Rookie Rivalry, a new event open to players with less than 10 masterpoints, is aimed at encouraging our newer players to participate fully in club events - held on the 2nd Monday of each month.
To encourage participation, OBC is continuing the monthly teams session. This will be held on the 3rd Friday morning of each month.
Open and Restricted (in this competition, restricted players will have fewer than 100 masterpoints)
·Open to all members of Orange Bridge Club.
·Played on the afternoon of the second Monday of each month from February to November.
·Members are automatically entered into the Clark Trophy, free of charge, simply by playing in the eligivle sessions
·Members recieve points towards the trophies for each session that they play with a difference partner.
·To maximise their points, members should try to play with a different partner at each of the eligible sessions.
Monthly Eclectic Competitions
A monthly eclectic competition is held each month from February to November. Members are automatically entered into Eclectic Competitions, free of charge, simply by playing in eligible sessions.
Eligible sessions are:
February and July - Monday afternoon
March and August - Wednesday morning
April and September - Wednesday evening
May and October - Friday morning
June and November - Saturday afternoon
Bonus green masterpoints are awarded for each Monthly Eclectic Competition. To be eligible you need to play at least three of the nominated sessions with the same partner in the month. The top half of the eligible field receives bonus green points.
GNOT (Grand National Open Teams)
Teams of six are allowed
GNOT Teams qualifying Event - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2021
GNOT Regional Final - Sunday 19th September 2021
Country Teams Regional Final
Date to be announced.
New Event - Speed Bridge
This event will be held Saturday 26th June 2021- more information will be published on our website and in our newsletter
New Event - Winter Teams
Sunday 4th July 2021 - Information will be published on our website and in our newsletter
New Event - Slam Saturday
This event will be held on Saturday afternoon, 16th October 2021.
More details to follow.
Suzanne Kay Trophy
In 2021 the Suzanne Kay Trophy will be awarded to the member who scores the best percentage in the club in the following 4 events:
·Bridge for Brains - Monday 3rd May
·State Wide Pairs - Monday 2nd August
·Australia Wide Pairs - Monday 30th August
·4th event, to be advised
Club Teams Championships
Saturday/ Sunday 12th/13th June 2021
·This is also a GNOT qualifying event, eligible for Gold Points
·To compete, players must be Orange Club members.
·The championship will be played over 3 sessions – Saturday PM, Sunday AM & PM. Teams of six are allowed.
·There will a prize for the best novice team. All players will compete in the same field.
Club Pairs Championships - Dan McLean Trophy
Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th November 2021
·To compete for the Pairs Championship, players must have the same partner for the entire 3 session event.
·The event will include a Novice championship (subject to there being at least three Novice teams participating).
·The format will be at the discretion of the director.
Dot Whitney Trophy - Tops and Bottoms Competition
Awarded to the most successful “bottoms” member (fewer than 30 Masterpoints) calculated from 1st January to 30th November each year.
Awarded to the Home Club member who wins the most points in Orange Bridge Club up to Club Master rank (5 Masterpoints) calculated from 1st December 2020 to 30th November 2021.
(From ABF McCutcheon Totals)
Calculated from 1st December 2020 to 30th November 2021. Members who win the most points in each of the following grades:
·Nil Master (Less than 2 masterpoints)
·Graduate (2 masterpoints)
·Club (5 masterpoints)
·Local (15 masterpoints)
·Local* (25 masterpoints)
·Local** (35 masterpoints)
·Regional/State: combining Regional, *Regional, State and *State Masters)
·National: (combining National, *National and **National Masters)
·Life and above: (combining Life, Bronze Life, Silver Life, Gold Life, Grand Masters and above).
Most Improved Player 2021
Awarded to the member who tops the ABF most improved player list for the period: 1st December 2020 to 30th November 2021.