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.  This is similar to teams scoring - that is, make your contract, especially games and slams, and 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 Pairs) and winter (Winter Swiss Pairs) 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 improvers' 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 whereby matches can be played at the teams' convenience.  However, Wednesday evenings are preferred but other times are permitted.
  • 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 consisting of 3 rounds. The top four teams after round 1 will go into the semi-final, followed by the final.

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 is paid at these events. 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 which is 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.  50% of teams with all players below the rank of Regional Master qualify for the final which is held at Leeds Bridge Club in February.

Waddington Cup Qualifier

A non-handicapped teams event with 10% of teams qualifying for the final which is 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.  Pairs are compared to others of similar standing.  £2 extra table money is paid at this event.

EBED stratified simultaneous pairs

The EBED Sim Pairs is a fundraising event which is organised by EBED (English Bridge Education and Development) and run by the EBU on its behalf.  The EBU acts as an agent for entry fees.


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