Pachabo Cup

11th – 12th June 2022; RealBridge

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

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

Congress Prices

The prices for our online congresses and competitions are significantly lower than they would have been face to face (about 20% less), but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium.

We have worked hard to keep bridge going since the start of the pandemic, but with it still affecting everything we need to continue to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Although we took advantage of all government support that we were entitled to, made a number of staff redundant and cut costs everywhere we could, we still need to carry on taking care to avoid using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme having ended this has become even more difficult.

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.


2021 Manchester: Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alan Mould, John Holland, Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcock

Date Time
Saturday 11.00am to 7.30pm finish approx
Sunday 11.00am to 6.00pm 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
Entry fees are per team and should be made in advance.
Closing date for entries is entry is 27th May 2022

Master Points

Green Points to the top half of the field.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.


Venue and Tariff

2022 Venue Details

This event will be played on RealBridge in 2022


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

2021 results
2020 event not held
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