Worcestershire CBA has a Facebook page which may be of interest.
The format of the Midland Counties League (MCL) is a series of head-to-head matches played over 32 boards. Each County will play all the other participating Counties each season, either home or away. Each County will field three teams of 8 players. The first teams will play for the Dawes trophy, the second teams will play for the Porter Cup and the third teams for the Markham Trophy. Scoring will by double cross-imping converted to VPs on an agreed scale (see below). The winning team of each of the three Leagues will be determined by the County with the highest number of VPs at the end of the season. In the event of a tie between two or more Counties, those Counties with the equal highest VPs will be considered to be joint winners. Where it is necessary to have one nominated County to participate in inter-regional finals, EBU procedures will apply.
1 missing comparison = 3 IMPs in total
2 missing comparisons = 4 IMPs in total (ie 2 IMPs per missing comparison)
3 missing comparisons = 5 IMPs in total
4 missing comparisons = 6 IMPs in total
If a board cannot be played at one table and it is clear that one team is at fault then the penalties defined in section 9 can be applied.
Where a ruling requires bridge judgement, the TD should consult a suitable number of people before making a ruling. This might delay the ruling, and where that causes a problem, an interim ruling (eg "score as if the claim was valid") will be made.
Where one or other party is not satisfied with the final ruling, they should inform the TD as soon as possible.
If the issue is an interpretation of the Laws or Regulations, then the party concerned can seek an appeal before the match scores are announced or some earlier mutually agreed time. The two Match Captains will seek to agree a suitably qualified director(s) to adjudicate and the adjudicator(s) decision will be final. If there is no agreed suitable candidate then an EBU panel TD will be used.
If the issue concerns a judgement ruling then the appeal is referred to the two Match Captains, or their appointed representatives. If, following discussion with the aggrieved party, the two Captains can come to an agreement then that decision is final and if they believe that a serious error of judgement might have taken place, the score can be amended. If the two Captains fail to agree, then the matter will be referred to an EBU Appeal Referee, whose judgement shall be final. Any referral to the EBU Appeal Referee must be made within 72 hours of the conclusion of the match.
Amended 17th of August 2018