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♠   ♣ Players are always welcome to attend sessions without a partner & take "pot luck". If no game available, we will always offer you a free game on your next visit. 

There is a list up in the club of people looking for partners for specific sessions, so please add your name if you are interested ♠   ♣ 

 

 

 

Player of the Month - October 2018

Congratulations to the winner of this month's Player of the Month competition, Mike Bryant with an average score of 58.79%, very well done. The prize for the "best regular" member goes to Morag Gibson with an average score of 52.42% and our award for the "Level 8 & Under" Player of the Month goes to Bobbie Goodfellow with 54.17% Well played to all....please see David for your prizes

We have set the limit for players eligible for this award by using the EBU's National grading system - all members of Grade 8 and under qualify - bear in mind that players' grades can go up & down during a month, so we are taking the ranking on the last day of the month as the member's official grade for that month. 

If you do not know your NGS rating - you can find it on the EBU website in the "NGS" section. Type your surname in the search box once you get to the page & it should appear. Players that are ungraded or suppress their rating won't be included in the monthly competition although will still qualify for the main player of the month. If you can't find it, we have a list of all registered members' ratings - just email catherine@acesbridgeclub.co.uk and I will find it for you.

Good Luck & enjoy your bridge in 2018 !

 

News Page

This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".

Master Point Club Champion 2017

Congratulations to Tony Owen who was our Master Point Club Champion 2017 having earned 2079 Master Points at Aces.

He was entered into the EBU draw for all Master Point Club Champions but, sadly, did not win a prize.

SALLY VENNER SALVER 2017 SALLY VENNER SALVER 2017

 John Gibbons and Konrad Mau

 

MARIE HORLOCK CUT IN TEAMS 2017 MARIE HORLOCK CUT IN TEAMS 2017

 

David Powell & Hilary Powell

John Condon & Elaine Wilmot

Jack London Trophy Jack London Trophy

Prize winners in Jack London Trophy 2016 with their fabulous gifts all arranged by Sue London.

Jack London 2016 Jack London 2016

No, Keith didn't win it all on his own - Morag was on holiday for the presentation. It's a nice photo so I put it up anyway !

Prizes for Jack London Event 2016 Prizes for Jack London Event 2016
Brian Evans Trophy Champions 2016 Brian Evans Trophy Champions 2016

Here they are receiving their trophies from Enza Evans - John Condon and Carol Homden, fantastic result !

2016 Competition Winners 2016 Competition Winners

Winners of Marie Horlock Cut In Teams 2016

Competition Winners 2016 Competition Winners 2016

Prize winners in annual Jean Luboff Trophy

Jack London Mixed Pairs Jack London Mixed Pairs

We are pleased to announce the prize winners in the annual Mixed Pairs competition in memory of Jack London which was held on Monday 24th October. Congratulations to all and on behalf of everyone, a big thank you to Sue for arranging such lovely prizes and mementoes

Jack London Trophy - Diana and Keith

Runners-Up - Barbara and Steve

3rd & 4th - Ros & David - Sylvia & Gordon

Leading Scratch Pair - Carol & Alan

Second Scratch Pair - Elizabeth & John

Very well done to all !

 

ACES LADDER COMPETITION 2015-2016 ACES LADDER COMPETITION 2015-2016

Congratulations to Morag Gibson and Keith Gravestock on winning the Aces Ladder Competition 2015-2016

BRIAN EVANS MEMORIAL TROPHY BRIAN EVANS MEMORIAL TROPHY

 

Chris Wall and Chris Wright

 

JACK LONDON MIXED PAIRS COMPETITION TROPHY WINNERS JACK LONDON MIXED PAIRS COMPETITION TROPHY WINNERS
Mike de Winter Trophy Mike de Winter Trophy

Congratulations to Barbara Bramidge & Paul Whitehurst on winning the latest Mike de Winter knock out. Thanks to Marco for organising the competition and managing to get all the matches played.

 

 

JACK LONDON MIXED PAIRS COMPETITION 2017 JACK LONDON MIXED PAIRS COMPETITION 2017

PRIZEWINNERS

Trophy Winners: Barbara Bramidge & Paul Whitehurst

Second Prize: Carol Homden & John Condon

Third Prize:  Morag Gibson & Mark Mortimer

Fourth Prize: Joey Freeman & Tony Owen

New Pair Prize: Barbara Evans & Abdol Tavabie

New Pair Prize: Hilary Reed & David Fairbairn

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PRIZEWINNERS

Jean Luboff Pairs Champions 2017 Jean Luboff Pairs Champions 2017

Congratulations to founder member Gordon Southgate & Richard Cheshire on winning the annual competition in memory of Jean Luboff. They had the best average over 3 sessions played in June, July & August. They were closely followed by Martin Federman & Colin Washbrook, just 0.05% between them ! 

 

Ladder Champions 2017 Ladder Champions 2017

Congratulations to Morag & Keith who have retained their trophy in the monthly ladder competition. Very well done !

As you will remember, we dedicated this trophy to Beryl Tedore - a founder member of Aces.

There are prizes for the top 8 places in the Ladder competition

It all starts again on 13th September with the qualifying round for the 2017-2018

Mike de Winter Trophy 2017 Mike de Winter Trophy 2017

Congratulations to Barbara Bramidge & Paul Whitehurst on winning this season's Mike de Winter knock out pairs competition. Very well done

Ladder Rules

 

We run a monthly Ladder Competition from September to May each year. The Ladder will usually be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Dates are posted on our calendar & on the website.

The first event is a qualifying session and it is held on the 2nd Wednesday in September. If you are intending to participate in the Ladder, but are not available for the qualifier, please register your entry with Catherine/David/Derek/Jon in advance.

In all subsequent sessions, players will be divided into 2 divisions - the FIRST DIVISION for the leading 14 pairs & the SECOND DIVISION for all other participants of the Ladder Competition, anybody playing with a substitute plus anyone turning up without realising the Ladder is on! There is generally no host on Ladder sessions

There are Master Points available in both divisions plus PRIZE MONEY will be awarded to the leading 8 places with £40 to the winners

The full rules are as follows:

  • the first round is a full round, arrow-switched, with 24 Ladder points to the winners, reducing by 1 point for each place

  • in subsequent rounds the points are 28,26,24, ...2 in division one and 20, 19, 18,...1 in division two. Division one will be a Howell and division two will be an arrow-switched Mitchell depending on the number of tables. Seating in division one will be random

  • the leading two pairs in division two will be guaranteed a place in division one for the following month; otherwise, division one will be filled by the leading players from the overall ranking list

  • a pair may use a substitute up to twice during a season & any points gained will be credited fully. On the third or subsequent occasions, the absentee rules will apply. If two halves of partnerships play together they will be deemed to represent both, but anyone playing with a substitute must play in division two

  • absent pairs will be given points temporarily for up to two absences: 12 points in the first round (to apply from November) and the average of their performance to date (maximum 16) in future rounds

  • six rounds from the nine will count towards the final placing. Ties will be split by the performance in the seventh best round.

  • players in division one will lose their automatic right to play in the division if they are not seated by 11.20am. Players will be promoted from division 2 to take their place.

  • prize money will be £40, £25, £16, £12, £10, £8, £6, £3 per pair for the first eight in the overall rankings. Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible after the session, together with a list of the players qualifying for Division 1 the following month.