Chelmsford Bridge Club
Release 2.19q

** Competition Update **

There will be a new monthly handicap competition starting in February .

This will take place in the first week of the month.

Handicaps will be based on your previous scores over a rolling 1 year period.

Results can be found under the competitions section.


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Previous Competition Rules
Cups & Competition Rules

Peter Castle Cup & Red Cross Cup(Updated Oct 2020 & Dec 2020)  This competition stopped May 2021

Pairs Competition but will be scored using cross imping.  The competitions will be played over 3 sessions and points will be awarded to East/West and North/South pairs on the following scale:

Winners 4 points, second place 3 points, third place 2 points and fourth place 1 point

The pair (not an individual) with the highest number of points will win the competition. If more than one pair have the same number of points they will share the cup.



Jones Cup

Is our premier Pairs competition. Played over 15 evenings with 10 as the qualifying number. It is a Members only competition and scored as MP’s with ALL matches to count. 

The winning Pair receive Jones Cup

The Runners-up receive wine

The Pair who score the highest percentage in one evening will receive the Sally Wass Cup

The best overall score by an individual who played with more than one partner receive wine



Pike-Douglas Cup

An Individual event, based on the total number of local Master points awarded (for the Monday sessions) by the club and gained over a 12 month period running 1st  April to 31st March.

The winning individual receives Cup



Red Cross Cup (Spring Teams )  This competition stopped May 2021

Is a three session IMPs scoring Teams event . Teams can be up to six players but they must play at least 2 out of three evenings. Scoring is by Place Points and if that is tied, by IMPs total. Place points are awarded as 4,3,2,1 if more than 6 teams play. Otherwise 3,2,1.

The winning Team receive Cup



Mixed Pairs   This competituion stopped May 2021

Is a  one session Pairs event. Scored on MP's.

Winning Pair receive ??


Ken Teller Trophy 

Is a one session Pairs event played as a charity evening at a cost of £5.00 per player (with a minimum of £2.50 per player going to the British Heart Foundation).

The winning Pair receive Trophy



Springfield Trophy (Summer Handicap)

Is a minimum of nine sessions Pairs event (although may be 10 some years), with the qualifying number of sessions being 6.  The handicap assigned to each player is based on the results over the Jones Cup immediately pre-dating the start of the competition. If the scorer feels that there were not enough Jones Cup results, he/she will allocate an appropriate handicap.

The winning Pair receive Trophy and the Runners Up wine



Rice-Golding Cup (X-IMPS from 2020)

Is an IMP's scoring pairs event, played over three evenings with two sessions being the qualifying number. Scored on Total IMPs over the evenings.

The winning Pair receive Cup


David Wing Cup (The Chelmsford City Charity Swiss Pairs)

Is a single night event, Open to all, with a charity theme. scored on MP's. prizes to be decided annually, currentl they are:.

The winning Pair receive Cup and 2 bottles of wine each

2nd place receive 1 bottle of wine each

Best improver 1 bottle of wine each



Hartley Plate (Best 4 of 7 ) 

Is a seven sessions Pairs event, minimum number of session to qualify is four. scored on MP’s

The winning Pair receive Plate




Starting at the beginning of April there will be a total of sixteen competitions for the year..  Each quarter there will be two competitions for the Tuesday and Friday sessions; each session will count as two competitions, a normal pairs and a handicaps pairs. At the end of each quarter there will be two winners from the Tuesday sessions (normal score and handicap scores) and two winners from the Friday sessions The handicap will be based on either the normal pairs result from the previous quarter or NGS grading if one is not available.  To qualify you need to play at least 7 of the sessions in the quarter.   The Tuesday and Friday sessions are scored completely independently


Valdie Autumn Pairs

This will be played over 9 sessions with 6 as the qualifying number.   It will be scored as MP's with all sessions to count

Valdie Autumn Handicap Pairs

This will be played over 6 sessions with the qualifying number of sessions being 4.  The handicap assigned to each pair will be based on the results from the Valdie Autumn Pairs immediately pre-dating the start of the competition. For pairs that played fewer than 6 sessions in the Valdie Autumn pairs the scorer will allocate an appropriate handicap but they will not qualify to win this competition.

Ladies and  Men's Pairs

These two competitions will held at the same time and will run for 4 sessions with the qualifying number of sessions being 3.  It will be scored as MP's with all sessions to count. Mixed pairs can play in these  competitions.  There will be no segregation of the men's and ladies pairs, they will all play together

Mixed Pairs

This will be played over 4 sessions with the qualifying number of sessions being 3.  It will be scored as MP's with all sessions to count.  Mens and ladies pairs can play in this competition.

Wednesday Spring Pairs (best of 6 from 9)

This will be played over 9 sessions with the best 6  scores to count.  The minimum  number of sessions to qualify is 6, scored on MPs.


Galletti Cup-Switch Teams (NO LONGER PLAYED).  was a single Imp's scoring Pairs event. Players must play with all the other members of their team. The winning Pair received Cup