Summer Charity Sim Pairs

This Charity event takes place on Mon, 01 Jul 2024 and runs for 5 days.

The event is on: BBO, face to face at Participating Clubs or On-line, RealBridge.

Masterpoints awarded for this event: Local.

Scoring for this event: MP.

Players of all standards are welcome at most of our events, unless the events are "Jack High " or similar. Typical playing standards at this event are:

  • NGS 2-6 (Beginner)
  • NGS 6-9 (Improver)
  • NGS 9-J (Intermediate)
  • NGS J-K (Advanced)
  • NGS A (Expert)

For more details see the event web page.

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More about this event



The 20210 event will be run during the week beginning 5th July ... we hope to offer heats each day with different hands.

The entry fee for the event is £3 per player - this is IN ADDITIION to your BBO fees, the EBU UMS fees and any "table money" charged by your club. Please click here for payment details, as for many clubs it would be preferable if this is paid by the individual players rather than added to the playing fee on the night (BBO would take a large percentage of it I am told!). As you will see, players can use bank transfer or PayPal or if necessary send us a cheque.

The event can be run on BBO or RealBridge or - if you are lucky enough to be "back at the green baize table" you can run it there of course, in the "old way". Wouldn't that be lovely !

More information as it becomes available ...

Special instructions for running this online can be found here ... please read them carefully and please please please use the file there to practice importing the LIN file and then doing an upload of your results to our test area in advance !

The general instructions for running the event are here - please read them carefully.

For more details about general organisation of Simultaneous Pairs, please click here

Please email Anna Gudge if you wish to participate in this event


History of the event

HIWCBA has run two Simultaneous Pairs events since it was reformed from the Southern Counties CBA.

This is what they say about the event :

"About 19 years ago our then newly elected Chairman, Ivan Chidwick, who was regional Director of the Kidney Research Fund, decided to run a simultaneous event within the county to raise funds. I had taken over the running of the two HIW events, so Ivan turned to Mike Rogerson for help in running the KR event. As the main purpose was to raise money for the charity, it was obvious that we needed more clubs to take part.

Over the next few years clubs from additional counties were invited, until the catchment spread from Cornwall to Kent and up as far as Berks and Bucks. By then 41 clubs took part. The scoring was done here at home and originally all the clubs sent in their travellers for Mike to enter pairs and scores. Gradually they were cajoled into sending in the files by email (or floppy) till by 2002 very few did not have someone who could send in the result files over the 'wires'

The event was published in the EBU Year Book and clubs from farther afield asked to join in. It was the Bury St Edmunds club who asked whether the event could be scored by ECatsBridge and following a few email exchanges we were very pleased to pass on the scoring to them. Only 5 clubs sent Mike travellers to enter and upload in 2004. Other clubs have joined since seeing this event listed in the ECatsBridge calendar and now all clubs upload results to ECats. The list of participating clubs has continued to grow steadily
Hands are computer dealt, Julian Pottage writes our commentary for 28 of the deals which are provided in the usual booklet. Entry is just £3 if the booklets are provided or £2.50 if everything is sent by email.

When P2P was introduced, the EBU closed this event to unaffiliated clubs unless they paid a surcharge, but as so many were keen to continue taking part that a parallel session was made available for them."

Please email Anna Gudge if you wish to participate in this event
For more details about general organisation of Simultaneous Pairs, please click here

Contact information

Organiser: ECAT.


Phone: 01787 881920.