The CIYMS Bridge Club, which was founded in 1979, currently has 76 members and it meets at 7.30pm on Friday evenings in the Stewart Room to play Duplicate Bridge. A small number of members also meet to play on Wednesday afternoons. It is a membersí only club but visitors are welcome during June, July and August if playing with a member. Results for the Friday weekly duplicate are distributed by e-mail as soon as possible after the event.

From September to May members compete for the Kirkwood Cup which is awarded to the most successful player throughout the season. The winner for the 2012-2013 season was Pat Hill.

Click here for details of Partner, Alternate Partner and Draw nights, and Tournament Directors.

Every other year the club organises a Charity Night; this yearís event, in aid of Marie Curie, was held on Friday 18th October and raised £1300.

The Christmas Party will be held this year on Friday 13th December in the Greeves and Stewart Rooms.

The Club has an annual bridge weekend which will be held this season at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle from Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February.

The AGM in 2014 will be held on Friday 16th May at 7.00pm.

Current Office Bearers are:

  • Chairman: Maurice McKinlay
  • Secretary: Rosemary Stewart
  • Treasurer: Mary Bayliss
  • Committee Members: Maud Bell, Joanne Boyd, Sheila Boyd, Pat Hill, David Leeman, Robert Sweetnam and Malcom Wild

For information please contact Rosemary Stewart by e-mail on