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Competition Rules
General conditions covering heats for county competitions hosted by the club

Visitors are welcome to play at heats of county competitions hosted by the club but all visitors must first obtain permission to play from the committee.

If the visitors wish to play without standing then they will be allowed to play, space permitting.  If however the visitors wish to play with standing, in an attempt to qualify for a later round of the competition, then they will only be granted permission by the committee if the total number of visitors expected to be playing with standing does not exceed the maximum number set by the committee.

With effect from 6th November 2019, this maximum number has been set at four for pairs events and eight for teams events.  All visitors playing with standing are included in this calculation of permitted numbers, regardless of whether they are partnering a member or another visitor.

General conditions covering all club competitions
  1. Subject to accommodation, all club competitions are open to members and visitors alike.  However, to be eligible to win a trophy (with the exception of the LGVA Festival Trophy) participants must:
    a) Be current members (paid up); and
    b) Have attended regular club sessions during the twelve months prior to the event on at least ten occasions, or a pro rata number of occasions for members of less than one year's standing.
  2. Events requiring pre-entry will be displayed on the club notice board and members intending to take part must enter their names in advance.
  3. Master points will be awarded at the normal club scale for all club competitions.
Club Ladder Competition Rules

Each competition will run from the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in September until the last Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in the following August.  All three Ladder competitions are separate events.

To qualify for a ladder position you must be a club member and play in half of the qualifying events.   

The winner will be the player with the highest percentage at the end of the ladder year, except that a mentor may not win the Thursday Ladder, only a student is eligible to win.

In the event of a tie, the player with the highest number of first places will be the winner.

In the event of a winning pair having played together throughout the year, the prize shall be shared.