Killarney venue for Torc bridge congress


THE Torc bridge congress will be held in the Hotel Gleneagle, Killarney, from February 16th to 18th. Gala open pairs will be played on Friday night; the major pairs will be over two sessions on Saturday; and the teams, starting at 11 a.m., will be decided over an extended session on Sunday. Open pairs throughout. Entries: B. O'Sullivan (064-31084).

Entries were up 15 per cent on the previous best at the Dublin North Festival in the Regency Hotel. The main prizewinners were Major pairs: 1, J. Carroll T. Garvey; 2, T. Hanlon, Dr H. McGann; 3, D. Dillon, P. Walshe.

Sessionals: A. Romaine, S. Coggin; B. Seligman, P. Maguire. Major teams: 1, P. O Briain, T. Roche, T. Ryan, J. Clarson; 2, Dillon/Walshe, G. Barton, N. Toibin. Best second session: Carroll/Garvey, Hanlon/McGann.

Intermediate pairs - A: 1, J. and L. Phelan; 2, S. Rafter, N. Carey; 3, J. Dolan, R. King; 4, G. Dunne, M. Slattery; 5, B. Wallace, F. Quaid; 6, R Connolly, M. Harte. Sessionals: S. O'Mahony, D. Dunne; B. Kemple, D. Moran. B: 1, P. Leary, K. Megan; 2, B. and M. Carroll; 3, K. Hughes, V. Burke-Moran. Best novices: J. and A. O'Rourke. Sessionals: M. Keogh, M. Farrell; L. Scott, A, Hannon.

Intermediate teams: 1, A. Delaney, J. Timlin, D. Dunne, B. McGuinne; 2, R. Donnelly, M. and L. Linehan, M. Hartley. Best second session: N. Madden, K. Dockery, B. Wilson, K. Hammond.

Gala open pairs: 1, P. Williams, S. Kelly; 2, G. Barton, D. Dillon; 3, E. MacNeill, D.G. Scannell. Mixed: E. Quinn, M. Barry. Best married couple: A. and M. Moynihan. Intermediate prizes - Mixed: J. and N. Dolan. Women: G. Rogerson, V. McDonnell. Men: D. Ferguson, P. Freyer. B: C. and K. Culleton. Novice pairs: 1, S. Whelan P O'Brien; 2, J. and B. Browne; 3, P. Kiely, M. O'Brien.

Tralee international congress, in the Brandon Conference Centre - Pairs championships - Major: 1, J.D. Moore, K. Carew; 2, J. Moran, W. Horgan; 3, B. Vaughan, M. Burke. Sessionals: H. O'Driscoll, K. Curtin; E. Feerick, J. Kenny. Best intermediate: R. Clarson, M. Hennessy. Mixed: 1, M. Carroll, J. Mooney; 2, the Rev N. Moran, R. Cronin; 3, V. Murray, P. McCarthy. Novice: 1, M. O'Riordan, J. O'Connor; 2, P. Barry, M. Sammon. Teams: 1, J.R. Agnew, B. Gannon, D. Culloty, P. McCarthy; 2, K. Hayes, G. Roberts, C. Holland, M. Finn. Best Kerry: M. O'Sullivan, E. Downes, P. O'Regan, M. Culloty.

There will be a charity drive (7.30 p.m.) on February 9th in the Victor Hotel, Dublin, in aid of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.

The Wexford congress will be held in the Talbot Hotel and the Bridge Centre from February 2nd to 4th. Entries: D. Kelly (054-33472).