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NSWBA City of Sydney Teams

Organiser: Office Manager
Phone: 02 9264 8111
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Club Website: www.nswba.com.au
Director:Matthew McManus
Brochure:nswba.com.au/pdfs/17COST.pdf

Monday March 20, 2017 7:30 PM - Monday April 3, 2017


Monday March 20 19:30 Week 1
Monday March 27 19:30 Week 2
Monday April 3 19:30 Week 3

This Team Event uses a Board-A-Match(BAM) form of scoring which many experts consider as the “purest” form of the game. Instead of "IMP” comparison , the board is scored as either a "WIN" a "LOSS” or a “TIE”. If the N-S pair is +620 and the E-W pair at the other table is +100, the result is "2" -- a full win. If a team is -800 E-W at one table and also -2,000 by the N-S pair at the other table, it is simply a loss or "0." If both tables achieve the same score, say +170 at each table, it is a tie and 1 for each team. At the end of the session, each team adds up its ties (worth 1 each) and wins (worth 2 each). If 26 boards are played, an average session is 26 points. Whoever gets the most points in the event is the winner.

BAM TACTICS: In matchpoints, overtricks are important as the small differences count. In IMPs the focus is on making the contract and overtricks are of small value. Vulnerable games are strived for as 620 against 170 yields a bountiful 10-IMP win. What about BAM? It is more like matchpoints than IMPs. At BAM, the partscore battle can be intense - doubling a partscore is more prevalent than in any other form of scoring. Even at matchpoints, tight doubles of partscores risk bottom boards and are often avoided. But at BAM, if a player suspects his opponents have already out-competed him, a penalty double is often a no-lose proposition. Game and Slam bidding is not a big deal. If game (or slam) is at least 50%, then it is worth bidding. There isn’t the need to push for close games (as at IMPs).

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Cost: $54 members, $63 non-members

Entries

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  1. Adam Edgtton (598925), Helen Horwitz (71031), Will Jenner-O'Shea (599964), Vanessa Brown (695221), Murray Green (244538)
  2. Martin Bloom (5266), Peter Gill (22381), Johnno Newman (759181), Stephen Williams (695637), Tony Nunn (330167)
  3. Ann Baker (587168), Colin Baker (422967), Helena Dawson (551465), Susan Humphries (736465)
  4. Peter Jeffery (68853), Les Grewcock (24211), Warren Lazer (35238), Pauline Gumby (24732)
  5. Marcia Scudder (55141), Inez Glanger (16721), Monica Ginsberg (569925), Sybil Hurwitz (586821)
  6. Michael Wilkinson (497746), Mathew Vadas (149365), Paul Lavings (35092), Helen Lavings (684491)
  7. Helene Pitt (268410), Ruth Tobin (61409), Sophie Ashton (711470), Anita Curtis (163910)
  8. Rakesh Kumar (34274), Julian Abel (94), Nico Ranson (928348), Christopher Rhodes (928331)
  9. Helen Lowry (162795), Julianne Rocks (52711), Frances Lyons (401765), Heather Cusworth (219533)
  10. Clive Klugman (25100), Guy Dillon (894680), Peter Cox (293067), Gary Snow (287857)
  11. Nicky Strasser (71293), George Bilski (242683), Elizabeth Adams (189502), Andrew Peake (291269)
  12. Fraser Rew (636134), Julian Foster (518891), David Weston, Nick Rodwell
  13. Robert Sebesfi (163260), Avril Zets (477958), Giselle Mundell (164844), Richard Douglas (156280)
  14. Nicoleta Giura (208922), Nick Hughes (71463), Axel Johannsson (687693), Arthur Ramer (635571)
  15. Marilyn Chadwick (9911), Toni Sharp (273600), George Finikiotis (196533), Liz Fanos (270938)
  16. Dennis Zines (68489), Tina Zines (68497), Robert Krochmalik (186181), Daniel Krochmalik (404144)
  17. Ben Chosid (497630), Ferenc Budai (225487), Yumin Li (932817), John De Ravin (226009)
  18. Stuart Schon (271616), Ian Williams (722571), Phillip Halloran (168671), Sylvia Halloran (863149)
  19. Alex Phillips (942847), Jessica Brake (720569), Ailsa Peacock (857998), Paul Dalley (599069)
  20. Jim Bean (3611), Tim Mountjoy (278701), Tba, Tba