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Competitions Explained
Competitions Explained

Daytime Pairs

Summer Daytime Pairs

Autumn Daytime Pairs

New Year Daytime Pairs

There are 3 Daytime Pairs Competitions that run for approximately 17 weeks per session each year. The Summer Daytime Pairs runs from May to September. Autumn Daytime Pairs runs from September to January. New Year Daytime Pairs runs from January to May. Each session runs on a Monday afternoon.

This is a handicapped pairs competition. Each individual’s handicap is combined with their partners (then divided by 2) to ascertain the handicap applied for each session within the competition. (Example: Player X = +3%, Player Y = +2%, Handicap is 2.5%.  Player X = -2% Player Y = +4% Handicap = +1%.

To qualify for each competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average percentage for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up of each competition. There is also an overall Daytime Pairs trophy that is awarded to the pair who achieved the best percentage across the 3 competitions. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Simple Systems

Summer Simple Systems

Autumn Simple Systems

New Year Simple Systems

There are 3 Simple Systems Competitions that run for approximately 16 weeks per session each year. The Summer Simple Systems runs from May to September. Autumn Simple Systems runs from September to January. New Year Simple Systems runs from January to May. Each session runs on a Thursday evening.

This is a handicapped pairs competition. Each individual’s handicap is combined with their partners (then divided by 2) to ascertain the handicap applied for each session within the competition. (Example: Player X = +3%, Player Y = +2%, Handicap is 2.5%.  Player X = -2% Player Y = +4% Handicap = +1%.

To qualify for each competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 8 must be played in a 16-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average percentage for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up of each competition. There is also an overall Simple System trophy that is awarded to the pair who achieved the best percentage across the 3 competitions. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Simple System means there is a restricted system that can be used and a copy of this system card is available on request.

A number of Simultaneous pairs events are run on the same evening and the Simple Systems limits are removed therefore these results do not count towards the competition.

Positional Pairs

Positional Pairs

There is 1 Positional Pairs Competition that runs for approximately 17 weeks each year from September to January. Each session runs on a Monday evening.

To qualify for this competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average position for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.  In this event it always run as a 1 winner movement and results are based upon your position in each session (as against your percentage).

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up. There is also a Positional Pairs trophy that is awarded to the winners. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Handicap Pairs

Handicap Pairs

There is 1 Handicap Pairs Competition that runs for approximately 17 weeks each year from May to September. Each session runs on a Friday evening.

This is a handicapped pairs competition. Each individual’s handicap is combined with their partners (then divided by 2) to ascertain the handicap applied for each session within the competition. (Example: Player X = +3%, Player Y = +2%, Handicap is 2.5%.  Player X = -2% Player Y = +4% Handicap = +1%.

To qualify for this competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average percentage for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up. There is also a Handicap Pairs trophy that is awarded to the winners. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

NGS Pairs Competition

NGS Pairs

There is 1 NGS Pairs Competition that runs for approximately 17 weeks each year from January to May. Each session runs on a Monday evening.

This is a handicapped pairs competition. The Handicap use is based on the EBU NGS grade achieved. This grade is updated monthly from the EBU. A handicap is assigned to each EBU grade e.g. If a player is a Jack they may receeive a handicap of -1%, a 4 may receive +13%  Each individual’s handicap is combined with their partners (then divided by 2) to ascertain the handicap applied for each session within the competition. (Example: Player X = +3%, Player Y = +2%, Handicap is 2.5%.  Player X = -2% Player Y = +4% Handicap = +1%.

To qualify for this competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average percentage for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up. There is also an NGS Handicap Pairs trophy that is awarded to the winners. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Butler Pairs

Butler Pairs

There is 1 Butler Pairs Competition that runs for approximately 17 weeks each year from September to January. Each session runs on a Friday evening.

To qualify for this competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average IMP score for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up. There is also an Butler Pairs trophy that is awarded to the winners. The names of the winners of the trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Open Pairs

Summer Open Pairs

Winter Open Pairs

There are 2 Open Pairs Competition that runs for approximately 17 weeks per competition. Summer Open Pairs runs from May to September on a Monday evening. Winter Open Pairs runs from January to May on a Friday evening.

To qualify for this competition, you need to play in at least half of the available sessions.  e.g. 9 must be played in a 17-session competition. The best 10 results are used to calculate the average percentage for the competition i.e. If you play more than 10 the worst results are not counted.

Cash Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up of each competition. There is also a trophy awarded for each competition to the winners. The names of the winners of each trophy are also placed on the clubs honours board.

Dorothy Salmon Memorial Pairs

Dorothy Salmon Memorial Pairs

Dorothy Salmon is remembered for the introduction of Improver events to Scarborough Bridge Club on Wednesday mornings.  These events have proven to be very popular to our less experienced members and this event is held in her memory.

This is a one-off event played on a Wednesday morning normally in September each year.  The competition is designed for relatively inexperienced players and qualification for this event is therefore below the rank of County Master on the EBU ranking scale.

The names of the winners are placed on the clubs honours board.

Stephenson Watson Trophy

Stephenson Watson Trophy

This is a one-off event played on a Thursday evening.  The competition is designed for relatively inexperienced players and qualification for this event is therefore below the rank of Master on the EBU ranking scale.

The names of the winners are placed on the clubs honours board.

Victor Ludorum Trophy

Victor Ludorum Trophy

The Victor Ludorum is awarded to the person who accumulates the most Victor Ludorum points on each of the 4 non handicapped events run during the bridge calendar year. Current competitions that qualify for Victor Ludorum points are as follows:

Summer Open Pairs

Positional Pairs

Butler Pairs

Winter Open Pairs

Point are awarded for the first 6 places

6 points for 1st down to 1 point for 6th place.

There is a trophy awarded to the winner. The name of the winner of the trophy is also placed on the clubs honours board.