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Tripple Crown
Tripple Crown
There is no prize for it, but the triple is defined as winning three times in one week. It's a rare event, let's look at the odds:

Assuming 8 tables per session and all players of equal ability, then the odds of someone winning the ‘tripple' are 1/8 to the power of two, or one in 64; so you can expect it about every 6 months or so, depending upon the number of players (obviously it's much easier to win the tripple in the low season when there are only three or four tables).
  
  The odds of two independent people (who only partnered each other on one occasion and obviously play in different directions on the other two occasions (as with Dave & Terry 21-25/5/05) both winning in the same week are 1/8 to the power of three, or one in 512; so once in 5 years or so.
  
  Anyway, here's a list of triple winners. I hope it's complete, let me know if there are any omissions.
  
     
  News-sheet   dates Winner
         
121 21/5 - 25/5/05 Dave Cutler 
121 21/5 - 25/5/05 Terry Quested 
139 27/6 - 1/7/05 Tobjorn + Gunn 
141 11/7 - 15/7/06 John Gavens 
141 11/7 - 15/7/06 Terry Quested 
162 5/9 - 9/9/06 Bob Pelletier 
169 23/1 - 27/1/06 Terry Quested
172 13/2 - 17/2/06 Terry Quested + Chuck Paparigian 
214 4/12 - 8/12/06 Terry Quested 
240 4/6 - 8/6/07 Jan v Koss 
272 21/1 -  25/1/08 Olaf Ries 
280 17/3 - 21/3/08 Hans Vikman 
326 2/2 - 6/2/09 Janne Roos 
 

 

 

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