There are two groups of three teams. Each group will play a round-robin. The winner of each group will play for the Swanmore Cup, the second placed will play for the Plate. Two points for a win, one for a draw (no need to play further boards) and zero for a loss. If points are shared, then the winner, and second is based on the total number of IMPs scored. Thanks to the Floods who suggested this - this way we don't have any byes in the first round, as we would have with an 8-way knockout.
In each group :-
And in the final or plate, any team that has not been home
previously is home - otherwise the lowest number is home. Teams
drawn on Thursday evening 20 September were (handicaps are in
Team 1 (-16) - Liz Borrow (-8), Ian Borrow (-8), Richard Green-Wilkinson (-4), Anne Green-Wilkinson (+4)
Team 2 (-8) - Georgina Erskine (0), Gill Flexon (0), Ed Willmott (-4), Margo Glover (-4)
Team 3 (-24) - Dave Ross (-8), Margaret Gale (-4), Barry Mitchell (-4), Jon Stredwick (-8)
Team 1 (-24)- Gill Howard (-4), Tim Howard (-8), Adrian Rutter (-8), Bev Rutter (-4)
Team 2 (-4) - Graham Lawrence (-4), Jane Lawrence (+8), Tony Flood (-4), Maggie Flood (-4)
Team 3 (-4) - Denise Lord (+4), Pauline Forrest (0), Nick Lowe (-4), John Utting (-4)
The first two qualifying round-robin matches should be played by the end of March 2019, the final by end June.
The final took place on Thursday, 18 April, between Dave Ross & Barry Mitchell, Jon Stredwick & Neil Goulding (standing in for Margaret Gale) and Graham & Jane Lawrence, Maggie & Tony Flood, with the former team being the winners.
The plate final took place on Wednesday, 17 July, between Ian & Liz Borrow, Anne & Richard Green-Wilkinson and Gill & Tim Howard, Adrian & Bev Rutter, with the former team being the winners.