Friends Online Game Friday 29th May 2020 (40 tables)

Congratulations to J.C. Boyle and John McGinley (Donegal) – took them a while but they’ve arrived.

Results

Bridgewebs Result – if you prefer

Commentary on the hands (We used Boards 17-34 Sally Brock)

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TEAMS game this coming Tuesday night 9th June (7.15 to 10.15) – Two separate competitions – Intermediate Event and Master Event

Register anytime after 4.15 p.m.  We are located on BBO in ‘Competitive’ – ‘All Tournaments’ – search for ‘ansuid’. #7747

We will play 5 x 5 board matches tonight between 7.15 and 10.15 (3 BB$ per player).

Entries Received for Intermediate Swiss Teams Tuesday 9th June starting at 7.15 pm

Entries Received for Master Swiss Teams Tuesday 9th June starting at 7.15 pm

On Tuesday nights we will be running two TEAM EVENTS – one for Intermediate players and a second event for Master players.  These are difficult events to organise both at our end and even more so at your end.  You can start registering your team anytime after 4.15 but we do need your entries in advance please – before 6.45 on Tuesday.  Entries for Intermediate event to fob@fob.ie and entries for the Master event to diarmuid.reddan@gmail.com.  As this is going out at peak BBO time there is an entry fee of 3 BB$ per person.

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Thank you Valerie

We send our best wishes to Valerie Mathers who has just retired from CBAI Head Office after 20 years as the voice at the other end of the phone.  Thank you for looking after us all so efficiently, politely and patiently.  You were able to help everybody from club member to CBAI president and you did so with just the correct balance of humour and frankness and always with the best interests of Irish Bridge at heart.  Thank you for making yourself available to us all 24/7 (way and above the call of duty).  Hopefully you will now be able to enjoy your bridge without being bombarded with questions and jobs to do.

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