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Players of the Month - July 2017

Congratulations to the winner of this month's Player of the Month competition - John Condon with 59.32% - well done.. The prize for the "best" regular member goes jointly to Pawel & Tony with 56.63 & 9 sessions attended over the month and our award for the "Level 8 & Under" Player of the Month goes to Brian Drew with 54.71%. Well played to all.

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 2017 !

 

 
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".

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
2016 Competition Winners
2016 Competition Winners

Winners of Marie Horlock Cut In Teams 2016

Competition Winners 2016
Competition Winners 2016

Ladder Champions 2015/2016 Morag Gibson & Keith Gravestock

Pictured with Fred Tedore, presenting the trophy awarded annually in memory of Beryl

Competition Winners 2016
Competition Winners 2016

Prize winners in annual Jean Luboff Trophy

Ladder Rules
 

We are running 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/Marco 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 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 right to play in the division if they are not seated by 10.50am. 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.