Competitions and Trophies

    Afternoon Cup

    A cumulative competition running on Monday and Wednesday afternoons throughout the year from the beginning of June. The winner is the individual or pair with the highest total from their twelve best scores from either afternoon. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Simon Rye

    Austwick Cup

    This is a cumulative handicap pairs competition running on Tuesday evenings throughout the year from the beginning of May. You do not have to play with the same partner on each occasion, the winner is the individual or pair with the 8 highest best scores during the year. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Keith McIndoe

    Bernard Shannon Trophy

    Previous chairman and long standing member of the club, Bernard Shannon decided on a competition where individuals are drawn from a hat to give club members a chance to meet and play with players who they would not normally do so. The event is played annually after the AGM. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Richard Blacknell & Brian Nichols

    City Cup

    This is a competition for Monday night players, normally played in June or July. The player or players with the best 3 average scores out of a 5 week period. Results are shown on the Competitions page of Pianola. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Margaret Best

    Curtis Cup

    A cumulative competition run over two sessions , one in Spring and one in September. Stronger and less strong pairs are drawn to make teams. There are 3 rounds on each Sunday. Each round has cash prizes with an overall prize after the last round. Everyone can play in any number of sessions. The sessions are from 1:15pm until about 7:30pm with a grand tea provided courtesy of the sponsor. The Curtis Cup is named after and supported by Bob Curtis. Rules:  The field is divided into two pools of player,... read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Tony Zaffiro & Terry Butler

    Everett Cup

    The Everett Cup is the Club Teams Championship and is played in two stages. The qualifier is open to all club members. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Eric Page, Colin Oakley, Alan Williams & Andrew Urbanski

    Helmore Salver

    The Helmore Salver is a rubber bridge competition, played as a knockout. In earlier rounds, seeded pairs may be given byes where the total number of pairs requires (i.e. not 4,8,16,32 etc) Matches are arranged between pairs at a mutually agreed date, the first named pair being responsible for offering and arranging dates. Rules  Each round is the best of five rubbers or 30 boards maximum. The highest total wins.  Only simple systems (EBU level 1) may be used.  The first person named in the... read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Nelson Stephens & Sue O'Hara

    Hick's Teams

    Running on the 4th Thursday of every month, this is a handicapped arrow-switched Teams event, with a prize given to the winning team on the night. read more...

    Hockey Cup

    The Hockey Cup is a single non-handicapped MIXED pairs event. No other competition occurs on that day so make sure your partner is of the opposite sex and DO NOT double book as you cannot do the honest thing and leave your partners to play together! read more...

    Current holder: 2020 - Sue O'Hara & Jack Terry

    Janet Haynes Trophy

    Janet Haynes Trophy A handicapped duplicate pairs competition for regular Friday night players read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Tom Nolan & Keith Eltringham

    Ladies Pairs

    A single non-handicapped duplicate pairs event held annually in February. Each partnership must contain two female players. Pre-entry is not required, normal table money + £1 per player (50p for juniors). Men's Pairs event run on the same night - no other duplicate is played at the same time, so you must make sure you have a partner of the same sex for the evening. read more...

    Current holder: 2020 - Sue Lowe & Sue O'Hara

    Madge Kirk Trophy

    An event for those finishing the Beginners' course. It is normally played on a Wednesday in May. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Rus Deszala & Sue Deszala

    Mendela Trophy

    The Mendela is usually played on the third Thursday of each month. This is a cumulative non-handicapped pairs event played from May through to April each year. Rules • You do not have to play with the same partner on each occasion • The winner is the individual or individuals with the highest best 8 scores in the year • Players with less than 8 scores cannot compete in the competition • The latest results are shown on the Competitions page in Pianola. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Andrew Urbanski

    Men’s Pairs

    A single non-handicapped duplicate pairs event held annually in February. Each partnership must contain two male players. Pre-entry is not required, normal table money + £1 per player (50p for juniors). Ladies' Pairs event run on the same night - no other duplicate is played at the same time, so you must make sure you have a partner of the same sex for the evening. read more...

    Current holder: 2020 - Andrew Smith & Ralph Smith

    Phil Jones Bowl

    A simple system pairs event. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Tom Nolan & Keith Eltringham

    Premier Pairs Silver Cup

    Invitations to enter are sent to the pairs who have performed well in the Premier Pairs competition in the previous two years. As with the Premier Pairs, it is the partnership that qualifies not the individual. New partnerships may be allowed if not enough established partnerships are available. read more...

    Current holder: 2017 - Mike Huggins & David Jones

    Samuels Trophy

    The Cyril Samuels Xmas Swiss Teams is played in December. read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - Keith Rayford, Sue Lovell, Steve Tomlinson & Jack Armorgie

    Spielman Cup

    The Spielman Cup (Club Pairs) is played in two stages.  The qualifier is open to all club members.The top fourteen pairs qualify. Places below this constitute the reserve list, where qualifying pairs are unable to attend the final.  The final is played as a 7 table Howell movement on a Tuesday in half of the main room, the other half being a normal club session read more...

    Current holder: 2019 - David Jones & Mike Huggins

The dates for all competitions are published on the website calendar and at the Club.

Members’ running positions and scores for various competitions are shown on the Competitions tab in Pianola.

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