The committee has resumed competitions - see January 2023 News Letter
Competition Conditions of Contest
The Nancy Beament Trophy - Club Championship Pairs:
The winners of the Club Championship Pairs competition will be the pair with the highest average percentage score between 1 July & 31 May. If there are fewer than 8 full tables at any sessions, the result for that session will not count. Should there be a tie; the winners who have the highest percentage score during the competition will become the Champions.
Each partnership pair must be full members of the Bourne Bridge Club, Farnham and must play together at least eight times on Thursday duplicate evenings to qualify.
The winning pair will represent the Bourne Bridge Club, Farnham in the Mary Edwards Cup which is the SCBA final for Club Pairs Championship winners. If the winning pair is not able to play on that day, the competition runners up will be invited to represent the club.
The Hutton Trophy
The Hutton Shield is awarded to the pair which attains the highest percentage score on Thursday duplicate pairs’ evenings in the period 1 July to 31 May. Both players must be full members of the Bourne Bridge Club, Farnham. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be shared by the winners for an equal period until next awarded.
Daphne Baker Trophy
The Daphne Baker trophy is awarded to the winners of our annual "pot luck" teams event.
Sally Young Trophy
The Sally Young trophy is awarded to the team who win the club winter league competition (see below).
Winter League for Teams of Six or Eight
This is an informal, sociable competition with matches played mainly in players’ homes or online at mutually convenient times. It is open to both full members (plus others if agreed in advance by the organiser) and affords a good opportunity to get to know each other. Four members of a team take part in each match, so each team member is not required to play in every match. IMP scores are used in matches which are converted on a Victory Point scale.
When the final results have been received, there may be a playoff to determine the winners or resolve and ties - as determined by the organiser. This year, a playoff between the top 4 teams is anticipated
The Winter League will commence during September and entries must be received by 15 August. All matches are played on average once a month and (including any playoffs) must be finished before the AGM.
The winning team will represent the Bourne Club in the Wanborough Cup which is the SCBA final for Club Championship Team winners. If the Club’s winning team is not able to play on that day, the runners-up will be invited to represent the Club.
Annual Prize Giving
Trophies and Prizes for all events will be presented at the Club AGM.