Friday, July 29, 2016

Dublin Summer Bridge Congress further information

Some further information on Dublin Summer Congress which came in my email and all others on the mailing list. Double the playing area that's a serious move as it was a large playing area last year albeit with 119 tables approximately in play at peak playing time.
Some important information on Staffords Dublin Summer Bridge Congress this weekend

Staffords Dublin Summer Bridge Congress

A huge thank you to all participants in our congress this year and a final reminder to anyone who wants to put in a last minute entry.

This year we have doubled the size of the hall and have created the most experienced team of Tournament Directors in the country headed by Fearghal O’Boyle, Diarmuid Reddan, Brian Lalor and John Crimmins.

Friday the 29th

The event kicks off on Friday evening with a Mixed Pairs competition starting at 7.30pm. For those of you who would prefer not to play in the formal competition, there will be an Open Pairs competition also where pre-booking is not necessary.

Saturday the 30th

Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Area Master and Congress Pairs will start their two session events at 1.30 pm. There will be a break at approximately 5.15pm for dinner.
Novice Pairs only will play in a single session event which starts at

Sunday the 31st

Novice, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Area Master and Congress Teams will start their two session events at with a short break for lunch as ordained by the Tournament Director.
On the Saturday, Citywest Hotel will be running a buffet at the Bistro with prices for salads, main courses and desserts starting at €15.50. On the Sunday, they will be running a carvery from the main restaurant. There will also be a Soup & Sandwich Combo available at the bar on both days for only €8.
Last minute entries may be entertained at the pleasure of the Tournament Committee and should be made by email to – or by text to 087 677 9406.

Finally, our sincere thanks to our sponsors, headed by our main sponsor Staffords Funeral Homes.

We would also like to thank Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and South Dublin County Council for their continued support this year. Once again we have my own Oracle Communications, Home Instead, Irish Life and Dr Martha Mulcahy sponsoring and this year we would like to give a special welcome to Mary Gleeson and Gleesons of Booterstown. 

Please support them all throughout the year remembering how they have supported us.

Thank you all on behalf of the Staffords Dublin Summer Bridge Congress Committee
Rory Egan, Ann Burns and Stefan Ekman.

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Declan the Donplayer plans to make his bridge debut at Dublin Summer Congress this weekend on the Sunday Open Pairs. He has a plan and placing last is not part of it.
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