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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:www.nswba.com.au/pdfs/18COST.pdf

Monday May 21, 2018 7:30 PM - Monday June 4, 2018


Monday May 21 19:30 Week 1
Monday May 28 19:30 Week 2
Monday June 4 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 (member) $63 (non-member) per player. *The NSWBA Office will calculate the entry fee for teams containing more than 4 players.

Entries

Substitutions in a multi-session event should comply with the club's substitution rules - complete the Online Substitution Form for NSWBA events.
  1. Martin Bloom (5266), Tony Nunn (330167), Nicky Strasser (71293), Peter Gill (22381)
  2. David Weston (65617), Julian Foster (518891), Nye Griffiths (325041), Johnno Newman (759181)
  3. Peter Jeffery (68853), Julian Abel (94), Axel Johannsson (687693), Arthur Ramer (635571)
  4. John Scudder (55131), Liz Fanos (270938), Marcia Scudder (55141), Inez Glanger (16721)
  5. Nicoleta Giura (208922), Nick Hughes (71463), Helena Dawson (551465), Tony Ong (46876)
  6. Robert Krochmalik (186181), Daniel Krochmalik (404144), Robert Grynberg (24643), Thomas Moss (1016652)
  7. Elizabeth Adams (189502), Andrew Peake (291269), Pauline Potts (183131), Liam Milne (774596)
  8. Jane Beeby (920673), Michael Wilkinson (497746), Vicky Lisle (679097), Ian Lisle (645680)
  9. Ferenc Budai (225487), Andy Sebestyen (55239), Tim Mountjoy (278701), Jim Bean (3611)
  10. Nazife Bashar (194263), Kinga Moses (44431), Monica Ginsberg (569925), Sybil Hurwitz (586821), Neville Moses (44441)
  11. Mick McAuliffe (250058), Wing Roberts (939285), Ellen Borda (703281), Jane Biscoe (231134)
  12. John De Ravin (226009), Ben Chosid (497630), Fraser Rew (636134), Ann Baker (587168), Colin Baker (422967)
  13. Susan Humphries (736465), Jessica Brake (720569), Paul Dalley (599069), Kevin Rosenberg (1042351)
  14. Giselle Mundell (164844), Avril Zets (477958), Helene Pitt (268410), Ruth Tobin (61409)
  15. David Fryda (136131), Richard Douglas (156280), Nick Fahrer (273848), Bob Sebesfi (163260)
  16. Ailsa Peacock (857998), Stephen Williams (695637), Matt Smith (925160), Lakshmi Sunderasan (949736)
  17. Liz Sylvester (950114), Yumin Li (932817), Steven Bock (5355), George Finikiotis (196533)