Early Knockout Draws!
Diverging from past years, an attempt has been made to 'balance' the first two rounds in terms of homes and aways. This is inexact as there were more home-wins (6) than away-wins (4) and further complicated by a bye and a walkover. The previous constraint that in rounds one and two teams from the same 'business house' would not meet each other has been preserved.
The play-by date for round two is Friday 27th December.
Note that as there are five byes in round two of the Plate, there is also a quarter-final match, RAC Spitfire v Buttons 'B'.
Goldhawks League 2020
The Young Chelsea is launching a new non-expert league in 2020 and holding a taster-event on Thursday 7th November. They write:
The Young Chelsea Bridge Club, long known as a top club for bridge experts, is now opening its doors to those players who don't take the game quite so seriously.
January sees the start of the Goldhawks League, Thursday evenings from 9th January 2020.
Teams of four non-experts will face each other in head-to-head matches, competing for the Goldhawks Trophy
Taster evening on Thursday 7th November
Drop in from 7pm to 9pm. Come on your own, with a partner, or as a team. Play some fun bridge and meet the organisers. Refreshments and great company supplied
Download a poster [PDF] with additional details.
Selfridges Pairs 2020 – date now confirmed
The 2020 Selfridges Pairs will be held at the Young Chelsea, Goldhawk Road, on Tuesday 28th April next year. See item left for further details.
Update to Results Submission
I have updated the webpage by which scores are submitted, bringing the League in line with way Knockout scores are reported. Now League results can now only from the division tables – there is no general way to select division, team etc. In addition I have added a few more validations on the submissions (to make my life easier).
- IMPs must be valid number
- Match date must be proper date
- Player selections checked for duplicates
- When adding a player, check against blank entry
- Match date now used (previously 'match date' was submission date)
- Changing a league result was already time-limited, now that applies to knockout results too
- VP result now displayed
As ever with new software, be vigilant; if there is any odd behaviour please report it.
Sharing of Refreshment Costs for Knockout Matches
It has been pointed out that at the AGM, in item 11 relating to the 'Playing of League and Cup Matches', a motion for teams to share the costs of refreshments for knockout matches was passed. The minutes [PDF] have been amended accordingly.
Civil Service captured the SURDOC in a tightly-contested event, congratulations to Richard Creamer, Mike Bull, Roy Westwater and Alex Allan.
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See the full results including line-ups and cross-IMPs.
For those not at the AGM the minutes [PDF] are available. The committee changed slightly, John White stepping down and replaced by Mark Hutton.
- Marina Chaning Pearce
- Vice Chairman
- Andrew Kisiel
- Peter Wagon
- Peter Cogliatti
- Results Secretary:
- Chris Chambers
- Tournament Organiser:
- Philip Watson
- Committee Members:
- Audrey Hartley & Mark Hutton
There is still space to enter the SURDOC (13 teams max.), see '2019 SURDOC' to the left, entries close 30th September.