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Round Robin IMP League 2011
2011 Round Robin
Final: Yarington wins the 2011 round robin with a final score over Eng of 56-31.
Update: In the second semifinal Eng has defeated Rao 86-37.
Update: In the first semifinal Yarington has defeated Castoriano 92-18.
Update: Rao, Yarington, Eng, and Castoriano have qualified for the playoffs. Rao selected Eng, so Castoriano will play Yarington.
Round Robin is a way to meet players in a more social setting. The team
matches are arranged between captains and are usually hosted by one of
the team’s players in their home. The play is competitive but the
setting is more relaxed. You have about 6 months to play 5-6 matches;
the top 4 teams advance to compete for the title.
of contest are mostly the same as 2010, but this year groupings are by
random draw and the top four teams advance regardless of grouping.
Nine teams entered this year's event:
1. Richard Yarington: Ken Scholes, Leo Svarcs, John Schermer, Kevin Bolan, Bill O’Brien
2. Jeff Ford: Cristal Nell, Patt Dunn, Polly Dunn
3. Rao: Jim Aitken, Greg Ho, John Maki
4. Ray Miller: Sandi Hart, Stan Christie, Rod Caldwell, Ken Christiansen, Dave Setterholm
5. Dave Grubbs: Barbara Nist, Jude Ballard, Cindy Glad, Steve Handley, Howard Epley
6. Joel Castoriano: Ron Tracy, Dave Hildebrand, Eric Bue, Robert Richardson
7. Kim Eng: David Taylor, John Aslin, Paul Schwaighart
8. Nick Tipton: Aaron Mohrman, Jennifer Ballantyne, Joel Fuhrman, Galen Hessen, Scott Martin
9. Chris Moore: Jen Chalfan, Brian Zaugg, Lilianna Dionescu, Adam Ruprecht
Here is the schedule for each team:
1. Yarington will play Tipton, Ford, Miller, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
2. Ford will play Castoriano, Eng Yarington, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
3. Rao will play Castoriano, Eng, Yarington, Tipton, Ford, Miller
4. Miller will play Castoriano, Eng, Yarington, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
5. Grubbs will play Castoriano, Eng, Yarington, Tipton, Ford, Miller
6. Castoriano will play Tipton, Ford, Miller, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
7. Eng will play Tipton, Ford, Miller, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
8. Tipton will play Castoriano, Eng, Yarington, Moore, Grubbs, Rao
9. Moore will play Castoriano, Eng, Yarington, Tipton, Ford, Miller
|Captain||Record||VP Total||Average||Max Possible||Vs. Yarington||Vs. Ford||Vs. Rao||Vs. Miller||Vs. Grubbs||Vs. Castoriano||Vs. Eng||Vs. Tipton||Vs. Moore|
|N/A ||W 84-43|
Conditions of ContestAll
matches are 28 boards long, scored in imps and converted to victory
points according to a slightly modified ACBL 30-VP scale:
VPs : IMPs
15-15 : 0
16-14 : 1
17-13 : 2
18-12 : 3-6
19-11 : 7-10
20-10 : 11-15
21-9 : 16-20
22-8 : 21-26
23-7 : 27-33
24-6 : 34-41
25-5 : 42-50
26-4 : 51-60
27-3 : 61-71
28-2 : 72-83
29-1 : 84-95
30-0 : 96+
All matches must be complete by October 31.
top four teams reach the KO finals. The team with the highest victory
point total selects its opponent from the third and fourth place teams.
The winners of those matches play for the championship. There is a
carryover in knockout matches of 1/3 of the imps from the round robin
match if the team that won the round robin match finished with more VPs,
and a carryover of 1/5 of the imps from the round robin match if the
team that won the round robin finished with equal or fewer VPs. If the
teams did not play in the round robin, then there is no carryover.
there is a tie for victory points, the following shall be used to break
the tie. In the event that multiple teams are tied, the steps are
followed until a tied team is eliminated, then restarted from the top
with the remaining teams. For example, in a three way tie where all
three teams had 1 win and 1 loss against each other, then the team
lowest ranked in victory points against opponents in common would be
eliminated, and the tie between the other two would revert to
1. Head-to-head result (only if all involved teams played each other)
2. Victory points against opponents in common
3. Victory points against the highest ranking opponent in common
4. Victory points against the next highest ranking opponent in common, and so on until all opponents in common are compared
5. Imps against opponents in common
6. Imps against the highest ranking opponent in common
7. Imps against the highest ranking opponent in common, and so on until all opponents in common are compared
8. Total imps
9. Coin flip
If there is a tie during the knockout phase there will be a 6 board playoff.
the event of any bridge irregularity, if it is possible the team
captains should agree on a ruling. If the captains cannot agree on a
ruling, then both should submit written statements of the event to the
league commissioner who will make a ruling in consultation with a
This is a mid-chart event. However to use a mid-chart
convention, all of the ACBL rules must be followed, in particular
pre-alerting the conventions and providing a copy of an authorized
defense for those methods requiring one.
If the captains do not
consult before the match the trailing team has seating rights for the
second half. If the score is tied, seating rights are decided randomly.
Seating rights do not include the right to choose your team's four
players only after it is known which four from the opposing team is
playing. If more than four players from either team are available and a
dispute results, captains will list their four players for the half
simultaneously, reveal the lists, and then seat players.
are expected to play all of their matches, even if they are out of
contention. That said, a forfeited match is scored as follows: The
offending team receives 0 VPs and is removed from playoff eligibility.
The non-offending team gets the maximum of (a) their average Victory
Point total in all of their non-forfeited matches, (b) the average
Victory Point total of the opponents of the offending side in all of the
offending side's non-forfeited matches, or (c) 18 Victory Points.
matter not listed in the conditions of contest will be resolved by the
league commissioner. The decisions of the commissioner are final.
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