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Draft 2019 Minutes

2019 AGM Final Booklet

Papers for 21st August 2019 Council Meeting

2019 Autumn Congress

2020 Camrose Trials Notice

Sonya Britton Trophy 2019

PS Tutors.
The tutors who worked in our Primary School Project enjoyed an evening of Bridge followed by supper to celebrate the end of term! Since3 January we have introduced bridge to almost 200 P7 pupils at four different schools.To carry on with and expand our Project we would need more volunteers for January 2020. Anyone interested in helping please contact Norma Irwin or Norman Lacey

2019 Egan Trophy Winners.
L/R David Greenwood, Anne Hasson IBU President, Wayne Somerville, Rex Anderson and Paul Tranmer

Please note that the trial dates for next season are as follows:

Camrose 1 - September 27-29

Camrose 2 - October 11-13

Lady Milne - November 22-24

Senior Camrose = February 2019 4-6

Please note that the final date for League and Cup entries is 1st September 2019

2019 Lady Milne Team.

Event Start End Venue
Gala Pairs Inter A,B,Novice Sun 04 La Mon
NIBU-v-CBAI Sat 10 Sun 11 La Mon
Entries Close: Leagues and Cups Sun 1 La Mon
Autumn Congress Fri 13 Sun 15 Derry
1st Interclub Sun 22

Our Senior team who played in Edinburgh.
Click for full results and hands

Please check an excellent iniative by Sam Punch Keeping Bridge Alive

Well done Dean and William on adding the Mid Ulster Pairs to this season's trophies.
See Full results and hands

Please check our new Schools Bridge section

Well done to Tyrone who won the Burke Trophy represented by, L to R, Bill Scott, Drew Lindsay, William Dukelow and Deane Bradley. Cup presented by Anne Hassan, President IBU. See full results

 Please see a letter to the IBU

Christine Stewart and Anne Milligan win the Robb Cup. See full results and hands
Our junior teams
Peggy Bayer Junior Camrose

Xander Todd lying on floor, Min-Seog Kim, Lucy O’Kane, Sandie NPC, Harold Chair, Aileen Armstrong, Luke McGarvey, Conor Gallagher 

L-R Phil Martin, John William Carey, Ridwan Farouki, Diane NPC, Gavin Irvine, Ryan Lightowler, Craig Smylie

England win Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer. Click for leaderboards and other details

This event will be held over the weekend April 6th-7th, provisionally in Malahide.
Any partnerships wishing to be considered as part of the NIBU contingent should let Michael know (mjmcfaul@gmail.com) no later than midnight on Sunday February 24th.

Click for details of 2nd European Universities Mind Sport Championship (Bridge and Chess)


Due to circumstance beyond our control:-
The Spring Congress will NOT now take place on
4-5 May 2019 at La Mon Hotel & Country Club
It will either be rearranged or cancelled.

Click to read EBL and FIGB suspension letters

Click here for details of the 2nd WBF Online YOUTH TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP (February – July, 2019) For more details contact Harold Curran

Click for details of Senior Congress in Cavan and the Novice and Intermediate Congress in Althlone

See flyer and 2nd letter about 9th EUROPEAN OPEN BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS in Istanbul in June

Winners and 2nd in the N.I. Teams. Click for full results

Check 2 articles on Bridge in the Newsletter



Click for letter about 9th EUROPEAN OPEN BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS in Istanbul in June

Click to read note from the International Committee

See Teltscher Trials Notice for trials early February

Winners and 2nd in the N.I. Pairs. Click for full results

The Lady Milne team has been selected.

See the team for the first Camrose weekend in Wales.

Due to a clash with the Premier League the next Council meeting has been changed from 12th to 11th December, 6.30 in Corrs Corner.

Please see article on schools bridge

The teams to represent Ulster in the Inter-provincials have been selected

Apologies for the incorrect date change, the NI Teams will now be held on 20th January in New York Hotel, Portstewart.

See letter to EBL from Paul Porteus

See WBF minutes for 27th September 2018

Ryan Lightowler and Craig Smylie (pictured on right) who finished 3rd in the IBU under 26 trials

Team winners at the Autumn Congress 2018

The league and cup draws have been made and are on our results website.

See EBL President letter to NBOs

Photos of some of the prize winners at the Ciara Burns Gala Pairs

The Inter A's
Inter B's

Read the Camrose Trials Notice for this season.

Read details of University of Stirling Research project into the benefits of playing bridge.

Check videos for help with Tournament Direction

The teams have been selected for the Sonya Britton Trophy

Encouraging bridge at school level

Suspensions letter at EBL.

See notice for IBU Trials for Mixed Teams

Our Seniors at the Teltscher


General Data Protection Regulations came into effect from 25th May 2018.
Please read the attached forms and ensure that they are in effect in your clubs.
What is GDPR   Club Privacy notice template    Membership Form template

Some winners at the NIBU Spring Congress
There was a very large turnout for the Northern Pairs held in Derry on Sunday 29th April where the Bergins gave prizes and Eric McNicholl, the Director, managed to overcome difficult seating issues to allow the event to complete. Details below.
Cass O'Donnell and Ian Hamilton win the Northern Pairs. Click for full results
Elbha and Stan win the North Down Pairs. Click for full results

Please note the AGM will be held on June 16th 2019 at La Mon Hotel & Country Club from 1.30pm.Finger Lunch served.

ALL members of NIBU affiliated clubs are entitled to attend the AGM. However only official delegates are entitled to vote.

The number of delegates each club is entitled to send is as follows:

Club Membership Number of Delegates
1-40 2
41-70 3
71-100 4
101-130 5
131-160 6
161 or more 8

Please send names of your official delegates to the meeting no later than midnight on Sunday June 2nd 2019 at the following email mjmcfaul@gmail.com .

Please note that all nominations for the incoming NIBU Council should be submitted to Michael McFaul at the above email, no later than midnight on Sunday June 2nd 2019.

Nominations for either the post of Officer or Councillor should be made by the nominees's affiliated club.

Any members interested in serving on the Selection Committee, the Laws and Ethics Committee or the tournament Committee should also thet Michael know by midnight on Sunday June 2nd 2019.

Well done Bill Scott and Drew Lindsay, winners of the East Down Pairs. Click for full results