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Competition Rules

The latest version of the Competition Rules will be put forward for approval by the SCCBA Management Committee (MC) meeting on October 1st, 2021.

The most recent changes are :-

  • dates and times of club heats to be notified to the web-site manager 'as soon as practicable' rather than 'by the end of June' (to be approved by the October 1st, 2021 MC meeting);
  • provision for the cessation of the SCCBA Yearbook (approved by July 30th, 2021 MC meeting);
  • provision for on-line events  (approved by June 4th, 2021 MC meeting);
  • arrangements for matches at 'half-way locations' (approved by November 30th, 2018 MC meeting);
  • the inclusion of details (in new Appendix E) of how qualifiers and reserves from heats of SCCBA competitions are determined (approved by August 17th, 2018 MC meeting);
  • the requirements affecting attendance at club heats are now not relevant to all Sussex Simultaneous Pairs events (approved by March 16th, 2018 MC meeting);
  • the incorporation of updated guidance from the EBU together with some further clarifications (approved by November 25th, 2016 MC meeting);
  • (a) lists of qualifiers will always be published on the county web-site instead of just 'normally'; (b) clubs are requested to action lists of qualifiers promptly; (c) in an emergency, the Tournament Manager can only change Competition Rules with the agreement of a majority of Tournament Committee members; (d) there should be no pairs playing without standing in semi-finals or finals; (e) in the list of Chairman's Cup invitees, the Ardingly winners are replaced by the best-placed Sussex pair in the Green Point Swiss Pairs (all approved by March 18th, 2016 MC meeting);
  • updated to include current status of Mixed Heats (approved by July 18th, 2014 MC meeting);
  • addition of Correction Periods appendix  (approved by May 10th, 2012 MC meeting);
  • clarification of entry qualifications to SCCBA events and addition of procedure for updating the Competition Rules (approved by August 10th, 2011, October 13th, 2011 and January 13th, 2012 MC meetings);
  • introduction of Mixed Heats (approved by May 15th, 2011 MC meeting).