Wexford players win top prizes
WHITE'S Hotel was the venue for the very well attended 42nd Wexford Bridge Congress which took place recently.
There were good crowds in attendance with many of the top prizes won by Wexford players.
Thomas McCormac from Dublin, the National President of the CBAI, was Guest of Honour for the weekend and presided at the official opening on Friday night while Regional President Margaret O'Hara from Waterford was also present.
There was keen competition in all events and Wexford players again showed that they have the ability to compete with the best in the country picking up plenty of the prize money.
Nat and Finola McManamy came third in the Mixed Pairs while Derek Crosbie and Imelda Mulcahy were fourth. Edith Brosnan and Genevieve Moynihan won the Intermediate B competition while Jim Byrne and Peter Creedon from Enniscorthy were fourth in the same competition.
Joy Wall and Nancy Tierney took the premier event of the Weekend the Congress Pairs played on Saturday with Tommy Tierney and Frank O'Farrell in third place and Katherine Lennon and Steven Scallan getting the Best Bridge Centre prize.
Elizabeth Whelan and Phil Kinsella from Bunclody won the Intermediate A competition with Betty O'Leary and Rosaleen Cleary finishing second.
Ann and Paddy Whitty from Carrig on Bannow got the first session prize while John Watson and Joe Hall took the Bridge Centre prize.
Edith Brosnan and Genevieve Moynihan were the Best B Pair in this competition. Johanne Powell from Fethard and Helen Homan from Gorey were part of the winning team in the Congress teams.