The EBU will be holding five separate Stratified Sims with different hands and ranking lists on each day from Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March 2011, so a club can participate on more than one day.
As usual for Simultaneous Pairs, there will be enhanced master point awards. In addition, national ranking lists and master points will be produced each day in each of four categories:-
- For pairs both members of which are below the rank of Tournament Master.
- For pairs both members of which are below the rank of Star Master.
- For pairs both members of which are below the rank of District Master.
The entry fee for the Stratified Sims is £2 per player — less than the usual entry fee.
The EBU will donate £250 to a charity chosen by the pair in Division D who achieve the highest percentage during the week.
The Sims will be administered and scored for the EBU by ECats. Organising a Simultaneous Pairs for your club is very simple. Anna Gudge, who arranges them on our behalf, will send you an organiser pack via email containing everything you need, and she is always available to help if you have queries. This competition is open to EBU affiliated clubs only, so why not give it a try at your club? Do get in touch with Anna to book your club into the Stratified Sims. You can email her by clicking here or telephone her on 01787 881920.
For more on how stratification works please see this article.
List of clubs entered