1. Club competitions are open to members only.
2. Entry to all club competitions is free, except for normal table money.
3. Where competitions run “over the year” the year is from 1st April to 31st March.
3. Substitutes are not allowed in all pairs competitions or the Julian Hunt Cup and all single session teams events, including the Channer Cup.
4. Appeal times for all events will normally be 11pm one week after the event.
5. Conventions are restricted to:-
Duplicate:- Level 4, except Thursdays which is level 2
Rubber:- Simple Systems Licence only.
6. Ties are not broken in the Betty Terris Trophy, Betty Terris Rose Bowl, Sybil tutton cup, Jennings Cup and Chicago Trophy. Ties are split in other competitions in accordance with standard EBU rules. (Short summary below)
7. At two session pairs events where some or all players play a different number of boards in each session, the overall score for a pair is calculated from the percentage score at each session, factored by the number of boards played by that pair at each session. e.g. A pair scoring 60% in session one over 30 boards and 40% in session two over 20 boards has an overall percentage score of (60x30)+(40x20) divided by (30+20) ie. 52%.
B. SPLITTING TIES
This summary may be used in the first instance without reference to the EBU rules.
a. Pairs events:- The result of the boards played by the tied pairs against each other in terms of total match points scored. Failing that, the number of hands in which the pairs scored above average (an average is counted as half) having due regard to the number of boards played by each pair.
b. Multiple teams events:- Use the match/round between the two teams in VP’s. Failing that use IMP’s. Failing that , decide by the number of rounds won by each team.
C. APPEALS PROCEDURE
The TD when giving a ruling must tell the two pairs that they have a right to appeal his decision.
1. The appeal should be heard immediately after the end of the session.
2. The appeals committee to consist of the most knowledgeable players present at that session.
3. The TD and a representative of each pair MUST be in attendance.
4. Any further appeal must be made within 48 hours in writing to the chairman of the Tournament Committee and include a £10.00 deposit; refundable if the appeal is successful or deemed not to be frivolous.
5. The EBU will be the final arbiter if the Tournament Committee’s decision is not accepted
D. PRIVATE MATCHES PLAYED AT THE CLUB
TIMES OF MATCHES
Matches may be arranged for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings and at agreed times on a Saturday or Sunday. Two matches are possible on Tuesdays and Fridays, but only one on Wednesdays or Thursdays. No limit is set for Saturday or Sunday. Evening matches should commence at a time (normally 7:30 p.m.) which will ensure that they are completed by 11:00 p.m.
When a match is being played at the Club, one member of either team shall be designated as responsible for ensuring that the rules governing the use of the Club for matches are strictly adhered to. This person shall be known as the designated person and will normally be a member of the Club. By prior agreement and at the discretion of the Committee, matches may be played where the designated person is not a member of the Club.
Where the designated person is a Club member the match fee shall be £20, otherwise the fee shall be £40. The designated person shall pay the match fee to a member of the Club Committee or to the Director of a Club event coinciding with the match. The match fees indicated are subject to alteration at the discretion of the Club Committee. A match fee covers the provision of a cup of tea or coffee per person plus a reasonable quantity of biscuits.
The Director of a Club event coinciding with the match shall have the authority to deal with any matter concerning the use of the Club premises or facilities. In the absence of such a Director this authority devolves upon any member of the Club Committee present.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF DESIGNATED PERSON
(i) Booking the venue. This should be done through a Committee member, who will record the fixture, together with the name and telephone number of the designated person, in the Fixtures Diary.
(ii) If the match is arranged for a time when the Club is not normally open, the designated person must make the necessary arrangements for opening and locking up of the Club
(iii) Ensuring that the Club room and other facilities used are left in a clean and tidy condition after the match. All rubbish must be placed in the waste bins provided. Any crockery or cutlery used should be washed up. Bidding boxes are closed up.
(iv) In the event that the match is not finished by the time that any duplicate session being played on the same time is completed, the designated person shall be responsible for locking up the Club. The Director will either give his keys or a spare set of keys to the designated person who shall return those keys as soon as possible thereafter.