East Down Pairs

This competition has traditionally been the first of the season after the Autumn Congress.

To try and normalise the season as best as possible, the event is being run on-line on BBO on Sunday 4th October, two sessions from 11am, finishing about 17:30. All entrants welcome.

Please enter via the following link – East Down Pairs Entry

NIBU Interclub Duplicate Club Pairs

Two heats of the NIBU Interclub Duplicate Pairs were held during the week beginning 20 September. The winners of each heat are as follows:

Heat 1A (130 pairs) : Paul and Helen Tranmer, 72.41%
Heat 1B (60 pairs; Beatrice Lowry and Tom McKeever, 64.79%

As usual, we are very grateful to Ian Hamilton for his efforts over many years in organising the Interclub Duplicate Pairs.

Click here to see the full results.

On Line Tournaments

NIBU are now running three online tournaments

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday will begin at 7pm and will run under vNIBU136
The entry fee will be $2 per person 

Click here for a guide to entering and playing in these tournaments

All competitors should note that BBO retains a complete archive of all hands played. Should any player fall under suspicion of cheating, their playing records may be accessed and presented as evidence

Results of the NIBU Tournaments can be viewed in the Results Calendar.

NIBU Autumn Congress

The NIBU Autumn Congress was held online from 11th-13th September

A very big thanks to Ian Hamilton for his efforts over many weeks in setting up and administering our first online Congress. The event was an outstanding success with entries from all over the UK and Ireland. Total entries were as follows:
            Mixed Pairs – 90 pairs
            Congress Pairs – 60 pairs
            Congress Teams – 48 teams
            Intermediate Pairs – 50 pairs
            Open Pairs(2 events) – 32/26 pairs.
Click here for Congress website where full details and results are available


The AGM took place at La Mon on Sunday 23rd August from 2:30pm.

Attendees were appropriately socially distanced !!

Draft Minutes of the AGM can be viewed here

Outstanding League and Cup Matches

It has been agreed that outstanding league and knockout cup  matches from the 2019-20 season will not be played online. They will be played ‘live’ prior to the start of the next season fixtures – though it is impossible to say when ‘normal’ bridge will resume