In place of their normal Congress, the Drogheda & District Congress Committee held its first-ever virtual Gala Pairs on Friday October 2, online on BBO.

Congratulations to the top-ranked pairs within the various sections, who were:

Master – 1st Anna Onishuk & Karel De Raeymaeker, 2nd Ruth O’Dea & Liam Maher, 3rd Aoife MacHale & Peter Goodman.

Intermediate – 1st Dave Doherty & Martin T O’Brien, 2nd Kathleen & James McAllister, 3rd Geraldine & Michael A McNamee (and well done to Tom Craig, who actually placed first, in partnership with a robot – CBAI policy is that teams or partnerships involving robots will be disregarded in rankings and in the awarding of Masterpoints).

Novice – 1st North/South Aideen & Paul Costigan, 1st East/West Margaret & James Munnelly.

Well done to Peter Byrne and his team for organising an excellent event, which raised much-needed funds for local charities.