Artificial bidding systems are now permitted on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, a Club Member may question the use of an artificial system and request that a decision to allow it or not be made by the Committee. Furthermore, those using artificial systems must provide a viable defense against their system.
Posted 1 May 2018
COMPETITION RULES posted 18 OCT 2014
The Summer session runs from April 1st to September 30th. The Winter session runs from October 1st to March 31st. There are three competitions in each session: Best Pair in the Summer or Winter Pairs, Best Pair in the Friday Pairs and Most Improved Pair. Summer or Winter Pairs will be based on the average percent over all the games played on Wednesday or Sunday, and Friday Pairs on the results from the Friday game. Only sessions where there are at least three tables playing will count for the competition. A minimum of twelve games is needed to qualify for the Winter Pairs competition. For Summer Pairs or Friday Pairs, a minimum of ten is needed. Winners in the Best Pair competitions will be awarded trophies. There will also be awards for second and third places in these competitions. Only pairs in which both players are club members in good standing will be considered qualified and eligible for awards.
To be eligible for the Most Improved Pair competition, pairs will have to have played and qualified in both the current and the preceding session. Results will be calculated from either Summer/Winter Pairs results or Friday Pairs, with like compared with like. For example, a pair who played and qualified in the Friday Pairs and got a 50% result during the winter and then get a 52% result in the summer will have a 2% improvement. The winner will be the pair with the greatest improvement in percentage in either competition. Each player will be awarded a trophy to keep for six months.