Welcome to Ballina Bridge Congress 2014 Report

Ballina Bridge Congress is affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland

Venue: Hotel Ballina Ballina on wikipedia

Hotel Ballina is a welcome sponsor of our Congress

Present on the stage as the 38th Annual Ballina Bridge Congress 2014 was about to start were: Mrs Gillian Ballantyne, President North West Region CBAI; Mrs Mary Gilvarry, Treasurer Ballina Bridge Congress; Mr. Vincent McMahon, Congress Secretary and our National President for the 2014-2015 season, Mr. Fearghal O'Boyle.

In his opening address of welcome, Congress President Mr. Gerry Scanlon had the large attendance in his palm as he stood at the podium, with countenance beaming and started with: "Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honour and privilege to welcome you here to Ballina, the salmon capital of Europe for our 38th annual Bridge Congress!" Gerry continued: "My wish for you who have come to our congress is that you all have fun meeting old and new friends and that when the congress is over, that you reflect on an enjoyable and successful weekend and that we see you all back here again next year." He wished Fearghal a very successful year as President and this was echoed right throughout the hall by a huge round of applause. Fearghal, gracious, unassuming, economical with words, then addressed the gathering. He thanked Ballina for the trust they placed in him many years ago when they invited him to direct his first congress. He noted that he would have his first congress as National President in Ballina and in his own region and his final one in Sligo which was still in his own region. He stated that he felt at home in Ballina and that the local congress team had done their preparations very well. With that he declared congress 2014 open.

The Congress President would like to thank sincerely our Congress Patrons, Sponsors, Congress Committee, Tournament Directors, CBAI, Hotel Manager Róisín and the hotel staff for making Congress 2014 a wonderful success. Special thanks to Fr. Joe Cahill who offered Mass for deceased Bridge players and all those present in the hotel on Sunday morning.

There were 30 tables in the Mixed Pairs on Friday night, 33 in the Congress pairs on Saturday and 23.5 in Intermediate Pairs on Saturday, and 28 Congress Teams on Sunday as well as 16 Intermediate Teams. The event attracted 32 teams in total in 2013 and this year's new confined teams event for intermediate players was a huge success: we had a total of 44 teams this year. The Open Pairs attracted 25 tables on Friday night, 14 on Saturday afternoon and 8 later on in the evening. Regretfully we did not have the required number of entries to warrant a separate Novice competition which had been scheduled for Saturday afternoon: the novices present played in the Open Pairs and there were prizes for Best Novice N/S and E/W. Sunday morning had 11 tables in Open Pairs and 6.5 tables for the afternoon. Among the winners this year were a lady from Aberdeen who was 2nd in the Mixed Pairs on Friday night and a lady from Suffolk, England who partnered our President in the Mixed Pairs. Canada was represented at our congress this year, as well as Panama, Turkey, Queensland and Northern Ireland.

Ballina Bridge Congress owes much gratitude to Tournament Directors Fearghal O'Boyle and Mairéad Basquille as well as John and Breeda Mulkearns. Trainee TD, Mr. Huey Daly of Ballina, received special mention also: what better training environment to work in than under the masters. We would also like to express extreme gratitude to Eileen O'Connor and the Sligo Bridge Clubs for their support, particularly with provision of tables and bidding boxes for our event. (Yeats (Sligo) Bridge Congress 2015: 22nd-24th May 2015. Entries: Fearghal O'Boyle at 086-2652871.) Special thanks also to Kane Bridge Club, Ballina, for use of equipment.

Fearghal's President's Prize (Duais an Uachtaráin) will be held in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo on 27-28th September 2014 and all present were invited to attend.


CONGRESS WINNERS 2014

Friday July 11th Mixed Pairs

Rank Names                                            %
1 Dolores Gilliland - Brian O'Farrell 63.36
2 Anne Brodie-Allan - John McGinley 63.29
3 Bernie Lodewijks - Jeroen Lodewijks 61.06

4 Cait McTigue - Tom McNicholas 60.70
5 Maria Whelan - Richard Elvin 59.48
6 Marian Croke - Connell McLoone 59.34
7 Helen Sheridan - Brendan Sheridan 58.76
8 Frances Sproule - Jim Sproule (Best Region) 57.47
9 Ita Langan - Graham Laird 57.26
10 Heather Hill - Alan Hill 57.04
11 Carol Smith - Gerry Scanlon (Best Intermediate) 55.96
12 Trish Stack - Nicky Fitzgibbon 55.89
13 Anna Carr - Jim O'Sullivan 55.68
14 Brigid Shearman - Tony O'Gallagher 55.39
15 Margaret Holmes - Michael Holmes 55.10
16 Ann Cairns - Stephen Cairns 54.96
17 Marion O'Connor - Paul Waldron 54.96
18 Deirdre Reid - Christy Tierney 54.74
19 Frances Walkin - Tim Summerfield 53.74
20 Helen Hall - Ron Hall 52.87
21 Pam Gillanders - Jim O'Malley (I) 52.08
22 Grace Gallagher - Shaun Coll 52.08
23 Marie O'Sullivan - Michael McIlroy (I) 51.65
24 Patricia Colleran - Jerome Tarpey 51.36
25 Mary Brennan - Vincent Brennan 50.93
26 Mary Kilroy - Niall Kilroy (I) 50.93
27 Maura Hand - Patsy Gibney 50.86
28 Clare Clarke - John Keane 50.57
29 Norrie Buxton - Andrew Clery 50.50
30 Mary Hackett - Bob Hackett 50.07
31 Georgina Hughes - John Cameron 49.86
32 Teresa McLaughlin - Michael McLaughlin 49.78
33 Mai Mooney - Paddy McKinley 49.71
34 Chantal McCabe - Huey Daly (I) 49.28
35 Una Walsh - Jack McLaughlin 49.07
36 Carmel Costello - Lindsay Scandrett 48.99
37 Kitty O'Shea - Cyril Goode 47.56
38 Margaret Mulcahy - John O'Keeffe 47.41
39 Kathleen Downes - Liam Gavin 47.41
40 Anne Keating - Alfie Sexton 47.20
41 Marguerite Kilfeather - Fr. Tom Woods 46.34
42 Rosarie Heatherington - Vincent Heatherington 46.19
43 Eithna Watson - David Lee 46.05
44 Nadya Tuxworth - Jimmy Gallagher 45.98
45 Eileen O'Connor - George Brennan 45.76
46 Margot McClure - Eric Lesage 45.47
47 Frances Burke - Martin Naughton (I) 45.26
48 Lizanne O'Reilly - Paul O'Reilly 44.25
49 Maura Hegarty - Gerry Hegarty 44.11
50 Bonnie Pattison - Freddy Duffy (I) 42.89
51 Patricia A Kelly - Domhnall Joyce 42.82
52 Miriam Moloney - Danny McBrearty 42.53
53 Frances Kelly - Tommy Banks 42.46
54 Angela Corrigan - Dermot Lally (I) 42.39
55 Marie Hogge - Brian Wildblood 42.31
56 Liz Hurley - Mick Farren (I) 41.24
57 Flor Higgins - Fr Gabriel Murphy (I) 39.30
58 Anne Gavigan - Ray Nally (I) 38.79
59 Elizabeth Taylor - Eddie Murphy 36.28
60 Cameron Diaz - James Dean 35.20






  Winners Mixed Pairs

Winners Mixed Pairs Kane Trophy 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Dolores Gilliland and Brian O'Farrell (Wnrs ), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Huey Daly (Committee)

2nd Mixed Pairs

Runners-up Mixed Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Anne Brodie-Allan and John McGinley (Wnrs), Betty Gormley (Committee) and Gerry Scanlon (Congress President)



 

Best Intermediate Mixed

Best Intermediate in Mixed Pairs 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Carol Smith and Gerry Scanlon (Wnrs) and Mary Gilvarry (Treasurer)

Best Regional Mixed Pairs

Best North West Region in Mixed Pairs 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Frances and Jim Sproule (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary Gilvarry (Treasurer)


Saturday July 12th, Congress Pairs

Rank Names                         %
1 Pat Quinn - Sean Gillan 61.16
2 John Phelan - Diarmuid Reddan 60.91
3 Trish Stack - Nicky Fitzgibbon 58.28

4 David Jackson - B. J. O'Brien 57.32
5 Deirdre Reid - Christy Tierney (Session 1) 56.51
6 Bernie Lodewijks - Jeroen Lodewijks 56.33
7 Maura Hand - Patsy Gibney 55.62
8 Ronan McMaugh - Thomas MacCormac 54.85
9 Anita Murphy - Eileen Dodd (Best Region) 54.64
10 Dolores Gilliland - Brian O'Farrell 54.62
11 Gerry Scanlon - Tim Summerfield 54.61
12 James Heneghan - Ranald Milne 54.56
13 John McGinley - Jimmy Gallagher 54.48
14 Elbha Walmsley - Stan Lowe 54.44
15 Deirdre Quin - Lynn Duffy (Best Area Master) 53.88
16 Anna Carr - Jim O'Sullivan 53.68
17 Grace Gallagher - Shaun Coll (MA) 53.61
18 Michael Morrison - Frances Sproule 53.18
19 Rory Egan - Robert Kicior (MA) 52.47
20 Marian Croke - Connell McLoone 52.34
21 Patricia A Kelly - Domhnall Joyce (MA) 52.27
22 John O'Connor - Kelan O'Connor 51.75
23 Sean Heneghan - Jacqueline O'Shea (MA) 51.68
24 Graham Laird - John Godden 51.65
25 Helen Hall - Ron Hall 51.48
26 Helen Sheridan - Brendan Sheridan 51.48
27 Vincent Brennan - Mary Brennan 51.40
28 Mary Madden - Tom Curran (Session 2) 51.11
29 Tom McNicholas - Cait McTigue (MA) 50.64
30 Mary Shannon - Nan Murtagh 50.45
31 Margaret Holmes - Michael Holmes (MA) 50.42
32 Frances Kelly - Tommy Banks (MA) 50.37
33 Lizanne O'Reilly - Paul O'Reilly 50.15
34 Mai Mooney - Paddy McKinley (MA) 49.78
35 Maura Hegarty - Gerry Hegarty 49.71
36 Joan Donnellan - John Kiernan (MA) 49.70
37 Heather Hill - Alan Hill 49.63
38 Billy Cunniffe - Declan Harte (MA) 49.48
39 Orla McEntee - Mark Tiernan (MA) 49.14
40 Anne Brodie-Allan - Lindsay Scandrett 48.91
41 Maria Whelan - Richard Elvin 48.64
42 Michael McLaughlin - Seamus Doherty (MA) 48.42
43 Margot McClure - Eric Lesage 48.34
44 Fr. Tom Woods - Jim Sproule (MA) 48.02
45 Clare Clarke - John Keane 47.98
46 Michael McIlroy - John Cameron (MA) 47.93
47 Mary Hackett - Bob Hackett (MA) 47.55
48 Eileen O'Connor - George Brennan (MA) 47.45
49 Tony O'Gallagher - Brigid Shearman 47.16
50 Mary Duffy - Carol Duffy 47.15
51 Bernie Finan - Una Walsh 47.13
52 Kitty O'Shea - Aileen Rafferty (MA) 46.77
53 Paul Martin - Carin Battle 46.67
54 Ita Langan - Carmel Costello(MA) 46.50
55 Norrie Buxton - Andrew Clery 46.34
56 Paschal Buckley - J. C. Boyle 46.30
57 Marion Donlon - Phyllis Kenny 45.85
58 Kathleen Downes - Liam Gavin (MA) 45.64
59 Anna McKiernan - Mairin UiRuanai (MA) 44.04
60 Nadya Tuxworth - Danny McBrearty 43.57
61 Breda Synnott - Alfie Sexton 43.37
62 Larry Shine - Larry Curley (MA) 43.34
Ann Cairns - Stephen Cairns (MA) 41.52
Anne Keating - Frances Kelly 40.73
Angelina Jolie - Brad Pitt 39.46
Helen Mirren - Tom Hanks 36.20




Congress Pairs Winners
Winners Congress Pairs 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Pat Quinn and Sean Gillan (Wnrs ), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Huey Daly (Committee)

2nd Congress Pairs Runners-up Congress Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), John Phelan and Diarmuid Reddan (Wnrs ), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Carthage Cusack (Committee)

3rd Gongress Pairs
3rd Congress Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Nicky Fitzgibbon and Trish Stack (Wnrs), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Carthage Cusack (Committee)


4th Congress Pairs
4th Congress Pairs 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), David Jackson and BJ O'Brien (Wrns ), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Huey Daly (Committee)

Best Regional Mixed
Best Regional Winners Congress Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Anita Murphy and Eileen Dodd (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary O'Dowd (Assistant Secretary)

Session 1
Winners Session 1 Congress Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Christy Tierney and Deirdre Reid (Wnrs ), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary Gilvarry (Treasurer)

Best Area Master
Best Area Master in Congress Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Lynn Duffy and Deirdre Quinn (Wnrs.),Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress) and Mary O'Dowd (Assistant Secretary)

Saturday July 12th, Intermediate Pairs

Rank Names                              %
1 Jo Moran - Anne Fleming 65.01
2 Margaret O'Kane - Patsy O'Kane 58.98
3 Maureen Callanan - Kathleen Henry 57.88
4 Una Flynn - Liam Flynn 57.76
5 Tom Ginty - Margaret Ginty (Best Regional) 55.32
6 Olive Gillmor - Mary Crowley 55.18
7 Anne Moore - Sally O'Sullivan (Session 2) 54.79
8 Ray Nally - Jerome Tarpey (Session 1) 54.23
9 Chantal McCabe - Liz Hurley 53.68
10 Nancy McKnight - Rose Higgins 53.62
11 Louise Marianix - Mary Eames 53.52
12 Jim O'Malley - Margaret Nally 53.00
13 Mary Jo Kelly - Lil Keane 52.74
14 Mary O'Dowd - Mary Mongan 52.70
15 Trudy Chambers - Marie O'Neill 52.14
16 Marie O'Sullivan - Georgina Hughes 51.91
17 Carol Smith - Cyril Goode 51.86
18 Pat Keary - Hugh McTigue 51.69
19 Anne Gavigan - Patricia Colleran 51.50
20 Maureen Barrett - Nuala Doyle 51.40
21 Nancy Keevans - Ann Hannon 51.39
22 Marion Coy - Deirdre McCoy 51.20
23 Lena Lowry - John Waldron 51.15
24 Helena Moran - Gerard Moran 50.60
25 Angela Corrigan - Dermot Lally 50.40
26 Rosaleen Keohane - Betty Gormley 50.17
27 Flor Higgins - Martin Naughton 50.11
28 Bonnie Pattison - Freddy Duffy 49.83
29 Mary Gilmartin - Mary Banks (Best B) 49.78
30 Joyce Hammond - Ria Malone 49.36
31 Maureen Maher - Bridie Sexton 49.22
32 Mary O'Sullivan - Brid Kenny 48.36
33 Margaret Dowd - Mary Lyons 47.81
34 Roisin O'Gorman - Willie O'Gorman 47.57
35 Brendan Duggan - Tom Byrne (B) 47.08
36 Rita Molloy - Rose Marie Isdell 46.85
37 Mary Gilvarry - Michael Gallagher 46.69
38 Aidan Synnott - Richard Trehy 45.14
39 Mary Daly - Sarah Sharkey 45.07
40 Heather Kilkelly - Dolores Farrell 44.25
41 Anne Morahan - Justin Morahan 44.19
42 Cathy Kilcoyne - Ian Pielow 44.06
43 John Bourke - Mary Bourke (B) 44.04
44 David Lee - Eithne Watson (B) 43.78
45 Sylvia Higgins - Julia Stapleton 40.17
46 Helen Mirren - Sean Connery 38.25
47 Michelle Pfeiffer - Hugh Grant 37.18



Inter Pairs Winners
Winners Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Jo Moran and Anne Fleming (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Gerard Moran (Committee)

Runners-up Intermediate Pairs

Runners-up Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI),  Patsy and Margaret O'Kane (Wnrs), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Helrna Moran (Committee)


Third prize-winners Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Maureen Callanan and Kathleen Henry (Wnrs.), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI)

2nd Session Intermediate Pairs
2nd Session Winners Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Anne Moore and Sally O'Sullivan (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary O'Dowd (Assistant Secretary)
Best Regional Inter Pairs
Best Regional Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Margaret and Tom Ginty (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary Gilvarry (Treasurer)

1st Session Intermediate Winners  
1st Session Winners Intermediate Pairs 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Jerome Tarpey and Ray Nally (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (Congress President)
Best Inter B
Best Intermediate B in Intermediate Pairs 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Mary Gilmartin and Mary Banks (Wnrs.), Gerry Scanlon (Congress President) and Mary Gilvarry (Treasurer)






Ballina Open Pairs Friday 11/07/2014
Session 1 Section A
13 Table 26 Board Mitchell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 1 Brid Kenny & Mary O'Sullivan 271.00 440 61.59
2 3 Claire Quirke & Mary Crowley 252.00 440 57.27
3= 6 Sylvia Higgins & Julia Stapleton 233.00 440 52.95
3= 7 Mary Gilvarry & Margaret Clarke 233.00 440 52.95
5= 4 Rosleen Keoghan & Betty Gormley 228.00 440 51.82
5= 13 Cathy Kilcoyne & Ian Pielow 228.00 440 51.82
7 8 Bridie Sexton & Maureen Maher 225.00 440 51.14
8 12 Ann McGuckin & Teresa Breslin 221.00 440 50.23
9 2 Gladys Sheridan & Dolores Crummy 216.00 440 49.09
10 10 Carmel Murphy & Bernie Burke 203.00 440 46.14
11 11 Maura Deacy & Joan McGuire 193.00 440 43.86
12 9 Ethel Walker & Amy Maguire 185.00 440 42.05
13 5 Una Doyle & Gussie McEvilly 172.00 440 39.09
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Rank Pair Names [EAST/WEST RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 2 Ger Moran & Helena Moran 250.00 440 56.82
2 9 Donal Geraghty & Mary Walshe 247.00 440 56.14
3 8 Alice Carr & Paddy Carr 244.00 440 55.45
4= 4 Paschal Buckley & J.c. Boyle 237.00 440 53.86
4= 11 Mary O'Dowd & Kathleen McCay 237.00 440 53.86
6 1 Rose Higgins & Nancy McNight 226.00 440 51.36
7 13 Aiden Synott & Richard Trent 221.00 440 50.23
8 10 Rosmarie Isdell & Rita Molloy 211.00 440 47.95
9 5 Nuala Doyle & Maureen Barrett 207.00 440 47.05
10 12 Bridie McDonnell & Mary Quinn 206.00 440 46.82
11 3 Anne Burke & Gerry Nagle 203.00 440 46.14
12 7 Margaret O'Kane & Patsy O'Kane 186.00 440 42.27
13 6 Declan Harte & Bill Cunniffe 185.00 440 42.05
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Session 1 Section B
12 Table 24 Board Mitchell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 5 Pauline Burke & Kitty Long 300.67 484 62.12
2 11 Mary Naughton & Kathleen Kennedy 276.60 484 57.15
3 3 Catherine Leavey & Teresa Maguire 276.53 484 57.13
4 10 Mary Jo Kelly & Lil Keane 262.10 484 54.15
5 9 Ann Moore & Sally O'Sullivan 258.08 484 53.32
6 12 Assmupta Kelly & Roisin Kilcoyne 256.12 484 52.92
7 8 Marie O'Neill & Trudy Chambers 242.57 484 50.12
8 1 Mary Lowry & Eithne Daly 234.80 484 48.51
9 2 Aileen Ward & Burcin Yildirim 224.27 484 46.34
10 6 Roisin O Gorman & Willie O'Gorman 209.66 484 43.32
11 4 Beatrice di Lucia & Tina Fusciardi 195.84 484 40.46
12 7 Olive Gillmore & Joan Finnegan 172.14 484 35.57
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Rank Pair Names [EAST/WEST RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 8 Heather Kilkelly & Dolores Farrell 302.77 484 62.56
2 5 Kathleen Henry & Maureen Callanan 300.14 484 62.01
3 11 Gillian Ballantyne & Anita Murphy 285.73 484 59.04
4 12 Nora McVeigh & Elsie Jackson 277.74 484 57.38
5 4 Mary Eames & Louise Marionix 265.04 484 54.76
6 10 Jo Moran & Ann Fleming 258.65 484 53.44
7 9 Eva Mullooly & Michael Mullooly 247.16 484 51.07
8 1 John McCrohan & Hilery Crohan 233.99 484 48.35
9 3 Josie Cawley & Sarah Sharkey 217.63 484 44.96
10 7 Lilly Diamond & Deirdre Flavin 202.41 484 41.82
11 6 Rhona Teehan & Myra Phelan 179.18 484 37.02
12 2 John Duffy & Mary Daly 137.92 484 28.50
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Ballina Open Pairs Saturday Afternoon 12/07/2014

Session 1 Section A
14 Table 28 Board Mitchell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 11 Claire Quirke & Mary Cleary 269.00 440 61.14
2 1 Carmel Keenan & Margaret Quinn 259.00 440 58.86
3 14 Aileen Ward & Burcin Yildirim 257.00 440 58.41
4 2 Assumpta Kelly & Roisin Kilcoyne 255.00 440 57.95
5 10 Mary Timoney & Cepta Healy 249.00 440 56.59
6 7 Bridie McDonnell & Mary Quinn 247.00 440 56.14
7 12 Ann McGuckin & Teresa Breslin 228.00 440 51.82
8 9 Paddy Carr & Alice Carr 218.00 440 49.55
9 8 Anne Burke & Josie Cawley 207.00 440 47.05
10 3 Bernie Burke & Carmel Murphy 204.00 440 46.36
11 5 Judith Holme & Sheila McNicholas (Best Novice)200.00 440 45.45
12 6 Pat Duggan & Mick Farren 185.00 440 42.05
13 4 Richard White & Nuala White 175.00 440 39.77
14 13 Breege Cafferty & John Duffy 127.00 440 28.86
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Rank Pair Names [EAST/WEST RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 10 Teresa McLoughlin & Kathleen McCay 286.00 440 65.00
2 7 Teresa Maguire & Catherine Leavey 268.00 440 60.91
3 3 Rosarie & Vincent Heatherington 261.00 440 59.32
4 12 Pauline Burke & Kitty Long 242.00 440 55.00
5 8 Bridie Mannion & Joe Finn 234.00 440 53.18
6 14 Marion O'Connor & Paul Waldron 232.00 440 52.73
7 4 Eva Mullooly & Michael Mullooly 226.00 440 51.36
8 11 Marie Kelly & Ronnie Kelly 219.00 440 49.77
9 2 Marie Hogge & Brian Wildblood 217.00 440 49.32
10 13 Lily Diamond & Deirdre Flavin 214.00 440 48.64
11 9 Owen Clancy & Gerry Gannon (Best Novice) 206.00 440 46.82
12 5 Teresa Costello & Celine Lenaghan 193.00 440 43.86
13 1 Elaine Cassidy & Bernie O'Dowd 155.00 440 35.23
14 6 Myra Phelan & Rhona Teehan 127.00 440 28.86
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Ballina Open Pairs Saturday Evening 12/07/2014
Session 1 Section A
8 Table 22 Board Howell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [OVERALL RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 13 Roisin Kilcoyne & Assumpta Kelly 190.14 308 61.73
2 12 Carmel Keenan & Margaret Quinn 189.62 308 61.56
3 11 Katherine McCay & Teresa McLoughlin 182.29 308 59.19
4 7 Pauline Burke & Kitty Long 181.71 308 59.00
5 5 Teresa Maguire & Catherine Leavey 173.57 308 56.35
6 2 Ann McGukin & Teresa Breslin 171.86 308 55.80
7 14 Michael Mullooly & Eva Mullooly 170.14 308 55.24
8 3 Mary Quinn & Bridie McDonnell 168.71 308 54.78
9 15 Mary Cleary & Claire Quirke 161.29 308 52.37
10 8 Carmel Murphy & Bernie Burke 155.71 308 50.56
11 10 Alice Carr & Paddy Carr 148.71 308 48.28
12 9 Rosarie and Vincent Heatherington 143.40 308 46.56
13 6 Brian Wildblood & Marie Hogge 134.29 308 43.60
14 4 Anne Burke & Gerri Nagle 121.86 308 39.56
15 16 Josie Cawley & Michael Farren 119.29 308 38.73
16 1 Una Doyle & Pat Duggan 54.43 308 17.67
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Ballina Open Pairs Sunday Morning 13/07/2014
Session 1 Section A
11 Table 22 Board Mitchell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [NORTH/SOUTH RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 7 Ann McGuckin & Teresa Breslin 285.50 440 64.89
2 2 Pauline Burke & Kitty Lang 252.70 440 57.43
3 10 Rose Mary Isdell & Rita Molloy 242.20 440 55.05
4 8 Maura Hegarty & Gerry Nagle 232.70 440 52.89
5 11 Paddy Carr & Alice Carr 227.70 440 51.75
6 1 M McLoughlin & Jack McLoughlin 210.80 440 47.91
7 4 Aileen Ward & Burchin Yildirim 206.20 440 46.86
8 3 David Lee & Eithne Watson 205.00 440 46.59
9 5 Sarah Sharkey & Mary Daly 202.20 440 45.95
10 6 Nadya Tuyworth & Danny McBrearty 194.80 440 44.27
11 9 Mary Timoney & Cepta Healy 162.20 440 36.86
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Rank Pair Names [EAST/WEST RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 7 Kathleen Henry & Maureen Callanan 295.80 440 67.23
2 3 Marie Hogge & Brian Wildblood 247.30 440 56.20
3 10 Margaret O'Kane & Patsy O'Kane 245.30 440 55.75
4 9 Marie O'Neill & Trudy Chambers 230.80 440 52.45
5 5 Paddy McKinle & Mai Mooney 227.00 440 51.59
6 1 Ann Burke & Gerri Nagle 220.20 440 50.05
7 11 Teresa McGuire & Catherine Leavey 214.20 440 48.68
8 6 Willie O'Gorman & Roisin O'Gorman 206.80 440 47.00
9 8 Ursula Pattison & Freddy Duffy 192.80 440 43.82
10 2 Teresa McLaughlin & Kathleen McCay 188.50 440 42.84
11 4 Elaine Cassidy & Bernie O'Dowd 153.30 440 34.84
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Ballina Open Pairs Sunday Afternoon 13/07/2014
Session 1 Section A
6½ Table 22 Board Howell Movement

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Rank Pair Names [OVERALL RANKS] Total Max %Score
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1 12 Emer Canny & Irene Walkin 123.00 200 61.50
2 4 Mary Quinn & Bridie McDonnell 121.00 200 60.50
3 7 Kathleen McCay & Mai Mooney 118.00 200 59.00
4 10 Kathleen Henry & Maureen Callanan 127.00 220 57.73
5 14 Freddy Duffy & Urusla Pattison 114.00 200 57.00
6 5 John McCrohan & Hilary McCrohan 107.00 200 53.50
7 8 Pauline Burke & Kitty Long 105.00 200 52.50
8 9 Ann McGuckin & Teresa Breslin 103.00 200 51.50
9 11 Mary Eames & Louise Marianix 88.00 200 44.00
10 2 Paddy Carr & Alice Carr 91.00 220 41.36
11 3 Mary Daly & Sarah Sharkey 80.00 200 40.00
12 1 Patrica O'Sullivan & Danny McBrearty 76.00 200 38.00
13 13 Bridie Sexton & Maureen Maher 67.00 200 33.50
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Sunday July 13th, Ballina Bridge Congress Teams (Congress)

Place Average
1st 13.50 Marian Croke Connell McLoone Mary Madden Tom Curran
2nd 12.93 Helen Hall Ron Hall Elbha Walmsley Stan Lowe
3rd 12.84 Graham Laird John Godden Paschal Buckley JC Boyle

4th 12.69 David Jackson BJ O'Brien Ronan McMaugh Thomas MacCormac
5th 12.43 Christy Tierney Deirdre Reid Mary Lindopp Noel Minogue
6th 11.87 Nick Fitzgibbon Trish Stack Kelan O Connor John O Connor
7th 11.40 Richard Elvin Maria Whelan Dolores Gilliland Brian O'Farrell
8th 11.10 Pat Quinn Sean Gillan Diarmuid Reddan John Phelan
9th 10.78 Anne Brodie-Allan Lindsay Scandrett John McGinley Jimmy Gallagher
10th 10.78 Maura Hand Patsy Gibney Helen Sheridan Brendan Sheridan
11th 10.77 Mary Duffy Carol Duffy Lynn Duffy Deirdre Quin
12th 10.46 Michael Morrison Frances Sproule Jim Sproule Fr Tom Woods
13th 10.30 Brigid Shearman Tony O'Gallagher Eric Lesage Margot McClure
14th 10.05 Marguerite Kilfeather Mairin UiRuanai Anna McKiernan Kathleen Kennedy
15th 9.88 Jim O'Sullivan Anna Carr Grace Gallagher Shaun Coll
16th 9.72 Ann Cairns Stephen Cairns Michael McIlroy John Cameron
17th 9.50 Patricia A Kelly Domhnall Joyce Eva Mullolly Michael Mullolly
18th 9.49 Joan Donnellan Orla McEntee Mark Tiernan John Kiernan
19th 9.45 Eileen O'Connor George Brennan Tommy Banks Frances Kelly
20th 8.94 Tim Summerfield Gerry Scanlon Frances Walkin Niall Kilroy
21st 8.92 Norrie Buxton Andrew Clery Paul Martin Carrine Martin
22nd 8.73 Mary Shannon Nan Murtagh Mary Brennan Vincent Brennan
23rd 8.55 Anne Keating Frances Kelly Alfie Sexton Brenda Synnott
24th 8.29 Alan Hill Heather Hill Lizanne O'Reilly Paul O'Reilly
25th 7.94 Liam Gavin Kathleen Downes Margaret Mulcahy John O'Keeffe
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Team-of-4 2nd an Runners-up Coca Cola Congress Teams 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Elbha Walmsley, Stan Lowe, Helen and Ron Hall (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)

Winners Congress Team-of-4
Winners Coca Cola Congress Teams 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Marian Croke, Connell McLoone, Mary Madden and Tom Curran (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)

3rd Congress Teams
3rd place Coca Cola Congress Teams 2014

Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Graham Laird, John Godden, Paschal Buckley and JC Boyle (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)

Sunday July 13th, Ballina Bridge Congress Teams (Intermediate )

Place Average
1st 13.34 Declan Harte Michael Waldron Deirdre McCoy Marion Coy
2nd 12.82 Mary Jo Kelly Rose Higgins Lil Keane Nancy McKnight
3rd 11.81 Anne Moore Rosaleen Keohane Betty Gormley Sally O'Sullivan

4th 11.38 Aidan Synott Richard Trehy Joyce Hammond Ria Malone
5th 11.26 Mary O'Dowd Mary Mongan Ann Ivers Breege Mulligan
6th 10.58 Brid Kenny Dorothy Durcan Sylvia Higgins Julia Stapleton
7th 10.47 Richard White Nuala White Emma Sherry Geraldine Brett
8th 10.46 Marie O'Sullivan Georgina Hughes Liz Hurley Chantal McCabe
9th 10.44 Flor Higgins Frances Burke Ita Langan Carmel Costello
10th 9.79 Anne Gavigan Patricia Colleran Cathy Kilcoyne Ian Pielow
11th 9.49 Jo Moran Gerard Moran Anne Fleming Helena Moran
12th 9.34 Cyril Goode Carol Smith Heather Kilkelly Dolores Farrell
13th 9.33 Mary Banks Mary Gilmartin Denise Cassidy Anne Kinsella
14th 7.75 Josie Cawley Philomena Rooney Mick Farren Delia Meehan
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Intermediate Teams Winners
Intermediate Teams Winners 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Deirdre McCoy, Marion Coy, Declan Harte and Michael Waldron (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)
Teams 2nd
2nd place Intermediate Teams 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Mary Jo Kelly, Rose Higgins, Lil Keane and Nancy McKnight (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)
Inter Teams 3rd
3rd place Intermediate Teams 2014
Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Gillian Ballantyne (President North West Region CBAI), Betty Gormley, Anne Moore, Rosaleen Keohane and Sally O'Sullivan (Wnrs.) with Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress)
Winners Open Pairs
Winners Open Pairs Friday Night
Mary O'Sullivan (Wnr. N/S), Fearghal O'Boyle (President CBAI), Breege Kenny
 (Wnr. N/S),
Gerry Scanlon (President Ballina Bridge Congress), Helena Moran and Gerard Moran (Wnrs. E/W)

Parting thoughts
No congress can be planned and run without the support of sponsors and a capable committee on the ground, often working behind the scenes. Those who come to play in the congress are most important for its success and we have had very good support over the years from the local clubs within the region as well as further afield, and especially Northern Ireland. Our friends from BBO have added a further international most welcome dimension. Our congress attracts some of the best players in Ireland, including B J O'Brien and David Jackson who can hold their own at European level any day. We congratulate all winners but it gives us extra joy when some of our own club members feature among the prize-winners. On Friday night, our President, Gerry Scanlon, took a prize partnering Carol Smith from Suffolk who was visiting the town for the first time. Also on Friday night Mary O'Sullivan and Breege Kenny (pictured left) won N/S in an Open Pairs section while Helena Moran and Gerard Moran won E/W in the same section. On Saturday, Jo Moran and Anne Fleming won the two-session Intermediate Pairs competition.On Sunday, Betty Gormley (one of the founding members of our congress) with partner Rosaleen Keohane was called to the podium to receive a prize.
We thank the press, and especially Orla Hearns of "The Western People", George Ryan of "The Irish Times" and John Comyn of  "The Irish Independent". The Contract Bridge Association of Ireland  provides invaluable support and the team at North West Region CBAI  have come in behind the congress: this support is most welcome. Our region has two annual congresses, the other held in Sligo in May: we thank the Sligo Bridge Congress Committee for their most valuable support for our event.

Go mbeirimíd beo ar an am seo arís!
Vincent McMahon
Ballina Bridge Congress Secretary