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Yeats Country Bridge Congress – Radisson Blu Hotel Sligo Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 2019

Congress Secretary Frank Goodwin, Chairman Jim Sproule, Treasurer Declan Gallagher, Congress Committee, Mairead and Fearghal warmly invite you to attend our 57th Bridge Congress in just 2 weeks time.  A big friendly Sligo welcome awaits you all and we look forward once again to seeing all our friends at some point over the weekend.

Friday June 7th:  Mixed Pairs at 7.45 p.m.  Gala Open Pairs at 7.45 p.m.

Saturday June 8th:  Congress Pairs at 1.30 p.m.   Intermediate A Pairs at 1.30 p.m.   Intermediate B and Novice Pairs at 1.30 p.m.  Open Pairs at 2 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.

Sunday June 9th:  Congress Teams at 11 a.m.    Open Pairs at 11 a.m.    Open Pairs at 2.30 p.m.

If you need help with entries or accommodation then please contact either Mairead 087-9274448 or Fearghal 086-2652871

Click Here For Full Brochure

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FRANK  GILLAN  RIP

We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Gillan (Westport) one of the the game’s true gentlemen always in good spirits and a great supporter of Bridge in the North-West Region.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his brother Sean and the rest of his family and friends.  May he Rest in Peace.

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Started: 5 hours ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 27th May 2019

Started: 6 hours ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Lebensohl Night – Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Started: 7 hours ago

IBU Club Pairs Championship – Intermediate Pairs – Saturday 18th May 2019 (Master and Inter ‘A’ – Saturday 11th May 2019)

Started: 2 weeks ago

Acol Club Championship – Session Two (Monday 20th May 2019) – Session One (Monday 13th May 2019)

Results

Section A

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Section B

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Results and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Section C

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Monday 13th May 2019)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Monday 20th May 2019)

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CONGRESS  REFRESHER  CLASSES:

It’s May again – which means we will be running Advanced Refresher Classes on Thursday Nights continuing this Thursday night 23rd May – Improve your Bidding, Play and Defence – a must for any serious partnership hoping to better their results – All Welcome 7.30 to 9.30 – ‘Lebensohl Convention’.

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Started: 2 weeks ago

Phoenix Club Championship – (Wednesday 8th and 15th May 2019)

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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Ann O’Beirne RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of our dear friend Ann O’Beirne – a lady who enjoyed life and saw the funny side in every situation – we extend our deepest sympathies to her family.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Frank, her children Aoife, Niamh, Michael and Francis as well as her sisters Mary MacEneaney (Kilkenny), Pat (Ballyhaunis) and Ned (Sligo), sadly missed by her family, sister-in-law Dr Catherine Raftery, brother-in-law Rory O’Beirne, grandchildren Darragh, Chloe, Grainne, Amber, Oisin, Conor and Donagh, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.  May she Rest in Peace.

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Started: 2 weeks ago

Yeats Country Bridge Congress 8th – 10th June 2018

A 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 57th 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 and Kelsey Henry.

Hospitality:  Margaret Dowd, Mary Kilfeather, Kathleen Maher and Gladys Sheridan.

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

Tournament Directors:  Gillian Ballantyne, Eileen O’Connor and Diarmuid Reddan.

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Click here for list of all the Prizewinners

 

Mixed Pairs Championship (25 Tables)

Results. Hand Records a Personal Records

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Gala Open Pairs (44 Tables)

Results. Hand Records a Personal Records

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Congress Pairs Result (32.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Intermediate A Pairs Result (23 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

Inter B & Novice Pairs Result (19.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result, and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Congress Teams Result (38 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Afternoon (15 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Saturday Night (19 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning A (13 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Morning B (13 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs – Sunday Afternoon (20 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Beginner Pairs – Saturday Night (2 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Follow our Irish Women and Men playing in the various European Championship events currently taking place in Ostend Belgium.

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Started: 12 months ago

CBAI Fun Teams – Saturday 25th May 2019 – Westmanstown Garda Golf Club

Session 1 starting at 12 noon,      Dinner Break 3.30 – 4.30

Session 2 starting at 4.30,      Prize giving at 7.30

Each county enters a team made up of a Novice, a Master, an Intermediate ‘A’ and an Intermediate ‘B’ player.  The Novice plays with the Master.  The Intermediate ‘A’ partners the Intermediate ‘B’ player.  Both pairs must play a simple system – Stayman, Transfers, Blackwood and very little else.  Fun is the order of the day.

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Trial Run

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Started: 6 hours ago

Galway 81st Annual Bridge Congress – 19th to 21st April 2019

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Restricted Teams (16 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Teams (12 Teams)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Swiss Pairs  (16 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Congress Pairs (21.5 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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Intermediate Pairs (15.5 Tables)

Intermediate Pairs Galway 2019 Final Result

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – First Session

Overall Result and Second Session Hand Records and Personal Records

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Mixed Pairs Championship (18 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Novice Championship (8 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Open Pairs 1 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 2 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 3 (Friday Night) 13 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

All Sections Friday Night Combined (Gala)

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Open Pairs 4 (Saturday Afternoon) 9 Tables
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 5 (Saturday Night) 14 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 6 (Saturday Night) 2.5 VIP Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 7 (Sunday Afternoon) 15.5 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Open Pairs 8 (Sunday Night) 13 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 9 (Monday Afternoon) 7 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 10 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Open Pairs 11 (Monday Night) 11 Tables

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 17th April 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Ann Hannon RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our current members Ann Hannon – a lady in every respect and every tournament director’s dream player – she came in, played her game and went home – you wouldn’t know she was in the room.  May she rest in peace.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and many friends.

 

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Lady Milne International Championship – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th to 14th April – City North Hotel – Congratulations ENGLAND

The event started in 1934 and is now played over one weekend for Womens teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2009 the host fields a sixth team called by the name of the Federation (CBAI).  This team can also win the trophy for the country and did so for England in 2010.  Teams play a head-to-head match of 32 boards against each of the other five, each being victory-pointed.  In 2011 for the first time in 62 years the series ended in a tie, the trophy being shared between Scotland and England. The regulations for a tie were subsequently changed making one a lot less likely.

England has won outright on 48 occasions (one being its second team in 2010).  Scotland has won outright 14 times: in 1950, 1956, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018; Wales won in 1967, 1968, 1988 and 2015 Northern Ireland won in 1981 and 1985; the Republic of Ireland, joining the series in 1998, has yet to win.

Final Result

Butler Rankings

FULL DETAILS AND MORE

 

Playing Schedule

CBAI Bios,    England Bios,    Ireland Bios,    N.Ireland Bios,   Scotland Bios,   Wales Bios

Player Systems,     Regulations,     32 Board VP Scale

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Acol Bridge Club – Monday 15th April 2019

Section A

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Section B

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Both Sections Combined)

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May Bank Holiday Monday Night – Discuss with the Experts Night

Southern Hotel 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.  (Open to All)

As part of our ‘Improving May Month’, Thomas MacCormac and three of his Junior International Players have kindly agreed to come down and share their wisdom with us on the May Bank Holiday Monday Night.  The evening will begin as normal at 7.30 with a card game of instructional hands followed by a question and answer post-mortem session with Thomas and his star players.
Thomas is hoping to raise funds to send his promising team to the World Championships and ACBL Championships later in the year and this ‘Discuss with the Expert’ night is part of their fund raising.  The cost for the evening is 15 euro per person – and is open to all bridge players from any club or region.
If we get enough players interested, we will proceed with the event.  We don’t often get the chance to listen and learn from top players so this is a fantastic opportunity at a very reasonable price.  If you are interested please give your names to Fearghal 086-2652871 or Mairead asap.

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