Pachabo Cup

12th – 13th June 2021; RealBridge

This event will take place online via RealBridge in 2021

Please note: We intend this event to go ahead online via RealBridge and we will allow all counties to enter teams of up to eight players, to give them more flexibility to include the winners of last year’s qualifier if they wish.

Due to the event not taking place last year (2019/20) due to covid, this year (2020/21), we will allow counties to have teams-of-eight, rather than the usual teams-of-four. Entry is open to the 2019/20 holders of the teams-of-four Championship of each County Association of EBU or, if they are unavailable, and subject to the relevant county’s approval, a combination of winners and runners up from 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Please note that all team members must be properly registered and eligible in accordance with the regulations laid down by the County Association. In the absence of such regulations, the latest time at which additional players may be registered is prior to the County final. No team may originally ever have more than six registered players.

The regulations below are designed to widen the possibility of substitutions, where a County finds that the team which won its Championship cannot be fully represented in the Pachabo. These regulations are best expressed in order of preference, as follows:

  1. The County is represented by its champion team, comprising four, five or six players properly registered in accordance with County regulations or, in the absence of such, prior to the County Championship final.
  2. Alternatively, additional players from the runners-up team may be added to the champion team subject to the approval of the relevant County Association so as to make a new team of four, five or six players to participate in the Pachabo.
  3. Failing that, the County may be represented by its runners-up team, comprising four, five or six players registered as above.
  4. Please note that new/additional players may not be introduced after the County final has taken place, except as may be provided for above.
  5. County Associations may stipulate an earlier time by which eligible players must declare their availability to the County Association for the Pachabo final.

New scoring method from 2015

The Pachabo Cup has for many years, uniquely in this country, been scored by a combination of Point a Board and ‘Aggregate Quotient’. The scoring method was modified in 2015. The hybrid scoring principle remains in this new scoring method, but has been adapted so that it is more 'transparent', allowing for a better consideration of the tactics needed, and making it easier for those who wish to calculate their own score. The new scoring format is explained in this document. If you have any questions about the new scoring method please contact Robin Barker –, 01296 317223.

To enter

Entry is open to the 2019/20 or 2020/21 holders of the teams-of-four Championship of each County Association of EBU. If the Country Association held the championship in both years, the County Association will decide which players form the team; if insufficient players are available from the winning team(s), and subject to the relevant county’s approval, the team may include players from the winners and runners up from 2019/20 and/or 2020/21.

County Secretaries will be provided with an entry form by EBU staff at a suitable time ahead of the event.


2019 Manchester: John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Newman and Michael Byrne

This event did not take place in 2020 due to covid.

Saturday 11.30am to 8.45pm finish approx
Sunday 10.45am to 5.00pm approx - finish time will depend upon overall numbers

This is an all-play-all event so the exact timetable is crucially dependent on the precise number of entries, and will be published as soon as that number is confirmed

Entry Fee
Please note reduction in entry fees due to prize money being discontinued. Winners will be awarded medals as in the Tollemache trophy
Closing date for entries is entry is 28th May 2021

Master Points

Green Points to the top half of the field.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Please can you email your Convention Card in the correct format (WBF for Trials and EBU card for EBU Congresses) to We will send you a link to a pdf version which you can then provide at the table for your opponents.

Venue and Tariff

2021 Venue Details

This event will take place online via RealBridge in 2021


If your county has not received an entry form for this, the Corwen Trophy or the Garden Cities Trophy by the end of March, please contact Charlie Bucknell on 01296 317203, or e-mail him.

Previous Winners


2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results
2013 results
2012 results
2011 results
2010 results
2009 results
2008 results
2007 results
2006 results

Pachabo Cup - the history