Thursday Night Programme Changes

Thursday night events Changes

Intermediate / Junior Teams Championships date changes
Principal change is the Championship Teams now starts April 4th
( Thursday after Easter ) running on new dates for the next 5 weeks

The reasoning behind this is Numbers for Thursday night have been poor and variable as regards numbers wise this year along with ANZAC day falling on a Thursday.
This makes running a Teams Competition very difficult for the the Director / Partner Steward as Teams requires requires the same numbers for each week of the event. In addition the event needs a reasonable number of Teams to make the event interesting and competitive for the players.
Due to the numbers experienced this year it has been decided to change the event to a Butler Pairs event ( Swiss type scoring like Teams ) starting on April 4. This will allow for greater latitude in the number of players each week as it has no need to be the same as that for the starting week of the competition.
The championships will be held as advertised for both Intermediate and Junior Grades

Consequential changes

Due to the changes to the teams dates -

April 4th - May 2nd : Championships Teams held as Butler Pairs - new start time of 7pm from April 11

May 9th - May 23th : changes to Thursday Winter Pairs

May 30th - Jun 13th : changed to Thursday Butler Pairs

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