C.B.A.I. Dublin North Region

Kirwan’s Online League Rules - October 2021
1.     All games will be played on BBO and in accordance with the Laws of Duplicate Bridge  
2.     Entries must be made on the official Entry Form (available on this website or from your Club Secretary) to the relevant League Coordinator or Regional Secretary 
3.     Teams may use up to six (6) players in a season.  All players on the team must be members of the Club entering the team and affiliated members of the C.B.A.I. and of the correct Grade. 
4.     It is preferable to name all six (6) members of the team but at least four (4) Players must be named on the Team application form.  
5.     No player may play in more than one League Team, either as a substantive member or as a substitute. Likewise, no player may act as a substitute in more than one League Team.  If an unnamed substitute is introduced to a team in a League in which there is more than one Section and the Sections are graded, the substitute must conform to the grading rules in place for the Section in question 
6.     24 boards should be played in each match by Intermediate A and Intermediate B teams. In the Novice League, 20 board matches are the acceptable minimum.
7.     Ideally matches should be played on the Home Team’s Club night. However, any other date or time may be agreed by both teams. 
Detailed instructions on how to set up the Matches will be sent to each Captain.
8.    The Home Captain should arrange the matches but both Captains share the responsibility for ensuring the matches are played. Ideally, matches should be played within the specified dates but can be played earlier by mutual agreement and may be played out of sequence if necessary. 
10.  In the Kirwan’s League Walk-overs are not acceptable.   
11. A.S.A.P after the Match both Captains must inform their League Co-ordinator of the results (ideally by email or text.) These results will be independently checked .
 
12.  There will be separate Sections if there are sufficient entries. In the Novice, A and B leagues, 3 Points will be awarded for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss. If there is a tie for the winner of a section, the teams involved must play off before the Final. If that play-off results in a Draw, the winners of the direct match between these two teams will be declared winners of the Section. If the direct match was a draw, IMPs will be used to break the tie. IMPs will be calculated over the two matches. 
13.  The Winners of each League will be awarded the Trophy and will be invited to a celebration whenever Covid restrictions permit. 
14.  Master Points will be awarded to the individual players for all matches won or drawn in the League. Additional Master Points will be awarded to the Winners and Runners up. 
15.  The Organising Committee has final say in resolving all disputes.

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