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Congress 2014 Report

Monthly Competition

August Winners

Noel Minogue
Overall Winner :-
Noel Minogue
Area Master Winner :-
Fionnuala O Hanlon

This competition is presented to the most successful player during the month. Points are awarded to all members
who play on Tuesday and Thursday night and the player with the most points at the end of the month win €50

Fuerteventura Bridge Event

Tuesday 24th to Tuesday 31st March 2015

Calling all Intermediates
and Area Masters

1st Friday Challenge
Oct 3 / Nov 7 / Dec 5 / Feb 6 / Mar 6 / Apr 10 / May 1 / Jun 5

25 Waterloo Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 01-668 4194.


Thursday 18th Sept

Mixed Pairs

The final night of the Mixed Pairs competition was a bad night for our leaders
which saw them drop back into the pack
Very well done to Terry Walsh and Brid Kemple who took the honours.
The competition was very well run as always by John Royds

The Winners :-
Brid Kemple & Terry Walsh from
Barbara Walsh & Maurice O'Leary second
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O'Donovan

First Session
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty
Second Session

Noel Minogue & Mary Lindopp

Area Master
Carol Hawkins & Conor Moore

Terry + Brid
Winning Pair:-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple with Bankers President Michael McAuliffe

Maurice + Barbara Noel + Mary
2nd Place :-
Maurice O Leary & Barbara Walsh
2nd Session :-
Noel Minogue
& Mary Lindopp

Full Results

2nd Session Result

Tuesday 16th September

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

John Kelly & Mary Lindopp from
Marcin Rudzinski & Ronan McMaugh second
Dave Ryan & Mick Lynch third

Winners East/West
Maureen Killeavey & Sheila Horkan from
Mairead Ni Oistin & Noel Minogue second
Sarah Gilmartin & Visitor 1 third

Full Result

Thursday 11th Sept

Mixed Pairs

The second major of the season the Mixed Pairs competition has an entry of twenty three pairs
The dealer certainly did not disappoint with many difficult hands to challenge us

The Leaders :-
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty from
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple second
Eileen O Donovan & Wojciech Gorczyca

Paul + Ann Hannratty
Leading Pair:-
Paul + Ann Hanratty

Full Result

Tuesday 9th September

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Martin Brady & David Dunne from
Michael McAuliffe & Sean Moynihan second
Noel Minogue & Ita Fahy third

Winners East/West
Peeter Brehhov & Marcin Rudzinski from
Visitor 4 & Krzysztof Sekula second
Paul Delaney & Sean O Lubaigh third

Full Result

Thursday 4th Sept

Butler I.M.P.s

Winners North/South
Pat Egan & Sean O Lubaigh from
John Kelly & Dave Mulhall second

Marcin Rudzinski & Sandra Newell third

Winners East/West
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly
Pat Blaney & Mary Lindopp second

Rory Egan & Robert Kicior third
David + Sheila Pat + Sean
Winners North South :-
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly
Winners East West :-
Seran O Lubaigh & Pat Egan

Full Result

Next two weeks

Mixed Pairs 11th- 18th Sept

Tuesday 2nd September

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Robert Kicior & Krzysztof Sekula from
Michael McAuliffe & Mary Stanley second
Peter Stewart & Billy Ronan third

Winners East/West
Michael Gowie & Noel Minogue from
Sheila Horkan & Grainne Dunne second
Rory Egan & Peter Pigot third

Full Result

Thursday 28th Aug

Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
was a very close competition despite the leaders having a huge lead from the first session.
They did manage to hang on but only by 0.15 of an IMP
is that cutting it fine or what
very well done to Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill
Thanks to tournament director Brian Lawlor for a very well run event

The Winners :-
 Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Alfie Sexton, Michael Smith
,Michael McAuliffe, Martin Brady John O'Mara, Fionuala O'Hanlon
2nd Session :-
Conor Moore, Mick Lynch, Brendan Curran, Marie Slattery

Winning Team:-
Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Denis Gill & Frances Gill with Bankers President Michael McAuliffe

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2nd Place :-
Christy Tierney, Michael Smyth
Deirdre Reid, Alfie Sexton

3rd Place:-
Michael McAuliffe, Martin Brady,
John O Mara, Fionnuala O Hanlon

Full Result

Next Week
Butler Imps

Tuesday 26th August

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Peter Stewart & Visitor 4 from
Bettina Stefanini & Noel Minogue second
Mary Lindopp & Sheila Howard third

Winners East/West
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald from
Kieran McGarry & Billy Ronan second
Marcin Rudzinski & Ronan McMaugh third

Full Result

Thursday 21st Aug

Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
has an excellent entry of fourteen teams.
We had the usual anticipation at the start for the draw for partners .
After the first week we are all chasing our leaders who have built up a substantial lead
Well done to Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill

The Leaders :-
Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill, from
Ita Fahy, Liam Maher, Jackie McBride, John Reilly second
Bettina Stefanni,Dave Mulhall,Maura Lawlor,Gerry Lawlor third

Full Result

Tuesday 19th August

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Conor Moore & Mick Lynch from
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald second
Noel Minogue & Pat Blaney third

Winners East/West
Philina Dowd & Maurice O Leary from
John Kelly & Ita Fahy second
Mary Lindopp & Grainne Dunne third

Full Result

Thursday 14th August

Winners North/South
Martin Brady & Ita Fahy from
Liam Maher & John Kelly second

Bettina Stefanini & Noel Minoguel third

Winners East/West
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid
Joe Walsh & Richard Elvin second

Rory Egan & Robert Kicior third
Ita = mARTIN Deirdre + Martin
Winners North South :-
Martin Brady & Ita Fahy
Winners East West :-
Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

Full Result

Next two weeks

Nolan Memorial Teams 21st - 28th Aug
Enter as a pair and draw for partners

Tuesday 12th August

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Fionnuala O Hanlon & Sheila Howard from
Peter Stewart & Joe Walsh second
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly third

Winners East/West
Alfie Sexton & Ann Fitzgerald from
Michael McAuliffe & Martin Brady second
Bettina Stefanini & Sheila Horkan third

Full Result

Thursday 7th August

Winners North/South
Christy Tierney & Noel Minogue from
Alfie Sexton & Maurice O Leary second

Donal Dunne & Dave Mulhall third

Winners East/West

Peter Clifford & Willem Mevius from
Visitor 2 & Visitor 3 second

Hugh Gormally & Visitor 1 third
Christy + Noel Peter + Willem
Winners North South :-
Christy Tierney &Noel Minogue
Winners East West :-
Willem Mevius & Peter Clifford

Full Result

Upcoming Event

Nolan Memorial Teams 21st - 28th Aug
Enter as a pair and draw for partners

Tuesday 5th August

Tuesdays Game

Winners North/South

Fionnuala O Hanlon & Jackie McBride from
Karel DeRaeymaker & Aisling Considine second
Carol Hawkins &Sheila Howaard third

Winners East/West
Maura Lawlor & Gerry Lawlorl from
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald second
Michelle Purcell & Michael Rowan third

Full Result

Thursday 31st July

Winners North/South
Michael McAuliffe & Maurice O Leary and
Donal Dunne & Pat Blaney joint first

Mary Lindopp & Noel Minogue third 

Winners East/West

Peter Goodman & Aoife MacHale from
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid second

Slawomir Lubanski & Wojciech Gorczyca third
Michael Maurice Donal PAT Aoife + Peter
Winners North South :-
Michael McAuliffe &Maurice O Leary &
Donal Dunne & Patricia Blaney
Winners East West :-
Peter Goodmani & Aoife McHale

Full Result
Thursday 3rd July

Bankers have a new President

Following the very successful reign of outgoing president Hilary Moran the
Bankers Bridge club has a new president.
Michael McAuliffe has been elected president at our A.G.M
Treasurer             Mareeda Tracey
Secretary             John Cantwell

Mike Gowie
Mary Lindopp
Máiréad Ní Oistín
Gerry Kelly
Jackie McBride
Ex Officio Hilary Moran

                Michael McAuliffe   
Bankers President Michael McAuliffe

Winners North/South
Martin Brady & Sean O Lubaigh from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor second

Hilary Moran & Betty Murphy third

Winners East/West

Mairead Ni Oistin & Fionnuala O Hanlon from
Ruth O Dea & Krzysztof Sekula second

Sandra Newell & Mary Stanley third
Mairead + Fionnuala Martin + Sean
Winners North South :-
Fionnuala OHanlon & Mairead Ni Oistin
Winners East West :-
Martin Brady & Sean O Lubaigh

Full Result
Thursday 26th June

Monthly teams

The final monthly team competition of the season attracted twelve teams
run smoothly by Gerry Kelly

The Winners :-
Paul O Reilly & Mairead Ni Oistin Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
Peter Soutter & Michael Donnelly Karel DeRaeymaker & Aisling Considine second
Robert Kicior & Krzysztof Sekula Maura Lawlor & Gerry Lawlor third

Denis Frances Mairead Paul
Winning Team:-
Paul O Reillyl Mairead Ni Oistin Frances Gill &Denis Gill

Full Result
Thursday 29th May

Presidents Prize
Week Five
The final week of our Presidents prize had a superb
twenty tables in play run smoothly by Gerry Kelly

Terry Walsh is this years winner. playing with Aisling Considine they had an almost 61% score
to see off all the competition

Second overall was Sean O Lubaigh
Third overall Aisling Considine
Best Intermediate Conor Moore

The Winners North South :-
Terry Walsh & Aisling Considine from
Sandra Newell & Peter Stewart second
John Kelly & John O Mara third

The Winners East West:-

Wojciech Gorczyca & Faheem Ahmed from
Bettina Stefanini & John G Kennedy second
Sean O Lubaigh & Mick Lynch third

Terry Walsh
Overall Winner:-
Terry Walsh receives his prize from Bankers President Hilary Moran

Sean O Lubaigh Aisling Considine
2nd Place :-
Sean O Lubaigh
3rd Place :-
Aisling Considine

Full Result

Final Leaderboard

Thursday 17th April

Joe McHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The final of the Joe McHale Memorial mixed teams turned out to be a stress free night for our
leaders who were never caught and won with a round to spare despite suffering a heavy
loss three round from home

The Winners :-
Helen Carroll, Liam Maher, Ann Hanratty, Paul Hanratty Ann Fitzgerald from
Cathy Bearpark, Steve Bearpark, Bridget Shearman, Tony O'Gallagher second
Marie Slattery, Brendan Curran, Breda Synnott, Joe Walsh third

Second Session
Sheila Horkan, Donal Dunne, Carol Hawkins, Faheem Ahmed
Area Master
Pat Blaney, Joe Dolan, Hilary Moran, Mike Gowie

Best Intermediate
Brideen Downes,Conor Moore,Michael Lynch,Mary Kavanagh

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Winning Team:-
Helen Carroll Liam Maher, Ann Fitzgerald, Paul Hanratty &
Bankers President Hilary Moran (missing Ann Hanratty)

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2nd Place :-
Bridget Shearman, Tony O Gallagher
Steve Bearpark, Cathy Bearpark

Area Master:-
Joe Dolan, Patricia Blaney, Mike Gowie, Hilary Moran

Full Results

Thursday 23rd January

Ladies and Mens Pairs

The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs held no fear for our leaders as both
held on to win.
Very well done to Bettina Stefanini & Sheila Horkan who also won the second session
to leave the final result in no doubt

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Bettina Stefanini & Sheila Horkan from
Brid Kemple & Sheila Kelly second

1st Session
Sandra Newell & Aoife MacHale
2nd Session
Philina Dowd & Deirdre Reid

Area Master
Carol Hawkins & Barbara Walsh
Intermediate Prize Pascale Wolfe & Francoise McBrien

Ladies Pairs

Sheila Horkan &
Bettina Stefanini

2nd Session Result Ladies plus personal records

Full Result

The Winners Mens Pairs :-
Slawomir Lubanski & Wojciech Gorczyca from
Terry Walsh & Dave Ryan second

1st Session Gerry Lawlor & Michael O'Brien
2nd Session
Dave Mulhall & Kieran McGarry

Area Master
Denis Gill & Gerry Tracey
Intermediate Prize Conor Moore & Mick Lynch


Sawomir Lubanski & Wojciech Gorczyca

2nd Session Result Men plus personal records

Full Result

Thursday 28th November

Noreen O Connor Teams

This week we had the final of the Noreen O Connor teams, no nerves from our leaders
who simply blitzed the field to win by a massive 38 Victory Points
Performance of the night must go to Gerry Lawlor's team who had a huge session to come
from last to third place.
As usual smooth running by Tournament director John Royds led to a very enjoyable event.

The Winners :-
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Ita Fahy Liam Maher from
Helen Carroll Mary Lindopp John Kelly Noel Minogue second
Gerry Lawlor Maura Lawlor Sheila Kelly David Dunne third

Second Session
Martin Brady Mary Stanley Joe Walsh Peter Stewart

Area Master
Conor Moore & Mick Lynch Mairead Ni Oistin & John Cantwell

Christy Deirdre Liam Ita
Winning Team:-
Christy Tierney Deirdre Reid Hilary Moran (President) Ita Fahy Liam Maher

Helen Mary Noel John Gerry Maura Sheila David
2nd Place :-
Mary Lindopp Helen Carroll Noel Minogue John Kelly
3rd Place :-
Gerry Lawlor Maura Lawlor Sheila Kelly David Dunne

Final Results

2nd Session Results +Score Sheets

Thursday 17th Oct

Rose Gibson Pairs

Sandra Newell & Brid Kemple are the winners of the Rose Gibson trophy this year,
afer a very close and exciting finish They finished joint first with John Kelly and Liam Maher
but won on a split tie
Performance of the night goes to Gerry and Mareeda Tracey who had a 66% second session score
winning the session and Best Area Master prize

The Winners :-
Sandra Newell
& Brid Kemple from
John Kelly & Liam Maher
Martin Brady & Michael McAuliffe third

Kieran McGarry & Rory Egan fourth
First Session Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid
Second Session Gerry Kelly & Patricia Kelly
Area Master Gerry and Mareeda Tracey
Best Inter Conor Moore & Mick Lynch

Brid + Sandra
Winning Pair:-
Brid Kemple
& Sandra Newell

John + Liam
2nd Place :-
John Kelly & Liam Maher

Final Results


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