Risborough & District Bridge Club
Competitions and Rules 2015 –2015
A. The Open Pairs Cup is a six-session competition held throughout the year. The winning pair is that pair which has the highest average score in its best four sessions.
B. The Tuesday Handicap Pairs is a single event held in May. The winning partnership will be that pair which makes the best increment computed according to the National Grading rules (see the footnote).
C. The Wednesday Handicap Pairs is a single event held in November. The winning partnership will be that pair which makes the best increment computed according to the National Grading rules (see the footnote).
D. The Ladies and Mens Pairs are held in a single match-pointed session. Mixed pairs may play but cannot win either trophy.
E. The Mixed Pairs is a single match-pointed event held in August. Single-sex pairs may play but cannot win the trophy.
F. The Teams trophy is a single session event for teams of four with short matches scored on a VP scale.
G. The Wednesday Ladder is an individual event. Each player in a session scores one unit plus one unit for each pair with an equal or a lower score, so that for example with six full tables (12 pairs) each of the winning pair will score 1 + 11 for that session, the second pair will score 1 + 10 and so on. The winner is that player with the highest aggregate in the season.
H. The Geoff Roman memorial trophy is awarded to that player who participates in the highest number of making slams in the pairs and teams events throughout the year. No distinction is made between small and grand slams.
I. The Tuesday Statistics is not an official competition but is provided for the interest of members and to assist in the adminstration of the club.
Note on Handicaps.
1. The winning partnership will be that pair which makes the best increment computed according to the National Grading rules (these rules are complex). Two examples may suffice. If a pair has an average current National Grading of 58 and scores 59% against ‘opponents’ with an average grading of 52, its increment will be 59 – 50 + 52 – 58 = 3. A pair with an average NG of 49 scoring 51% against opponents with an average grade of 53% will have an increment of 51 – 50 + 53 – 49 = 4. By ‘opponents’ is meant the pairs playing the same cards (as in match-pointed pairs).