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Wednesday Evening Programme

WEDNESDAY EVENING COMPETITIONS 2021

Convenor: Phillipa Watkins - 03 3133844 or 027 2711947

Partner Finder: Pauline Miller - 021 1062277 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

It is stressed that ALL members are entitled to play at the Club every Wednesday evening of the Bridge Year.

Members may either select their partners in accordance with the various competition rules in order to qualify, or alternatively, they may play with whomever they wish and not qualify.

The Anniversary Pairs Tournament, Three Night Matches and the Presidents events are primarily intended to foster a better club spirit by encouraging members of any ability to play together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

RULES GOVERNING COMPETITIONS

Although Senior and Junior Pairs play together in the same group they are placed separately and awarded separate trophies for the Premier Pairs, Plate Pairs, Individual and Overall Individual competitions. Whereas for the Three Night Matches all partnerships (Junior, Senior or Mixed) participate in the same competition.

PREMIER PAIRS

15 ROUNDS. 11 to qualify, all rounds played with the same partner, who must be a different person from the Plate Pairs partner. If more than 11 Rounds are played with the same partner, all such rounds will be counted.   Progressive results will be posted after each round.  After three rounds the top 8 Pairs will be seeded. The Committee may approve a permanent substitute for anyone unable to continue in the Competition. If a Pair consists of a Senior and a Junior player the pair will be regarded as a Senior Pair. 

The Senior and Junior Pairs trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.

PLATE PAIRS

12 ROUNDS. 9 to qualify, all round played with the same partner, who must be a different person from the Premier Pairs partner.  If more than 9 rounds are played with the same partner all will be counted. Same rules apply as for Premier Pairs.

NOTE:  The Premier Pairs and Plate Pairs competitions are regarded as having equal status.

 

INDIVIDUAL

5 ROUNDS. 4 to qualify, each round to be played with a different partner. If more than 4 Rounds are played, all such rounds will be counted except when more than one round has been played with the same partner, in which case only the first such round will be counted. If a pair consists of a Senior and a Junior player the pair will be regarded as a Senior Pair and consequently the score will not count towards the Junior partner's qualification in the Junior competition.

Senior and Junior Pairs trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL

To qualify, a player must qualify in each of these competitions - Premier Pairs, Plate Pairs and Individual.  To determine the Overall Individual winner the final percentages counted in these three Competitions are averaged.

A Junior, playing with a Senior in either Pairs competitions will be regarded as a Senior in the Overall Individual Competition.

Senior and Junior trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.

PRESIDENTS COMPETITION

Senior/Junior Mixed Partnerships

5 Rounds.  To qualify a player must play 4 rounds.  Each round can be played with a different Senior/Junior partner, who must not be their Premier or Plate Pairs partner. Two rounds can be played with the same partner. If more than 4 qualifying rounds are played all will be counted.

The competition is intended for juniors to benefit from the experience of playing with Seniors, and the committee would like ALL seniors to partner a junior player. The convenor, partner finder and committee will provide active support to enable pairing of seniors and juniors.  Please seniors, ask a junior.

For those members who do not wish to participate in the competition for trophies there will be a separate section played with the same boards.  The Director will set up two events and score them separately, each being assigned C points.

Senior and Junior trophies are awarded to the winners in this Competition.

TWO AND THREE NIGHT PAIRS MATCHES

These matches are played on 2 or 3 consecutive Club nights. To qualify, a player must play all nights of a match with the same partner, (and each match with a different partner), who must not be their Premier Pairs or Plate Pairs partner. One substitution will be allowed for each 3 night match. Double substitution is not permitted. (ie A player who is already playing or who has played as a substitute in he competition cannot be a substitute for another pair).  Substitute partners must be declared on the table slip before play starts each night. No substitution is allowed in the 2 night match.

THREE NIGHT TEAMS AND PAIRS MATCHES

Teams of 4 will compete in a round robin with no restrictions on playing combinations. Substitutions will be allowed and players will find their own substitutes if required. The winning team and the best Junior pair/team (if they are not part of the winning team) will receive a prize.

If members choose not to play Teams, then the instructions for the 3 Night Pairs matches will apply.

MOST IMPROVED SENIOR PLAYER

This is a Wednesday-only award to recognise the senior player who has improved most in the last two years.  A minimum of 30 sessions per year must be played in two successive years to qualify.  All scores will count and the winner will be the senior player with the largest average score increase.

TEAMS OF FOUR, TOURNAMENTS and GRADED Nights

Refer to Teams, Graded, Tournaments tab.

 

 JANUARY

 JULY

6 Meet & Greet - Individual 1 7 Premier Pairs 8
13 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match  14 Premier Pairs 9
20 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match 21 Winter 3 Night Pairs & Teams
27 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match 28 Winter 3 Night Pairs & Teams
       

 FEBRUARY

 AUGUST

3 Premier Pairs 1 4 Winter 3 Night Pairs & Teams
10 Premier Pairs 2 11 Plate Pairs 7
17 Premier Pairs 3 18 Plate Pairs 8
24 Presidents 1 25 Plate Pairs 9
       

 MARCH

 SEPTEMBER

 3  Plate Pairs 1 1 Individual 4 - Discussion
10  Plate Pairs 2 8 Premier Pairs 10
17  Plate Pairs 3 15 Premier Pairs 11
24  AGM - Individual 2 22 Premier Pairs 12
 31  Presidents 2 29 Presidents 5

 APRIL

 OCTOBER

7  Aut 3 Night Pairs & Teams 6 Plate Pairs 10
14

 Aut 3 Night Pairs & Teams

13 Plate Pairs 11
21  Aut 3 Night Pairs & Teams 20 Plate Pairs 12
28

 Presidents 3

27 Individual 5
       

 MAY

 NOVEMBER

5  Premier Pairs 4 3 Premier Pairs 13
12  Premier Pairs 5 10 Premier Pairs 14
19  Premier Pairs 6 17 Premier Pairs 15
26  Plate Pairs 4 24 Christmas 3 Night Pairs
       

 JUNE

 DECEMBER

2 Plate Pairs 5 1 Christmas 3 Night Pairs 
9  Plate Pairs 6 8 Christmas 3 Night Pairs 
16 Presidents 4 15  Christmas Party-By ticket
23 Individual 3    
 30  Premier Pairs 7