Bridge Club news
ABBEY BRIDGE CLUB
The recent winners were North/South John Hopkins and Josephine Bulger, Maura Kavanagh and Joan D'arcy, Birdie Andrews and Catherine Black. In the East/West the winners were Mary Flynn and Rita McNamara, joint 2nd Pat Kerr and Angela Nolan, Margaret Walshe and Pascal Doyle.
GRAND SLAM BRIDGE CLUB
Wednesday last saw another hard fought bridge competition with top honours going to Joan McGeachin and John Domoney who enjoyed a commanding lead over their nearest rivals Mairead Fallon and Sister Marion O'Sullivan who were only a nose in front of Linda Walsh and Carol Wadden.
Those top three pairs were a good bit ahead of the rest of the pack who could only struggle with some peculiar distribution on some deals and awkward splits of suits in many others. That is what makes the game so challenging and the loyal members return week after week for more masochistic enjoyment. New members always welcome at 8pm in the Dominican Ecology complex at the top of Kilmantin Hill in Wicklow Town.
ROYAL BRIDGE CLUB
The Royal Bridge Club results for last week were: Monday 5th November; 1st Martha Ffrench and Marie Barrett; 2nd Kathy Murray and Eleanor Canterbury; 3rd Una Ryan and Barbara Martin Wednesday 7th November Red Section: 1st Joe Kelly and Leonard Murphy; 2nd Bernie Slattery and Clodagh O'Reilly;3rd Kathleen Doyle and Cyril Goode
Blue Section; 1st Gwen Teevan and Jean Bonus; 2nd Pauline Slye and Breda Heraty; 3rd Siobhan Howard and Brian O'Leary
Thursday 8th November; 1st Kathleen Johnson and Dolores Heatley; 2nd Celine and Gerard Healy; 3rd Jack McElhinney and Ann McCoy
Friday 9th November; 1st Eric and Dorothy Levingstone; 2nd Leonard Murphy and Tommy Quinn; 3rd Jack McElhinney and Margaret Nevin.