Most sessions are hosted, so you may come without a partner
No host on Ladder Competition day
Congratulations to the joint winners of this month's Player of the Month competition, Pawel and Tony with an average score of 58.02%, very well done. The prize for the "best regular" member is also a joint effort for Barbara & Paul with an average score of 56.32% and our award for the "Level 8 & Under" Player of the Month goes to Steve Waterworth with 52.67% Well played to all....good thing we stocked up on the wine !!
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 email@example.com and I will find it for you.
Good Luck & enjoy your bridge in 2018 !
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".
Prize winners in Jack London Trophy 2016 with their fabulous gifts all arranged by Sue London.
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 !
Winners of Marie Horlock Cut In Teams 2016
Ladder Champions 2015/2016 Morag Gibson & Keith Gravestock
Pictured with Fred Tedore, presenting the trophy awarded annually in memory of Beryl
Prize winners in annual Jean Luboff Trophy
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.