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Online Sligo Players and friends – tonight Monday 6th April 7.30 to 9.10

You can register when you and your partner are both online (after 5.30) on BBO under ‘competitive’ – ‘free tournaments’ then search for host ‘ansuid’ and then click on #2997 Pairs Sligo and Friends – 14 boards – All welcome.

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Irish Early Bird game – Sunday April 5th (14 Tables)

Results

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Intermediate and Sligo friends game – Friday April 3rd (8 Tables)

Results

Commentary on the hands (Julian Pottage)

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Inter ‘B’ and Improver game – Thursday April 2nd (6 Tables)

Congratulations to Deirdre Lonergan and Catherine Carabine

Results

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2nd Ireland Online Intermediate Pairs – Wednesday 1st April March (37 Tables)

Well done Brid Armstrong and Grace Corcoran

Results

Commentary on the hands (Heather Dhondy)

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We will be running our third Intermediate Pairs game next week (Wednesday 8th April) 7.30 and ending at 9.10 pm.  Confined Intermediate ‘A’ and ‘B’ players – Nice players only – Stress free and Relaxed – but still competitive.

You can register when you and your partner are both online (after 5.30) on BBO under ‘competitive’ – ‘free tournaments’ then search #7979 Pairs Irish Intermediate Pairs – All welcome.

We are now limited to 20 tables – so first come first served – and as this Intermediate event is proving to be so popular – only those who have already given me their real names will be able to register

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Results Sligo online game Monday 30th March (14 Tables)

We will have another Sligo (and friends) game next Monday night (April 6th).  You can register when you and your partner are both online (after 5.30) on BBO under ‘competitive’ – ‘free tournaments’ then search #8977 Pairs Sligo Monday Night Game.

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Results of Inter B online Pairs Game Thursday 26th March (5 Tables)

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1st Ireland Online Intermediate Pairs – Wednesday 25th March (31 Tables)

Results

Commentary on the hands

Thank you to all of you who played in our first Irish Intermediate Pairs game tonight (Wednesday 25th March) 7.30 and ending at 9 pm.  Confined to Novices and Intermediate players – Nice players only – Stress free and Relaxed – but still competitive.

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Monday 23rd March (12 tables)

Thank you to those who joined in at short notice to fill up some empty seats.  Congrats Gerry Scanlon and Niall Kilroy.

Results

Commentary on the hands

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Tuesday 17th March (5 tables)

Well done to all who took part.

Congrats to Margaret Nally and Tommy Banks.

Results

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Started: 2 weeks ago

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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Started: 1 month ago

IBU Mixed Team Trials – 29th Feb and 1st March – Limerick

7 Mixed Teams will compete over 2 weekends to select a team to represent Ireland at the European Championships in Madeira this coming June.

LIVE  RESULTS

Results and Hand Records

Crossimps

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Started: 1 month ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 11th March 2020

Started: 1 month ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 9th March 2020

Results

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A  (8 Tables)

 

Results

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B  (13 Tables)

 

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Both Sections Combined  (21 Tables)

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Please note we are in the Clayton Hotel this coming Wednesday night (11th March).  The beginners and improvers classes take place as usual in the Southern Hotel on Thursday night (12th March).

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Started: 1 month ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 4th March 2020 – CHARITY DRIVE

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

A big thank you to all who supported our 3 Charities (Simon, DVAS and Alzheimers) and a special thank you to Máire Dufficy (Captain) and the members of Carraroe Bridge Club for giving up their club night to support the event.

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Remember we are in the Clayton Hotel this coming Monday and Wednesday night (9th and 11th March).

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Started: 1 month ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 2nd March 2020

Commentary on the hands (Paul Delaney)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section A

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section B

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records – Section C
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Please note that we are in the Clayton Hotel next Monday night 9th March and also on Wednesday week 11th March.

Don’t forget our Charity Drive takes place this coming Wednesday night 4th March here in the Southern Hotel. 

Separate Section for Inter B and Novices – All Welcome.

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North-West Regional President’s Prize (Marian Newman)

Our Regional Presidents Prize takes place this coming Sunday 8th March in the Park Hotel Kiltimagh at 5 O’Clock.  Prizes for all grades (Masters, Inter A, Inter B and Novices) – All welcome.  Entries in advance please to Fearghal 086-2652871 or you can enter online here.

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Started: 1 month ago

CBAI (Holmes Wilson) National Swiss Teams Championship – (Tullow) 22nd and 23rd February 2020 – 120 teams

Holmes Wilson 2020 Final Result (including unofficial master point awards)

Results and Hand Records

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Starting Saturday at 1.30 pm.  Dinner break 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm.

Third Session starting at 11 am Sunday.  Presentation of Prizes at 3.15 pm

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Started: 2 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 26th February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 19th February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 17th February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

IBU Open Trials and Womens Trials – Final Weekend 8th and 9th February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 12th February 2020

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Have you entered for the Holmes Wilson yet?

Entries received as at Wednesday 10 pm. (118 Teams)

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Started: 2 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 5th February 2020 – CBAI Sim Pairs

Started: 2 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 3rd February 2020 – CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

Section A (10 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section B (14.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section C (3.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

SGC Rosses Point (8.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Strandhill Bridge Club (7 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Commentary on the Hands

National Leaderboard

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Please Note:  We have no Beginner or Improver Class this Thursday night 6th February.

We resume as normal on Thursday week 13th February.

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North-West Regional President’s Prize (Marian Newman)

Our Regional Presidents Prize takes place on Sunday 8th March in the Park Hotel Kiltimagh at 5 O’Clock.  Prizes for all grades (Masters, Inter A, Inter B and Novices) – All welcome.  Entries in advance please to Fearghal 086-2652871 or you can enter online here.

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Started: 2 months ago

North-West Regional Team Qualifying Round – Swinford – 2nd February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 29th January 2019

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Please Note:  We have no Beginner or Improver Class this Thursday night 6th February.

We resume as normal on Thursday week 13th February.

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Started: 2 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday Acol Bridge Club 27th January 2020

Section A: (Burke Teams Qualifier)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

The top two teams will have their entry prepaid to the National Final in Cavan on Sat and Sun 14th and 15th March.  Other teams are welcome to travel as well – if they pay their own entry fee.

 

Section B:
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Started: 2 months ago

IBU Trials this weekend in Cavan – Womens Teams and Open Teams – 25th & 26th January (and then 8th and 9th February in Dublin)

In the Women’s event we have 8 teams playing a full round robin 7 x 16 boards against one another each weekend (weekend 1 in Cavan and weekend 2 in Dublin).

IBU Women’s Team Trials 2020 Weekend One – Final Result and all the details

Women’s Schedule

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In the Open event we have 3 teams playing a 96 board Semi-Final in Cavan with the Final over 112 boards taking place on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th February in Dublin.

IBU OPEN Team Trials 2020 Weekend One – Final Result

IBU Open Team Trials 2020 Weekend One – Lineup Details

OPEN Schedule

Open Hand Records

Hand records

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Conditions of Contest for the Final Weekend

 

 

Started: 2 months ago

Congratulations to our own Tom Hanlon on winning the French Premier League

French Champs 2020 TH

Tom HANLON, Romain ZALESKI, Philippe CRONIER, Thomas BESSIS, Frédéric VOLCKER , Cédric LORENZINI. were crowned French Champions at the weekend after they defeated another World Class team in the final of the Premier League (Pierre ZIMMERMANN, Franck MULTON, Krzysztof MARTENS, Jean Charles ALLAVENA, Lorenzo LAURIA, Alfredo VERSACE)

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Started: 3 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Dates for your Diary:

Sligo Burke Trophy qualifier (Teams) takes place this coming Monday night 27th January.  The usual club game takes place as well.

The Regional Teams for players of all grades (Master, Inter A and Inter B) takes place on Sunday week 2nd February in the Gateway Hotel Swinford starting at 5 O’Clock.  Entries in advance to Cathy Kilcoyne 087-2108872.

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Started: 3 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 20th January 2020

Section A:
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Section B:
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Section C:
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

All 3 Sections Combined

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Dates for your Diary:

Sligo Burke Trophy qualifier (Teams) takes place this coming Monday night 27th January.  The usual club game takes place as well.

 

The Regional Teams for players of all grades (Master, Inter A and Inter B) takes place on Sunday week 2nd February in the Gateway Hotel Swinford starting at 5 O’Clock.  Entries in advance to Cathy Kilcoyne 087-2108872.

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Started: 3 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 15th January 2020

Started: 3 months ago

Malahide Bridge Congress – 6th to 8th March 2020

 

Don’t Forget Malahide Congress 6th to 8th March

Malahide Bridge Congress 2020 BROCHURE

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Started: 3 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 13th January 2020

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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All 3 Sections Combined

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Dates for your Diary:

Monday 27th January:    Sligo Burke Trophy Qualifier (Team of Four)

Monday 3rd February:  CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

Wednesday 5th February:  CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

Monday 10th February:  Sonny Bree (Hi-Lo).  Master and Inter A to play with Novice and Inter B (non regular partnerships).

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Started: 3 months ago

Charity Drive – Swinford – Sunday 12th January 2020

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swinford charity Full Result

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Started: 3 months ago

Naas Pairs – Saturday 11th January 2020

Started: 3 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 8th January 2020

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Charity Drive in aid of NWSPCA, Gateway Hotel Swinford, 5 O’Clock Sunday next 12th Jan.  All welcome.

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Started: 3 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 6th January 2020

Section A  (8 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section B  (13.5 Tables)

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

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Started: 3 months ago

IBU Open and Women’s Trials (25th and 26th January and February 2020)

In the Open event we have 3 teams.  They will play a 96 board Semi-Final in Cavan on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th January with the Final over 112 boards taking place on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th February in Dublin.

OPEN Schedule

IBU Open Trials Movement

Sample Lineup Form Round Robin 1

OPEN Trial Run

OPEN Hand Records

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In the Women’s event we have 8 teams.  They will play a full round robin 7 x 16 boards against one another each weekend (weekend 1 in Cavan and weekend 2 in Dublin).

Women’s Schedule

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Started: 3 months ago

Acol-Phoenix Christmas Party (Wednesday 18th December 2019)

 
Christmas Party Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

We resume after the Christmas break on Monday 6th January 2020.

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Started: 4 months ago

Christmas Individual Championship – Wednesday 11th December 2019

Started: 4 months ago

CBAI Master (Swiss Pairs) Championship – Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th December 2019 – 58 Tables

Started: 4 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 9th December 2019

Started: 4 months ago

North West CBAI Regional Pairs Championship – Sunday 1st December 2019

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Prizewinners Summary

Master Section (8.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Intermediate A Section (3 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

Intermediate ‘B’ Section (3.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

 

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Started: 4 months 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: 10 months ago

Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 19th February 2020

Started: 2 months ago

IBU Open and Women’s Trials – Cavan – 25th and 26th January 2020 – Weekend One

Started: 3 months ago

Acol Bridge Club – Monday 3rd February 2020 – CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

Section A (10 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section B (14.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Section C (3.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

SGC Rosses Point (8.5 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Strandhill Bridge Club (7 Tables)
Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Commentary on the Hands

National Leaderboard

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Please Note:  We have no Beginner or Improver Class this Thursday night 6th February.

We resume as normal on Thursday week 13th February.

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North-West Regional President’s Prize (Marian Newman)

Our Regional Presidents Prize takes place on Sunday 8th March in the Park Hotel Kiltimagh at 5 O’Clock.  Prizes for all grades (Masters, Inter A, Inter B and Novices) – All welcome.  Entries in advance please to Fearghal 086-2652871 or you can enter online here.

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