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Welcome to my Bridge site. My hope is to keep you all updated as to
Bridge Happenings all over. We also would like to share Bridge News
from around the World as we receive it. As we are into to my
term as President, we are planning to keep you updated on our
travels and experiences around the country, through the Year.
The Most Important part of the project is representing the members.
If you have any questions or Ideas, please submit through our email.
We will try answering all; if we haven’t got the answer, we will direct
your query to the right source.
Remember Bridge is a game for all. Bridge is a game for life.
To quote Bridge Player Bill Gates, (Microsoft Founder)
“Anybody who is good at bridge is going to be great at a lot of things"
Dublin Congress July 26/27/28
Looking forward to Meeting everyone
The Dublin Congress will be held in
St Michaels College Ailesbury Road Dublin 4
Novice Competition Friday Evening Opening Night
Lets get all our Novices playing Friday
Ballina Congress July 12/13/14
Ballina Report Week 2 Presidents Diary
Played with Barbara Mixed Pairs & Congress Pairs
Congress Teams, Barbara and I Played with Roisin & Willie O’Gorman
All Very Enjoyable - Great Weekend Ballina Congress
To the Congress Committee: Congratulations on a job well done.
As Usual a Great job from Mairead, Fearghal and Huey.
A great way to start my Presidential Year. Had a great time meeting
many Bridge Friends who we had not seen for a while.
For Full Congress Results go to www.fob.ie
Next Congress we believe is Dublin.
Then a couple of weeks away from Bridge (Summer Holiday Time)
Will be back for “Sonya Britton Trophy” in Belfast (CBAI Vs NIBU)
Look out for More updates in the weeks to com
PS Asked for some Idea's re website. Got a good one, Was asked if possible to publish
a list of Charity Bridge Nights. The Answer is YES Just email us the Date ,
Time and Venue and the Charity, we wwill create a charity news
page with all the details. We just ask you one thing in return to email
amount raised (Big or Small) on your charity night so we can add it in to our National Total
Thanks to Pat Cosetello for this Idea
Week 1 AGM Westmanstown
Thank you all for your support
and good wishes at the CBAI AGM
At the Presidents Charity Bridge
we raised €2360 for Cancer Research
Thanks to all the members
who made it a success
Thanks to TD Bernard Higgins
Thanks to all for attending the CBAI AGM July 6th
With people coming for the Meeting, Food & Bridge
or any one of the above
Nearly 300 people came through the gates
Next Event Ballina Congress July 12th
Bridge Charity Page
With this page we hope to list as many as possible Bridge Charity Events
Clubs, Regions, Districts or Other Bridge Functions
Charity's can be for a Local or National Charity
or a benifit Night for club Equipment, etc.
To make this work you need to send us an email with Date,
Time, Venue and organizations name (Club or Region) plus
the desinated charity
In return we ask you to email us amount raised in round figures
It does not matter how big or how small, we will add it to our to
Our national Total and publish the national totals.
Since July 6th 2019 we raised €2360 for Cancer research at the
Total to Date €2360
All of you should by now have heard that, as a result of the Promotion & Development Agenda promoted by outgoing President Peter O’Meara,
we are planning a week of activities and events across the country to (a) promote bridge, and (b) encourage new players to take up the game.
These events are being organised and staffed within the regions, and Seamus Costello is co-ordinating everything to make sure you all have the
support that you need to make your local events as successful as possible. So if you have any bright ideas to promote the game we love, or if you
would like to get involved in the activities being planned for your area, please contact your Regional Secretary. The period designated as
“Bridge Week” is from 17 to 25 August, which is when we are planning to make as much media impact as possible, but regions can of course
hold their local events on other dates if that makes more sense – for instance to coincide with local festivals.
We have a variety of marketing supports available, incorporating a bright new design. Some samples are pictured below, including a
bannerstand (for pull-up displays), a Why Play Bridge flyer (that can be personalised – the version below was prepared for the
Wexford/Waterford area), and playing cards for use as gifts. We will also have pens, t-shirts, and special sign-up forms for classes. We are
planning that this year’s newsletter will be available for Bridge Week. So we need details of the classes being held in your area as soon as
possible if they are to be included in the newsletter.
If you need access to any of these materials to assist you in your promotional activities, please contact Seamus Costello. A well-known bridge
writer commented recently that “ideas need hands and feet” if they are to be successful. The key influence on our success will be the level of
effort put in on the ground locally to organise appealing, well-located, and appropriately-staffed events that will succeed in convincing non-bridge
players that ours is a game worth trying. If we can get them that far, and make sure to put them in contact with inspiring and passionate teachers,
we know we will be able to swell our playing ranks and keep bridge thriving all over Ireland.
We all have or had a player like J.C.
Next we will see him in the Natioal Finals
Jeremy Clarkson: Ties? Rubbers? Five equals 11?
Source: The Times
As a general rule, I’m a big fan of card games. I spent a great deal of my formative years
playing blackjack because, even if you’re gambling only tiny amounts, casinos give you
free drinks. And since then I’ve whiled away many happy hours playing Between the
Sheets, Queen of Spades and, best of all, Oh Hell. It’s hard to understand how
playing cards came about. Who thought: “Right — we have invented a printing press,
so let’s use it to make 52 bits of paper divided into four suits”? And then, once someone
had worked out how they could be used to play a game, why did someone else develop
another? And then another? And then another? No one did that with chess. They came
up with the board and the bishops and the prawns and they left it at that. Today no
one ever says: “What sort of chess are we playing?” With cards, though, people did
keep inventing new ways of using them until one day a soldier in the Crimean War
decided that, to take his mind off the disease and how