Online Knockout Teams

This is a knockout event, with matches played exclusively online. It is for teams of four, from a squad of six all of whom are members of their own federation and a majority of one of the ‘home unions’. Matches prior to the semi-finals will be played over 24 boards, the semi-finals and the final being 32 boards. A Plate competition is available for teams which lose their first match, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches. There will be no prize money, but the winning team in the Cup competition will receive free entry to the competition in the following year.

Current results

2020 Cup; 2020 Plate

To enter

Entries for the 2022 competition are now open. Please enter online through My EBU via email or by calling Charlie on 01296 317203.

Entries will close March 18th 2022


2021 Cup - Steve Ray, Georgia Ray, John Gladders and Bill Niccol
2019 Plate - Marc Smith, Steve Auchterlonie, David Carlisle, Andy Hughes, Malcolm Pryor

2021 Plate Timetable
II 26th September 2021
III 19th December 2021
2022 Cup Timetable
Round To be completed by
I 2nd May 2022
II 20th June 2022
Quarter-finals 25th July 2022
Semi-finals 31st August 2022
Final 30th November 2022
2022 Plate Timetable
I 12th July 2022
II 25th September 2022
III 30th November 2022
Entry Fees
The entry fee for 2022 is £30 per team
Half-price entry is available to junior players on a pro rata basis.
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The fees above are for 2021, and may change for 2022
The closing date for entries for 2022 will be Friday 18th March 2022 3pm

Master Points

Main competition:

Round I II Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Green Points 1 1.5 2 3 4

Plate competition:

Round I Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Blue Points 1 2 3 4


Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.

Venue and Tariff

All matches are played online and organised privately

Previous results

The EBU Archive listing the past winners
2020 results: Cup | Plate
2019 results: Cup | Plate
2018 results: Cup | Plate
2017 results: Cup | Plate
2016 results: Cup | Plate
2015 results: Cup
2014 results: No Competition
2013 results: Cup


Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please use the comments board below. Please see this page if you need help using the comments board.