Tonight Tuesday (19th October) we have our Novice, Inter ‘A’ and Inter ‘B’ Pairs at 7.30 p.m. Then for the rest of us we have a 12 board Individual competition starting at 9 O’Clock (Acol Bidding, Weak No-Trump, 4 card-majors) – All Welcome – Text Fearghal 086-2652871 if you need to be unblocked.

Tuesday 19th October  –  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 19th October we have our 12 board ‘Individual’ competition at 9 O’Clock playing ‘Acol’ weak no-trump, 4 card majors, stayman, red suit transfers, blackwood, natural signals and discards – Open to all grades – all welcome.

Wednesday 20th October – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome

Wednesday 20th October – Carraroe Bridge Club at 7.30 pm (Members Only)

Thursday 21st October – 88th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  All Novices and Intermediates Welcome

Friday 22nd October – ‘Sligo and Friends’ Fast Friday Game  – 6 minutes per board – starting at 8.30 p.m – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome

Monday 25th October (Bank Holiday) – ‘Sligo and Friends’ starting at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome. 

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Next Congress on the agenda is the famous ‘Donegal Online Congress‘ which takes place over the weekend of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November

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

CBAI Camrose Trials – This coming weekend – Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th October (Dublin) – No Spectators

Results and Lineups

Timetable and Regulations

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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)

August 2021 Results

Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 31st August 2021 (17 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 30th August 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary and Tommy Banks (Sligo)
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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Happy Birthday Ann Cairns (Enniskillen)

We are sorry to hear of the passing of two Enniskillen Legends – Lena Hardy and Pat Concannon

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 20th August 2021 (27 Tables)

Congratulations to Graham Laird and Paschal Buckley (Ballyshannon), Mary and Tommy Banks (Sligo) and Georgio Magnifico and Nora McVeigh (Sligo and Tubbercurry)
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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80th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 26th August 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Andrea and Jim Doran (Carlow) and also to local runners-up Anne Leonard and Colm Gallagher
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 25th August 2021 (14 Tables)

Congratulations to Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe (Enniskillen) and well done to local runners-up Anna McKiernan and Mairín UíRuanaí
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Link to BBO Data
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 24th August 2021 (14 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 23rd August 2021 (21 Tables)

Congratulations to Margaret Breen and Anna Glavin (Waterford)
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 20th August 2021 (30 Tables)

Congratulations to J.C. Boyle and John McGinley (Donegal)
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Pat Kilfeather RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of Sligo’s most loved and accomplished Bridge players – Pat Kilfeather.  Pat was actively involved in bridge at all levels, as a player, an administrator, club captain and even President of the North West Region. Despite raising a family of 6 children, and the resulting 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, she still found time for Bridge and even managed to attract some of her children and extended family to follow in her footsteps.  If there was ever a need for a great advertisement about the long term benefits of playing bridge then we need look no further than Pat Kilfeather.

Pat loved her Bridge and as a Master player she played in every corner of Ireland (North and South) as well as travelling abroad for a game or two. She had that rare mixture of personable qualities that showed us that you could be brilliant at the game while still having fun and more importantly making sure that your opponents enjoyed their game too – so even though we lost, we came away from her table feeling better than when we arrived.  She was always keen to share her knowledge and was especially encouraging and helpful to newer members.  It didn’t hurt her game, that she knew a thing or two about Poker.  Bridge in Sligo owes a great debt to the patronage of our Sligo Doyenne. Thank you Pat.

Pat Kilfeather was also the last surviving founding member of the very successful Yeats Country Bridge Congress back in 1960.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Bryan, Neal, Patricia (Henry), Andy, Roy and Gary and also to Marguerite, Mary, to her son-in-law, daughters-in-law, fourteen grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

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79th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 19th August 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to Gavin Doyle and Tom Flood (Templeogue)
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Women .v. Mixed Team Practice – Thursday 19th August 2021
Result and Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 18th August 2021 (19 Tables)

Congratulations to Cepta Healy and Claire Calliniclos (Meath and New Zealand)
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Mixed Team Practice – Wednesday 18th August 2021
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 17th August 2021 (17 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 16th August 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to local champions Kevin Coleman and Robert Wallace, runners-up Una Carthy and Jim Clear (Letterkenny) and to local siblings Mary and Tommy Banks.
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Sligo and Friends – Lucky Fast Friday 13th August 2021 (28 Tables)

Congratulations to Sheila Rafter and Anne O’Reilly (Malahide)
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78th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 12th August 2021 (24 Tables)

Congratulations to Kathleen Sweeney and Oonagh Redmond (Castlebar)
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 11th August 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Tony Smyth and David Melody (Dublin)
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Mixed Team Practice – Wednesday 11th August 2021
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 10th August 2021 (12 Tables)

Women Team Practice – Ireland .v. Portugal – Tuesday 10th August 2021
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 9th August 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Martin Hewiston and John Wayne (London) and well done also to local sibling runners-up Mary and Tommy Banks. 
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 6th August 2021 (28 Tables)

Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal) and well done to local runners-up Frank Goodwin and John Macdonald
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77th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 5th August 2021 (24 Tables)

Congratulations to Evelyn Doyle and Peter McGonigle (Malahide and Donegal)
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 2nd August 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Crowley and Nancy Keevans (Sligo) and also to another local pair who finished as runners-up George Brennan and Tommy Banks.
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Mixed Team Practice – Wednesday 4th August 2021
Boards 1-12
Boards 1-24
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 3rd August 2021 (18 Tables)

July 2021 Results

Women’s Irish/Welsh event
The first Monday of every month.  It will normally be on Realbridge (probably!), but some people prefer BBO.  It’s FREE (at the moment, when it’s on Realbridge).  Best wishes, Gilly Clench (WBU)
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 2nd August 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Angela Murphy and Paul Waldron (Ballinrobe and Claremorris) and also to local runners-up Margaret Nally and Peg Kilcawley
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 30th July 2021 (29 Tables)

76th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 29th July 2021 (22 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary O’Callaghan and Connie Fahy (Clare)
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Practice Session – Women’s Team Thursday 29th July 2021
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 28th July 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Gemma Costelloe and Don O’Donovan (Dublin)
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 27th July 2021 (14 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 26th July 2021 (22 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Lucas and Mary O’Callaghan (Clare)
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 23rd July 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Stephen Clarke and Flor Higgins (Sligo & Castlebar) 
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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75th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 22nd July 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to John and Keith Woodlock (Tipperary)
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Practice Session – Women’s Team Thursday 22nd July 2021
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 21st July 2021 (14 Tables)

Congratulations to local heroes George Brennan and Tommy Banks.
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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Practice Session – Mixed Team Wed 21st July 2021
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 20th July 2021 (14 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 19th July 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Oisín Barrett and Danny Liddy (Ennis) and well done to local runners-up Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd.
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 16th July 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe (Fermanagh)
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
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74th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 15th July 2021 (24 Tables)

Congratulations to Evelyn Doyle and Sheena Duffy (Dublin)
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 14th July 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – normal service has been resumed by this record breaking pair with another 68% score! Another Fermanagh pair claim second place (Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe).
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New CBAI President, Pat O’Mahony from Cork, receiving his chain of office from outgoing President Neil Burke and Barbara Burke.

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Ballina Charity Bridge Congress (9th to 11th July 2021) – €2000 raised for Cancer Support Charities in Mayo, Sligo and Limerick.

Ballina Team of Four Championship – Final Result – Congratulations to Ena Cleary, Aidan Cleary (founding member of Ballina Congress), Mark Burke and Gordon Lessells (Limerick).
Result Mixed Pairs Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen)
Result Inter ‘B’ Pairs Mary Kidney and Mairead Launders (Dublin)
Result Novice Pairs Margaret and James Munnelly (Ballina)
Result Gala Open Pairs Francis Bellew and Martin T. O’Brien (Drogheda)
Result Fast Friday Pairs Ann Butler and Rita Lacey (Leixlip)
Saturday:
Result Congress Pairs (Tie) Gilly Clench and Adrian Thomas (Wales) with Mary Trench and Miriam McConville (Dublin)

Helena and Paul Redmond (Malahide)

 

Result Area Master Pairs

Result Inter ‘A’ Pairs Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd (Sligo)
Result Inter ‘B’ Pairs Vera McCague and Moira Murphy (Dublin)
Results Open Pairs Sat 1 p.m. Ruth O’Dea and Frances A Kelly (Dublin)
Result Open Pairs Sat 8 p.m. Mary and Vincent Brennan (Roscommon)
Sunday:
Result Team of Four Championship Ena Cleary, Aidan Cleary, Mark Burke and Gordon Lessells (Limerick)
Results Open Pairs Sun 2.30 p.m. Mairín UíRúanaí and Gladys Sheridan (Sligo)
Result Inter B and Novice Pairs Vivienne Cosgrave and Blanaid Nally (Dublin)
Result Celebration Gala Open Pairs Nuala Doyle and Helena Moran and runners-up Frances Walkin and Gerry Scanlon – Ballina claim the top two prizes.

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CBAI President’s Charity – (Pat O’Mahony, Cork) in aid of  ‘The Children’s Leukaemia Association, Mercy Hospital, Cork’

Result Novice and Inter B event (26 Tables) Maureen and Kevin Ward (Waterford)

Result Intermediate A and Master event Section 1 (37 Tables) Mary O’Sullivan and Sue Streek (Celbridge)

Result Intermediate ‘A’ & Master event Section 2 (6 Tables) Breda Kelly and Mary Quinlan (Cork)

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 13th July 2021 (16 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 12th July 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Sheila and Ken Walsh (Dundalk) and well done to local sibling runners-up Mary and Tommy Banks
Full Leaderboard and Board Details
Click here to watch American Grand Master Kevin Bathurst discuss boards 1 to 8
Link to BBO Data
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73rd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 8th July 2021 (24 Tables)

Congratulations to Anna Glavin and Margaret Breen (Waterford)
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 7th July 2021 (21 Tables)

Congratulations to JC Boyle and Denis Ellis (Donegal)
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 6th July 2021 (19 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 5th July 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to Denis Ellis and J.C.Boyle (Donegal) and well done also to local runners-up Dolores Crummy and Gladys Sheridan.
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Sligo and Friends – ‘Fast Friday’ – 2nd July 2021 (32 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – Absolutely Incredible – Avogadro please help with some more superlatives for this record smashing pair!
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72nd Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 1st July 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to Denise Cassidy and Attracta McGettrick and well done to the other Sligo players who took the top four places – Maureen Keane and Mary Gillen, Paula Gallagher and Maura McTernan, Margaret Dowd and Mary Lyons.
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 30th June 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Cass O’Donnell and James A Gallagher (Donegal)
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June 2021 Results

‘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 (Cork)
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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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 30th June 2021 (20 Tables)

Congratulations to Cass O’Donnell and James A Gallagher (Donegal)
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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 29th June 2021 (18 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 28th June 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal) and well done also to Maria Lynch and Paschal Brown (Leitrim & Waterford) and also to third placed Mairin UiRuanai and Mary MacAodha (Sligo & Dublin)
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 25th June 2021 (35 Tables)

Congratulations to Margaret Farren and Connell McLoone (Donegal)
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71st Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 24th June 2021 (25 Tables)

Congratulations to John and Keith Woodlock (Tipperary)
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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (22 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Timoney and Claire Callinicos (Monaghan and New Zealand)

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (6 Tables)
(Last Carraroe Game until September)

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (21 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 21st June 2021 (30 Tables) – Midsummer’s Night

Congratulations to local siblings Mary and Tommy Banks and also to another local duo Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 18th June 2021 (31 Tables)

Congratulations to Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh) – breaking more and more world records – amazing.
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70th Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 17th June 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Gilvarry and Mary O’Dowd (peaking just in time for Ballina Bridge Congress)
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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 16th June 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Máire and John O’Keeffe (Dublin)

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Carraroe Bridge Club Wednesday 16th June 2021 (7 Tables)

Congratulations to Roisín McHugh and Brian Guiney – Respect!

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 15th June 2021 (21 Tables)

Sligo and Friends Monday 14th June 2021 (27 Tables)

Congratulations to Maria Lynch and Paschal Browne (Leitrim/Waterford)

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

Congratulations to Catherine Mahon and Garry Windebank (Dublin)
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Sligo and Friends Wednesday 9th June 2021 (26 Tables)

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

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Commentary on the Hands (Gay Keaveney)

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

Congratulations to Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 8th 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)
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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.

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Commentary on the Defence Hands (FOB)

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

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne

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