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Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 18th September 2019

L I V E   R E S U L T

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Beginners and Improvers Classes start tomorrow night Thursday 19th September 2019 – Perfect for those who want to get the basics right – All Welcome

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Started: 1 day ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 16th September 2016

Started: 3 days ago

CBAI Lady Milne Trials – Dublin 13th to 15th September 2019

What is the definition of ‘Awesome’?  ….  Answer:  Rebecca Brown and Gilda Pender……Well Done Ladies

9 matches and 9 wins…averaging 15 VP per match.

The other 3 pairs to make the 4 pair panel are:

Teresa Rigney and Joan Kenny,  Maria Whelan and Marian Croke,  Jean Kelly and Betty Cotter

 

L I V E   R E S U L T S

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Draw for pair numbers

CBAI Lady Milne Trials Schedule 2019

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Started: 6 days ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 11th September 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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BRIDGE  CLASSES

Beginners and Improvers Classes start this coming Thursday 19th September in the Southern Hotel Sligo at 7.30 p.m. – All Welcome.  The Improvers Class is ideal for those that want to come back to the game and get the basics right.

Alternatively Bridge lessons by the wonderful Hilary McDonagh will take place in Garveys Dew Drop Inn Charlestown starting this coming Tuesday 17th September (8 pm to 10 pm).  Beginners and Advanced players welcome.

 

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Started: 1 week ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 9th September 2019 – Southern Hotel at 7.30 p.m.

Section A (9 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section B (15 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Beginners Classes

Classes for Beginners start this coming Thursday 19th September in the Southern Hotel at 7.30 p.m.  There will also be Improvers Classes for those who want to come back and start at the beginning again – all welcome.

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Started: 2 weeks ago

Acol and Phoenix re-opening this coming Monday 9th September – All Welcome

We resume after the Summer break this coming Monday night 9th September in the Southern Hotel and then on Wednesday night 11th September in the Clayton Hotel.

 

BEGINNERS  CLASSES

Classes for Beginners will start on Thursday 19th September in the Southern Hotel at 7.30 p.m.  Improver Classes ideally suited to those who started in the last 3 years also get underway on Thursday 19th September…..ideal for those who need to hear the very basics all over again.

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Results

Started: 2 weeks ago

Barbara Seligman RIP

Barbara Seligman with Ruth Giddings on Ruth's 100th Birthday
Barbara Seligman with Ruth Giddings on Ruth’s 100th Birthday
We are saddened to report the death of Barbara Seligman, one of the true greats of Irish bridge.
Barbara made her debut for Ireland in 1962 and played internationally for twenty consecutive years, much of it in partnership with another Irish great, Ruth Giddings. She won two European medals, silver in Ostend in 1973 and bronze in Beirut on her debut, and won all the major national titles in a total of 23 victories. She became Ireland’s first World Master in 1984.
Aside from her very obvious talent (rumour has it that when she first took up the game as a teenager, her teacher announced to the class that they were looking at a future champion), Barbara was also blessed with great tenacity and resilience. She battled a number of serious illnesses in recent years, and endured the loss of her loving husband, Don, also an international bridge player. She bore these burdens bravely and with good grace, and continued to play bridge at a very high standard, winning the five-week President’s Prize in the Regent Bridge Club only last May.
Barbara was also passionate about bridge, and a great advocate for the game. Only this summer, she had the pleasure of introducing her 12-year-old granddaughter Mia to the game, and brought her along to the CBAI’s junior summer camp. Hopefully another champion in the making.
All her friends in the bridge world will miss Barbara greatly, particularly those in the Regent, where she was a valued member of long-standing and served as President. We extend our sympathies to her children Max, Kerry-Anne, Kym, and Jeremy, to her nephew Adam Mesbur (another international champion), and to all her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
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Rita McNamara RIP

RITA MCNAMARA RIP

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend Rita McNamara (Wicklow and formerly Ballaghaderreen).

Rita was a past President of both the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland and the Irish Bridge Union and without doubt she was one of the most popular Presidents ever.  As well as being a top class player, a dedicated bridge teacher and an efficient administrator she also had that most important social skill of being able to mix with people of all levels and show us that it was possible to be a great player and still have fun at the same time.   There was always laughter at her table and opponents always left in better form than when they arrived – albeit with a lower score.  Rita’s contribution to the promotion of the game cannot be over-estimated.  Bridge needs more ‘Ritas’.  Those of us who had privilege to know her will remember her as a kind, caring, generous and loyal friend and we will miss her terribly.  We remember her many party pieces and funny stories and her most famous party piece ended with the apt line “Well I guess we’ll go home now, ‘cause that was the last rubber.”

We extend our deepest sympathies to her loving husband Jim, daughter Claire, sons Morgan and Michael, brothers Pat and Noel, daughters-in-law Iverna, Lale and Jill, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Daphne, Frank, Eileen, Meabh and Jane, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.  May She Rest in Peace.

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Started: 3 weeks ago

The Regent Premier Women’s Pairs – 24th and 25th August 2019

29 pairs in action – (All Play All) over 87 boards.

F I N A L   R E S U L T  (Well done Teresa Rigney and Diane Greenwood)

Commentary on the Third Session boards

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Started: 1 month ago

57th Yeats Country Congress – 7th to 9th June 2019 – Thank you for your wonderful support

A very big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who came and played in our congress or supported us in any way.  As well as being the last Congress in the CBAI season it was once again the biggest Congress of the year. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you enjoyed your stay with us.  Well done to all the prizewinners and a special thank you to our hard working committee who have already started planning next year’s 58th Annual Congress.  Hopefully we will see you all back here again next year.

Chairman:  Jim Sproule

Administration:  Mairead Basquille, Frank Goodwin, Declan Gallagher, Assumpta Kelly.

Hospitality:  Margaret Dowd, Mary Kilfeather, Anne-Marie Tuohy, Gladys Sheridan and Dolores Crummy.

Setup:  Tommy Banks, Tom Byrne, Ronnie Kelly, Pat Lyons, Jim O’Malley, John Scanlon and Robert Wallace.

Tournament Directors:  Eileen O’Connor and Diarmuid Reddan.

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Yeats Country Congress 2019 Prizewinners

 

Mixed Pairs Championship  (22.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Gala Open Pairs  (48.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

FIRST  SESSION  PAIRS  COMMENTARY  ON  THE  HANDS

 

Result of Inter B & Novice Pairs Championship (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Result of Inter A Pairs Championship (25 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Result of Congress Pairs Championship (35 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Teams (42 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Open Pairs – Saturday Afternoon (18.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A – 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B- 7.5 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Night (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A – 12 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B- 8 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning (21 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – 21 Tables

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Afternoon (15 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – 15 Tables

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Started: 4 months ago

Dublin Summer Congress 26th to 28th July 2019

3rd Place in the Area Master Teams
Good Girl Cathy – 3rd Place in the Master Teams

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Area Master Teams (14 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Area Master Pairs (13 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Second Session
Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Click here for the other results

Mixed Pairs (21 Tables)

Novice Pairs (10 Tables)

Friday Night Open Pairs (9 Tables)

Congress Pairs (29.5 Tables)

Intermediate A Pairs (17 Tables)

Intermediate B Pairs (17 Tables)

Congress Teams (16 Teams)

Intermediate A Teams (21 Teams)

Intermediate B Teams (13 Teams)

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Acol-Phoenix Summer Dinner – Wednesday 19th June 2019

A big ‘Thank You’ to Eva Giblin, Mary Lyons, Gladys Sheridan, Jim O’Malley, Tommy Banks, Mairead and all the hard working committee members of both Acol and Phoenix for all their efforts over the year.

Commentary on the Dinner Hands

Section A (11 tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Section B (14 tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Both Sections Combined

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Major Prizewinners through the Season 2018-2019

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 10th June 2019

Section A

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section B

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section C

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Liam Maher RIP

Liam Maher RIP

We are all saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Liam Maher (husband of Kathleen).    Those of us who had the pleasure to know Liam will remember with eternal gratitude his genuine obliging, helpful and kind nature.  If Liam promised to do something – it would be done and if it involved one of the passions in his life (Family, Irish Music, Irish Dancing or Hurling) it would be done in ‘double-jig’ time.  May He Rest in Peace.  We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Kathleen, Linda, Shane and his extended family and wide circle friends.

Family flowers only, please, donations in lieu, if desired, to S.H.O.U.T c/o Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo.

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