



The Elusive Tripple 


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 2125/5/05) 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. 





Newssheet 

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 
Chuck Paparigian 
172 
13/2 
 
17/2/06 
Terry Quested 
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 
335 
6/4 
 
10/4/09 
Hans Vikman 
344 
8/6 
 
12/6/09 
Karl Buelens 
350 
20/7 
 
24/7/09 
Hans Vikman 
359 
21/9 
 
25/9/09 
Paul Quodomine 
362 
12/10 
 
16/10/09 
Paul Quodomine 
364 
24/10 
 
28/10/09 
Janne Roos 
364 
24/10 
 
28/10/09 
PerAke Roskvist 
365 
2/11 
 
6/11/09 
Janne Roos 
382 
1/3 
 
5/3/10 
Janne Roos 
388 
12/4 
 
18/4/10 
Janne Roos 
390 
26/4 
 
30/4/10 
Paul Quodomine 
413 
4/10 
 
8/10/10 
Jean Wissing 
428 
24/1 
 
28/1/11 
Per Andersson 
437 
21/3 
 
25/3/11 
Lars Broman 
448 
13/6 
 
17/6/11 
Terje Lie 
462 
18/9 
 
23/9/11 
Gerard Hardy 
462 
18/9 
 
23/9/11 
Derek Tyms 
471 
21/11 
 
25/11/11 
Sigurd Zahl 
476 
26/12 
 
301211 
Jeremy Watson 
476 
26/12 
 
301211 
Sean Burgess 

