Camrose Trophy – Belfast – Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th – Congratulations England

The second and final weekend of this year’s Home Nation’s Camrose Trophy takes place in La Mon Hotel Belfast.  The 6 teams involved are Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and NIBU.

Schedule

Final Result and Full Details

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Malahide Bridge Congress (March 2020) Results

Congress Teams S1 Result and Hand Records       Congress Teams Final Result and S2 Hands

Intermediate Teams Final Result and Hand Records

Gala Pairs,     Mixed Pairs,     Novice Pairs

Sat Aft Open,     Congress Pairs S1,     Area Masters S1,     Intermediate Pairs S1,     Inter B Pairs S1

Congress Pairs Overall,     Area Masters Overall,     Intermediate Pairs S2,     Intermediate Pairs Overall

Inter B Pairs S2,     Inter B Pairs Overall

Sun Aft Open Pairs A,     Sun Aft Open Pairs B

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Notice from the Irish Bridge Union and the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (Wednesday 18th March)

The National Pairs Finals due to be played this weekend in Athlone has been postponed as have the National Teams Finals due to played in Athlone in April as well as the Cooper & Lambert & Novice Finals in April.  The Moylan Cup and the Seniors Congress have also been postponed.  IBU Mixed Team Trial has also been postponed.   Sadly the famous Clonmel Congress has been cancelled as has Galway Congress and Killarney Congress.  The Lady Milne and the Senior Camrose are postponed til later in the year.

If it is feasible, and if the possibility of infection from this virus is eliminated, the National Competitions will be rescheduled during the summer months.

CBAI will review the situation at Easter and will make any necessary decisions about further National events that are currently scheduled before the end of this season.

All the hotels who were due to host our events have been informed and all have responded very supportively.  In fact the Cavan Crystal Hotel has put together an attractive offer for CBAI members.

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From our BBO Guru Eamon Galligan

The Ireland Imps Pairs tourney is being revived to help with bridge folk missing their bridge fix due to Covid19.

Tonight – most nights on Bridgebase Online at 8pm Irish time.  A free tourney open to all with Ireland flag in their profile.

Will open to all with a few minutes to go if we are only a few people.

 This event is aimed at players in clubs which are closed and other folk who are staying home.

I will run on any night I am not directing somewhere which will soon be most nights.

You need a Bridgebase Online account … this is FREE and the TOURNEY is free

Find in Competitive … Tournaments .. Free tournaments

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Junior Camrose (under 26) and Peggy Bayer (under 21) – Belfast – Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February 2019

The Junior Camrose (under 26) is contested by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland and the CBAI.  Each team will play 2 x 16 board matches against the other 5 teams (10 rounds)

The Peggy Bayer Trophy (under 21) is contested by England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  Each of the 4 teams will play 3 x 16 board matches against the other 3 teams (9 rounds)

Peggy Bayer NIBU 2019 (FOB) – Final Result

Peggy Bayer NIBU 2019 (FOB) – Butler Rankings

Junior Camrose NIBU 2019 (FOB) – Final Result

Junior Camrose NIBU 2019 (FOB) – Butler Rankings

Meet the Players,         The players and their Convention Cards,            Regulations

Junior Camrose (Full Details and much more)

Peggy Bayer (Full Details and much more)

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Keep Bridge Alive

The University of Stirling has launched the international ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ CrowdFunder to establish the Sociology of Bridge and to communicate messages about the benefits of bridge beyond the bridge world.  This emerging academic field explores interactions within the mind sport, well-being, healthy ageing and social connection as experienced in the bridge community.  The key goals of this research are to transform the image of bridge, to increase participation and enhance the sustainability of the mind sport.

The Keep Bridge Alive (KBA) campaign aims to attract new players to our game via innovative and collaborative approaches (including targeted resources aimed at children, young people, families as well as policy-makers, employers and teachers). Keep Bridge Alive is about taking action to share best practice, pool resources and develop an evidence-base to re-brand and grow the bridge world. This as an excellent opportunity to do something different and create momentum for change within the bridge community.

A5 Bridge KBA Leaflet,    Bridge KBA poster digital,    Keep Bridge Alive! donation form (2019)

More information  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/u5c0e5e7810869

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CBAI Holmes Wilson – National Swiss Teams Championship – 9th & 10th February 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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CBAI Novice and Intermediate Congress – Athlone – 15th-17th February 2019

Intermediate  Teams  Live  Result

Intermediate Teams:  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (25 Teams)

 

Mixed Pairs:  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (9 Tables)

Gala Pairs:  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (12.5 Tables)

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Session 1 :  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (27.5 Tables)

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Session 2 :  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (27.5 Tables)

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Final Result, S2 Hand Records and Personal Records (27.5 Tables)

Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (14.5 Tables)

Novice Pairs:  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (6 Tables)

Open Pairs (Saturday Afternoon):  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (8 Tables)

Open Pairs (Sunday Afternoon):  Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (3.5 Tables)

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CAMROSE 2019 (organised by WBU and EBU)

Camrose Results 2019 First weekend WBU

Full Details available here

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Mai Neary RIP

(Retired lecturing staff at St. Angela’s College, Sligo) January 3rd 2019, peacefully, in the care of the staff at Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle.   Sadly missed by her sister Ita, sister-in-law Dorothy, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.  Rest in Peace

Reposing at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo, from 4.00pm on Friday January 4th. Removal at 5.30pm on Friday to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Mass of the Resurrection at 2.00pm on Saturday, January 5th. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.

Angela Raftery RIP

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the care of the staff at North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo. Dearly loved wife of Brian and mother of Gillian, Brian (jnr) and Louise. Predeceased by her brothers John and Dermot. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, brother Jim, sons-in-law Pat and David, daughter-in-law Anette, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, adored grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and many friends.  Rest in Peace.

Reposing at the home of her daughter Louise at Ballyweelin, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Sunday January 6th. Home private to family at all other times. Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am on Monday January 7th in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to North West Hospice Fund c/o Seán Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

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CBAI Senior Camrose Trials – Limerick 24th and 25th November 2018

4 of our top Senior Teams are in action this weekend – the winning team being invited to represent Ireland in the Senior Camrose next May.

1. Gordon Lessells, Mark Burke, Seán Glynn, Paul Barrett

2. Mícheál Ó Briain, Padraig Ó Briain, Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn

3. Dónal Garvey, Pat Quinn, Terry Walsh, Peter Goodman

4. Seán Ó Lúbaigh, Paul Delaney, Bob Pattinson, Maureen Pattinson, Fred Barry, Paul Porteous

(TD John Royds)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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