NEWS FROM THE BRIDGE CLUBS
There were joint winners in the league for the end of season prizes between Margaret Walshe and Michael Gleeson at Abbey Bridge Club. Keith Clarke was third.
The final competition of 2017 was won by Aeda Walshe and Helen Gorman. Joan Madden and Anthea Goodbody were second and Joan D’Arcy and President Eric Levingstone were third.
The club re-opened on Monday last.
Organisers would like to wish all club members and friends all the best that 2018 can deliver, whether at the bridge table or in the home. May each one enjoy a peaceful and stress-free year with good company, good health and enough for all of us to keep body and soul together in our troubled world.
The club wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family of the late Linda Saunders who died just after Christmas. She was a great friend of bridge players in so many clubs up and down the country and served in the Eastern Region executive. May she rest on peace.
The first bridge meet of the New Year took place last Wednesday and was marred by the storm Eleanor forecast that kept members at home in front of their warm fires.
There were more participants at the early tutorial session than there were for the regular competition and organisers were delighted to welcome four new faces to that early session and to introduce them to the club.
The competition on the night took the form of a movement known as a Chicago. It certainly was a very windy night! The top prize was shared by Una McGowran and Larry Ryan and Marian Canavan and Michael Ryan.
Because of the storm, play finished earlier than usual and everyone wished each other a Happy New Year.
The tutorial session for beginners and refreshers takes place from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Dominican Ecology Centre conference hall and will continue each week. It is open to anyone interested in having a go at this popular card game. It is free of charge and attempts to introduce the general guidelines in a relaxed and informal format.
It is with deep regret that members learned of the death of much loved member Linda Saunders following a brave battle with cancer. May she rest in peace.
The Neptune Bridge Club reopens on Thursday. Those attending are asked to be seated at 7.20 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.
The last joint-winners of 2017 in north/south were Aeda Walsh and Eleanor O’Flaherty, Joan D’Arcy and Maura Kavanagh. There was a tie for second spot between Bertie Hallihan and Mary Flynn, Phil Fox and Lyla Doyle.
On the East West side the winners were Edward Kilcoyne and Pat Kerr.
There was a tie for second place between Catherine Black and Phil Lalor, Stasia Hagan and Joan Madden.
The overall winners for the first season were Mary Flynn, Anthea Goodbody and Maura Kavanagh.
Play for the Presidents prize takes place on Thursday, January 18. Players are urged to make sure they have their name down to play.