Competition Rules 
Club Competitions General Rules 201920
Competition Rules

 A Minimum of 3 tables required for result to count
 8+tables for session prize money to be awarded
 A minimum of 24 boards to be played on competition nights.
NOTE  Tuesday afternoon directors may reduce the number of boards but these results will only count towards masterpoints when everyone has played enough boards.
 The competition dates are set in the calendar and will not be changed. No additional nights will be added and bounce nights will not be converted to competition nights to make up for earlier nights missed.
 NOTE the Maxwelltown west Salver, Tuesday Handicap the Adamson and the Wednesday Scratch competitions do not have a set number of nights but do have fixed start and finish dates.
 The Number of scores to count towards a competition is:
Half the number of nights +1 if even number of events played
or half the number of nights rounded up if an odd number of qualifying events are played,

Entry

An entry list will be placed in the club 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition. Competitors may be added during the competition at the committee/ TD’s discretion.

Qualification

To win a competition overall, competitors must be club members.
Weekly prize money*, if applicable, can be won by guests (The guest's premium is NOT table money)
Note Prize money will be paid out the week following the event,

Weekly prize money*

Prize money will be awarded to the highest N/S and E/W in a Mitchell competition and the highest two percentages in a Howell Competition.
On Wednesday Prize money goes to the Handicap Winners.

Handicap calculation

Handicaps will be calculated by Bridgewebs on a 12 month rolling handicap system. After one has played 5 times Bridgewebs will calculate their handicap and apply it the following month.

Results

All competitions are now based on the percentages scored and not on the position. Hence Bridgewebs will show under the “Competition “ tab the current leaders of the competition for both scratch and handicap events.

Masterpoints

Masterpoints are awarded to the top third of the players on the night. These can be viewed on Bridgewebs and your total points viewed on Mempad.

Rules

No changes should be made during the competition year

Monday
Event

The Stewart Trophy

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of September. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Pairs Handicap

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Playing Monday of January after the club reopens from the Christmas shutdown. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Hutcheon Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of May. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player, Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Bronze Prize A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player unless a Bronze player has already won first or
second prize.
Tuesday.
Event

Tuesday afternoon

Type

Match pointed Scratch – bounce event – draw for partners– open to all comers

Day of week and time

Third ,Fourth & Fifth ( when it occurs) Tues 1:50 pm

Duration and qualification

Club Year

Commencement

See Calendar relevant dates

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Event

Maxwelltown West Salver

Type

Match pointed Scratch –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:50 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player.



Event

Tuesday Handicap

Type

Match pointed Handicap –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:450 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Handicap

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player.



Wednesday
Event

The Adamson Cup

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates In the case of a tied result all their names will be put on the cup.

Handicap calculation

Handicapped

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30, 2^{nd} £20.

Event

Wednesday Scratch Competition

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates their names will be put on the cup

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30 , 2^{nd} £20.

Event

The Loreburn Cup

Type

Teams of 4

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Commencement

A Wednesday in February. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £40 per team 2nd £20 per team

Event J.H.S. LAW TROPHY .
This year the J.H.S. Law Trophy will run alongside Club Charity Night on ? 2020. Money received to be split between MARFAN and Charity of Presidents choice.
The J.H.S. LAW TROPHY will be a Match Pointed Handicapped Pairs Competition for club members and the J.H.S.Law Trophy winners will be the pair with the highest percentage after club Handicaps are applied. ( i.e. They could be N/S or E/W Pair.)
NOTE – (1) The J.H,S.Law Trophy can only be won by a club member
(2) If Club Member does not have an appropriate handicap then the Pair will be allocated one depending on their Master Point Ranking.
There will also be a prize for the Top Bronze Pair who did not win either the J.H.S. Law Trophy or the Charity Competition.
Note for Clarification – the Charity competition will be a Match pointed Scratch Competition with a winning N/S Pair and a winning E/W Pair.

Day of week and time Wednesday ?? 2020

Commencement 7:00 pm

Handicap calculation  Club Handicap Applies


Competition prize money JHS Law £10 per player to winning pair
See calendar for exact date.
Friday
Event

Appleton Cup Handicap Competition /Mary Birss Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of September See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner and second place of the Appleton Cup /Mary Birss  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Appleton Cup unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Appleton – Handicapped Mary Birss – Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player Bronze prize £10 per player if applicable.

Event

Cissie Hanley Handicap Competition /Cissie Hanley Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of January See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner of the Cissie Hanley Scratch/Handicap  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Cissie Hanley Handicapped Competition unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Handicap/Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player. Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Event

The Summer Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then qualification will be greater than half the number of nights played.

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of May See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player


Saturday

Event

McGowan Cup

Type

Ladies Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Saturday 1:30 pm

Commencement

A Saturday in February

Qualification

A minimum of 24 boards to be played. In the case of a tied result the TD will compare the scores of the pairs involved and decide the winner. If this is impossible both pairs names will be put on the Trophy

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player










Club Competitions General Rules 201920
Competition Rules

 A Minimum of 3 tables required for result to count
 8+tables for session prize money to be awarded
 A minimum of 24 boards to be played on competition nights.
NOTE  Tuesday afternoon directors may reduce the number of boards but these results will only count towards masterpoints when everyone has played enough boards.
 The competition dates are set in the calendar and will not be changed. No additional nights will be added and bounce nights will not be converted to competition nights to make up for earlier nights missed.
 NOTE the Maxwelltown west Salver, Tuesday Handicap the Adamson and the Wednesday Scratch competitions do not have a set number of nights but do have fixed start and finish dates.
 The Number of scores to count towards a competition is:
Half the number of nights +1 if even number of events played
or half the number of nights rounded up if an odd number of qualifying events are played,

Entry

An entry list will be placed in the club 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition. Competitors may be added during the competition at the committee/ TD’s discretion.

Qualification

To win a competition overall, competitors must be club members.
Weekly prize money*, if applicable, can be won by guests (The guest's premium is NOT table money)
Note Prize money will be paid out the week following the event,

Weekly prize money*

Prize money will be awarded to the highest N/S and E/W in a Mitchel competition and the highest two percentages in a Howell Competition.
On Wednesday Prize money goes to the Handicap Winners.

Handicap calculation

Handicaps will be calculated by Bridgewebs on a 12 month rolling handicap system. After one has played 5 times Bridgewebs will calculate their handicap and apply it the following month.

Results

All competitions are now based on the percentages scored and not on the position. Hence Bridgewebs will show under the “Competition “ tab the current leaders of the competition for both scratch and handicap events.

Masterpoints

Masterpoints are awarded to the top third of the players on the night. These can be viewed on Bridgewebs and your total points viewed on Mempad.

Rules

No changes should be made during the competition year

Monday
Event

The Stewart Trophy

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of September. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Pairs Handicap

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Playing Monday of January after the club reopens from the Christmas shutdown. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Hutcheon Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of May. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player, Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Bronze Prize A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player unless a Bronze player has already won first or
second prize.
Tuesday.
Event

Tuesday afternoon

Type

Match pointed Scratch – bounce event – draw for partners– open to all comers

Day of week and time

Third ,Fourth & Fifth ( when it occurs) Tues 1:45pm

Duration and qualification

Club Year

Commencement

See Calendar relevant dates

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Event

Maxwelltown West Salver

Type

Match pointed Scratch –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player.



Event

Tuesday Handicap

Type

Match pointed Handicap –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Handicap

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player.



Wednesday
Event

The Adamson Cup

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates In the case of a tied result all their names will be put on the cup.

Handicap calculation

Handicapped

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30, 2^{nd} £20.

Event

Wednesday Scratch Competition

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates their names will be put on the cup

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30 , 2^{nd} £20.

Event

The Loreburn Cup

Type

Teams of 4

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Commencement

A Wednesday in February. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £40 per team 2nd £20 per team

Event J.H.S. LAW TROPHY .
This year the J.H.S. Law Trophy will run alongside Club Charity Night on ? 2020. Money received to be split between MARFAN and Charity of Presidents choice.
The J.H.S. LAW TROPHY will be a Match Pointed Handicapped Pairs Competition for club members and the J.H.S.Law Trophy winners will be the pair with the highest percentage after club Handicaps are applied. ( i.e. They could be N/S or E/W Pair.)
NOTE – (1) The J.H,S.Law Trophy can only be won by a club member
(2) If Club Member does not have an appropriate handicap then the Pair will be allocated one depending on their Master Point Ranking.
There will also be a prize for the Top Bronze Pair who did not win either the J.H.S. Law Trophy or the Charity Competition.
Note for Clarification – the Charity competition will be a Match pointed Scratch Competition with a winning N/S Pair and a winning E/W Pair.

Day of week and time Wednesday ?? 2020

Commencement 7:00 pm

Handicap calculation  Club Handicap Applies


Competition prize money JHS Law £10 per player to winning pair
See calendar for exact date.
Friday
Event

Appleton Cup Handicap Competition /Mary Birss Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of September See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner and second place of the Appleton Cup /Mary Birss  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Appleton Cup unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Appleton – Handicapped Mary Birss – Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player Bronze prize £10 per player if applicable.

Event

Cissie Hanley Handicap Competition /Cissie Hanley Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of January See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner of the Cissie Hanley Scratch/Handicap  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Cissie Hanley Handicapped Competition unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Handicap/Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player. Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Event

The Summer Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then qualification will be greater than half the number of nights played.

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of May See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player


Saturday

Event

McGowan Cup

Type

Ladies Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Saturday 1:30 pm

Commencement

A Saturday in February

Qualification

A minimum of 24 boards to be played. In the case of a tied result the TD will compare the scores of the pairs involved and decide the winner. If this is impossible both pairs names will be put on the Trophy

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player








Club Competitions General Rules 201920
Competition Rules

 A Minimum of 3 tables required for result to count
 8+tables for session prize money to be awarded
 A minimum of 24 boards to be played on competition nights.
NOTE  Tuesday afternoon directors may reduce the number of boards but these results will only count towards masterpoints when everyone has played enough boards.
 The competition dates are set in the calendar and will not be changed. No additional nights will be added and bounce nights will not be converted to competition nights to make up for earlier nights missed.
 NOTE the Maxwelltown west Salver, Tuesday Handicap the Adamson and the Wednesday Scratch competitions do not have a set number of nights but do have fixed start and finish dates.
 The Number of scores to count towards a competition is:
Half the number of nights +1 if even number of events played
or half the number of nights rounded up if an odd number of qualifying events are played,

Entry

An entry list will be placed in the club 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition. Competitors may be added during the competition at the committee/ TD’s discretion.

Qualification

To win a competition overall, competitors must be club members.
Weekly prize money*, if applicable, can be won by guests (The guest's premium is NOT table money)
Note Prize money will be paid out the week following the event,

Weekly prize money*

Prize money will be awarded to the highest N/S and E/W in a Mitchel competition and the highest two percentages in a Howell Competition.
On Wednesday Prize money goes to the Handicap Winners.

Handicap calculation

Handicaps will be calculated by Bridgewebs on a 12 month rolling handicap system. After one has played 5 times Bridgewebs will calculate their handicap and apply it the following month.

Results

All competitions are now based on the percentages scored and not on the position. Hence Bridgewebs will show under the “Competition “ tab the current leaders of the competition for both scratch and handicap events.

Masterpoints

Masterpoints are awarded to the top third of the players on the night. These can be viewed on Bridgewebs and your total points viewed on Mempad.

Rules

No changes should be made during the competition year

Monday
Event

The Stewart Trophy

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of September. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Pairs Handicap

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Playing Monday of January after the club reopens from the Christmas shutdown. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Hutcheon Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of May. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player, Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Bronze Prize A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player unless a Bronze player has already won first or
second prize.
Tuesday.
Event

Tuesday afternoon

Type

Match pointed Scratch – bounce event – draw for partners– open to all comers

Day of week and time

Third ,Fourth & Fifth ( when it occurs) Tues 1:45pm

Duration and qualification

Club Year

Commencement

See Calendar relevant dates

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Event

Maxwelltown West Salver

Type

Match pointed Scratch –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player.



Event

Tuesday Handicap

Type

Match pointed Handicap –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Handicap

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player.



Wednesday
Event

The Adamson Cup

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates In the case of a tied result all their names will be put on the cup.

Handicap calculation

Handicapped

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30, 2^{nd} £20.

Event

Wednesday Scratch Competition

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates their names will be put on the cup

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30 , 2^{nd} £20.

Event

The Loreburn Cup

Type

Teams of 4

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Commencement

A Wednesday in February. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £40 per team 2nd £20 per team

Event J.H.S. LAW TROPHY .
This year the J.H.S. Law Trophy will run alongside Club Charity Night on ? 2020. Money received to be split between MARFAN and Charity of Presidents choice.
The J.H.S. LAW TROPHY will be a Match Pointed Handicapped Pairs Competition for club members and the J.H.S.Law Trophy winners will be the pair with the highest percentage after club Handicaps are applied. ( i.e. They could be N/S or E/W Pair.)
NOTE – (1) The J.H,S.Law Trophy can only be won by a club member
(2) If Club Member does not have an appropriate handicap then the Pair will be allocated one depending on their Master Point Ranking.
There will also be a prize for the Top Bronze Pair who did not win either the J.H.S. Law Trophy or the Charity Competition.
Note for Clarification – the Charity competition will be a Match pointed Scratch Competition with a winning N/S Pair and a winning E/W Pair.

Day of week and time Wednesday ?? 2020

Commencement 7:00 pm

Handicap calculation  Club Handicap Applies


Competition prize money JHS Law £10 per player to winning pair
See calendar for exact date.
Friday
Event

Appleton Cup Handicap Competition /Mary Birss Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of September See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner and second place of the Appleton Cup /Mary Birss  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Appleton Cup unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Appleton – Handicapped Mary Birss – Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player Bronze prize £10 per player if applicable.

Event

Cissie Hanley Handicap Competition /Cissie Hanley Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of January See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner of the Cissie Hanley Scratch/Handicap  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Cissie Hanley Handicapped Competition unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Handicap/Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player. Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Event

The Summer Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then qualification will be greater than half the number of nights played.

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of May See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player


Saturday

Event

McGowan Cup

Type

Ladies Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Saturday 1:30 pm

Commencement

A Saturday in February

Qualification

A minimum of 24 boards to be played. In the case of a tied result the TD will compare the scores of the pairs involved and decide the winner. If this is impossible both pairs names will be put on the Trophy

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player










Club Competitions General Rules 201920
Competition Rules

 A Minimum of 3 tables required for result to count
 8+tables for session prize money to be awarded
 A minimum of 24 boards to be played on competition nights.
NOTE  Tuesday afternoon directors may reduce the number of boards but these results will only count towards masterpoints when everyone has played enough boards.
 The competition dates are set in the calendar and will not be changed. No additional nights will be added and bounce nights will not be converted to competition nights to make up for earlier nights missed.
 NOTE the Maxwelltown west Salver, Tuesday Handicap the Adamson and the Wednesday Scratch competitions do not have a set number of nights but do have fixed start and finish dates.
 The Number of scores to count towards a competition is:
Half the number of nights +1 if even number of events played
or half the number of nights rounded up if an odd number of qualifying events are played,

Entry

An entry list will be placed in the club 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition. Competitors may be added during the competition at the committee/ TD’s discretion.

Qualification

To win a competition overall, competitors must be club members.
Weekly prize money*, if applicable, can be won by guests (The guest's premium is NOT table money)
Note Prize money will be paid out the week following the event,

Weekly prize money*

Prize money will be awarded to the highest N/S and E/W in a Mitchel competition and the highest two percentages in a Howell Competition.
On Wednesday Prize money goes to the Handicap Winners.

Handicap calculation

Handicaps will be calculated by Bridgewebs on a 12 month rolling handicap system. After one has played 5 times Bridgewebs will calculate their handicap and apply it the following month.

Results

All competitions are now based on the percentages scored and not on the position. Hence Bridgewebs will show under the “Competition “ tab the current leaders of the competition for both scratch and handicap events.

Masterpoints

Masterpoints are awarded to the top third of the players on the night. These can be viewed on Bridgewebs and your total points viewed on Mempad.

Rules

No changes should be made during the competition year

Monday
Event

The Stewart Trophy

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of September. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Pairs Handicap

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Playing Monday of January after the club reopens from the Christmas shutdown. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player

Event

The Hutcheon Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Monday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

First Monday of May. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player, Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Bronze Prize A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player unless a Bronze player has already won first or
second prize.
Tuesday.
Event

Tuesday afternoon

Type

Match pointed Scratch – bounce event – draw for partners– open to all comers

Day of week and time

Third ,Fourth & Fifth ( when it occurs) Tues 1:45pm

Duration and qualification

Club Year

Commencement

See Calendar relevant dates

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Event

Maxwelltown West Salver

Type

Match pointed Scratch –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player.



Event

Tuesday Handicap

Type

Match pointed Handicap –– draw for partners– open to all members attending.

Day of week and time

This event will take place on the First & second Tuesdays of the Month 1:45 PM

Duration and qualification

The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers). See calendar for fixed start and finish dates.

Handicap calculation

Handicap

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player.



Wednesday
Event

The Adamson Cup

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates In the case of a tied result all their names will be put on the cup.

Handicap calculation

Handicapped

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30, 2^{nd} £20.

Event

Wednesday Scratch Competition

Type

Handicapped Match Pointed played in Pairs scored as Individuals

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

The winner of this competition will be the person with the highest average.
The number of qualifying weeks will be half the number events plus 1 (for even numbers) or half the number of events rounded up (for odd numbers).
See Calendar for fixed Start and finish dates their names will be put on the cup

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £30 , 2^{nd} £20.

Event

The Loreburn Cup

Type

Teams of 4

Day of week and time

Wednesday 7.00 PM

Commencement

A Wednesday in February. See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £40 per team 2nd £20 per team

Event J.H.S. LAW TROPHY .
This year the J.H.S. Law Trophy will run alongside Club Charity Night on ? 2020. Money received to be split between MARFAN and Charity of Presidents choice.
The J.H.S. LAW TROPHY will be a Match Pointed Handicapped Pairs Competition for club members and the J.H.S.Law Trophy winners will be the pair with the highest percentage after club Handicaps are applied. ( i.e. They could be N/S or E/W Pair.)
NOTE – (1) The J.H,S.Law Trophy can only be won by a club member
(2) If Club Member does not have an appropriate handicap then the Pair will be allocated one depending on their Master Point Ranking.
There will also be a prize for the Top Bronze Pair who did not win either the J.H.S. Law Trophy or the Charity Competition.
Note for Clarification – the Charity competition will be a Match pointed Scratch Competition with a winning N/S Pair and a winning E/W Pair.

Day of week and time Wednesday ?? 2020

Commencement 7:00 pm

Handicap calculation  Club Handicap Applies


Competition prize money JHS Law £10 per player to winning pair
See calendar for exact date.
Friday
Event

Appleton Cup Handicap Competition /Mary Birss Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of September See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner and second place of the Appleton Cup /Mary Birss  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Appleton Cup unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Appleton – Handicapped Mary Birss – Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player Bronze prize £10 per player if applicable.

Event

Cissie Hanley Handicap Competition /Cissie Hanley Scratch Competition



Type

Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of January See Calendar for exact date.

Eligibility

The winner of the Cissie Hanley Scratch/Handicap  a person of any Masterpoint rank.
A prize for the Highest ranked Bronze player in Cissie Hanley Handicapped Competition unless a Bronze player has already won first or second prize.

Handicap calculation

Handicap/Scratch

Competition prize money

1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player. Bronze £10 per player if applicable

Event

The Summer Cup

Type

Match Pointed Pairs.

Day of week and time

Friday 7.00 PM

Duration and qualification

15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then qualification will be greater than half the number of nights played.

Commencement

1^{st} Friday of May See Calendar for exact date

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player


Saturday

Event

McGowan Cup

Type

Ladies Match Pointed Pairs

Day of week and time

Saturday 1:30 pm

Commencement

A Saturday in February

Qualification

A minimum of 24 boards to be played. In the case of a tied result the TD will compare the scores of the pairs involved and decide the winner. If this is impossible both pairs names will be put on the Trophy

Handicap calculation

Scratch

Competition prize money

1^{st} £15 per player, 2^{nd} £10 per player















