Make sure you have an up to date list of member telephone numbers (ask Gill if you need one)
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Use the members only section of website to request a partner (ask Gill if you need help)
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Put your name on the list on the club notice board
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Ring Gill at home on
0151 924 0868
or send her a text to
0798 117 0515
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Ask the TD to announce at start of a session
The club's year, both for membership and competition purposes commences on 1st July and continues to 30th June in the succeeding year.
Note: We made certain changes to the competitions between 2011 and 2013 which are outlined here
Duplicate competitions for partnerships:
Each of these trophies follows the same format and is awarded to the partnership with the best six percentage scores in aggregate from the Duplicate Bridge sessions on the relevant evenings during our Competition Year:
Pearson Rose Bowl - the second Friday of each month
more about the Pearson Rose Bowl
Peter Reid Cup - the third Friday of each month
more about the Peter Reid Cup
Club Championship Pairs - the fourth Friday of each month
more about the Club Championship
Bartholomew Tray - the fourth Wednesday of each month
more about the Bartholomew Tray
Duplicate competitions with individual winners:
Each of these trophies has a slightly different format:
Kay Dow Trophy - the first Friday of each month - The trophy is awarded to the individual with the best six percentage scores in aggregate during the Competition Year. The total must include scores with more than one partner and only the first three scores with any particular partner may be counted.
more about the Kay Dow Trophy
Norman Green Trophy - the second Wednesday of each month - The trophy is awarded to the individual with the best six percentage scores in aggregate during the Competition Year. The total must include scores with a minimum of two different partners.
more about the Norman Green Trophy
Tallon Handicap Trophy - the first and third Wednesdays of each month - Awarded to the individual with the best ten handicapped percentage scores in aggregate during the Competition Year. In July 2014 we introduced a new and more sophisticated method of handicapping which is explained in full on our page about the Tallon Handicap Trophy. To qualify the total must include scores with a minimum of two different partners.
more about the Tallon Handicap Trophy
Rubber Bridge Competitions:
Carmichael Cup - Awarded to the player with the highest sum from their six best rubbers over the year at our Thursday evening Rubber Bridge (only rubbers of 1500 or more recorded)
Thomas Cut-In trophy - Awarded to the player with the highest sum from their six best rubbers over the year at our Monday evening cut-in Rubber Bridge (only rubbers of 1,000 or more are recorded).
Eileen Webster Shield:
The Eileen Webster Shield is a one day duplicate pairs competition open to all members, normally held in January or February each year. The trophy is awarded in honour of our late chairman's wife.
Click here to be redirected to a series of pages about this competition.
With all of our Duplicate results being fully computerised, we decided in 2014 that the time was right to change the way we handicapped the Tallon Trophy which is played on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The results for these sessions are now handicapped instantaneously and full details of players' handicaps are always available on the website.
The handicaps are calculated at the end of each calendar month taking into account the club results of each player in the previous twelve months. All of the uploaded percentage results from our standard pairs events during the previous twelve months are aggregated and divided by the number of sessions involved to obtain an average. This average when taken away from 50% gives us the player's handicap for the ensuing month. In some cases the handicap will be positive and in other cases it will be negative.
For each partnership playing in a handicap session the handicap that is applied is the average of the two individual players handicaps. This is added or subtracted to their score for that particular session to produce the handicapped result.
Players who are producing above average results will have a negative handicap, effectively reducing their scores. Less experienced players will have a positive handicap, effectively increasing their scores.
In most cases we anticipate that new players, other than experienced players with an existing EBU record, will start without any handicap and will effectively generate their own handicap by the beginning of their second month.