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Dublin Summer Congress

Home Instead dublin Summer Bridge Congess 2019
Ireland's biggest Bridge Congress
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The Home Instead
Dublin Summer Bridge Congress 2019

Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of July

St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road,
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

We are delighted to be staging the Home Instead Dublin Summer Bridge Congress after the continued success of the last three years. 

We are delighted to announce that the Home Instead Dublin Summer Congress 2019 will be held in the beautiful and convenient surroundings of St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road. The august college is situated in the heart of leafy Ballsbridge and only a short walk from Sydney Parade Dart Station. Its superb location is also seviced by many bus routes and there is ample parking when you arrive.
Ann Burns and I are delighted that this new venue will prove a particular boon for anyone who can connect with the Dart line accross the province.

In our first four years we had more than 1,000 entries - a record for any Irish Bridge Congress. This year we are, once again, particularly interested in welcoming players from all over Ireland and overseas. Below, I have listed some of the best places to stay near our venue and provided phone numbers and links to their websites.
 Why not invite friends from abroad to come and join us? They would be most welcome.

Once again, we hope to encourage players at every level to participate in the fun that congresses usually generate on so many levels. We are also keen to welcome any volunteers who would like to contribute their time or talents. If you are interested, please contact me at 086 819 2765.

To this end, we are hosting separate Novice and Mixed Pairs on the Friday, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Area Master and Congress Pairs on the Saturday and separate Novice, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Area Master and Congress Teams on the Sunday.

The committee are delighted that our Tournament Directors will be putting together the best TD team in the country.

We kick off the event on the Friday evening with a Mixed Pairs competition. We are also keeping our Novice Pairs competition on Friday night  which makes it more welcoming to less experienced players.

For those of you who would prefer not to play in the formal competition, there will be an
Open Pairs competition on the Friday night and on the Sunday also, where pre-booking is not necessary.

Entries can be made by online at - 


Or by email to -


or by text to 087 677 9406 by Wednesday the 24th of July. For further information, check out the CBAI website at www.cbai.ie or feel free to call me, Rory Egan, with any queries at 086 819 2765.

Sponsorship and Patrons

We are delighted that Home Instead are continuing their main sponsorship and they will have a stand at the venue. Sponsorship is very important to Bridge competitions so please support our sponsors when you can.

With this in mind, we are asking for your help to fill our sponsorship allocation this year. If you know a company, friend or family member who would be generous enough to sponsor one of our competitions, please contact me at rory@roryegan.com.

Any person who is successful in getting us sponsorship for any of the competitions we are holding will receive a free entry for themselves and their partner for that competition.

The sponsorship categories are:

Main Competition Sponsor - €300
Prize Sponsor - €150


The Dublin Summer Bridge Congress has been a fantastic addition to the Irish Bridge Calendar and we hope to continue to provide fun and competitive Bridge around this time for many years to come. However, we do require sponsors and patrons to help us in our task.

If you feel that Bridge has given you something extra in your life and you are in a position to support us, we would be thrilled if you became a Patron of the Dublin Summer Bridge Congress.

The cost of being a patron is just €100 and all our patrons will be acknowledged in our literature and will be given a personal free entry to all their competitions over the weekend as a thank you for their participation.

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to Dublin Summer Congress and sent C/o Rory Egan, Tús Nua, Ashtown Upper, Roundwood, Co Wicklow.

Or by Bank Transfer to:
Dublin Summer Congress
IBAN: IE57 AIBK 9335 7055 5060 85

Many thanks for your support. We really appreciate the help and hope that you enjoy this next congress as much as the last three.

Kind regards,

Rory Egan

Chairperson of the Dublin Summer Bridge Congress


Dublin Summer Bridge Congress
Friday  26thJuly to Sunday 28th July

St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road,
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

 Friday 26th July – 7.30pm
Mixed Pairs, Novice Pairs
& Open Pairs

Saturday 27th July - 1.30pm
Congress Pairs
Additional prizes for:
Regional Pairs
Separate competition for:
Intermediate A Pairs
Intermediate B Pairs
Area Master Pairs
Sunday 28th July – 11am
Congress Teams & Open Pairs
Separate competition for:
Intermediate A Teams
Novice & Intermediate B Teams
Area Master Teams
Pre-entry essential -
by Wednesday the 24th of July
Email:  dublinsummercongress@gmail.com
Texts: 087 677 9406
Further information -
Rory Egan 086 819 2765

St Michael's College 
Ailesbury Road
Dublin 4

St Michael's College is fantastic new venue seated in the heart of leafy Ballsbridge.

It is only a very short walk from Sydney Parade DART station and so can be accessed from anywhere that connect with any station from Bray to Howth.

It is also right beside the bus stop for Dublin Bus numbers 4, 7 and 7a.

It is very handy for restaurants and cafés in Blackrock, Ballsbridge and Sandymount.

We intend to provide bottled water and soft drinks and some snacks at the venue.
Our preferred hotel sponsor is

The Sandymount Hotel
,Herbert Road, Dublin, D04 VN88
Phone: +353 1 614 2000
Email: reservations@sandymounthotel.ie

Or book online at:

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