Entries may be made directly on the SCBA Web Site or by post to Bob Warrender. Entry fees should not be sent with the entry. The entry fee will be collected on the day of the competition.
Payments by Cheques
All cheques should be made payable to Somerset Contract Bridge Association.
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.
Weekend events start at 2pm.EXCEPT the Championship Pairs will start at 1pm.
Permitted Conventions Level
All events are Level 4
Late cancellation or failure to arrive in time for an event
PLAYERS NOT GIVING 48 HOURS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION TO THE TOURNAMENT SECRETARY OR COUNTY DIRECTOR WILL BE ASKED TO PAY THE COST OF THE TEA ORDERED.
Master points for all county run events will be directly credited with the EBU. In some cases it may take just over a month for your EBU master point record to be updated.
If an SCBA affiliated club is running a heat of the Michael Coda Cup simultaneous pairs, it will be subject to the UMS (universal membership subscription) rules for affiliated clubs. The UMS file created for the heat will need to be loaded on to the club section of the EBU website in the normal way. Master points for the club heat will then be directly credited to each member’s record by the EBU. Additional master points for the overall result will also be directly credited via the 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 79C1). However, any keying error by the Director may be corrected by Law 79C2 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.