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Youth Bridge Grand Prix

The Youth Bridge Grand Prix is a competition for young bridge players which consists of six events.

Three are online events and three are held at the three Junior Bridge Camps.

For details of the each year's events, select the required season (e.g. 2022-23) on the menu.

Eligibility

Bridge players who are under 21 at the end of the season (1st September) are eligible to participate.  Those under 14 at the start of the season are in the Under-14 category.

Any eligible player who takes part in any Grand Prix event will be automatically entered into the Grand Prix.

To win a prize you must have played in at least three of the Grand Prix events.

Grand Prix Points

For each single-winner Grand Prix event, pairs with ineligible players (often adult helpers) are removed from the ranking and the remaining competitors receive Grand Prix points for their final ranking (see table below). Both players in a partnership receive the Grand Prix point award for their position. Tied pairs all receive the points for the higher position.

Rank
Pairs in Event  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
22 to 24 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
19 to 21 19 15 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1    
16 to 18 18 14 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1        
13 to 15 17 13 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1            
10 to 12 16 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1                
9 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1                  
8 12 9 7 5 4 3 2 1                    
7 12 9 7 5 3 2 1                      
6 9 7 5 3 2 1                        
5 9 7 5 3 1                          
4 9 6 3 1                            

 

A simplified version of the scale above was applied for the 2022-23 season. An adjusted version of the scale above is used for two-winner movements (if you really want to know, we double the number of pairs in your direction and then award 1st place the average of the points for 1st and 2nd, 2nd place the average for 3rd and 4th etc., rounding up where required).

Two-Winner events

If any Youth Grand Prix events are played using a two-winner movement, the same number of pairs will receive Grand Prix points as for single-winner events, half from N/S and half from E/W. For each award, the pair from those eligible with the highest percentage score receives the award.

Prizes

Grand Prix prizes are awarded at the Junior Teach-In, which is the last event of the season.

  • The Open Prize is awarded to the player with the most Grand Prix Points.
  • The Under-14 Prize is awarded to the player in the Under-14 category with the most Grand Prix points.
    If the Open prize is won by an Under-14 player, the Under-14 prize goes to the next Under-14 player.

Ties are broken by the following metrics:

  • Most Grand Prix events played
  • Aggregate percentage from 3 best results
Results and Current Standings

The results from all Grand Prix events will be published on this website.

For current standings, select the appropriate season (e.g. 2022-23) from the menu.

Registration

Forms for registration for the Grand Prix events are on the Registrations page.