The 2021/22 competition will be played entirely online.
Please refer to the Online Match Regulations for further information. If you are concerned about security, you can always use Skype or equivalent, so that each player has a video connection to one of his opponents at the table.
The knockout mixed teams-of-four championships of England. Named after the former EBU chairman, Hubert Phillips.
Scoring is by aggregate with honours counting. At no time may an all male or all female team be playing. Matches are played on the full pivot principle such that one plays one-third of the match with each of one’s teammates as a partner.
This is an ideal tournament for new players to the game of duplicate from rubber or chicago bridge.
Eight teams are seeded, and every non-seeded team is guaranteed at least one match before meeting a seed. There is a Plate competition at no extra cost, so all non-seeded teams play at least two matches. There was no change to the entry fee.
Matches are of 30 boards up to and including the quarter-final, except that 24- or 27-board matches may be played in Rounds 1–3 by mutual agreement. The semi-final is 48-boards, and the final is 60-boards.
Teams may contain 4, 5 or 6 players, but only 4 players may play in any single match prior to the semi-final stage.
The draw for the early rounds is regionalised to try to help keep travelling distances small.
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, email email@example.com..
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.
2020 Bowl - Michael Hampton, Michael Prior, Kay Preddy & Norman Selway
Plate - Harry Anoyrkatis, Sally Anoyrkatis, Sam Anoyrkatis & Theo Anoyrkatis
|I||7th July 2021|
|II||15th September 2021|
|III||3rd November 2021|
|IV||12th January 2022|
|Quarter-final||1st March 2022|
|Semi Final||8th May 2022|
|Final||By mutual agreement|
|I||22nd September 2021|
|II||10th November 2021|
|III||19th January 2022|
|QF||8th March 2022|
|SF||15th May 2022|
|F||By mutual agreement|
The final will be arranged by mutual agreement between the finalists.
|The entry fee for 2021/22 is £80 per team|
Master Points will be awarded in the form of Green Points for each round won as follows (based on an entry of over 64 teams): MP awards for Bowl
MP awards for Plate
All awards quoted are 'per player'. To receive points, a player must have played in at least one third of the boards involved in the match in question.
Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.
Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. A list of some of these is available here.
- Use of data by the EBU Knockout system
- Regulations for Rulings and Appeals in Matches Played Privately
- General Regulations for Matches Played Privately
- Specific Regulations for this Event
Find a partner/team mates
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