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Shrewsbury Contract Bridge Club
Competition Rules
Incorporated in the programme of twice-weekly duplicates, the Club hosts a number of competitions during the year.
  General Notes
(*) restricted to Club members and use duplicated boards with hand records available afterwards.
  Teams of 4 Championship (*)

This is a two session event, run as a multiple teams event, on the first and third Thursday in March. Ideally the same four should play in each session, however up to 2 substitutes may be made in  extenuating circustances and the team still eligible to win

  Individual Competition (*)

This is a one session event in which players partner as many of the other players as possible during the evening. We hold this event on a Tuesday evening in October. Simple systems only


  Mixed Pairs: Men's Pairs: Ladies' Pairs (*)

These are one session pairs events.The Mixed Pairs is held on a Tuesday in May;

The Men's and Ladies' pairs are run concurrently on a Thursday in February.


New Competition - On-going April until end of March

  • Pairs can qualify on any evening- except Handicap and Teams but including  Championship Pairs
  • Players score 3 points for firstplace, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. 
  • The winning pair at the end of the season, based on a minimum of 10 scores, is the pair with the most points.
  • Ties to be split on a percentage basis.
  Morris Hall Trophy (*)
This is a one session pairs event, the winners receiving the beautiful crystal glass bowl presented to us to mark 30 years of Bridge at the Morris Hall. This event is played on a Thursday in April.
  Pairs Championship (*)

This comprises two sessions. This event is held on alternate Thursdays in November.

 In the case of illness or such unforseen circumstance a player may use a substitute in order to faclilitate the competition, but the players may not be eligible to to win

  Bearn Qualifying Events (*)

County qualification for the Reg Corwen Trophy, a national pairs competition, is via the Bearn Trophy competition held in Stafford on 14th March 2010. County Clubs hold their own qualifying events for the Bearn. 

Choose your partner and whenever you play in a duplicate session your score will count towards qualification to play in the Final. Pairs must be ebu members.

Make sure that your names are on the list on the notice board.

  Shropshire Teams of Four

This event, which currently attracts around ten teams, is not a club event but takes place instead of Club Duplicate on the third Tuesday of the month between October and April .

Teams may have more than four members and substitutes are allowed to facilitate the event

It is the Captains' responsibiliy to field a full team.

Details from Judy Mitchell on 01743 235374 or visit web site through the link on this site's home page

  Simultaneous Pairs
Simultaneous pairs events are run from time to time by BGB, EBU, Staffs/Shropshire and other organisations and the Club takes part in a number of these.