Formerly part of the National Teams Congress
After three years as part of the National Teams Congress*, this event now becomes a congress in its own right.
There will be a qualifying multiple-teams event on Saturday, either all-play-all or split into sections depending on numbers. On Sunday there will be a main final for the top teams with longer head-to-head matches, and a consolation final for everyone else.
As well as providing a rare opportunity to play with this fascinating and skilful form of scoring, the congress will be ideal for players wishing to add to their Green Point tally since there will be enhanced master points (master points will be awarded for matches won at a 50% enhanced rate in the qualifier and main final of the Point-a-Board teams).
The Point-a-Board Teams is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.
A short guide to Point-a-Board matches is available here, read David Gold's guide to the tactics of PAB in the June 2013 issue of English Bridge, or read Brian Senior's discussion of the different tactics for Point-a-Board, IMPs and Match Points.
* - The Swiss Teams element of the National Teams Congress will now take place in May at West Midlands Bridge Club - see here for more details.
Holders - 2017
Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger
2:00pm - 6:15pm
Qualifier Session 1
7:45pm - 10:45pm*
Qualifier Session 2
11:00am - 5:30pm
Main and Consolation Finals (with a short break at about 1:30pm)
£260 per team
Fully green pointed. Master points issued at enhanced rate in qualifier and main final.