Handicaps for a team are the sum of the individual handicaps.
The AGM was held at the final on Sunday 23 April 2016 in Keswick. It was agreed that handicaps should have the same structure for 2017/8 as in 2016/7. These will be fixed at the start of the season and remain in place until the final. These handicaps shall apply for all the round robin matches of 24 boards and also at the final where more boards will be played.
Fixing of handicaps will, where possible, be based on a player’s National Grading Scheme (NGS) rank where players are members of EBU affiliated clubs on the following scale:
Where players do not have a NGS rank the handicap will be based on their performance in the Murray League last year and/or their Bridge experience.
* evolving grade