Bridge corner with Kay Molloy

Club ’97 - Christmas Prizes: 18 Tables. 1. Brigid Holohan, Liam Holohan. 2. Mairead Blanchfield, Josephine O’Reilly. 3. Mary 
O’Donovan, Edwina O’Keeffe. 4. NoreenBergin, Mary
 Murphy. 5. Pauline Geoghegan, Grace Marshall. 6. Margaret Fleming, Ros Lanigan. 7. Paula Kavanagh, Phil O’Mahony. 8. Ann Treacy, Brid White. 9. George Barr, Lily Kinsella. 10. Siobhan Roberts, Helen Wall. 11. Kay Lennon, Mary Watchorn. 
12. Joan Paybody, Irene Stokes. 13. Joan Fitzgerald, Martha Langton. 14. Joan O’Brien, Aisling McCarthy. 15. Regina Butler, Marie Madden. 16. Margaret Stewart, Noel Walsh. 17. Ann Coonan, Mary Dowling. 18. Joan Holden, Pat Ryan.

Club ’97 - Christmas Prizes: 18 Tables. 1. Brigid Holohan, Liam Holohan. 2. Mairead Blanchfield, Josephine O’Reilly. 3. Mary 
O’Donovan, Edwina O’Keeffe. 4. NoreenBergin, Mary
 Murphy. 5. Pauline Geoghegan, Grace Marshall. 6. Margaret Fleming, Ros Lanigan. 7. Paula Kavanagh, Phil O’Mahony. 8. Ann Treacy, Brid White. 9. George Barr, Lily Kinsella. 10. Siobhan Roberts, Helen Wall. 11. Kay Lennon, Mary Watchorn. 
12. Joan Paybody, Irene Stokes. 13. Joan Fitzgerald, Martha Langton. 14. Joan O’Brien, Aisling McCarthy. 15. Regina Butler, Marie Madden. 16. Margaret Stewart, Noel Walsh. 17. Ann Coonan, Mary Dowling. 18. Joan Holden, Pat Ryan.

Confederation ‘350’ Bridge Club - Jan. 9. Section 1. 1. Betty O’Connor, Catherine Walsh. 2. Paul Brady, Kathleen Ferguson. 3. Maura Coady, Margaret Walsh. 4. Frances Foley, Stephanie Gubbins. Section 2. 1. Ann Brennan, Mary Fawsitt. 2. Rita Morrissey, Catherine Philpott. 3. John McMahon, Esther Phelan. 4. Teresa Buckley, Mandy Walsh.

Friary Bridge Club - Dec. 5. 10 Table Howell. 1. Dor Lanigan, Mary Murphy. 2. Donal Fennelly, Richie McEvoy. 3. C. Keane, Mary Saunders. 4. Maura Dore, Mary Meaney. Christmas Prizes. 12 Table Scrambled Mitchell: 1. Julie Lawlor, Kevin McDaid. 2. Bridget O’Neill, Phil Phelan. 3. Augusta Collins, Brighid Kennedy. 
4. Ann Farrell, Mary Weadick. 
5. Bea Johnston, Anna Keegan. 6. Dor Lanigan, Mary Murphy. 7. Hannah Byrne, Brigid Dillon. 8. Eileen Bolger, 
Pat Power.

Kilkenny Bridge Club - Christmas Prizes. Draw-for-Partner. 1. Eileen Buckley, Adrienne Walsh, 2. Breda Butler-Davis, Elizabeth Delaney. 3. Jim Campbell, Catherine McGoff. 4. Mary Barry, Maura O’Mahony. 5. Ellen Dowling, Michael Reynolds. 6. Aileen Hehir, Pat Wall, 7. Angela Carroll, Frances Creegan. 8. Teresa McGrath, Kitty Stallard. 9. Kay Creedon, Tina Kelly. 10. Mary Egan, Jacinta Hurley. 11. Pat Egan, Toni Hayes.12. Breda Butler, Mary Hennessy. Play with Partner. 1. Mags McQuillan, Therese Pender. Best

Gross: Jim Byrne, Hugh 
Donnelly, 2. Jim Campbell, Conor Foley, 3. Toni Hayes,

Hilda Richardson. 4. Alice Brennan, Jacinta Hurley. 5. Angela Carroll, Aileen Hehir.

6. Breda Butler, Elizabeth Delaney. 7. Breda Deevy, Pat Egan. 8. Josie McPhillips,

Mary Prendergast. 9. Greta Langton, Kathleen Price. 10. Mary Barry, Tina Kelly. 11.

Ellen Dowling, Kitty Stallard.

Dec. 18. 11 Table Scrambled Mitchell. 1. Michael Reynolds, Pat Wall. 2. Breda

Deevy, Pat Egan. 3. Teresa McGrath, Maria Troy. 4. Jim Campbell, Conor Foley.

5. Breda Butler, Elizabeth Delaney. 6. Breda Butler-Davis, Colette O’Neill. 5. Josie

McPhillips, Mary Prendergast. 8. Mary Egan, Pauline O’Sullivan. Jan. 8. 1. Bobby

Grace, Peter McQuillan. 2. Mary Egan, Colette O’Neill. 3. Breda Holohan, Maura

O’Mahony. 4. Teresa Dunne, Mary Fitzpatrick.

Nore Bridge Club - Christmas Prizes: 10 Table Howell. 1. Peggie Henderson, Therese Pender. Best Gross. Finbarr Coughlan, Tom Sloyan. 2. Gretta Langton, Kathleen Price. 3. Beatrice Crotty, Maura Kenealy. 4. Phyl Doyle, Adrienne Walsh. 5. Mary Keane, Pauline O’Sullivan. 6. Helen Tynan, Margaret Walsh. 7. Alice Brennan, Mary Morris. 8. Mary Gaffney, Elizabeth Tobin. 9. Gretta Brennan, Catherine King. 10. Hugh Donnelly, Colette O’Neill. 9 Table Howell: 1. Joan Fogarty, William Fogarty. Best Gross: Angela Carroll, Teresa Dunne. 2. Eileen Buckley, Maria Troy. 3. Tony Hayes, Aileen Hehir. 4. Ann Cassin, Mary Doyle. 5.Melanie O’Briain, Mary Shields. 6. Mary Fitzpatrick, Ann O’Neill. 7. Breda Deevy, Bobby Grace. 8. Mary Egan, Pat Egan. 9. Jim Campbell, Jaime Martin. 10. Kay Creedon, Madge O’Neill. 8 Table Howell. Draw-for-Partner. 1. Kay Molloy, Leo Monagle. 2. Jim Campbell, Kay Creedon. 3. Angela Carroll, Mary Doyle. 4. Teresa McGrath, Anne O’Neill. 5. Hugh Donnelly, Elizabeth Tobin. 6. Eileen Buckley, Michael Reynolds. 7. Catherine King, Peter McQuillan. 8. Mary Fitzpatrick, Bobby Grace. 9. Pat O’Briain, Madge O’Neill. 10. Tony Hayes, Mary Keane. 11. Roseanne Brennan, Ellen Dowling. 8 Table Howell: 1. Breda Butler. Annette Kelly. 2. Jim Byrne, PatEgan. 3. Jacinta Hurley, Maura O’Brien. 4. Colette O’Neill, Maria Troy. 5. Anne Brennan, Breda Butler-Davis. 6. Teresa Dunne, Helen Tynan. 7. Anne Cassin, Peggie Henderson. 8. Brid Dowling, Annette Kennedy. 9. Jamie Martin, KathleenO’Shaughnessy. 10. Finbarr Coughlan, Bid Byrne. 11. Beatrice Crotty, Kathleen O’Neill. 10 January. 13 Table Scrambled Mitchell: 1. Breda Butler, Michael Reynolds. 2. Jim Campbell, Jaime Martin. 3. Ann Cassin, Mary Doyle. 4. Angela Carroll, Teresa Dunne.

Rothe Bridge Club - Jan. 7. 13 Table Scrambled Mitchell. 1. Bridget Holohan, Liam Holohan. 2. Hugh Donnelly, Colette O;Neill. 3. Alice Brennan, Helen Wall. 4. Mai Cantwell, Breda Murray.

Freshford Bridge Club, Three Castles Hall - Winter League Individual Competition. 1. Nano Brennan. 2 & Best Gross. Sheila Healy. 3. Kathleen Walsh. 4. Peggy Shortall. 5. Mary Morrissey. 6. A.M Walsh. 7. Bridie O’Shea. 8. Jo Redmond. 9. Mary Brophy. 10. Lily Kirk. Morning Bridge Commencing Wednesday January 23rd 11.00s.m. Kilkenny Bridge Centre. All Affiliated Bridge Players welcome.

Fixtures

ELAINE LADY BELLEW CUP - Sunday, Jan. 20th. 1.30p.m. Kilkenny Bridge Centre. Open Competition - All Affiliated Bridge Players welcome.

Entries: Kay Molloy (by Friday, 18th) to Kay Molloy, 056-7721639, 086-1638643, email. menahouse @ eircom.net 25 - 27 Jan. Ennis Congress. Entries: Rita Cassidy, 065-6824642.

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT BRIDGE AND FORGOT – Learning From A Poor

Suit. (contd.) West led the Diamond 7 which we recognise as MUD, the middle of

three small cards (Middle – Up- Down). Had West held 8752 she would still have led

the 7. The traditional approach to leading from a poor suit was to lead the highest card

(Top of Nothing). However, the modern approach is to lead the SECOND HIGHEST

from a poor suit; the seven from 973; 9753; 97532 and so on. The thinking is that a

card such as the nine or eight should not be wasted to follow a blind principle, top

of nothing. Retaining a high-spot card may prevent declarer winning a trick with a

smaller card later in the play. Next week The Rule of Eleven and Declarer.