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IMPs Pairs League 2020A

IMPS PAIRS LEAGUE 2020A

2019B division 1 winners were  - Da Linkwent & Legume

(Previous 2019B results here )

League Tables can be seen here:
 Division 1 Fixtures, Results and League Tables click here 
Division 2 Fixtures, Results and League Tables click here 
Division 3 Fixtures, Results and League Tables click here 
Division 4 Fixtures, Results and League Tables click here 

Note - With the change of structure due to decreased entries, we are obviously aware that some will be disappointed to be lower than they might have expected, and some will be surprised that they will be placed higher than they might have expected following the results of the previous season.

All promotions and relegations as per the Conditions of Contest click here

Please note that when playing in the IMPs Pairs League 2020A, an SSDExtra must be completed sensibly to give maximum disclosure to opps.

Fixed seating was introduced in 2014. On ODD numbered Rounds (ie 1, 3 etc) the LOWEST numbered pair will sit NS and on EVEN numbered Rounds (ie 2, 4 etc) the HIGHEST numbered pair will sit NS. When a pair in Division 3A plays the same numbered pair in Division 3B then the 3A pair is always the lowest numbered pair. Following a dispute about which is the lower number of 1 or 12, I state now that for BCL IMPs League purposes 1 is the lower number.

In the past some members have questioned why they finished in the middle of, say, Division 2A and now find that they are in Division 2B in the next League. Both Divisions with the same No. are EQUAL and changing from one Division of the same A to B or vice versa is simply so that one meets the greatest number of different pairs from the previous session.

At the end of the IMPs Pairs League 2020A, 2 pairs will be promoted from each Divisions 3A and 3B; 4 pairs from Divisions 2 & 4. A maximum of 4 pairs will be relegated from Divisions 1 & 2 and a maximum of 3 pairs from all the other Divisions. Pairs entering the IMPs League will start in the lowest Division and only in very exceptional cases will 'parachuting' to a vacant place in a higher Division be considered. However the present League structure means that a pair can enter the IMPs Pairs League and get promoted to Division 1 in 18 months.

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Note very well please:
All matches are of 18 boards and played in the IMPs League Room. Division 1 & 2 matches are to use Boards 19-36 and matches in all other Divisions use Boards 1-18.The boards are only dealt once per fortnight. DO NOT spectate or kibitz any boards until you have played your match.
As there are 10 pairs in  Division 3, a fixture crossover on rounds 10 & 11 will be used to provide 2 extra rounds. For example when 3B-pair4 appears in the Division 3A Fixture List the Pair concerned should play against the pair 4 in Division 3B and this pattern will occur in every round.

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I now wish to make three pleas:
1. Please think twice before dropping out; the Leagues are spoilt by pairs leaving!
2. Please Sticky your opps well in advance to arrange your match and give them a few dates.
3. Please have the courtesy to let me know when an IMPs League match has not been played. Note that further guidance on unplayed and late matches can be found here .

And one reminder and warning:
Please, should one of your pair not be able to play a match then do FIND A SUB.
Any pair failing to play a match will be assigned 6 VPs if they were considered to be the offending pair in an unplayed match and - by the Conditions of Contest - any pair that gets two Italics Sixes will be OUT. And then the only way to rejoin the IMPs League in the future is by starting at the bottom division again!

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Queries by Sticky to SpecialComps (No space).

Malcolm - Tournament Manager

Full entry list by Division -

Div

 

 

1

1

mumbai1234 & YO-YO

1

2

Steve. & AndyHH

1

3

Salamander & Louiswinthorpe

1

4

Saeed & Newk.

1

5

Nialler & BrianO17961

1

6

Dead Parrot & A J (NO)

1

7

Audiothief & Mayke

1

8

eyes_bukit & Questor

1

9

Naduu & IlgvarsL

1

10

RonnieClayton & Twiggy

1

11

DaveP & DaveR

1

12

Da Linkwent & Legume

2

1

DeniseB & Audrey B

2

2

Grumpy & Wolfie

2

3

Orinoco & Looney

2

4

Juniper & brewer

2

5

Twinkle & Martin T

2

6

U l f & KennyP

2

7

Eve** & Lucky Jim

2

8

Charlie Mead & Tantalus

2

9

Dab hand & Palooka

2

10

Justine & Lozzzzzzzz

2

11

Mark. & PETERL83649

2

12

LindaM. & Scienceman

3

1

GLORIANA & Hannah

3

2

Jethro Tull & Michele.

3

3

Lefkos & Craft

3

4

Mr Capp & Ethaa

3

5

christinen52877 & Smiler

3

6

jeff.conway & Adriana

3

7

mystique & JJJ20

3

8

Klingon & AngelaT21069

3

9

Major Suit & Biggles

3

10

Jennifer Ann & BirgerS

3

1

Fescue & Alison y

3

2

The Owl & RobertK

3

3

Janroscar & Arc..

3

4

astrid & BGGB2

3

5

Daylight & Barney

3

6

Fibonacci & Mary Poppins

3

7

DaveB & Neil_B

3

8

DaveH & PaulS

3

9

hogwarden & Angelica

3

10

Babeovsky & DJ UK

4

1

LynSN & MillyMoppit

4

2

Witch of Agnesi & Wizard

4

3

Thomas Dullan & Prospector

4

4

SanjeevJ & NuttyProf

4

5

AliSaoirse & Utchi

4

6

Yomie & Bakerlite

4

7

Sharpie & Tina-M

4

8

Buddy & Hannah21

4

9

TomJN66618 & Kryten

4

10

Pimprenelle & Rudallcarte

4

11

Malcolm & Mrainhit

4

12

sitting bull1 & NTT***