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Club Pairs Competition 

for the Beck Salver

Sunday 29 September at 2pm

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Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September

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Rubber Bridge KO (Meltzer)
Rubber Bridge Knock-out Competition 2019-2020

Oxford Bridge Club's rubber bridge knockout tournament, played between 1 October and 30 May. The winners receive the Meltzer Trophy. 

  • open to all members
  • arrange matches between yourselves, as soon as you know who your opponents are
  • play your matches by the dates shown in the draw
  • play at home or on OBC premises (no additional charge)
  • contact the Diary Secretary to book a room - check the room bookings calendar to see if a room is free
  • each match consists of a maximum of 30 hands, or 6 rubbers, whichever comes first
  • don't forget that honours count! 
  • rubber bridge supplies are available in the Mary Good room
  • let the Tournament Secretary know the results of your match as soon as possible, so that the draw can be kept up to date


Entry fee is £5.00 per pair.  


Entry Form

Closing date for entries: 30th September 2019. 

The draw will be made by 1 October 2019. 


Postings/Entries will appear here, but none currently posted !!
Competition Rules

These are the rules for the competition (extracted from the Competition Bylaws)

The rules are in the process of being revised; the revised rules will be in place by the closing date for entries for this year's competition (30 September). 


OBC Rubber Bridge Knockout Competition


This competition shall determine the Club Rubber Bridge Champions for the year and the winners of the Meltzer Trophy


Pairs of Full Members of OBC.


Agreed by the competing pairs, within a timescale set by the Tournament Secretary before the end of September. Pairs should make every effort to arrange a suitable date; it is not permissible to offer only daytime weekdays unless agreeable to both parties: i.e. players should recognise that participants may work and require a match during the evening or weekend. In the case of failure to agree a date, the Tournament Secretary shall arbitrate, awarding the match to the pair deemed not at fault. Late matches may incur a carry-forward penalty of minus 300 points for the offending pair.


Each match will be 30 boards or 6 rubbers, whichever is the shorter.

Entry fee

£5 per pair, to be paid before playing the first round. Players may use the OBC premises free of charge to play their matches


A draw shall be made to determine the order of play. The Chief Tournament Director or Tournament Secretary shall furnish all pairs with details of the draw and closing dates for each round at least four weeks before the date by which the first round is due to be complete. Where the number of teams entering is not 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc., byes shall be introduced in the first round only. Byes shall be spread through the draw; as far as possible, the same number in each half, each quarter, each eighth, etc.


The event shall be a knockout competition with rubber bridge scoring


Level 4 conventions may be played


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