Competitions Rules



Monday
Event The Stewart Trophy
Type Match Pointed Pairs.
Day of week and time Monday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement First Monday of September
Handicap calculation Scratch
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player

Event The Stewart Handicap
Type Match Pointed Pairs – best improved percentage over last year's average score.
Day of week and time Monday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification The same as the Stewart Trophy. All scores to be counted and with a minimum number of nights as per the Stewart Trophy's qualification
Commencement First club Monday of September
Handicap calculation Total accumulated, averaged score compared to the previous year's accumulated, averaged score
Weekly prize money None
Competition prize money 1st £10 per player

Event The Pairs Handicap
Type Handicapped Match Pointed Pairs.
Day of week and time Monday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement First Playing Monday of January after the club re-opens from the Christmas shutdown
Handicap calculation See Club CompetionRules
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player

Event The Hutcheon Cup
Type Match Pointed Pairs.
Day of week and time Monday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement First Monday of May
Handicap calculation Scratch
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player– subject to annual committee review

Tuesday

Event Tuesday afternoon
Type Aggregate – bounce type competition – open to all comers
Day of week and time Tuesday 2.00 PM
Duration and qualification NA
Commencement Continual
Handicap calculation NA

Event Maxwelton West Salver
Type Pairs
Day of week and time Tuesday 2.00 PM
Duration and qualification 1st Tues in February
Handicap calculation NA
Competition prize money 1st £10 per player, 2nd £5 per player.

Wednesday

Event The Adamson Cup
Type Handicapped Aggregate Pairs.
Day of week and time Wednesday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification Club year
Commencement 1st Wednesday of May
Handicap calculation Each member of the partnership to accumulate 100 aggregate points for each win. Handicaps will be re-set to zero at the end of the club year
Competition prize money 1st £40 per player, 2nd £20 per player, 3rd £10 per player

Friday

Event Appleton Cup Handicap Competition /Mary Birss Scratch Competition

New Rule

Please Note

The winner of the Appleton Cup Competition will be ineligible to win a prize or trophy in the Mary Birss Cup Competition

 

Type

Match Pointed Pairs - combining Handicapped, Scratch, experienced players and novice player classifications.

 

Day of week and time Friday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement

1st Friday of September

Eligibility

Open Competition - Open to all club members

Novice Competition - Open to all club members who have played club bridge for 8 years or less. Both members of the pair must be "novices"

Handicap calculation See Club Competition Rules
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player

 


Event Cissie Hanley Handicap Competition /Cissie Hanley Scratch Competition

New Rule

Please Note

The winner of the Cissie Hanley Salver Handicap Competition will be ineligible to win a prize or trophy in the Cissie Hanley Salver Scratch Competition

 

Type

Match Pointed Pairs - combining Handicapped, Scratch, experienced players and novice player classifications.

 

Day of week and time Friday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then the number of nights to count will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement

1st Friday of January

Eligibility

Open Competition - Open to all club members

Novice Competition - Open to all club members who have played club bridge for 8 years or less. Both members of the pair must be "novices"

Handicap calculation See Club Competition Rules
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player



Sub category The Beginner's Prize
Type Match pointed pairs - Restricted to players with 8 years or less club experience.
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player

Event The Summer Cup
Type Match Pointed Pairs.
Day of week and time Friday 7.00 PM
Duration and qualification 15 weeks with 8 scores counting. If fewer than 15 nights are played then qualification will be greater than half the number of nights played
Commencement 1st Friday of May
Handicap calculation None
Competition prize money 1st £15 per player, 2nd £10 per player

Event The Loreburn Cup
Type Teams of 4
Day of week and time Friday 7.00 PM
Commencement A Friday in November
Handicap calculation Scratch
Competition prize money 1st £40


Saturday



Event McGowan Cup
Type Ladies Match Pointed Pairs
Day of week and time Saturday 2.00 PM
Commencement A Saturday in February
Handicap calculation Scratch
Competition prize money 1st £10 per player, 2nd £5 per player

General Club Competitions Rules
Competition Rules The committee has ultimate responsibility for all club competitions and may revise any aspect of the club rules on general matters and specific competition matters, including prize money, when it sees fit to do so.
Entry An entry list will be placed in the club 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition. Competitors may be added during the competition at the committee's discretion.
Qualification

To win a competition overall, competitors must be club members.

Weekly prize money*, if applicable, can be won by guests (The guest's premium is NOT table money)

Membership requirement Table money to be returned
Weekly prize money* 1st Wednesday of May to the two 1st placedpairs in Mitchell movements and to the first and 2nd placed pairs in Howell or arrow switched Mitchell movements when there is 8 or more tables (32 or more players)
Handicap calculation

At the start of each handicapped event, each person's scores are averaged for the previous year's results, for everytime that person plays at the club in a similarly scored event.This average is then taken from 50, thus giving a range of + and - handicaps. The partnership handicap is then calculated as the average of the 2 handicaps.

No handicap shall exceed +/-10%

Where no previous scores are available the tournament convenor, president and one other committee member will allocate a handicap, which will be reviewed after 6 weeks.