Club Events: Pairs

Championship Pairs

On the third Monday in the month, September – April, scored on a gross and a handicapped basis. To qualify for a place in the final standings a pair must play in at least 5 of the 8 rounds, and the best 5 scores will count. The pair with the best gross cumulative score win the Championship Pairs Trophy. The pair with the best cumulative score after handicap win the Joe Bloomberg Trophy.

The Newcomer Trophy will be awarded to the pair ranked below ‘Master’ with the best gross cumulative score. Previous winners of the Newcomers Trophy are not eligible.

Cross IMPs Pairs

Run as a normal pairs evening with IMP scoring, which is similar to teams scoring ie make your contract especially games and slams, whereas overtricks are almost irrelevant.

Joint Handicapped Pairs

A pro-am event when less experienced players will be teamed with a more experienced player. No partner required.

Swiss Pairs

Events run over different days during the summer (summer Swiss) and winter (Winter Swiss), consisting of several rounds. This is an event with an individual prize, so you don't need to have played with the same partner in each session. Please see our calendar for dates.

Club Trophy events

  • Betty Roberts Trophy: non-handicapped, winner is the highest placed mixed pair
  • Harry Brostoff Shield: handicapped
  • Monty Simons Cup: handicapped
  • Raymond Jackson Trophy: handicapped
  • Christmas Trophy: handicapped, played for at the Christmas Party
  • Leviton Trophy: non-handicapped
  • Selwyn Gaunt Trophy: non-handicapped
  • Eleanor Kleiman Rosebowl: non-handicapped
  • Alf Finlay Trophy/May Fish Trophy: non-handicapped events for improvers which will be run in the improver’s section but are open to all players below the rank of Master.

Club Events: Teams

Club Trophy events

  • Raymond Wiener Trophy: A Chain Teams event, matches can be played at the teams' convenience, Wednesday evenings preferred but other times space permitting 
  • Mildred Cohda Cup: For the team in the Chain that has gained most places during the year
  • Jack Marks Trophy: non-handicapped
  • Dixon Trophy: A handicapped teams event, of 3 rounds. The top four teams after round 1 will go into the semi-final, followed by the final

 The Chain

This is a teams event where teams challenge a team higher up the Chain in order to progress. Full details can be found by clicking here

Pivot Teams

This is run as a normal teams event but each member of a team plays with each other member for 8 boards



YCBA Events: Pairs

Simultaneous Pairs

Kath Grimoldy/Margery Cartwright/John Gerrard: YCBA-run Simultaneous Pairs where the same boards are played by all participating clubs. £1 additional table money goes towards the entry fees to the event. There are cash prizes for the top 3 pairs in the County, with a donation to a charity nominated by the winners

Mixed Pairs Qualifier

A qualifying event for the YCBA Mixed Pairs Championship. Any pair can play in the qualifier, but the top one third of mixed pairs qualify for the final, held at Bradford Bridge Club in April

YCBA Events: Teams

Yorkshire Cup Qualifier

This is run as a normal teams evening and any team can play but 50% of teams with all players below the rank of Regional Master qualify for the final held at Leeds Bridge Club in February

Waddington Cup Qualifier

A non-handicapped teams event with 10% of teams qualifying for the final held at Leeds Bridge Club in July


EBU stratified simultaneous pairs

A simultaneous pairs event organised by the EBU with results stratified according to the NGS, so pairs are compared to others of a similar standing. £2 extra table money to go towards the cost of the event.


EBED stratified simultaneous pairs

The EBED Sim Pairs are fundraising events organised by EBED (English Bridge Education and Development) and run by the EBU on its behalf, with the EBU acting as agent for entry fees.


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