Masters Pairs

25th February 2018

We regret that the Bradford and Welwyn Garden City heats of the Masters Pairs have been cancelled due to insufficient entries.

Players due to play at Bradford are welcome to transfer to Solihull and those due to play at Welwyn to Billericay, Richmond, Solihull or Tunbridge Wells. Please contact the EBU Competitions Department if you wish to do this.

The Masters Pairs for the Ann Staveley Trophy

This event is open to players below the rank of Regional Master.
This includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters.

Players above this rank should enter the Ranked Masters Pairs.

Your ranking is taken as of 1st January 2018, and will include any Master Points which have been earned prior to that date, but not yet registered. Players currently, or previously, based overseas for any substantial period of their bridge playing career should make a special application for a national rank to be afforded them solely for the purpose of participating in this event, or the Ranked Masters Pairs. It may be that they would be eligible to only play in one of the Ranked Masters competitions. We may also reserve the right to restrict entry only to those members with less than 25 Green Points in instances where the member in question has not yet accumulated enough Master Points in total to reach the level of Regional Master or higher.

Free entry for landmark promotion: Players who receive a landmark promotion to the rank of Master qualify for a free entry for the Masters Pairs or Ranked Master Pairs. They can play with any partner of their choice and will therefore play at the level of the highest player in the partnership. This would mean that in order to play in the Masters Pairs both players need to be a Premier Master or below. The free entry can be claimed for the competition immediately following notification of their promotion, or deferred for one year (i.e. those notified in April 2017 can reclaim their free entry in the event in spring 2018 or spring 2019).

It is played as a 2-session, 1-day event scored by match-points simultaneously across several centres. 11.30am start - 6.45pm finish (approx.). Please see below for venues.

The results will be stratified with those below the rank of Master in the 'B' stratification.

Holders 2018

Eduard Malkhassyan & Kostadin Vasilev




Sunday 25th February

11.30am - 6.45pm*

Entry Fees

£26 per player

Members who have attained a landmark promotion to the rank of Master are entitled to free entry in the Masters Pairs.

Master Points

Green Points are awarded throughout, both for session results and for final ranking. Session awards go to the top 1/4 of the overall field based on the session scores alone. In addition, ranking points go to the top 1/2 of the overall field based on the two-session total score. Session awards and final ranking awards are cumulative.

The results will be stratified with those below the rank of Master in the 'B' stratification.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.

Terms and Conditions