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WHITE HOUSE JUNIOR INTERNATIONALS 2014

30 march until 4 April 2014: the 10th White House Junior Internationals (Het Witte Huis), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
26 teams from 19 European countries, plus teams from China and Japan will play a three day (17 matches) round robin, producing four semi-finalists who will play a 42 board KO-match on Thursday 3 april resulting in the final on Friday 4 April.
From every session a match will be broadcasted live on BridgeBaseOnline; see the vugraph schedule!
The scores and rankings and a daily bulletin at www.jeugdbridge.nl. There will be a link to www.bridge.nl for all results including the Butler.

Good luck to the Irish Junior team!

Wayne Sommerville – Sheila Walsh
Dave Synnott-Nathan Doyle
Craig Smylie – Aaron Wilson
Npc: Ruth Connolly

 


Check out the new weekly Bridge article in the Sunday Business Post by Peter Pigot.


 

DESMOND DEERY R.I.P.

Desmond Deery, who has died in Marbella aged 75, was one of Ireland’s all-time leading bridge-players. Born in Monaghan, he moved to Belfast as a University student.

Desmond’s first international for Ireland was at the age of 24 at the 1962 Europeans in Beirut. His principal partner later, through the 70’s, was Eoin MacNeill.  

In the Home Internationals for the Camrose Trophy, Northern Ireland competes separately from the Republic. Desmond had forty matches for Northern Ireland, beginning in 1960 through to 1983.

Desmond studied law at Queen’s University and worked as a solicitor in Belfast. In 1984 he retired to Marbella where he ran the Marbella International Bridge Club. Irish bridge players were regular visitors to the club, welcomed with open arms. Desmond played in the club weekly tournament, and won, the day before he died. 

Desmond earned eligibility by residence for Spain and played in the 1987 European Championship for Spain partnering a former British international also resident in Spain, Joel Tarlo.

May he rest in peace.


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Ireland's Tom Hanlon with Dr. Zhivago (aka Omar Sharif) in Deauville, July 2013 after Tom's win in the Major pairs with Zia Mahmood.

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