Arts club

3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


Congress 2010


Saturday 6th March

Congress Opens
The 42nd Bankers Bridge congress is up and running, The Congress was opened by Dublin South President Gerry McKenna
who thanked the Bankers club for their work by promoting bridge in the Dublin region for so many years.
He wished everyone well and good luck to all for the week ahead.
The congress kicked off with the Intermediate A and B pairs

Bankers President Sheila Horkan with Gerry McKenna at the opening of the Bankers Bridge Congress

The Winners Inter A Pairs :-
Tom Gilligan and Tricia Gilligan from
Kevin Simmons Walsh and Betty Cody second
Kathleen O Reilly and Phil Claire third
First Session Denis Gill and Frances Gill
Second Session Pauline Jacob Mary Clonan

Winning Pair :-
Tom Gilligan and Tricia Gilligan with Bankers President Sheila Horkan

The Winners Inter B Pairs:-
Roisin Hughes and Ann Cannon from
Alan Chapman and Mary Brennan second
First Session Domhnall Joyce Mary Pierce Kelly
Second Session Rosalind Hoy and Michelle Purcell

Winning Pair :-
Roisin Hughes and Ann Cannon with Bankers President Sheila Horkan

Sunday 7th March

Intermediate Teams
Today we had the Intermediate A and B Teams very important competitions as these are
the players who will soon be playing in our open competitions

The Winners Inter A Teams :-
Hilary Moran Eddie Moore Betty Murphy Damhnait Harvey from
Christine Watters Kay McDonald Pauline O Murchu Dolores Fay second
Second Session Kay O Brien Michael Goode Stephie Goode Fionnuala O Hanlon

Winning Team :-
Hilary Moran Eddie Moore Betty Murphy Damhnait Harvey



The Winners Inter B Teams:-
Mary Moriarty Martin O Brien Olive Kinsella Phil Kinsella from
Helen Cullen Brideen Downes Mary Kavanagh Niamh Gormley second
Second Session Eamon Coughlan Yvonne Coughlan Betty and Gerry Mitchell


Winning Team :-
Mary Moriarty Martin O Brien Olive Kinsella Phil Kinsella with Bankers President Sheila Horkan


Tuesday 9th March

Ladies and Mens Pairs

The President of the C.B.A.I Mary Kelly-Rodgers joined us tonight for the ladies and mens pairs competition,
There was a full house with 46 pairs playing in the ladies competition and 21 pairs in the mens competition.

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Freda McKittrick and Joan Ryan from
Ann Murphy and Mary Trench second
Sandra Newell and Mary Finn third
Cathrin Quinn and Nora Wayte fourth
Best Area Master Aida O Gorman Anne Murray
Best Intermediate A Mary Broughan and Ann Ryan
Best Intermediate B Margaret Kennedy and Mary Stanley


Winning Pair :-
Freda McKittrick accepts the cup on behalf of her partner Joan Ryan from
C.B.A.I . President Mary Kelly-Rodgers and Bankers President Sheila Horkan


The Winners Mens Pairs :-
Christy Tierney and Liam Maher from
Des Scannell and Michael McGloughlin second
Norbert Van Woerkom and Justin Corfield third
Best Intermediate Conor Moore and Mark Lynch

Liam + Christy
Winning Pair :-
Christy Tierney and Liam Maher with Aoife McHale C.B.A.I . President Mary Kelly-Rodgers
and Bankers President Sheila Horkan



Wednesday 10th March

Beginners and Novices Night
Beginners and Novices night is always viewed by the club as one of the most enjoyable and important nights of the congress.
For many this may be their first time to play in a major competition and can be the start of a whole experience .
The competition was sponsored by Thomas McCormac and we thank all the teachers who encouraged their players
to enter our competition.

The Winners Novices Pairs :-
Meliosa O Malley and Helen Lambkin from
Kevin O Carroll and Jarlath Durkan with
Elaine Fitzpatrick and Randal McGuckin third

Novice 10
Winning Pair :-
Helen Lamkin and Meliosa O Malley with competition sponsor Thomas McCormac
and Bankers President Sheila Horkan


The Winners Beginners Pairs :-
Joan Harding and Jackie Sharpe from
Breda Casey and Tom Casey with
Martin Kelly and Frank McGuire third

Winning Pair :-
Jackie Sharpe and Joan Harding with competition sponsor Thomas McCormac
and Bankers President Sheila Horkan



Thursday 11th March

Mixed Pairs
The Mixed Pairs competition sponsored by Joe Walsh had a record entry of 63 pairs playing.We are very grateful to everyone who is supporting our congress.
Anna Onishuk and Karel De Raeymaeker fresh from playing in the camrose at the weekend
once again stamped their class on the field with a very impressive 67% to win the competition.

The Winners Mixed Pairs :-
Anna Onishuk and Karel De Raeymaeker from
Helen Carroll and John Carroll second
Ann O Rourke and Sean O Rourke third
Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello fourth
Best Area Master Michelle Murray Padraig McIntyre
Best Intermediate Denis Gill and Frances Gill

Mixes 2010
Winning Pair :-
Anna Onishuk and Karel De Raeymaeker with competition sponsor Joe Walsh C.B.A.I . President
Mary Kelly-Rodgers and Bankers President Sheila Horkan


Saturday 13th March

Congress Pairs

The Congress Pairs competition sponsored by The Irish Bank Officials Association had a record entry of 52 pairs playing.
Our thanks again to everyone who is supporting our congress.The congress pairs competition was an extremely
close competition with only 13 matchpoints seperating the top three places .
Karl and Anna once again rose to the top to retain the trophy they won last year

The Winners Congress Pairs :-
Anna Onishuk and Karel De Raeymaeker from
Liam Culligan and Mary Delaney second
E.V Counihan and Joe Coyne third
Peter Goodman and Michael McGloughlin fourth
First Session Des Scannell and Tomas Roche
Second Session Esther Stewart Kathleen Vaughan
Best Area Master Morris O Leary Aidan Hodgers
Best Intermediate Pauline Jacob Mary Clonan

cONGRESS pAIRS
Winning Pair :-
Anna Onishuk and Karel De Raeymaeker with competition sponsor Margaret Browne of the I.B.O.A
C.B.A.I . President Mary Kelly-Rodgers and Bankers President Sheila Horkan


Sunday 14th March


Congress Teams
The Congress teams competition sponsored by Irish Ferries attracted an excellent entry of 24 teams
It was a very close finish with only one V.P separating the top two teams going into the last round

The Winners Congress Teams :-
Ciaran Coyne Michael McDonagh Michael O'Briain, Padraig O'Briain from
Ronan McMaugh, Marcin Rudzinski, Willem Mevius, Peter Clifford second
Justin Corfield, Mary Stanley, Paul Martin, Benjamin McCarron third
Second Session Ruth O'Dea, Martin Brady, Eileen O'Donovan, Billy Ronan
Best Area Master Sheila Horkan, Barbara Walsh, Carol Hawkins, Sheila Howard


Winning Team:-
Michael O Briain Michael McDonagh Ciaran Coyne Padraig O Briain with
C.B.A.I . President Mary Kelly-Rodgers and Bankers President Sheila Horkan


Grand Prix winners
Open Grand Prix Karel De Raeymaeker, Anna Onishuk
Intermediate Grand Prix Betty Murphy Hilary Moran


Bankers Congress 2010
comes to a close

The President of the C.B.A.I Mary Kelly-Rodgers was with us again to bring a very successful congress to an end.
The President thanked all the committee for all their hard work during the week to ensure a smooth running event


C.B.A.I . President Mary Kelly-Rodgers and Bankers President Sheila Horkan bring the curtain down
on Bankers congress 2010