Our next game is our ‘Sligo and Friends’ game tomorrow night Monday 26th July at 8.30 p.m. – all welcome – text Fearghal 086-2652871 if you need to be unblocked.

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Cathal McSherry (Navan) – one of our loyal regular gentle online members – we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Kathleen and his family – May he Rest in Peace.

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Monday 26th July – ‘Sligo and Friends’ starting at 8.30 pm – All Welcome. 

Tuesday 27th July – 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.  

Also on Tuesday 27th July 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 – all welcome.

Wednesday 28th July – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – Open – All Welcome

Thursday 29th July – 76th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – All Welcome

Friday 30th July  – ‘Sligo and Friends’ Fast Friday Game  – 6 minutes per board – starting at 8.30 p.m – All Welcome

Monday 2nd August (Bank Holiday) – ‘Sligo and Friends’ starting at 8.30 pm – All Welcome. 

The Home Instead Dublin Summer Bridge Virtual Congress 2021
This weekend Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of July

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The Annual Ciara Burns Trophy for Intermediate and Novice players takes place on Sunday week 1st August

Click here for details

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Women’s Irish/Welsh event
Congratulations to Elbha and Cass on winning the successful first event, with Ceri and Diane as runners up.  I look forward to seeing you all for the next women’s Swiss pairs at 6.45 on Monday August 2nd on BBO and the first Monday of every month subsequently.  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 – Fast Friday 23rd July 2021 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Stephen Clarke and Flor Higgins (Sligo & Castlebar) 
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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.
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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.
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 16th July 2021 (26 Tables)

Congratulations to Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe (Fermanagh)
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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
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Click here to watch American Grand Master Kevin Bathurst discuss boards 1 to 8
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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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