I have added a menu entry (see above) 'Laws and Ethics of Duplicate Bridge' which includes a link to the complete text of 'Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007' as well as examples of Appeals which include several dealing with incidents involving 'hesitations'. And there is also a short article, 'New Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007 - what players need to know', written by Ireland's leading Tournament Director, Fearghal O'Boyle.
21st November, 2012
The Geraldine O'Flynn T/4 Handicap Competition, a two session event, will take place over the next two weeks, i.e. Jan 17th and Jan 24th.
All teams have been assigned a handicap based on the player combinations that comprise each team.
Handicaps were mathematically calculated based on average player performance since October 10th, 2012. The handicaps take the form of Victory Points and will be added to the score of each team at the end of each session.
Although they come with no guarantee of accuracy, the handicaps have been calculated based on the actual performance of players covering the period October 10th 2012 to January 10th 2013. The team handicap is based on the average performance of the four players.
And next year we can use this year's actual team performance as the basis for next year's handicaps!
Paul J Scannell,16th January, 2013
A HANDICAP competition will be held on Thursday, 6th December, 2012. Handicaps for ALL members who have played since 11th October have been calculated based on average actual scores up to 29th November 2012. The handicap for EACH PLAYER has been calculated by subtracting their average score (percentage) from the notional average winning score of 62%.
For a pairs competition the handicaps of the two partners are added together and the resultant total is divided by two to give a 'partnership' handicap. The partnership handicap will be automatically added to your Gross Score for the event.
For Handicap events the winner will be the partnership with the highest score INCLUDING handicap.
PLEASE NOTE that handicaps will be updated on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
The winners will receive a voucher which can be recouped at a specific victualler for a turkey or any other type of meat.
Click anywhere in this window to view current handicaps.
Paul J Scannell, 5th December 2012
The 2012 IBU Simultaneous Pairs was played on on Friday, 9th November (club results can be found on the Results Page) and overall results can be found on the EcatsBridge website at the link shown below.
Note that results from clubs that played on Thursday were scored nationally with those clubs that played the event on Friday.
Remember to check and see how you performed on the national stage by viewing the results on the EcatsBridge website at the following address:
Also, the accompanying booklet that details each hand with a commentary by Brian Senior can be found on the EcatsBridge website or on the 'Let's take a closer look...' page on this website - see entry under '2012-11-08 IBU Simultaneous Pairs - Booklet with commentary by Brian Senior'.