For Pairs you may use the following: –   

All Handicaps are expressed as percentages.The minimum % shall be 0% and

the maximum 22%.The handicap of a partnership shall be 50% of their combined

handicap. E.G. Two twenty handicappers would get 50% of 40 or 20% and an 8

and 14 handicap pair would get 50% of 22 or 11%.

The maximum score possible on the night is the “TOP” multiplied by the number

of boards played.This total (say an eleven table Mitchell) is calculated as follows

: – 22 x 10 = 220. This is the maximum score if you scored an outright

“TOP” on every board (impossible! Of course)


This 220 is multiplied by half of the combined handicap of the pair as explained

at No 3 above.            

E.G. John is 14 handicap and Mary is 11.

Their combined handicap is 25 and their applied handicap is 12.5%.

If their Gross score is 121 out of 220 on the night (55%)

their Nett score would be 55 + 12.5 = 67.5%.

In matchpoints this would be 12.5% of

220 =27.5 MP’s + 121 = 148.5 MP.

For President’s prizes and other majors such as Xmas Hampers etc. clubs may find a big increase in attendance. This usually comes from the higher handicap category and it may be advisable to use 1/3rd of the combined handicaps rather than ½ as used on ordinary nights. This is a matter for the Club to monitor and decide.

For teams you may use the following: –    


Calculate the total team handicap in Victory Points using the following.

Masters                                               ====== 0            V.P.

Inter “A”                                             ====== 0.5         V.P.

Inter “B” Low H’cap                           ====== 1            V.P.

Inter “B” High H’cap                          ====== 1.5         V.P.

Novice                                                 ====== 2            V.P.



Two low “B” players and two Novice players form a team. The “B” pair would get 1 VP each and the Novice pair would get 2 Vp’s each. The team would add 6 VP’s to the result achieved on the match. They lose their match 20/10. The Nett score recorded is 20/16.

Each club would make slight adjustments to the above based on the general standard in their club. The advantage for the Club is the attendance of more teams as they have a chance to win.


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