♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ 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, Barbara & Paul with an average score of 61.28%, very well done. The prize for the "best regular" member goes to David Fairbairn with an average score of 51.92% and our award for the "Level 8 & Under" Player of the Month goes to Diana Potter with 51.78% 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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".
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.
John Gibbons and Konrad Mau
David Powell & Hilary Powell
John Condon & Elaine Wilmot
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 !
Here they are receiving their trophies from Enza Evans - John Condon and Carol Homden, fantastic result !
Winners of Marie Horlock Cut In Teams 2016
Prize winners in annual Jean Luboff Trophy
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 !
Congratulations to Morag Gibson and Keith Gravestock on winning the Aces Ladder Competition 2015-2016
Chris Wall and Chris Wright
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.
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
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 !
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
Congratulations to Barbara Bramidge & Paul Whitehurst on winning this season's Mike de Winter knock out pairs competition. Very well done
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.