The Norvite Simultaneous Pairs
The Norvite Simultaneous Pairs is run by the North District of the SBU on a Wednesday in mid January, although Clubs from all over Scotland participate.
The event is probably unique in that it is based on Aggregate scoring and is more like the Simultaneous tournaments we remember from days of yore, where hands were arranged to pose specific problems of bidding and play rather than the random distributions churned out by computers.
The hands are selected by the Convenor from International Teams Events, which have produced significant swings, with lots of “Game tries” & Slam tries”( ie bid game or slam first, then try to make it.)
The tournament consists of 24 Boards, all selected for their Aggregate potential swings which seems to be extremely popular with the clubs that currently participate.
A tradition has developed that Board 13 is a particularly competitive board.
Entry fee is £2.50 per head and Cash prizes are awarded to the leaders with the Winners North/South & East West getting £40 and for the Selected Boards in each direction of £20 , with reducing awards for the places.
This year’s Norvite heat is scheduled Wednesday 19th January, 2011.
The ABU will run a heat on Saturday 15th January, 2011 at the ABC. Our results will not be published on-line until Wed. 19th.
NORVITE SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS
The competition will be one of 24 pre-set hands with Aggregate Scoring. Scores will be judged over the complete field and not at club level. Later a comprehensive list of results will be sent to Club Secretaries.
If there are 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 tables, then 24 boards will be sufficient
For 10 Tables, Boards 11 and 12 are placed as relays between Tables 5 & 6 and Boards 23 & 24 between Tables 10 & 1. East-West play again in their starting position then subtract their OWN number from 11 to find their table for the last round.
If there is any other number, then extra boards should be added for equal play, but these will not count in the competition. A movement for 7 tables playing 24 is available on request. For 11 tables, boards 23,24 & 25,26 are placed between Tables 11 & 1. East-West play again at their starting table and subtract their own number from 12 to find the table for the last round.
HALF TABLES ARE NOT ALLOWED AND THE MOVEMENT MUST BE A MITCHELL (So have a spare pair on standby)
THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION ON SCORES WILL APPLY: -
Slam Contracts made or defeated – No Limit
Below Slam Level
Defeated Contracts- DECLARER loses full score
Defenders are limited to 700 if they are NONVUL, & 900 if VUL.
Successful Contracts- DEFENDERS lose full score
DECLARER is limited to 800 if NON-VUL and 1000 if VUL.
Any excess score should be shown in the Total Score and will be used for breaking ties. Tournament Directors should balance all scores and complete the TWO MASTER SCORE SHEETS. These, along with a scorecard from EACH competing pair and Entry Fees at the rate of £2.50 per player should be posted to me as soon as possible, please.
It would be helpful for issuing of Master Points if the initials of all competitors were provided. Cheques payable to G.W Reid