2020/21 First Round starts 12th October 2020, played online; 2019/20 Final 5th & 6th September 2020, Postponed
The English open teams-of-four championship. This is England's premier teams championship. It consists of knock-out matches in the early stages, played privately, qualifying eight teams to contest an all-play-all final. The competition is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship. The Crockford's Plate competition is open to all unseeded teams who are defeated in their first match of the main event, be this in round 1, or in round 2 following a bye. The last 8 from the Crockfords Plate will play alongside the main final (same dates, venue and format).
For the 2020-21 competition please note that all matches must be played online.
The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu. You can also call 01296 317203/19 or email email@example.com. Entries for 2020/21 are now open. The closing date for entries for 2020/21 is midday, Friday 9th October 2020.
The prices for this congress are significantly lower than they would have been face to face, but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium. Players are also saving a significant amount of money in travel and accommodation costs.
We have been working hard to keep bridge going over the last six months, but with no end in sight we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we are still using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. When the furlough scheme comes to an end this will only get worse.
Competitions are one way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival and we will be following this pricing strategy for all our online congresses and major competitions.
2018/19 Cup - Tony Forrester, Ed Jones, Graham Osborne and Tom Paske (Alexander Allfrey (captain) and Andrew Robson played in earlier rounds)
Plate - Simon Cope (captain), Maruša Gold, Diana Nettleton and Marion Robertson
|2020/21 Cup Timetable|
|Round||To be completed|
|I||October 12th - November 23rd|
|II||November 24th - January 18th|
|III||January 19th - 8th March|
|2019/20 Cup Timetable|
|Round||To be completed by|
|I||8th December 2019|
|II||1st March 2020|
|2019/20 Plate Timetable|
|2019/20 Finals Timetable|
|Session 1||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Match 1|
|2:10pm - 3:10pm|
|3:20pm - 4:20pm||Match 2|
|4:30pm - 5:30pm|
|5:40pm - 6:40pm||Match 3|
|Session 2||8:05pm - 9:05pm|
|9:15pm - 10:15pm||Match 4|
|10:25pm - 11:25pm|
|Session 3||10:30am - 11:30am||Match 5|
|11:40am - 12:40pm|
|Session 4||1:15pm - 2:15pm||Match 6|
|2:25pm - 3:25pm|
|3:35pm - 4:35pm||Match 7|
|4:45pm - 5:45pm|
|Results and presentation of trophy by 6:00pm|
|The entry fee for 2020/21 is £96 per team|
This is a Green Point event, with the following awards.
Final: 1 Green Point per match won (0.5 for a draw) plus ranking points to the top four teams: 1st 24; 2nd 12; 3rd 7; 4th 3.
|GPs||1||1.5||2||50% of awards for Cup|
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.
Venue and Tariff
2021 Final Information The 2020/21 Final will be played online via RealBridge, unless Face-to-Face bridge is possible.
- Use of data by the EBU Knockout system
- Regulations for Rulings and Appeals in Matches Played Privately
- Specific Regulations for this Event
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