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Competition Rules

                                           Competition Rules, 2017-2018

Players entering the undermentioned Competitions must be full members of the Bourne Club Bridge Section

Duplicate Pairs – Competitions

The Nancy Beament Trophy – Club Championship Pairs

The winners of the Club Championship Pairs competition will be the pair with the highest average percentage score between May 1st and March 31st. If there are less than 8 full tables at any of these sessions, the result for that session will not count. Should there be a tie, the winners who have the highest percentage score during the competition will become the Champions.

Each partnership pair must play together at least 8 times on Monday or Thursday duplicate evenings to qualify.

The winning pair will represent the Bourne Club in the Mary Edwards Cup which is the S.C.B.C. final for Club Pairs winners. If the winning pair are not able to play on that day, the competition runners up will be invited represent the club.

The Hutton Trophy

The Hutton Shield is awarded to the pair who attain the highest percentage score on Monday or Thursday duplicate pairs evenings during the period 1st May to 31st March. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be shared for an equal period until next awarded.

Daphne Baker Trophy

The Daphne Baker Trophy is awarded to the individual who shows the biggest improvement in performance on Monday or Thursday duplicate pairs evenings during the period 1st May to 31st March. The winner will be calculated by comparing individual positions at the end of the proceeding year to those of the current year. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be shared for an equal period until next awarded.

50% Competition

This competition is open to all full members of the Bourne Club bridge section. Any member who competes in the Monday or Thursday Duplicates between 1st May to 31st. March and obtains a score of exactly 50% will be entered into a draw at the end of the season and the winner will receive a prize at the A.G.M.

Handicap Competition

This is a Pairs competition that will be run on the 2nd Monday of each month. It commences in May and finishes in the following March so there are eleven opportunities to play. It is designed to give all Pairs a better chance of winning a Competition. Based on their results, all pairs will receive a handicap using the National Grading System.

The competition runs concurrently with the main Pairs competition during that evening. Results are scored as usual and Master Points are awarded for the main competition, but a separate set of results are produced using the Pairs Handicap.

The Winners will be the Pair that achieves the highest average score - after their handicap has been applied - of their best five results out of the possible ten in the Handicap competition.

All “handicap” adjusted results will be shown while it is still possible for a pair to play the minimum qualifying number of times, i.e. five scores can still be posted.

 

Team – Competitions

Chairman’s Cup for Championship Teams

Each team will consist of four players and the competition will be played over two rounds.

The first round is a qualifying round and is played in a multiple teams format to select four teams to go through to the Final. If more than sixteen teams compete, the qualifying round will be divided into two sections and two pairs from each section will go through to the final.

In the event of a tie for fourth place, the actual score between the two tied teams will decide who goes through. Should that also be a tie, they should arrange to have a 24-board match play-off.

The four winning teams will go forward to a final play-off in the bridge room.

In the case of illness or emergency, a reserve may replace one member of a team in the Final, but that person may not have played previously for any other team in the qualifying round. If two members of a team are not able to play in the Final, they will be replaced by the next qualifying team.

Should there be a tie for first place in the final, the Championship winners will be decided by the result of the two winning team’s scores against each other. If both teams have also tied in that match, then they should arrange a further 24-board match play-off between themselves, as soon as possible.

The winning team will represent the Bourne Club in the Wanborough Cup which is the S.C.B.A final for Club Team winners. If the winning team is not able to play on that day, the runners up will invited to represent the Club

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Players entering the undermentioned Competitions must be Offpeak members of the Bourne Club Bridge Section

Off Peak Members Competition

A prize is awarded to the individual who obtains the overall highest percentage score on Friday evenings between 1st May to 31st March. The individual must play at least 8 times in a Duplicate competition with at least 3 full tables.

Off Peak Members – 50% Competition

Any member who takes part in the Friday sessions between 1st May to 31st. March and obtains a score of exactly 50% will be entered into a draw at the end of the season and the winner will receive a prize at the A.G.M.

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Club Internal Winter League for Teams of Six

This is an informal, sociable competition with matches played mainly in players’ homes at mutually convenient times. It is open to both full and off-peak members and affords a good opportunity for the two groups to mix and get to know each other.

Four members of a team take part in each match, so each team member is not required to play in every match.

IMP scores are used in matches which are converted on a Victory Point scale. When the final results have been received, should there be a tie for first place, a play off will take place to determine the overall winner.

The Winter League will commence on 1 September and entries must be received by 15 August. All matches are played on average once a month and must be finished before the AGM in April.

All Trophies and Prizes for all events are presented at the Bridge Section AGM.

on Monday 5th June 2017
 
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