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.
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.
Andrew Blakesley Cup.
A multiple teams of four competition with teams to be formed on the night of the event by the random selection of two pairs to form a team.
Gordon Harris Trophy.
A single winner duplicate pairs event. The movement will include an arrowswitch to produce a single winning pair.
Bryan Elkington Cup.
A multiple teams of four competition to be run on a Tuesday morning with teams to be formed by random selection of two pairs to form a team.
A teams of four competition with players choosing the other members of their team. The previous year's winning team may not compete again as a team in the current year.
Alan Grace Shield.
The Club’s principal duplicate pairs competition. The movement will include an arrowswitch to produce a single winning pair.
Leverstock Green Village Association Festival Trophy.
A single winner duplicate pairs event to take place during the LGVA Festival week and open to all comers.
Maureen Roberts Cup.
A single winner duplicate pairs event for mixed pairs (male/female). The movement will include an arrowswitch to produce a single winning pair.
David Blasebalk Cup.
Awarded to the pair with the highest percentage score for a single Tuesday pairs session over the year, provided both members of the pair have an NGS ranking of less than ten on the final day of the competition year, and provided also that the pair had not already won one of the club's other cups for that session.
Mike Read Shield.
A swiss pairs event to be held annually on a Wednesday evening
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.