Congratulations to Ballinrobe Bridge Club

Congratulations to Ballinrobe Bridge Club on celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this Thursday, 20 February, having been founded in 1970. This is a great tribute to all the committees and volunteers whose dedication has seen the club thrive over half a century,...

Junior Home International Championships

Good luck to the two teams representing Ireland at the junior home international championships this weekend in Wales. The teams are: Peggy Bayer Trophy (Under-21): Adam Murphy & Matthew Farrell, Conor Totterdell & Luca Crone, Denise Walsh & Leah Finnegan,...

Computer-Generated Hands

The topic of computer-generated hands comes up in conversation with CBAI members every now and again. When they first play computer-generated deals, as for example in the recent Simultaneous Pairs competition, some bridge players complain that the hands are “unfair”...

Trials & Tournament Director Success

Congratulations to the successful teams in the Open and Women’s trials held over two weekends in January and February to determine the Irish representatives at two major events this summer – the European Teams Championships in Madeira, Portugal, in June...

CBAI Simultaneous Pairs Week 2020

The CBAI Simultaneous Pairs week 2020 is now underway, with competitions for each of the five weekdays. You can track your progress at the ECATS website to check how you are faring in the national rankings. If your club does not take part in the Sims, why not...

Nell Foley RIP

We are sad to report the death of Ellen (Nell) Foley, who was a former President of the Association (1977-78) and Member of the IBU Council (1978-79). Nell passed away peacefully in Tramore on Monday, and was apparently playing bridge online right up until her death....
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