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Congress report 2012

Congress 2012 was opened by Mr Liam Hanratty, President CBAI at Hotel Ballina on Friday 13th July. Our guests on the evening also included Mr. Michael O'Connor, Vice-President CBAI, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President North West  Region CBAI and Cllr. Willie Nolan, Ballina town mayor.

I would like to thank sincerely our Congress Patrons, Sponsors, Committee, Tournament Directors, CBAI, Valerie and the hotel staff for making Congress 2012 a wonderful success. Special thanks to Fr. Séamus Heverin who offered Mass for deceased Bridge players and all those present in the hotel on Sunday morning.

I wish to express special thanks to the President of CBAI 2011-2012 Mr. Liam Hanratty, and the President of the North West Region Mr. Stephen Gregory who officiated and played during the weekend. We thank all those who travelled long distances to be with us, especially those who came from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Norway, Canada, USA and Turkey. There were 34.5 tables in the Mixed Pairs on Friday night, 40 in the Congress pairs on Saturday and 22 in Intermediate Pairs on Saturday, and 38 Teams on Sunday. The Open Pairs attracted 25 tables on Friday night, 10 on Saturday afternoon and 11.5 later on in the evening. There were 3.5 tables for the Novice competition on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning had 14 tables in Open Pairs and 9 tables for the afternoon.

In his closing speech, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, complimented the Congress Committee on their high standards and for an extremely well-organized and well-run Congress. He had a special mention for the hotel and the staff who went out of their way to make his stay most memorable. He was pleasantly surprised to meet manager Valerie Horan because she was a student in GMIT during his years there as Head of Catering. Tournament Directors Fearghal O'Boyle and Mairéad Basquille as well as John and Breda Mulkearns received special mention also. He noted the record number of teams entered and complimented Fearghal and Mairéad on the high standards they have set for Tournament Directors. Liam's President's Prize will be held in Galway in September and all present were invited to attend.

We hope to see you all in 2013! Stay safe in the meantime!

-- Helena Moran, Ballina Bridge Congress President 2011-2012


CONGRESS WINNERS 2012

Friday July 13th Mixed Pairs

Rank Names %
1 Cass O'Donnell - Martin Garvey 66.6
2 Helen Sheridan - Brendan Sheridan 62.3
3 Grainne Dunne - Gerry Kelly 61.9
4 Ann Cairns - Stephen Cairns 60.5
5 Rose Pratt - Liam Gavin 60.2
6 Kathleen Kelly - Robert Murphy 58.4
7 Paschal Buckley - Teresa Rigney 58.4
8 Sheila Gallagher - Bernie Finan 58.3
9 Teresa McLaughlin - Michael McLaughlin 58.0
10 Anne Keating - Dermot O'Brien 57.9
11 Cathy Kilcoyne - Ian Pielow (Best NW Region) 57.6
12 Prue Knight - Adrian Knight 57.1
13 Cait McTigue - Tom McNicholas (Best Mayo) 56.9
14 Mary Brennan - Vincent Brennan 56.8
15 Maura Hand - Patsy Gibney 56.8
16 Frances Sproule - Jim Sproule 56.6
17 Helen Norton - Ray Norton 56.3
18 Anne Fitzpatrick - Pat Claffey 56.2
19 Aisling Considine - Richard Boyd 56.0
20 Nora Hanratty - Liam Hanratty 56.0
21 Anna Carr - Shaun McNutt 56.0
22 Margaret Farren - John McClenaghan 54.5
23 Heather Hill - Alan Hill 54.4
24 Mary McClenaghan - Jim O'Sullivan 53.3
25 Heather Kilkelly - Frank Murphy 52.6
26 Frances Walkin - Tim Summerfield 52.0
27 Anne Brodie-Allan - John McGinley 51.9
28 Brian O'Farrell - and Partner 51.6
29 Nuala McDermott - Kevin Coleman (Best Intermediate) 51.3
30 Grace Gallagher - Shaun Coll 51.3
31 Mary Hackett - Bob Hackett 51.2
32 Mary O'Sullivan - John Fitzgerald 50.5
33 Eileen O'Connor - George Brennan 50.3
34 Deirdre Reid - Christy Tierney 50.1
35 Diane Greenwood - David Greenwood 49.3
36 Heidi Lillis - Michael McGloughlin 49.3
37 Frances Kelly - Alfie Sexton 49.0
38 Margaret Sage - Frank Gillan (A) 48.9
39 Patricia A Kelly - Domhnall Joyce (A) 48.7
40 Eva Mullooly - Michael Mullooly 48.7
41 Brid Galligan - Sean Galligan 48.6
42 Rita Lundon - Richard Conway 48.6
43 Jackie Bolster - Pat Keary (A) 48.0
44 Phil Geoghegan - Jim Gallagher 47.8
45 Paddy Doran - Des Doherty (A) 47.0
46 Moira Hanley - Jim Smith (A) 47.0
47 Elbha Walmsley - Danny McBrearty 46.8
48 Pamela Gillanders - Jim O'Malley (A) 46.7
49 Pat Kilfeather - John Macdonald 46.4
50 Joan Donnellan - John Godden 46.3
51 Mary Walsh - Donal Geraghty 46.1
52 Mary Kilroy - Niall Kilroy 45.6
53 Margaret Holmes - Michael Holmes 45.5
54 Ann Burns - Hugh Burns 45.1
55 Frances Kelly - Tommy Banks 44.5
56 Mary Finn - Sean O'Lubaigh 43.9
57 Bronagh Considine - Hugh Gormally 42.9
58 Helena Moran - Gerard Moran (A) 42.0
59 Ann Gavigan - Ray Nally (A) 41.8
60 Bernie Wall - Enda McTiernan (A) 41.3
61 Marlene O'Connor - Michael O'Connor 41.3
62 Josie Cawley - Vincent McMahon 41.0
63 Margaret Mulcahy - John O'Keeffe 41.0
64 Marion O'Connor - Paul Waldron 40.7
65 Trish Stack - Nicky Fitzgibbon 39.9
66 Betty O'Loughlin - John F Lafferty (A) 37.9
67 Jane Fondant - Hugh Grante 37.1
68 Michelle Pfeiffers - James Deans 35.9
69 Meryl Streeps - Humphrey Bogarts 31.5

Winners Mixed Pairs with Kane Trophy

Mr. Martin Garvey (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Ms. Cass O'Donnell (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI

Mixed Pairs Runners-up

Mr. Brendan Sheridan (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Helen Sheridan, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI and Ms Helena

Moran, Congress President

Mixed Pairs 3rd prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Gráinne Dunne (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Ms Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Gerry Kelly

Mixed Pairs Best Mayo pair

Mrs Cáit McTigue (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Tom McNicholas (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President 

Mixed Pairs Best Regional prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Ms. Cathy Kilcoyne (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Ian Pielow (Wnr) Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Saturday July 14th Congress Pairs

Rank Names %
1 Helen Sheridan - Brendan Sheridan 62.3
2 B J O'Brien - David Jackson 60.6
3 Richard Boyd - Marcin Rudzinski 59.7
4 Ray Norton - Helen Norton 59.4
5 Sheila Gallagher - Carmel Higgins 58.7
6 John Murchan - Ciara Burns (First Session) 57.7
7 David Greenwood - Diane Greenwood 57.6
8 John McGinley - Jimmy Gallagher 57.3
9 Mary Brennan - Vincent Brennan (Best NW Region) 57.0
10 Patsy Gibney - Maura Hand 56.8
11 Bob Pattinson - Brid Kirby 56.8
12 Cass O'Donnell - Martin Garvey 56.7
13 Rose Pratt - Liam Gavin (Best Area Master) 55.7
14 John O'Connor - Kelan O'Connor 55.3
15 Paul Waldron - Marion O'Connor (Best Mayo) 55.0
16 Jim O'Sullivan - Mary McClenaghan 55.0
17 Anita Murphy - Eileen Dodd 55.0
18 Grainne Dunne - Gerry Kelly (Second Session) 54.0
19 J C Boyle - Paschal Buckley 53.9
20 Sean O'Lubaigh - Mary Finn 53.7
21 Josie Cawley - Dorothy Durkan (AM) 53.7
22 Teresa Rigney - Maureen Pattinson 53.6
23 Michael McGloughlin - Heidi Lillis 53.5
24 Johanne Powell - Maria Whelan 53.3
25 Shaun McNutt - John McCleneghan(AM) 53.3
26 Frank Goodwin - John Macdonald 52.9
27 Teresa McLaughlin - Michael McLaughlin (AM) 52.5
28 Mary Madden  - Anne Fitzpatrick 52.5
29 Hugh Gormally - David Synnott (AM) 52.5
30 Des Houlihan - John Godden 52.5
31 Anna McKiernan - Mairin UiRuanai (AM) 52.4
32 Prue Knight - Adrian Knight 52.0
33 Christy Tierney - Deirdre Reid 51.8
34 Roisin Kilcoyne - Assumpta Kelly 51.7
35 Frances Sproule - Michael Morrison 51.6
36 Phil Geoghegan - Tom Curran 51.4
37 Tom Gilligan - Charlie Higgins 50.7
38 Marion Donlon - Marguerite Kilfeather 50.5
39 Anne Keating - Dermot O'Brien (AM) 50.5
40 Lizann O'Reilly - Paul O'Reilly 50.4
41 Alan Hill - Heather Hill 49.9
42 Bridie Kenny - Marie O'Shaughnessy 49.7
43 John Fitzgerald - Mary O'Sullivan 49.7
44 Thomas MacCormac - Ronan McMaugh 49.4
45 Shaun Coll - Grace Gallagher (AM) 49.0
46 Nan Murtagh  - Mary Shannon 49.0
47 Mai Mooney - Paddy McKinley (AM) 48.7
48 Cait McTigue - Tom McNicholas(AM) 48.6
49 Maura O'Farrell - Joan Kenny 48.5
50 Alfie Sexton - Frances Kelly 48.5
51 Frances Kelly - Tommy Banks 48.4
52 Liam Hanratty - Bernie Finan 47.9
53 Huey Daly - Frances Walkin 47.8
54 Mary Hall - Ann Haran 47.8
55 Anna Carr - Margaret Farren 47.5
56 Don Scown - June Scown 47.5
57 Bob Hackett - Mary Hackett (AM) 47.3
58 Brian O'Farrell - Dolores Gilliland 47.3
59 Bridie Nugent - Anne Fallon (AM) 47.1
60 Eileen O'Connor - George Brennan (AM) 46.9
61 Gladys Sheridan - Joan Coleman (AM) 46.9
62 Robert Murphy - Kathleen Kelly 46.8
63 Mary Brady - Mary Timoney (AM) 46.1
64 Maura Hegarty - Gerry Hegarty 46.1
65 Hugh Burns - Ann Burns 45.9
66 Margaret Mulcahy - John O'Keeffe 45.8
67 Rita Lundon - Richard Conway 44.8
68 May Hickey - Jim Sproule 44.0
69 Ann Cairns - Stephen Cairns 44.0
70 Sean Heneghan - Jacqueline O'Shea 43.7
71 Anne Brodie-Allan - Danny McBrearty 42.7
72 Mary Duffy - Deirdre Quin 42.5
73 Maureen Kearns - Barbara Ferguson 42.0
74 May O'Sullivan - Imelda Murphy (AM) 41.2
75 Michael Holmes - Margaret Holmes (AM) 40.8
76 Aisling Considine - Bronagh Considine (AM) 40.3
77 Trish Stack - Nicky Fitzgibbon 38.6
78 Jane Fonda - Mel Gibson 38.3
79 Elizabeth Taylor - Tom Hanks 37.8
80 Harrison Ford - Brad Pitt 36.7

Congress Pairs Winners

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Brendan Sheridan (Wnr), Mrs Helen Sheridan (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Runners-up

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. B. J. O'Brien (Wnr), Mr. David Jackson (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs 3rd prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Richard Boyd (Wnr), Mr. Marcin Rudzinski (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Best AM

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mrs Rose Pratt (Wnr), Mr. Liam Gavin (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Best Mayo pair

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. VPaul Waldron (Wnr), Mrs Marion O'Connor (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Best Region prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Vincent Brennan (Wnr), Mrs Mary Brennan (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Session 1 Winners

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms. Ciara Burns (Wnr), Mr. John Murchan (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Pairs Session 2 Winners

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mrs Gráinne Dunne (Wnr), Mr. Gerry Kelly (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

 

Saturday July 14th Intermediate Pairs

Rank Names %
1 Brigid Lavery - Bernadette Warnock 59.9
2 Mary Moriarty - Martin O'Brien 59.7
3 Bill Perceval Price - Norma Perceval Price 58.7
4 Mary Moriarity - Pat Fitzgerald 58.6
5 Pat Keary - Hugh McTigue (Best NW Region) 58.1
6 Gerard Moran - Helena Moran (Best Mayo) 55.8
7 Margaret O'Kane - Patsy O'Kane (First Session) 55.6
8 Geraldine Carroll - Bernie Forde 55.0
9 Des Doherty - John F Laffferty 54.4
10 Delia Meehan - Mary Naughton 53.8
11 Ethel Walker - Trish Slowey 53.6
12 Nancy McKnight - Rose Higgins 53.0
13 Joan Donnellan - John Kiernan 52.9
14 Patricia A Kelly - Domhnall Joyce 52.7
15 Bernie Wall - Noreen Flynn 52.5
16 Jim Smith - Frank Gillan (Best Inter B) 52.5
17 Patricia Evers - Catherine Byrne 52.3
18 Rita Molloy - Rose Marie Isdell 51.7
19 Mary Kilfeather - Kathleen Maher 51.3
20 Sarah Sharkey - Sadie Kelly (Second Session) 51.1
21 Kathleen O'Reilly - Angela Reville 50.7
22 Brideen Downes - Mary Kavanagh 50.7
23 Jackie Bolster - Enda McTiernan 50.6
24 Lil Keane - Mary Jo Kelly 50.4
25 Mary O'Dowd - Mary Mongan 50.4
26 Betty O'Loughlin - Paddy Doran 49.2
27 Brid Kenny - Mary O'Sullivan 49.1
28 Jo Moran - Anne Fleming 48.1
29 Larry Shine - Kitty Murray 47.6
30 Anne Morahan - Justin Morahan 47.6
31 Moira Hanley - Margaret Sage 47.4
32 Eileen Keaney - Mary Banks 46.9
33 Brid McGing - Marine Ryan 46.6
34 Seamus Skehill - Reena Skehill 45.0
35 Mark Tiernan - Orla McEntee 44.8
36 Ian Pielow - Cathy Kilcoyne (B) 44.6
37 Lily Diamond - Deirdre Flavin 44.4
38 Trudy Chambers - Michael Gallagher 44.3
39 Ray Nally - Jerome Tarpey 44.1
40 George McGarry - Mary McGarry 43.2
41 Nora Hanratty - Stephen Gregory 42.7
42 Jane Fondas - James Deans 42.2
43 Elizabeth Taylors - Audrey Hepburns 39.5
44 Megger Ryan - Belle Gibson 39.0

Intermediate Pairs Winners

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Brigid Lavery (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms Helena Moran, Congress President  and Mrs Bernadette Warnock (Wnr)

Intermediate Pairs Runners-up

Mr. Martin O'Brien and Mrs Mary Moriarty (Wnrs), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

 



Intermediate Pairs 3rd prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Norma Perceval Price (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Bill Perceval Price

Intermediate Pairs 4th prize

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Mary Moriarty (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mrs Pat Fitzgerald (Wnr) and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President

Intermediate Pairs Best Region

Mr. Hugh McTigue (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Pat Keary (Wnr)

Intermediate Pairs Best Intermediate B

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Jim Smith (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Frank Gillen (Wnr)

Intermediate Pairs 1st Session Winners

Mrs Margaret O'Kane (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Patsy O'Kane (Wnr)

Intermediate Pairs Best Mayo

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Gerard Moran (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI and Ms Helena Moran, Congress President (Wnr)

Saturday July 14th Novice Competition    

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                        Match Points  Master Pts                

     Pair                                                                                     MPs/Max    Score% Club-5                 

North / South

   1   2   Brendan Duggan & Tom Byrne                                 44/  60 =  73.33                          

   2   3   Dave Flanagan & Ann Marie Keaney                        33/  60 =  55.00                          

   3   1   Kathleen Foley & Nell Keaveney                              25/  60 =  41.67                          

   4   4   Mary Morrin & Breege Kelly                                     18/  60 =  30.00                          

East / West

   1   8   Mary & John Bourke                                                 45/  80 =  56.25                          

   2   5   Anne Kinsella & Ann O'Mally                                  41/  80 =  51.25                          

   3   6   Jack Healy & Phelim O'Doherty                                34/  80 =  42.50     

 

 

NOVICE COMPETITION  3.5 Table

 

This competition attracted just 3.5 tables this year, down from 5 in 2011. The participants enjoyed it nevertheless but the committee feels it is not viable for the future.

                                                                    

Sunday July 15th Teams

Rank   Names VP'S
1   Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O'Brien, David Jackson 20.7
2   Richard Boyd, Marcin Rudzinski, Dave Synnott, Hugh Gormally 18.6
3   Alfie Sexton, Frances Kelly, Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid 17.7
4=   Lynn Duffy, Mary Duffy, Deirdre Quin, Rosamund Jennings 17.1
4=   John Murchan, Ciara Burns, Heidi Lillis, Michael McGloughlin 17.1
6   John McGinley, Jimmy Gallagher, JC Boyle, Paschal Buckley 17.0
7   Rose Pratt, Liam Gavin, Joe O'Keeffe, Margaret Mulcahy 16.9
8   Sheila Gallagher, Carmel Higgins, Annemarie Hauge, Ronnaug Fjogstad 16.6
9=   Michael Morrison, Frances Sproule, May Hickey, Jim Sproule (Reg) 16.4
9=   Alan Hill, Heather Hill, Mary Madden, Anne Fitzpatrick 16.4
9=   Anna Carr, Margaret Farren, Shaun McNutt, John McClenaghan 16.4
12   Robert Murphy, Kathleen Kelly, Maria Whelan, Johanne Powell 16.3
13   Helen Sheridan, Brendan Sheridan, Patsy Gibney, Maura Hand 16.1
14   Claire Quirke, Mary Goodwin, Eileen Smith, Gladys Sheridan 15.9
15   Lizann O'Reilly, Paul O'Reilly, Dermot O'Brien, Anne Keating 15.7
16 A Joan Donnellan, John Kiernan, Mark Tiernan, Orla McEntee (Inter) 15.4
17   Mary Brennan, Vincent Brennan, John Godden, Des Houlihan 15.0
18=   Gerry Kelly, Grainne Dunne, Brian O'Farrell, Dolores Gilliland 14.9
18=   Frances Kelly, Tommy Banks, George Brennan, Eileen O'Connor 14.9
20   John O'Connor, Kelan O'Connor, Marlene O'Connor, Michael O'Connor 14.7
21=   Phil Geoghegan, Tom Curran, Anne Brodie-Allan, Danny McBrearty 14.6
21=   Niall Kilroy, Gerry Scanlon, Frances Walkin, Tim Summerfield 14.6
21= A Patricia Evers, Brigid Lavery, Catherine Byrne, Bernadette Warnock 14.6
24   Mary Hall, Ann Haran, Mary Coffey, Anne Hughes 14.4
25   Jim O'Sullivan, Mary McClenaghan, Grace Gallagher, Shaun Coll 14.1
26   Bob Pattinson, Maureen Pattinson, Teresa Rigney, Brid Kirby 13.9
27= A Cathy Kilcoyne, Ian Pielow, Jim Smith, Frank Gillan 13.7
27=   Tom Gilligan, Charlie Higgins, Bob Hackett, Mary Hackett 13.7
27=   Marie O'Shaughnessy, Marion Donlon, Maura O'Farrell, Bridie Kenny 13.7
30   Michael Holmes, Margaret Holmes, Nicky Fitzgibbon, Trish Stack 13.6
31   Eva Mullooly, Michael Mullooly, Patricia A Kelly, Domhnall Joyce 13.4
32   Ray Norton, Helen Norton, Ger McNally, Kathleen Stewart 13.3
33   Mary Doherty, Paddy McGinley, Mai Mooney, John F Lafferty 13.1
34 A Noreen Flynn, Berni Wall, Trudy Chambers, Gerard Moran 12.7
35 A Jack the Ripper and Tassie Devils 11.4
36 A Van Winkle and Great-great-great grandsons 11.1
37   Snow White, Bottle Green, Sandy Browne and Mellow Yellow 11.0
38 A Dr. Laffalot and Julie Laffalot with Hu Chang and Yo Dancer  9.4

Congress Teams Winners

Mr. David Jackson (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer,  Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. B. J. O'Brien (Wnr), Mr. Thomas MacCormack (Wnr), Ms Helena Moran, Congress President, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI,  and Mr. Ronan McMaugh (Wnr)

Congress Teams Runners-up

Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mr. Hugh Gormally (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. Richard Boyd (Wnr), Mr. Marcin Rudzinski (Wnr), Ms Helena Moran, Congress President, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Mr. Dave Synnott (Wnr)

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Congress Teams 3rd prize

Mr. Christy Tierney (Wnr), Mrs Frances Kelly (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mrs Deirdre Reid (Wnr), Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President, Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Mr. Alfie Sexton (Wnr)

Congress Teams Joint 4th prize

Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mr. John Murchan (Wnr), Ms. Ciara Burns (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Ms. Heidi Lillis (Wnr)and  Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Teams 2012

Thirty eight teams were entered for Congress 2012 and a Swiss movement was used. The N/S half of each team remained seated throughout the competition which meant a faster progression from one round to the next. Scoring was done using Bridgemate 2 and the 7X6 board matches were completed by 17:15, in time to make the train/bus deadlines.

Although the Congress program only listed prizes up to third place, because of the high entry Ballina Bridge Congress Committee decided to award a fourth prize, as done in previous years when the number of teams allowed for this.

Congress Teams Joint 4th prize

Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Ms. Lynn Duffy (Wnr), (Absent: Mrs Mary Duffy (Wnr),) Mrs. Deirdre Quinn (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI and Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Teams Best Intermediate Team

Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer. Mrs Joan Donnellan (Wnr), Mr. John Kiernan (Wnr), Ms. Mark Tiernan (Wnr), Ms. Orla McEntee (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, and Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President

Congress Teams Best Region prize

Mr. Michael Morrison (Wnr), Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer, Mrs Mai Hickey (Wnr), Mr. Liam Hanratty, President CBAI, . Mrs Frances Sproule (Wnr), Mr. Stephen Gregory, President NW Region CBAI, Ms. Helena Moran, Congress President and Mr. Jim Sproule (Wnr)

Open Pairs Friday 13th July 2012           

 Congress Friday Open Pairs Section B - Section B

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                        Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                                     MPs/Max    Score%               

North / South

   1   7   Paddy & Alice Carr                                                   290/ 444 =  65.32                          

   2   1   Kathleen O'Reilly & Angela Reville                          289/ 444 =  65.09                          

   3   5   Maura NiRuani & Anna McKiernan                          246/ 444 =  55.41                          

   4   2   Mary O'Dowd & Mary Mongan                                244/ 444 =  54.95                          

   5   9   Martin Naughton & Flor Higgins                              224/ 444 =  50.45                          

   6  10   Catherine Byrne & Patrica Evers                              219/ 444 =  49.32                          

   7   4   Ann Fallon & Bridie Nugent                                     218/ 444 =  49.10                           

   8  11   Kitty Long & Pauline Burke                                     217/ 444 =  48.87                          

   9   8   Mairead Jennings & Anne Boylan                             197/ 444 =  44.37                          

  10   6   Eileen Keaney & Mary Banks                                  196/ 444 =  44.14                          

  11  12   Gereldine Brett & Emma Sherry                             169/ 444 =  38.06                          

  12   3   Jo Moran & Anne Flemming                                    155/ 444 =  34.91                          

East / West

   1  20   Mary Timoney & Mary Brady                                  287/ 444 =  64.64                          

   2  15   Nancy McKnight & Rose Higgins                            273/ 444 =  61.49                          

   3  23   Charlie Higgins & Tom Gilligan                               272/ 444 =  61.26                           

   4  14   Mary Moriarty & Martin O'Brien                             259/ 444 =  58.33                          

   5  21   Carmel Costello & Ita Langan                                  243/ 444 =  54.73                          

   6  19   Louise Marianix & Bridie Sexton                             214/ 444 =  48.20                          

   7  22   Bernadette Warnock & Brigid Lavery                     211/ 444 =  47.52                          

   8  13   Nuala Doyle & Maureen Barrett                               207/ 444 =  46.62                          

   9  17   Frank McKiernan & Mary Mulqueeney                    199/ 444 =  44.82                          

  10  18   Deirdre Flavin & Lily Diamond                              184/ 444 =  41.44                          

  11  24   Nora McVeigh & Elsie Jackson                               165/ 444 =  37.16 

  12 16 Marge Lennon & Joan Maguire                                  150/ 444 = 33.78                           

                 

Open Pairs Friday 13th July 2012

Congress Friday Open Pairs Section A - Section A

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                        Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                                     MPs/Max    Score%                

North / South

   1   4   Kathleen McKay & Maureen Maher                    279/ 440 =  63.41                          

   2   3   Brid Kenny & Dorothy Durkan                              259/ 440 =  58.86                          

   3  13   Carmel Hoggins & Frank Goodwin                       240/ 440 =  54.55                          

   4  12   Paddy Oliver & Rita Fox                                         235/ 440 =  53.41                          

   5  10   Anne Walsh & Maura Kilcoyne                           232/ 440 =  52.73                          

   6=  1   Jim & Anna O'Reilly                                                230/ 440 =  52.27                           

   6=  6   Ger Scanlon & Huey Daly                                      230/ 440 =  52.27                          

   8   8   Pat Fitzgerald & Mary Moriarty                             214/ 440 =  48.64                          

   9   7   Sylvia Higgins & Julie Stapleton                            213/ 440 =  48.41                          

  10   2   Mary O'Sullivan & Trudy Chambers                     207/ 440 =  47.05                          

  11   9   Delia Meehan & Mary Naughton                          187/ 440 =  42.50                          

  12   5   Assumpta Kelly & Roisin Kilcoyne                      172/ 440 =  39.09                          

  13  11   Maureen Kearns & Barbara Ferguson                 162/ 440 =  36.82                          

East / West

   1  15   Mary Lowry & Eithne Daly                                      268/ 440 =  60.91                           

   2  21   AnneMarie Hauge & Ronnaug Fiogstad              260/ 440 =  59.09                          

   3  25   Mary Jo Kelly & Lil Keane                                       252/ 440 =  57.27                          

   4  23   Rita Molloy & Rose Marie Isdell                             250/ 440 =  56.82                          

   5  14   Margaret & Patsy O'Kane                                         249/ 440 =  56.59                          

   6  18   Gladys Sheridan & Claire Quirke                              225/ 440 =  51.14                          

   7  19   Ethel Walker & Mary Gilvarry                                   217/ 440 =  49.32                          

   8  26   Una Short & Margarite Hodgins                              210/ 440 =  47.73                          

   9  16   Sarah Sharkey & Sadie Kelly                                     208/ 440 =  47.27                           

  10  24   Steve Gregory & Michael Pullinger                         196/ 440 =  44.55                          

  11  17   Aileen Ward & Burcin Yildirim                                194/ 440 =  44.09                          

  12  22   Olive Gillmor & Joan Finnegan                               180/ 440 =  40.91                          

  13  20   Una Doyle & Gussie McEvilly                                151/ 440 =  34.32   

Saturday afternoon July 14th Open Pairs

Congress Saturday 2pm Open Pairs

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                        Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                                     MPs/Max    Score%                               

   1   2   Catherine Leavey & Helen Collins                            231/ 396 =  58.33                                     

   2  20   Gereldine Brett & Bridget Gallagher                       225/ 396 =  56.82                                       

   3=  4   AnneMarie Hauge & Ronnaug Fiogstad                  224/ 396 =  56.57                                   

   3=  7   Fr G Murphy & Kitty O'Shea                                   224/ 396 =  56.57                                       

   3=  8   Bridie Padden & Mary Gilvarry                               224/ 396 =  56.57                                      

   6   3   Sean & Brid Galligan                                                 223/ 396 =  56.31                          

   7  16   Michael & Eva Mullooly                                           213/ 396 =  53.79                          

   8  12   Pauline Burke & Kitty Long                                     211/ 396 =  53.28                          

   9  11   Anne Walsh & Maura Kilcoyne                                208/ 396 =  52.53                          

  10   9   Aileen Ward & Burcin Yildirim                                  205/ 396 =  51.77                          

  11  17   Geraldine Kearns & Rosaleen Keohane                  203/ 396 =  51.26                          

  12  15   Kathleen McCay & Maureen Maher                        201/ 396 =  50.76                           

  13  19   Alice & Paddy Carr                                                 197/ 396 =  49.75                          

  14   1   Mary Doherty & Annie McBride                             184/ 396 =  46.46                          

  15= 13   Sylvia Hissin & Julie Stapleton                              181/ 396 =  45.71                          

  15= 14   Joe Finn & Bridie Mannion                                    181/ 396 =  45.71                          

  17   6   Frank Murphy & Heather Kilkelly                            169/ 396 =  42.68                          

  18   5   Bridie Sexton & Louise Marianix                             168/ 396 =  42.42                          

  19  18   Anna & Jim O'Reilly                                                148/ 396 =  37.37                          

  20  10   Gussie McEvilly & Una Doyle                                140/ 396 =  35.35    

 

                  

Saturday night July 14th Open Pairs               

 

Congress Saturday Night 7.30pm Open Pairs

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                                       Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                           MPs/Max    Score%                               

North / South

   1   5   Mary Doherty & Annie McBride                  242/ 360 =  67.22                                    

   2   1   Jim & Anna O'Reilly                                 211/ 360 =  58.61                                         

   3=  2   Tim Summerfield & Ger Scanlon            206/ 360 =  57.22                                        

   3=  4   Michael & Eva Mullooly                               206/ 360 =  57.22                                      

   5  10   Anne Walsh & Maura Kilcoyne                   186/ 360 =  51.67                          

   6   9   Fr G Murphy & Kitty O'Shea                          175/ 360 =  48.61                          

   7   8   Pauline Burke & Kitty Long                            161/ 360 =  44.72                           

   8  11   Brendan Duggan & Tom Byrne                     157/ 360 =  43.61                          

   9   6   Kathleen McKay & Maureen Maher             153/ 360 =  42.50                          

  10   3   Mary Goodwin & Kevin Coleman                 150/ 360 =  41.67                          

  11   7   Una Doyle & Niamh Gormally                        133/ 360 =  36.94                          

East / West

   1  19   Margarite Hodgins & Una Short                   257/ 396 =  64.90                                      

   2  21   Ronnaug Fiogstad & AnneMarie Hauge     243/ 396 =  61.36                                    

   3  15   Catherine Leavey & Helen Collins                 221/ 396 =  55.81                                     

   4  13   Sylvia Hissin & Julie Stapleton                       218/ 396 =  55.05                           

   5  16   Alice & Paddy Carr                                           213/ 396 =  53.79                          

   6  18   Joe Finn & Bridie Mannion                             206/ 396 =  52.02                          

   7  17   Heather Kilkelly & Frank Murphy                  191/ 396 =  48.23                          

   8  14   Louise Marianix & Bridie Sexton                     179/ 396 =  45.20                          

   9  22   Jack Healy & Phelim O'Doherty                      161/ 396 =  40.66                          

  10  20   Anne Marie Keaney & Dave Flanagan          91/ 396 =  22.98             

Sunday morning July 15th Open Pairs

Congress Sunday 11.15am

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                                                                Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                                     MPs/Max         Score%                            

North / South

   1   1   Jim & Anna O'Reilly                                                  273/ 452 =       60.40                                

   2   7   Geaaldine Carroll & Bernie Forde                             243/ 444 =       54.73                                  

   3   9   John Fitzgerald & Mary O'Sullivan                           244/ 448 =       54.46                                  

   4   5   Kathleen McCay & Maureen Maher                          245/ 452 =  54.20                                

   5   2   Michael McLaughlin & Teresa McLoughlin              237/ 452 =  52.43                          

   6  10   Pat Fitzgerald & Mary Moriarty                               234/ 452 =  51.77                          

   7  11   May O'Sullivan & Imelda Murphy                           230/ 452 =  50.88                           

   8  12   Kathleen O'Reilly & Angela Reville                         228/ 452 =  50.44                          

   9  14   Pauline Burke & Kitty Long                                     226/ 452 =  50.00                          

  10   8   Roisin Kilcoyne & Una Doyle                                  220/ 444 =  49.55                          

  11   3   Mary Timoney & Mary Brady                                  219/ 452 =  48.45                          

  12   6   Rita Molloy & Rose Marie Isdell                              204/ 448 =  45.54                          

  13  13   Mary O'Dowd & Mary Gilvarry                              187/ 452 =  41.37                          

  14   4   Sarah Sharkey & Sadie Kelly                                   162/ 452 =  35.84                          

East / West

   1  17   Mary Shannon & Nan Murtagh                                269/ 452 =  59.51                                        

   2  23   Aileen Ward & Burcin Yildirim                               260/ 448 =  58.04                                      

   3  18   Patsy & Margaret O'Kane                                         253/ 452 =  55.97                                    

   4  20   Frank Murphy & Heather Kilkelly                            243/ 452 =  53.76                                   

   5  24   Mary Jo Kelly & Lil Keane                                       239/ 448 =  53.35                          

   6  27   Anne Flemming & Helena Moran                             227/ 452 =  50.22                          

   7  15   Nancy McKnight & Rose Higgins                            220/ 452 =  48.67                          

   8  22   Liam & Nora Hanratty                                              216/ 448 =  48.21                          

   9  25   Sylvia Higgins & Julie Stapleton                              213/ 448 =  47.54                           

  10  26   Helen Collins & Catherine Leavey                          212/ 448 =  47.32                          

  11  16   Louise Marianix & Bridie Sexton                            211/ 452 =  46.68                          

  12  28   Kitty O'Shea & Marguirete Kilfeather                    205/ 452 =  45.35                          

  13  19   Alice & Paddy Carr                                                 193/ 452 =  42.70 

  14 21 Ann Fallon & Bridie Nugent                                    191/ 448 = 42.63                         

 

Sunday afternoon July 15th Open Pair

Congress Sunday 3pm Open Pairs

Directed by John Mulkearns   Scored by John Mulkearns

                                                     Match Points  Master Pts               

     Pair                                                                          MPs/Max    Score%                

   1   5   Mary Shannon & Nan Murtagh                    248/ 352 =  70.45                               

   2   6   Mary O'Dowd & Marge Lennon                   217/ 352 =  61.65                               

   3   1   Helen Collins & Catherine Leavey               211/ 352 =  59.94                                 

   4   4   Pauline Burke & Kitty Long                          202/ 352 =  57.39                                

   5  11   Margaret & Patsy O'Kane                            199/ 352 =  56.53                                

   6   7   Paddy & Alice Carr                                        196/ 352 =  55.68                          

   7   8   Kathleen McCay & Maureen Maher           192/ 352 =  54.55                          

   8   2   Sarah Sharkey & Sadie Kelly                        186/ 352 =  52.84                          

   9  12   Frank Murphy & Heather Kilkelly              176/ 352 =  50.00                          

  10  13   Anne Flemming & Jo Moran                      166/ 352 =  47.16                          

  11   3   Irene Walkin & Emer Canny                        164/ 352 =  46.59                          

  12   9   Geraldine Brett & Brigid Gallagher              158/ 352 =  44.89                          

  13  10   Bernie Forde & Geraldine Carroll                157/ 352 =  44.60                           

  14  18   Bridie Sexton & Louise Marianix                143/ 352 =  40.63                          

  15  15   Nora McVeigh & Elsie Jackson                  142/ 352 =  40.34                          

  16  16   Rita Molloy & Rose Marie Isdell                141/ 352 =  40.06                          

  17  17   Brid Kenny & Mary O'Sullivan                   137/ 352 =  38.92                          

  18  14   Una Doyle & Gussie McEvilly                    133/ 352 =  37.78                                      

 

Burcin Yildirim from Turkey and Aileen Ward from Claremorris

won a prize in Open Pairs during the Congress. Burcin runs

tournaments on BBO as Burcky and Aileen directs as ApWard.

 

Mary O'Sullivan from Kerry and her partner Dr. John Fitzgerald from Tipperary took a

prize in the Open Pairs on Sunday afternoon. Here they play Louise Marianix from

Canada and Bridie Sexton (in turquoise) from Wexford. Louise runs tournaments on

BBO as louise1940

Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer Ballina Bridge Congress makes a presentation to Helena Moran, Congress President, at the close of Congress.  

Gerard Moran, one of the most loyal and hard-working members of  Ballina Bridge Congress Committee is also pictured.