At our club (Mayfield) one of the annual tournaments we run is a pairs championship over two sessions. The first session is a pairs qualifier where 10 pairs go through to the final with no carry through of first session scores. On the same evening of the finals we get an additional three or four tables. It has been suggested that instead of a qualifying session we should run the championship as a two session event with scores assessed over two sessions since this would make for a fairer competition.
It seems there are pros and cons for either method. I wonder if there are strong views about which would be the better form of competition? Alan Bailey.