East Down Pairs (Open Event)

The East Down Pairs will be run on Sunday 11 September 2022 at Kelvin Malone Bridge Club. The competition will be run over 2 sessions with play starting at 11 am. There will be a one hour break with session 2 commencing at 2:45pm approximately. Prizes will be awarded for both Intermediate A and B sections – if there are sufficient entries.
The cost to enter is £10 per player. Online entry forms are available here.

Intermediate players are encouraged to enter this competition. Red points are awarded to winners in the overall event. A red point is worth 100MP.

Soup, sandwiches, cake and tea/coffee will be available at the interval at a very reasonable cost.

Ciara Burns Gala Pairs draws record entry

Thanks to Norman Lacey, the Tournament Committee and other helpers for organising and attracting entries for this very successful event. The Tournament Directing team, headed by Sandie Millership, also did a sterling job in running the competition.

There was a record entry of 76 pairs to the three sections of the competition. This included participants from CBAI and SBU. Results can be viewed below:
Intermediate A
Intermediate B

Refresher Course on the Rules for Players and Tournament Directors

Alan Hill is running a refresher course on the rules of bridge on Sunday 28th August at 2.30pm. The venue is Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre. The course is open to everyone at all levels but maybe of particular help to both current and those who would like to be tournament directors.

As we return to face to face bridge many of us have forgotten about leads out of turn & revokes etc while playing online. Alan intends going over all the basic situations and will be happy to answer questions. If you are hoping to attend please let Alan know at clubanddiamond@yahoo.co.uk.

‘A Worm’s Eye View’

Rex Anderson has written a history of the NIBU’s involvement in the Camrose Trophy matches from 1937 to 2021.

‘A Worm’s Eye View’ is now available from Amazon at £4.99 for an e-book and £15.99 as a softback.  

Egan Trophy 2022

The Egan Trophy, the IBU All-Ireland Top Teams Championship, was held ‘face to face’ in the Europa Hotel, Belfast over the weekend of 28-29 May 2022.

Results can be viewed here