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LOOKING WELL AHEAD PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME PAIRS' LEAGUE DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE SEE THE CALENDAR FOR THE REVISED PROGRAMME.

 

ALWAYS HAPPY TO LIST YOUR CLUB/COUNTY EVENT HERE.
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 Wiltshire hold their green point event on March 2nd. and 3rd. 2019. Details are here. 

♠ Hampshire &IOW Green Point event March 16/17th 2019    Details are here.♠ 

 Dorset are holding an event on April 28th for players who are under 10 on the NGS or have fewer than 10000 MPs. Details are here. 

♣ AVON invite you to a green point weekend on May 18th &19th at Thornbury Leisure Centre. Click here for brochure and entry form.♣ 

 

General Competition Details
 
 

 

GENERAL COMPETITION DETAILS 

Competition Entry Procedure: Entries to county competitions should be made through the county website. Entries for a weekend event will close on the Sunday evening before the event after which entries will be accepted at the discretion of the organiser.

 Start and Arrival Times: The start time for the one day weekend events is 1pm. We request that members turn up for an event no later than 15 minutes before the official start time, and register their arrival. In this way we will know exactly how many participants we have and this will help the Director to start on time.

Charges for Junior Members:  Junior members will be charged half the standard rate for the one day events. There will not be any concessions for our other events. We will adopt the same definition of a junior player as that used by the EBU.

Level 4: All county events will be Level 4 unless otherwise specified.

Convention cards- All pairs competing in SCBA events are expected to provide properly completed convention cards.

Eligibility

Entries can only be accepted from EBU members with the exceptions of the Michael Coda Cup, the lowest division of the county league and designated categories of some other events including the Inter Club events.

Charges on the day of competitions

A charge of ₤12.00 per player will be made on the day of the event to cover the entry fee, tea and all other expenses. The charge will be reduced to ₤8.00 for anyone who does not want to take tea and has advised this exception in writing at the time of booking. Where the ₤4.00 entry fee has already been paid by a club for an inter club competition, or in the qualifier for the Championship Pairs Final, the charge on the day will be ₤8.00 per player or ₤4.00 for those not taking tea. Any cheques should be payable to ‘SCBA’.

Errors in scoring and protest period

In Club Championship events or County events, where results are generally produced on the day, the period for correction of scoring errors is 30 minutes after the provisional score has been completed and made available for inspection.

If any result is subject to an Appeals Committee ruling, the 30 minutes protest time starts after the amended result is posted (Law 92B).  However, any keying error by the Director may be corrected by Law 79C when scores are routinely checked and the Director and the Tournament Secretary are both satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the scoring is wrong.

Where queries are raised and double checking of results is required, the correction period is 48 hours after the official amended score has been confirmed as correct and advised to those concerned.

SOMERSET QUALIFICATION FOR THE INTER-COUNTY EVENTS

Corwen Trophy  

The first three pairs in our Championship Pairs, who are eligible and have scored 50% or more in the final, will be invited to represent Somerset .If any of these pairs are unable to play, a substitute eligible pair will be invited to represent the county provided they have scored 50% or more in the final. 

Pachabo Cup

The eligible team members of the winners of our Championship Teams will be invited to represent Somerset. If any of the winning team is unable to play in the final, some or all of the eligible team members of the losing finalists will be invited to represent Somerset, either as a complete team or playing with some of the Championship team.

Garden Cities Trophy

The winners of our Club Team of Eight competition automatically represent Somerset in the Regional Final from which the teams that qualify go on to the National Finals in June at Solihull.  Different and/or extra players may be selected at both finals but not if having played in the event for another club.

Tollemache Cup

The Tollemache is a prestigious EBU event and attracts the best players from each county. The Selection Committee takes into account performance in County competitions with particular emphasis on the Championship Teams of Four, the County League for Clubs, and the Pairs League, as well as the Victor Ludorum ranking list. The Selection Committee are also attaching considerable emphasis on performance in the Western League plus regional and national performances in both teams and pairs competitions. The selected team will represent Somerset in the qualifier.