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Competition Rules
This page contains details on the club competititions and the rules.

Johnston Stewart Trophy

Pairs Championship that is played over seven qualifying rounds .  Graduated points, starting from 10, are awarded to teh winners of each round.   Double points are awarded for the final round. This will be played on a club night.

Cembler & Marks Trophy

A match pointed pairs competition played over seven rounds.  The winners are the pair with the highest total of percentage scores over a maximum of 4 of the rounds.

Bruno Serafini Trophy

Teams of 4 competition over 7 rounds.  The best 4 scores count.  The scoring is IMPs converted to VPs and then to a percentage score of the points available.  Teams will be as played in the 1st round unless otherwise stated or at the discretion of the Director.  Substitutes are allowed but only one score with a substitute will be allowed in the final total score, and this substitute may be a member of another team.

Bill Mitchell Handicap Teams of Four

This runs simultaneously with the Bruno Serafini rounds, with teams receiving handicaps based on the previous year's average scores.  Completely new teams will receive a handicap by the master points secretary.  Substitutes are allowed but only one score with a substitute will be allowed in the final total score, and this substitute may be a member of another team.  The team which wins the Bruno Serafini Trophy cannot win the handicapped teams. 

The Bridie & Ross Trophy for Summer Teams of Four

Over the course of this open teams of four competition, the best scores to a maximum of 7 scores count.  Substitutes will be allowed for four of these scores but the other three scores must be with the established team.  On any evening, a pair of substitutes will not have a counting score.  Scoring will be VPs converted to percentages.  There is also a prize for the concurrent Jim Power Trophy as the handicap tournament.