‘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 (Dublin)
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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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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Our Next Club Game ‘Sligo and Friends’ is on tonight (Monday 14th June) – All Welcome – Text Fearghal 086-2652871 to be unblocked

Monday 14th June 2021 – Sligo and Friends starting at 8.30 pm – All Welcome. 
Tuesday 15th June – 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.  
Thursday 17th June – 69th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – All Welcome
Friday 18th June 2021 is our ‘Sligo and Friends’ Fast Friday Game  – 6 minutes per board – starting at 8.30 p.m – All Welcome

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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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Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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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)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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

Congratulations to Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher

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Board Details

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Inter ‘A’ Pairs Tuesday 1st 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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Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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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)

Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne

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Board Details

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