Thursday, November 08, 2018

Ireland Premier Pairs 208

This weekend Nov 9-11 in the Regent Bridge Club we hold the 3rd renewal of the  Ireland Premier Pairs, This event is organised by Jim Cahill and Ann Tuite and takes place in the Regent Bridge Club. They also have a committeee of another 7 or 8 people. 

We will broadcast on Bridgebase Online the full event. 
The event is scored using matchpoints so every trick counts if the players choose the same contract. 

Paeticipants are 

Tom Hanlon & John Carroll
Adam Mesbur & Nick FitzGibbon
Peter Goodman & Mike Pownell
Brendan O'Brien & Terry Walsh
Ciaran Coyne & David Walsh
Rex Anderson & David Greenwood
Cian Holland & Anna Onishuk

and late replacements Edward Fitzgerald and Michael McDonagh.... maybe its MacDonagh.

So who will win ... well I don't know but I will make a guess
but I think plus or minus a place should be available to me. 

8th McDonagh Fitzgerald
7th Anderson Greenwood
6th BJ O'Brien Terry Walsh
5th Cian Holland Anna Onishuk 
4th Peter Goodman Mike Pownell
3rd Ciaran Coyne David Walshe
2nd Hanlon Carroll
1st Mesbur Fitzgibbon

Now Greenwood wrote a book on pairs bridge but I don't think
Anderson read it. 
McDonagh Fitgerald are placed 8th in my estimation as they 
have not featured for many years as a partnership. 
O'Brien Walsh are down there as they are not a regular partnership despite being near the podium in many national events over last 20 years but not as partners. 

So play starts at 430pm tomorrow evening in the Regent. 
We will run a vugraph room down in the basement. 

Declan Byrne ... Regent premises 
Martin Brady ... Tournament Directing 
Eamon Galligan vugraph
Jim Cahill Anne Tuite eveything else

All day Saturday 
Sunday until evening

Eamon Galligan


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