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 The Calendar now runs to the end of September 2020.

 Card deals using our card dealing machine take place at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome to attend at that time to witness card deals in support of open and honest play.

Competitions - Internal

This page includes the latest position on our internal competitions, and their rules.
Please click on the list below, or scroll down.

 
 
  Johnson & Jubilee

2019/20 - After 3 of 10 sessions:

1. Jon & Rahim 58.56%
2. 
Barry & Simon H 55.03%
3. Elizabeth & Glenn 51.69%.

(2018/19: Johnson Cup won by Stewart H & Phil with 57.02%. Jubilee Cup not awarded.)

A series of sessions of Match Pointed Pairs.  A pair must compete in a minimum of five sessions to qualify.
All scores will count towards a pairs' total score; in addition all pairs are ‘given’ one score of 50% at the start, to make the scoring system fairer for pairs who play more than the minimum number of five sessions.
The Johnson Cup is awarded to the pair with the highest percentage score overall.
The Jubilee Cup is awarded to the pair with the highest percentage score overall who have never won the Johnson Cup (including the current competition).
If a winning pair includes a non-GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts on the first round of the event), the trophy will be awarded to the highest ranked pair that contains only GBC members.

Page updated 8/11/19

  Prize on the Night

2019/20 Season:

10/10/19    Ajit Ghosh & John Stirrup  (they also won POTN 1 last year!)
12/12/19
30/01/20
27/02/20
26/03/20
23/04/20

[2018/19:  Ajit & John / Enid & Wilf / Paul & Steve / Denise & Si / Simon & Barry / Ken H & Tom]

Each is a single session of Match Pointed Pairs.
Prizes are awarded to the pair with the highest handicapped percentage score.
Handicapping is based on the EBU system and player's NGS grades.
Wherever possible the winners will be awarded their prizes on the night.
If a winning pair includes a non-GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts), the prizes will be awarded to the highest ranked pair that contains only GBC members.

Updated 12/11/19.

  Vowles

The 2019/20 season commenced on October 17th; Session 2 is on November 21st.

2018/19 Final Scores:

Vowles Cup:
1.  Nicholls       386    (Nicholls, Rahim, Simpson, Chaplin, Morritt + others)

2.  Swales        371
3.  Jones          336

Vowles Salver (handicapped):
1.  Jones          382    (W.Jones, Castle, Bourne, Bourne + others)
2.  Nicholls       362
3.  Rattenbury  334

A series of sessions of all-play-all Multiple Teams of 4.
Each match within a session is scored as IMPs and converted to Victory Points.
The Vowles Cup is awarded to the team with the highest number of Victory Points overall.
The Vowles Salver is scored and awarded similarly, except that the IMPs scored for each match within a session are handicapped (and the winners of the Vowles Cup are not eligible to win the Salver).

Handicapping is based on the EBU system and player's NGS grades.
Substitutes are allowed to play when regular team members are absent; the substitutes need not be GBC members but only GBC members' names will appear on a trophy.
A team missing one session will have matches scored 10-10; subsequent missed sessions will score nothing.

Page updated 2/11/19

  Allen Cup

A new competition for the 2018/19 season.  The cup has been presented by Norah.

Final Result (2018/19):

1.   Simon Halliday & Barry Overton
2.   Elizabeth & Glenn Bourne

All Match Pointed Pairs sessions between one AGM and the next that are not part of any other trophy competition (ie. 'Pairs' or ‘Prize on the Night’).
A pair must compete in at least 5 sessions to qualify, and all sessions count.
The Allen Cup will be awarded to the pair with the highest average handicapped percentage. 

Handicapping is based on the EBU system and player's NGS grades.
If a winning pair includes a non-GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts on the first round of the event), the cup will be awarded to the highest ranked pair that contains only GBC members.

Page updated 24/6/19

  Ladies' and Men's Pairs

2019/20 Season (October 2019) - Winners:

Ladies:   Elizabeth Bourne & Toni Jones

Mens:     Ken Haines & Tom Rowland

[2018/19 Season: Norah Allen & Sybil Davies / Ken Haines & Tom Rowland]

A single session of Match Pointed Pairs open to same-sex or mixed-sex pairs.
Played in separate sections if there are sufficient players of each gender to form two sections; otherwise the event may be played in a single section, at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
The Ladies' and Men's pairs trophies will be awarded to the highest ranked female and male pairs respectively.
If a winning pair includes a non-GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts), the trophy will be awarded to the appropriate highest ranked pair that contains only GBC members.

Updated 12/11/19

  Summer Pairs

Summer 2019 Final Results:

John wins with 61.00%, followed by Rahim (60.69%) and Phil (60.32%).

4th-10th: Simon H 59.23, Jon 59.06, Stewart H 58.87, Ken M 58.40, Jeff 56.73, Sarah 56.29, Barry 56.22.

(Summer 2018 - Winner: Ken Morritt.)

A series of sessions of Match Pointed Pairs.
The trophy will be awarded to the individual who achieved the highest average of their best 5 percentage scores with different partners.
If the highest scorer is not a GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts), the trophy will be awarded to the highest ranked individual who is a GBC member.

Page updated 27/9/19

  Mixed Pairs

2018/19 Season (November 2018) - Winners:  Sarah Cole & Tom Rowland

A single session of Match Pointed Pairs open to same-sex or mixed-sex pairs.
The trophy will be awarded to the highest ranked mixed-sex pair.
If a winning pair includes a non-GBC member (ie. not a fully paid up member of the Club before play starts), the trophy will be awarded to the appropriate highest ranked mixed-sex pair that contains only GBC members.

  Individual

2018/19.  Won by Phil Rattenbury (67%) on 11 April 2019.

A single match pointed individual.
Awarded to the highest scoring Club member (fully paid up before play starts).