Silver Plate

The Silver Plate is Bridge Great Britain’s consolation event for the Gold Cup and is open to all English and Welsh teams knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round of the Gold Cup*. The Silver Plate is administered by the EBU on behalf of BGB. Entry is on an opt-out basis, i.e. eligible teams will be assumed to wish to play unless we are advised to the contrary, and BGB will inform us of the eligible teams shortly after the end of round 2 of the Gold Cup.

* Scottish teams play in a separate 'plate' competition. The winner of this competition enters the Silver Plate at the quarter-final stage.

Lockdown Arrangements

By contrast with the arrangements announced for EBU knockout competitions in progress when the first Covid lockdown came into force, BGB has decided that the event should continue; and for so long as it is not possible to play face to face, matches must be played online. The revised timetable is below.

Current results

Results of the current competition are available here: 2020 | Content may take a few moments to load

Previous results

Results of the previous years competition are at: 2019 | Content may take a few moments to load

To enter

Entry is free to all English and Welsh teams knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round of the Gold Cup* (see above)

Holders

2018 John Dick (Capt), Edward McGeough, Kevin Strathern & David Wiseman

Timetable
Round To be completed by
1 25th October 2020
2 21st December 2020
3 14th March 2021
Quarter-finals 23rd May 2021
Semi-finals 25th July 2021
Final by mutual agreement

Master Points

Round I II III Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
GPs 1 1.5 2 3 4 6

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.

Halfway venues

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.