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Simultaneous Pairs
What are Simutaneous Pairs events?

These are duplicate pairs competitions played with the same pre-dealt hands in many clubs across a wide geographic area.  Since each club effectively plays the same hands all of the scores can be combined as if it was one large event.  We end up with the results for our normal club duplicate scored on the evening and a further set of results, which is produced later, for the the larger event.  It can take several days for the combined scores to filter through because each club which participated has to submit their results to the organisers.
 
After each event there is usually a booklet detailing the hands that have been played, accompanied by commentaries written by experts. Players can use these booklets and the scores and rankings compiled and reported over the internet to compare their performance.  This helps to make these events both challenging and fun.

Table Money for Simultaneous Pairs events
The table money charged for these Simultaneous Pairs events reflects the additional fees that are payable to the organisers.  The additional table money for the annual Children In Need event goes to the charitable appeal with only minimal charges for printing. 
Forthcoming Simultaneous Pairs Events

The club is scheduled to participate in the following events:

 DAY  DATE  EVENT  TABLE MONEY  BLUE POINTS
 Wednesday  4th October 2017  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs  £7 (£8 non-members) Yes
 Wednesday  15th November 2017  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need  £7 (£8 non-members) No
 Wednesday  10th January 2018  British Winter Simultaneous Pairs  £7 (£8 non-members) Yes
 Wednesday  11th April 2018  British Spring Simultaneous Pairs  £7 (£8 non-members) Yes
 Wednesday  2nd May 2018  EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs  £7 (£8 non-members) Yes
 Friday  1st June 2018  WorldWide Bridge Challenge  £7 (£8 non-members) No
 Wednesday  3rd October 2018  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs  £7 (£8 non-members) Yes
 Wednesday  14th November 2018  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need  £7 (£8 non-members) No
Masterpoints for Simultaneous Pairs

Master Points are awarded by the club in the usual way for all simultaneous events based on our own results as an individual club.  If you are a member of the club these will be credited directly to your account at the English Bridge Union.  If you are a visitor you will need to provide us with a valid EBU membership number to ensure that they are credited to you.  < for a more detailed guide to Master Points please click here >

With the exception of The WorldWide Bridge Challenge, further points are awarded by the organisers for positions in the combined event and in the case of the EBU, EBED (English Bridge Education & Development) and British Bridge events these will include Blue Points for the top third of the field. These will be credited directly to your account in the same fashion, albeit the awards will not be made until the entire event has been finalised, which will usually be several weeks later.

The World Wide Bridge Contest is sponsored by the World Bridge Federation and who award their own World Year Points and for 2017 they are also offering the possibility of qualifying to play in a final in Beijing in September 2017 with expenses paid! See here for details

Visitors and Non-members

Non-members are welcome to any of these Simultaneous Pairs events, subject to our usual visitor policy.  In the, albeit unlikely, event that we are oversubscribed priority will always be given to our members.

Previous Simultaneous Pairs events

The club has participated in the following past events and if you click on the name of any particular event a further page should open with detailed results for that event.  Because the results are kept on external sites the continuity of these links cannot be guaranteed:

 DAY  DATE  EVENT
 Wednesday  15th April 2009  BGB Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  13th May 2009  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  5th June 2009  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  14th October 2009  BGB Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  18th November 2009  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  20th January 2010  BGB Winter Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  14th April 2010  BGB Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  12th May 2010  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  4th June 2010  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  13th October 2010  BGB Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  17th November 2010  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  12th January 2011  BGB Winter Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  13th April 2011  BGB Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  11th May 2011  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  3rd June 2011  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  12th October 2011  BGB Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  16th November 2011  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  11th January 2012  BGB Winter Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  11th April 2012  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  9th May 2012  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  1st June 2012  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  10th October 2012  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  14th November 2012  ECATS Simultaneous Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  9th January 2013  Winter British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  10th April 2013  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  8th May 2013  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  7th June 2013  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  9th October 2013  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  13th November 2013  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  8th January 2014  Winter British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  9th April 2014  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  7th May 2014  EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  6th June 2014  World Wide Bridge Contest
 Wednesday  8th October 2014  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  12th November 2014  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  7th January 2015  Winter British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  8th April 2015  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  6th May 2015  EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  6th October 2015  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  11th November 2015  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  6th January 2016  Winter British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  6th April 2016  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  4th May 2016  EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  5th October 2016  Autumn British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  16th November 2016  ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need
 Wednesday  11th January 2017  Winter British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  5th April 2017  Spring British Simultaneous Pairs
 Wednesday  10th May 2017  EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
 Friday  2nd June 2017  World Wide Bridge Contest
BGB = Bridge Great Britain
EBU = English Bridge Union
EBED = English Bridge Education & Development
Further information
Further information

Prior to April 2012 all of the simultaneous pairs events were organised by ECATS Bridge but latterly they have only been responsible for the charitable event for the Children in Need appeal and the World Wide Bridge Contest.  All other events are now organised by the EBU and there are full details on the EBU website.