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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

Final Scores 2018/19:

1.  57.02%  Stewart Harrison & Phil Rattenbury
2.  54.96%  Tom Rowland & Ken Haines
3.  54.27%  Glenn & Elizabeth Bourne

(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 24/5/19

  Prize on the Night

2018/19 Season:

11/10/18    Ajit Ghosh & John Stirrup
13/12/18    Enid Castle & Wilf Jones
31/1/19     Paul Hending & Steve Mansfield
28/2/19     Denise Gardner & Simon Rudd
28/3/19     Simon Halliday & Barry Overton
25/4/19     Ken Haines & Tom Rowland

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.

Page updated 12/5/19.

  Vowles

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 Multiple Teams of 4, scored as Victory Points out of 20 per match.
The Vowles Cup is awarded to the team with the highest percentage overall score.
The Vowles Salver is awarded to the team with highest handicapped overall score (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 19/5/19

  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

Includes all Match Pointed Pairs sessions that do not have a trophy awarded (eg. sessions such as Prize on the Night, but not the Johnson and Jubilee).
The cup is awarded to the pair with the best five handicapped scores from these sessions. 
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 12/5/19

  Ladies' and Men's Pairs

2018/19 Season (October 2018) - Winners:

Ladies:   Norah Allen & Sybil Davies

Mens:     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.

  Summer Pairs

Summer 2018 - Winner: Ken Morritt.

Summer 2019 - competition commences 6 June 2019.

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.

  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).