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Tallon Handicap Trophy
Handicapping

A decision was taken to revise and update the handicapping used for the Tallon Trophy with effect from the start of the 2014 competition year, on 1st July 2014.

Henceforth each player's handicap will be calculated automatically at the end of each calendar month using that player's results over the previous twelve months.  We will aggregate all of the percentage results achieved by a player in normal club pairs in the previous twelve months.  The resultant total, divided by the number of sessions involved, will give us a mean average percentage.  This average when taken away from 50% will give us the 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 will be the applied to the result will be the average of the two players' individual handicaps.  This will be added or subtracted to their score for that particular session to produce the handicapped result.

Players who are achieving above average results will have a negative handicap effectively reducing their scores.  Less experienced players will have a positive handicap effectively increasing their scores.

Handicaps will therefore be based on a rolling twelve month average which will be updated monthly.  At the end of each calendar month an updated handicap will be calculated which will apply for the ensuing month.  The revised handicap will use the percentage scores from standard pairs events in the previous twelve months with the scores from the month just ended now entering into the calculation in place of the scores from thirteen months ago which fall out of the calculation.

  In most cases we anticipate that new players, other than those with an existing EBU record, will start without any handicap and will effectively generate their own handicap by the beginning of their second month.  Any experienced players who join the club may be allocated a starting handicap taking into account their experience, any grades in the National Grading Scheme and/or Masterpoint rank.

Results from non-standard events such as the Eileen Webster, Preece Rose Bowl, teaching or introductory sessions will be excluded from the handicap calculation.

Latest Standings in Tallon Handicap

Click here for the latest standings in this year's competition.

Former winners of the Tallon Handicap Trophy

 

 YEAR   WINNER                   
 2017   Mike Wilson Results
 2016   David Burrows Results
 2015   Marjorie Newman Results
 2014   Tony Pearson  
 2013   Tony Pearson Results
 2012   Tony Pearson  
 2011   David Williams and John Carr (tie) Results
 2010   Tony Pearson  
 2009   Ann Gregory  
 2008   John Higgins and Gill Clarkson (tie)  
 2007   Joyce Kennedy
 2006   Robert Roberts
 2005   Maureen Foster
 2004   John Rowland
 2003   John Roberts
 2002   John Roberts
 2001   Charles Crossland
 2000   David Edwards
 1999   Ron Higgins
 1998   Shirley Stott
 1997   Dorothy Beach  
 1996   Gareth Thomas
 1995   Peter Lloyd
 1994   N. Bramham
 1993   John Bramham
 1992   Margaret Gilbertson
 1991   Betty McCann
 1990   Syvia Bramham
 1989   K. Serafin
 1988   John Bell
 1987   M. Hewitt & E. Rawling (tie)
 1986   Lill Callaghan
 1985   Eileen Webster
 1984   Ray Parkinson & T. Main (tie)
 1983   Dorothy Beach
 1982   Norman Green