QBC Rules & Etiquette
Rules and Etiquette for Club Members
Silver Division Championship pairs
Nine nights are needed to qualify for this competition, with the same partner for each of these nine nights required.
The Silver Division Championship will be calculated based on all nights played in the 6-night Silver Qualifying pairs and the 7-night Silver Division Championship.
Once the nine-night qualification has been achieved if both players are in attendance, they must still play together or otherwise be disqualified from the competition.
The final percentage is the average of the total of all nights played.
The pairs qualifying for the Silver division will be made up as follows:
- The 8 pairs with the highest percentages from the previous years Silver Division (automatic qualifiers)
- Any pair containing at least one current NZ Bridge Open ranked player not already included above
- The balance of the Silver Division will be made up of the pairs with the highest percentages who have qualified for the Silver qualifying pairs
- If a new partnership is formed for the current year they gain automatic entry only if a new partnership is formed between 2 of the 18 players (9 pairs) who have automatically qualified or one of the pair is a NZ Bridge Open ranked player.
- The total number of pairs eligible for the Silver Division will be 45% of the total pairs who played at least 3 nights in the Silver Qualifying pairs and the Bronze preliminary pairs. This includes the automatic qualifiers.
Silver Qualifying pairs
- Four nights are needed to qualify for this 6 night competition
- If both players are in attendance they must play together or otherwise be disqualified from the competition.
Bronze Division Championship pairs
The Bronze Championship will be held over seven nights of the Championship Pairs (post Silver qual pairs and Bronze prelim pairs nights)
Four nights are needed to qualify for this competition, with the same partner for each of these seven nights required.
Once the four-night qualification has been achieved if both players are in attendance, they must still play together or otherwise be disqualified from the competition. The final percentage is the average of the total of all nights played.
(Excludes Championship pairs. Silver Qualifying pairs and Bronze Preliminary pairs)
Members may play with the same partner in only TWO series. Failure to observe this rule will result in disqualification from all competitions subsequent to the second in which they played together.
The total of all scores determines the winning pair, provided one of the pair plays all three nights in the series with at least two of those nights with the same partner.
A substitute is permitted on one night only of each Minor competition series only if the regular partner is not present that night.
Where there is a substitute the appropriate substitute slip must be filled in and handed to the director prior to the finish of play on the last night of the series. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
The substitute can be changed retrospectively if a substitute slip is filled out and they subsequently become the player who plays twice with the member who plays all three nights.
To be held over all series excluding Championship Pairs, Silver Qualifying pairs, Bronze Preliminary pairs and the Robinson Graded pairs. Members must play a minimum of 16 nights to qualify.
The person with the best overall (non-handicapped) percentage will be declared the winner. Only the first six nights played with the same player will be eligible, any subsequent nights played with the same player will not be counted.
To assist the Director in the smooth running of each session, please conform with accepted Bridge Etiquette at all times.
Be seated by 7.00 pm – Table fees $5 – Toss for position, winner to sit North South.
Player sitting North must ensure the board is placed correctly before and after play.
Player sitting East check scoring details.
Player sitting West shift board on and move promptly to the next table.
Unnecessarily slow play is unfair to your fellow members and may be penalised.
Cards to be shuffled before replacing in board. Keep post mortems to a minimum so that adjacent tables do not hear.
Clock will be set by the Director and time to be followed.
If a table has not started bidding their final board when the three minute warning Buzzer sounds, the Director is called, the board will be forfeited and The Director will award an adjusted score to each partnership.
Bridge players to set up own table and clear away afterwards.