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EBU CHELTENHAM EBU News

MIDWEEK

STRATIFIED MAGAZINE

CONGRESS SIM PAIRS POINTS

STRATIFIED Simultaneous Pairs Q. What do I need to do to

31 May – 2 June 2011* are a new type of club competi- ensure I receive English Bridge

tion which gives pairs of all regularly?

abilities the chance to shine at

Barceló Cheltenham Park Hotel, GL53 8EA national level. Even if a pair A. If you join / have joined an

( 01242 222021 never manages to come in the affiliated club you are an EBU

member. You need two points to

top half of your usual duplicate,

receive each magazine, which is

NEW A brand new event they still have the possibility of

a total of 12 points a year to

doing well in their ‘strat’ (cate-

receive all six magazines.

for the 2010 -2011 season gory) in this event and coming

near the top nationally to win a • For every session you play

good number of master points. at an affiliated club or any

The EBU will be holding five EBU congress, you get 1

separate Stratified Sims with point.

different hands and ranking lists • For playing in an EBU KO

on each day from Monday 7 competition, you get 2

March to Friday 11 March points.

2011, so a club can participate • If you pay to become a

on more than one day. DIRECT member you will

As usual for Simultaneous receive 12 points and thus

get all six issues of the

Pairs, there will be enhanced

magazine.

master point awards. In addi-

tion, national ranking lists and For further information please

master points will be produced go to www.ebu.co.uk/pay2play/

each day in each of four cate- magazine%20points.pdf .

gories: Please NOTE that ‘magazine

A. Overall. points’ have nothing to do with

B. For pairs both members of ‘master points’. r

A fully Green-pointed Tuesday to Thursday

which are below the rank of

midweek congress featuring Tournament Master.

a three-session ‘all play through’ C. For pairs both members of

Championships Pairs event and which are below the rank of EBU

a one-day Swiss Teams event. Star Master.

D. For pairs both members of

which are below the rank of

DIARY

Both events will be ‘stratified’ according to

the actual entry,

District Master. Do you use

Pairs who feature in the master

with Green Points and prizes the EBU diary or

point awards in two or more of

being awarded based both these categories will receive the is it surplus to

on the overall ranking list highest of the awards available

requirement?

and on the lower half to them. Hand records and

of the field ranking list. commentaries specially written

If you do NOT

with the club player in mind

will be available online. want to receive

Entries and enquiries to The entry fee is £2 per player the 2011-2012

– less than the usual entry fee. diary, please tick

EBU Competitions Department The EBU will donate £250 to

( 01296 317 203 / 219 a charity chosen by the pair in the relevant box

or e-mail comps@ebu.co.uk ‘strat’ D who achieve the high- in the members

est percentage during the week. area on the EBU

The Sims will be adminis-

*NOTE: the event takes place one week earlier tered and scored for the EBU by website

than advertised in the Diary ECats. More information from www.ebu.co.uk

Anna Gudge ( 01787 881920

or e-mail anna@ecats.co.uk.

28 English Bridge February 2011 www.ebu.co.uk

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