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MOLD BRIDGE CLUB
CLUB COMPETITONS 2018/2019
Open to all members.
01/09/18 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 1 Pairs
04/09/18 Tuesday Simultaneous Pairs £4 entry fee
11/09/18 Tuesday Chidley Tray Pairs
18/09/18 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 1 Pairs
26/09/17 Wednesday Charity Night Pairs £5
29/09/18 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 2 Pairs
02/10/18 Tuesday Millenium Cup Teams * No pairs event this evening.
16/10/18 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 2 Pairs
24/10/18 Wednesday Sturgess Shield Teams * No pairs event this evening
30/10/18 Tuesday Mixed Pairs *
03/11/18 Saturday Jubilee Plate – Round 3 Pairs
13/11/18 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 3 Pairs
27/11/18 Tuesday Anniversary Cup Individual No pairs event this evening
01/12/18 Saturday Jubilee Plate – Round 4 Pairs
05/12/18 Wednesday CHRISTMAS PARTY
15/01/19 Tuesday Holland Cup – Round 4 Pairs
29/01/19 Tuesday Angus Wynne Shield Teams * No pairs event this evening.
12/02/19 Tuesday Holland Cup Final Pairs
26/02/19 Tuesday Bevan Cup Gents Pairs *
Williams Bowl Ladies Pairs *
In addition to above, Lindsay plate and Louise Orme Cup and are contested on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
You are asked to indicate your entry to each * starred * competition by signing the entry form
on the board as a minimum number of entrants is required.
These entry sheets will be removed the week prior to each event.
Competition Rules are posted on the notice board and below.
The above dates are subject to alteration.
CLUB COMPETITIONS OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY
Teams of 4, entry in pairs. Teams to be drawn at random.
To be played over 4 qualifying rounds. Top 14 pairs will play in a 7 table Howell Final. Will be judged by taking the average
of the best 3 qualifying rounds (by percentage), which will be carried forward and added to the percentage score obtained
in the Final. No Substitutes are Permitted
To qualify to win the tray, pairs must have played at the club on at least 20 evenings, on any night, in the 12 months prior
to the event. – (either together or with other partners).
To be played over 4 rounds. The pair with the highest average percentage of the best three rounds will win.
Teams of 4, entry in pairs. A pair from Tuesday night and a pair from Wednesday night drawn together at random, if possible.
Individual event. Trophy awarded to the highest placed competitor who has played on at least 20 evenings, on any night, in the 12
months prior to the event. Winner eligible for N.W.B.U. Valence Cup.
Awarded to the highest placed pairs who have played on at least 20 evenings, on any night, in the 12 months prior to the event –
(either together or with other partners).
ANGUS WYNNE SHIELD
Teams of 4, limited to 13 teams, to be played over 1 session, Entry in teams.
Awarded to the pair who, having played together on at least 20 non competition Tuesdays in the year, have the highest average
percentage scores, and as a pair won no other trophy at the club. Cut off date last Tuesday in January (26/01/15)
LOUISE ORME CUP
Awarded to the pair who have the highest average percentage score on Wednesday nights, having played together on at least 20
evenings in the year as a pair. Cut off date last Wednesday in January (27/01/15)
Awarded to the highest placed pair, consisting of a gentleman and a lady.
Tournament Directors: Jim Brown, Chris Randles, Sue Jackson, Mark Davies, John Elwyn Williams, Barrie Harrison;
Peter Saunders, MartinThorne; Ron Waterhouse, David Williams
Competition Secretary: Sue Jackson
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Just a quick reminder to everyone, the club has new tables so if anyone wants one or more of the old tables, these can be purchased for £5.
So far we have played three and won three:
8 Nov 17 ABC West Vs Mold won by 17 IMPs which gives 14-6 victory points.
Our team was Yvonne and Mark and Lesley and Chris.
29 Nov 17 Mold Vs Ynys Mon won by a very slender 3 IMPs making an 11-9 victory points result.
Same team as above.
12 Dec 17 Mold Vs Colwyn Bay won by 32IMPs giving a 16-4 victory points win.
Team was Yvonne and Ron and Mark and Chris. Ron played very well making several game contracts and is to be thanked for stepping in with not much notice when Lesley couldn't play due to the weather.
We seem to have got into a rhythm of giving the other team a lead in the first half then coming good in the second half: First match down by 11 IMPs at half time followed by a 31-0 second half. Second match 11 IMPS down at half time followed by 14 IMP win in second half. Third march down by 12IMPs in first half only to get a cracking 44IMPs win in second half. So should we try to lull the opponents into a false sense of security by losing the first half?
Update 21 Dec
It couldn't last, we lost the fourth match against ABC East on 20 December by 15 IMPs.
Update 14 Jan 2018
Table of results now here
Update 1st February 2018
The other two matches have now been completed. Against Wrexham on 23rd January we again lost the first half then managed to recoup it with a slightly larger margin for a very narrow victory. The team was Yvonne and Wyn, and Malcolm and Mark.
Finally on 31 January 2018, our more normal team of Yvonne and Mark, Lesley and Chris managed to win the first half against Llanfairfechan. A slight loss in second half mainly caused by an unfortunate 4-0 trump split bringing an attempt at slam down.
This brings our record to won 5 lost 1 and everyone has lost at least one match. However, our margin of victory has generally been small so there are a couple of teams with a higher average number of victory points who have more games to play so only 3rd at present as far as we know. The table updated with the scores we know about now looks like this:
It is anticipated that there will be bridge over Chrismas holidays as follows:
Wed 20th Dec: Yes
Sat 23rd Dec: Please check
Tue 26th Dec: No
Wed 27th Dec: Yes
Sat 30th Dec: Please check
Tue 2nd Jan: Yes
Wed 3rd Jan: Yes
On 8 Nov 2017 Mold played a new league competition against ABC East (play at Menai Bridge).
The team consisted of Yvonne and Mark and Chris and Lesley. We won by 17 IMPs giving a 14 - 6 victory point win.
This competition is supposed to encourage people to start playing in other competitions so if anyone would like to play in one of the other matches, please let Yvonne know.
The WBU grant has been approved contributing £400 or half the cost of 16 new tables and a new laptop. We gratefully acknowledge this grant.
If any members want any of the old tables, these are available so if anyones wants one or more do make it known. Any contributions would be gratefully received.
CLUB COMPETITONS 2017/2018
02/09/17 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 1 Pairs
05/09/17 Tuesday Simultaneous Pairs £3.50 entry fee
12/09/17 Tuesday Chidley Tray Pairs
19/09/17 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 1 Pairs
27/09/17 Wednesday Charity Night Pairs £5
30/09/17 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 2 Pairs
03/10/17 Tuesday Millenium Cup Teams* No pairs event this evening.
17/10/17 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 2 Pairs
25/10/17 Wednesday Sturgess Shield Teams* No pairs event this evening
31/10/17 Tuesday Mixed Pairs*
04/11/17 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 3 Pairs
14/11/17 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 3 Pairs
28/11/17 Tuesday Anniversary Cup Individual No pairs event this evening
02/12/17 Saturday Jubilee Plate - Round 4 Pairs
06/12/17 Wednesday CHRISTMAS PARTY
16/01/18 Tuesday Holland Cup - Round 4 Pairs
30/01/18 Tuesday Angus Wynne Shield Teams* No pairs event this evening.
13/02/18 Tuesday Holland Cup Final Pairs
27/02/18 Tuesday Bevan Cup Gents Pairs*
Williams Bowl Ladies Pairs*
You are asked to indicate your entry to each *starred* competition by signing the entry form on the board as a minimum number of entrants is required.
Competition Rules are posted on the notice board.
In addition to these competitions there is also:
Lindsay Plate - pair, having played at least 20 non competition tuesdays, having highest average percentage and won no other trophy at the club
Louise Orm Cup - pair, having played at least 20 evenings, having highest average percentage
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