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Swiss Teams Competition
Swiss Teams Competition

The club's Swiss Teams Competition will take place on Wednesday 1st November at 7.15pm, on RealBridge, in place of the usual Wednesday evening teams night.†

The winning team will receive the Eve Stockwell Bowl at the AGM.†

We will play 24 or 25 boards, depending on the number of teams. If 9-16 teams enter, we will play 5 x 5-board matches. With 8 or fewer teams we will play 4 x 6-board matches.†

All members of all abilities are welcome to take part. Non-members are also welcome to play, but teams containing non-members are not eligible to win the competition/trophy.††

Masterpoints will be issued at the usual rate, and the event will count towards NGS ranking (based on cross-Imps).†

Entry fee is £4 per player (£2.00 for concessions). Please book your place via Bookwhen as usual.†


Please make sure that you have a team, as this event is not hosted. For help in finding team mates, see below.†

The Swiss Teams format

In Swiss Teams your opponents in the first round are chosen at random. After that†the Swiss element comes into play - in the second and subsequent rounds you are matched against a team that is close to you in the ranking list. This means that you are always matched up against a team that is doing as well (or as badly!) as you are. The better you do, the tougher your opponents are. You normally†only play against another team once, so even if you are leading the field, you won't play against the team lying second if you've already played them. You'll be drawn against the closest contestant you haven't played before.†

The final ranking is determined by the number of†Victory Points (VPs) won by your team.†

Victory points: a total of†20 Victory Points are shared between you and your opponents in each match. IMPs (International Match Points - the usual method used for teams scoring) are converted to VPs†according to a scale provided by the EBU. So you might win a match 20-0, or 13-7, or draw it 10-10, or lose by 9-11, or 2-18.†

Finding team mates

If you would like to play, but don't have a team, please contact the Team Mates Secretary who will do their best to help. It's usually easier to match up pairs into teams than individuals, so if you can find yourself a partner that will improve your chances of being able to play.