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Competition Rules
This page contains details of the club competitions.
 
 
  Abbey Salver (Individual)
Played on specified Wednesdays and is based on the average of the best 4 scores.
  Rose Bowl (Pairs)
Played on specified Wednesdays and is based on the average of the best 4 scores.
  Calchou Cup (Individual)
Played on specified Thursdays and is based on the average of the best 6 scores.
  Millennium Trophy (Individual)
Played on specified Thursdays and is based on the average of the best 9 handicap scores.
  Stewart Trophy (Individual)
Played for on all match-pointed events (Wednesdays & Thursdays) from the start of the Winter season to the event immediately preceding the Social Evening & Prize Giving.  To qualify, members must have played on at least 12 occasions with all scores contributing to the average.
  Handicaps
Handicaps

For each month, a handicap is calculated which is the average of all uploaded percentage results for the previous 12 months. Non standard pairs events, such as Teams are ignored. This is taken away from 50 to give the handicap for that month. Handicaps are calculated for each player, not a pair. Good players would get a negative handicap, weaker players get a positive handicap.

e.g.
The handicap for Dec 2008 will be the average for all results from Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
The handicap for Jan 2009 will be the average for all results from Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

For each result in the competition, the result is taken and the handicap for that month for each player is added together and the average is added to the percentage and this is used for the competition. Note; a different handicap can thus be used for each event as long as the handicap is applied at the time that the event took place.

Non Members have -5 (uses player database)
New Members start on -5 until they have played 5 games.

e.g.
Player with handicap of 2 and Non Member, use -1.5
Player with handicap of 2 and partner with handicap of 3, use 2.5
Player with handicap of 2 and partner with handicap of -3, use -0.5