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Explanation of colours

Colours are used to give an approximate indication of the standard of each session as described in the table below. The same colours are used in a similar way to characterise the level of Education events.

 

Event

Characteristics

Master points awarded?

Guide to
Average NGS %

 

Beginners play
(First year learner)

  • Paced to suit players
  • Help with all aspects
  • No time pressure
  • Informal direction

No

N/A

 

Supervised play
(Second year learner)

  • Paced to suit players
  • Focused on learners
  • Assistance available when needed
  • Director present who can help with bidding and play

No

N/A

 

Novice sessions

  • Normal playing conditions
  • Timing to suit player ability
  • Director present
  • Bidding systems to suit participants

Yes

N/A

 

Relaxed sessions

  • Normal playing conditions
  • Limited time pressure
  • Director present
  • Usually Level 2 conventions only
  • Strong partnerships restricted

 

Yes

45%

 

Club sessions

  • Normal playing conditions
  • 7 minutes per board
  • Director present
  • Normally Level  4 systems permitted

Yes

48%

 

Full sessions

  • Normal playing conditions
  • 7 minutes per board
  • Director present
  • Normally Level  4 systems permitted

Yes

52%

 

Competitive environment

  • Normal playing conditions
  • 7 minutes per board
  • Director present
  • Normally Level  4 systems permitted

Yes

56%

 

EBU Competitions

  • Competition playing conditions
  • 7 minutes per board
  • EBU Director present
  • Few system restrictions

Yes

56+%

 

      An orange colour is used for events that are unclassified in this way, such as Rubber Bridge sessions.