Christine Barnes (Chairman) and June Homes cutting the cake to celebrate 30 years of the HBA at the recent AGM
The No Fear Teams is a single session ‘teams of 4’ competition. One or two members of the team may be Advanced Master or above (7500+ master points) but if the team contains two such players, they must not play together. Bidding systems are limited to level 2. It is hoped that experienced players will form a team with 2 or 3 others within the required master point range. Like all HBA restricted events, non-EBU members and members of other counties are invited to enter (with no dual membership fee). This event requires a minimum of six teams.
This competition has restrictions on entry in the form of Master Point ranking and the bidding systems allowed, and is therefore particularly suited to the less experienced player, but all players still require convention cards. The relevant Master Point ranking is as at the end of the previous calendar year.
A pairs event with the obvious restriction! The Men's and Ladies Pairs are played at the same time with the same boards. If either event has eight or less pairs, the events should be run as a combined movement. For a combined movement to be acceptable, it must be all play all with an equal number of boards against each opponent.