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Competition Rules

Dorking Bridge Club

Rules for annual competitions

 

Individual Ladder

 

- The average of percentage scores obtained between 1 January and the Christmas Party each year in Tuesday evening pairs competitions, including Sims and the National Pairs heat but excluding Swiss Pairs, is calculated. The winner is the player with the highest average.

 

- To qualify for inclusion the player must be a club member and must have played at least 12 times in a Tuesday pairs event.

 

- If the member joined during the year results obtained before becoming a member are not included.

 

- Results obtained when a member plays with a non-member are included.

 

- A prize will be awarded to the winner.

 

Pairs Ladder

 

- The average of percentage scores obtained between 1 January and the Christmas Party each year in Thursday evening pairs competitions, including Sims and the National Pairs heat but excluding Swiss Pairs, is calculated. The winner is the pair with the highest average.

 

- To qualify for inclusion the pair must both be club members and must have played at least 8 times in a Thursday pairs event.

 

- If one or both of a pair joined the club during the year results obtained before they both became members are not included.

 

- A prize will be awarded to the winning pair.

 

The Dorking Shield

 

- The three highest IMP scores in the Club Multiple Team events held during the calendar year are added for each member of a team. The winner is the player with the highest total.

 

- To qualify for inclusion the player must be a club member and must have played in at least 3 multiple teams events.

 

- If someone plays in more than 3 events only their 3 highest scores are used.

 

- If the member joined during the year results obtained before becoming a member are not included.

 

- The winner’s name is engraved on the shield and the winner holds it for the following year.

 

- A prize will be awarded to the winner.

 

The Walter Fink Trophy

 

- Four pairs evenings, usually in November, are designated by the Committee for the Walter Fink Trophy.

 

- To qualify for inclusion the player must be a club member and must have played in at least 2 of the 4 events.

 

- The winner is the player with the highest average of their 2 highest percentage scores.

 

- Results obtained when a member plays with a non-member are included.

 

- The winner’s name is engraved on the trophy and the winner holds it for the following year.

 

- A prize will be awarded to the winner.

 

 

Dicky Bird, 8 November 2017

 

 

Bridge Movements

Following the survey on bridge movements that was carried out last year, please see the result below:
 

 
So with this result we will use in the future:

No. of tables

Boards per round

Boards in play

No. of rounds

 
Description

2

24

12

 
8 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

2

24

12

 
9 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 



The Committee and Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will be open to members’ views and the performance of the movements so please provide feedback.
 
The complete bridge movement table is:
 

No. of tables

Boards per round

Boards in play

No. of rounds

 
Description

6 and less

Variable

24 ( 25 for 3 tables)

Variable

 
Howell, movement cards
 

2  

24

12

 

7 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards

 

7 3 24 8

Hesitation Mitchell. Relay 3/4, arrow switch last round except table 7. Movement cards.

2

24

12

 
8 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

8

3

24

8

 
Mitchell. Relay 4/5, share 1/8
 

2

24

12

 
9 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

9

 3

27

8

 
Mitchell
 

9½ or 10

2

24

12

 
Double Hesitation Mitchell. Relays 6/7 and 10/1, arrow switch last round except tables 2 and 10. Movement cards
 

10½ or 11
 

2

24

12

 
Hesitation Mitchell. Relay 5/6, arrow switch last round except Table 11. Movement cards
 

11½

2

24

12

 
Mitchell. Relay 5/6. To avoid sharing boards the half MUST be EW at table 12 (missing pair NS)
 

12

2

24

12

Mitchell. Relay 5/6, share 11/12

More than 12

2

24

12

 
Mitchell. For an even number of tables EW skip after half the number of tables, for example with 14 tables EW skip one table after 7 rounds.