Tollemache Cup

Qualifier: 18th - 19th November 2017, Solihull | Final: 10th - 11th February 2018, venue TBC

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Draw for the Qualifying weekend

One team has now withdrawn leaving thirty-five. This gives three groups of nine teams and one of eight.

There may be a change from the originally advertised venue for the final - more details will be made available as soon as possible

The Tollemache Cup is the inter-county championships for teams of eight.

Entry is open only to County Associations of the EBU and District Associations of the WBU please refer to the eligibility regulations for more details. Teams are limited to 12 playing members, although not necessarily the same 12 in the qualifying round and the final.

The qualifying event, on 18th - 19th November 2017 at the The St Johns Hotel, Solihull, will be played in four sections, in each of which every team plays every other. The composition of sections will be determined by advance draw, but the previous year’s finalists will be seeded, two into each section. Play starts at 1.30pm, with a finish at approximately 5.00pm on the Sunday. The top two teams in each section will qualify to play in the final on 10th - 11th February 2018, at venue to be confirmed. Play starts at 1.30pm and finishes at approximately 5.00pm on the Sunday.

Holders 2017

London - Mike Bell, Sarah O'Connor, Nick Sandqvist, Tom Townsend, Phil King, Stelio Di Bello, Paul Lamford, David Ewart, Heather Dhondy, Kieran Dyke

Draw for the Qualifying weekend

Thirty-six teams have entered so all groups will be of nine teams. The draw is as follows:

A B C D
London Middlesex Kent Berks & Bucks
Cambs & Hunts Avon Lincolnshire Cumbria
Essex East Wales Channel Isles Yorkshire
North East Hertfordshire Northants Devon
Manchester Oxfordshire Dorset Somerset
Sussex Lancashire Derbyshire Hants & IOW
Leicestershire Worcestershire Herefordshire Gloucestershire
Suffolk Norfolk Merseyside & Cheshire Nottinghamshire
Surrey Wiltshire Staffs & Shrops

Detailed Timetable for the Qualifying Weekend

Groups A & B

Team assembly and line-up 1:15pm – 1:25pm
Session 1 Saturday 1:30pm – 2:50pm
3:00pm – 4:20pm 40 boards
4:30pm – 5:50pm
6:00pm – 7:20pm
Session 2 9:10pm – 11:00pm 14 boards
Session 3 Sunday 10:30am – 12:20pm
12:30pm – 2:20pm 42 boards
2:30pm – 4:20pm

Group C
*Please note that the 1:30pm – 5:50pm timing for Session 1 is in fact 30 boards not 40 as previously stated.

Team assembly and line-up 1:15pm – 1:25pm
Session 1 Saturday 1:30pm – 2:50pm
3:00pm – 4:20pm 30 boards*
4:30pm – 5:50pm
Session 2 7:40pm – 9:00pm 10 boards
Session 3 9:10pm - 11:00pm 14 boards
Session 4 Sunday 10:30am – 12:20pm
12:30pm – 2:20pm 42 boards
2:30pm – 4:20pm

Group D

Team assembly and line-up 1:15pm – 1:25pm
Session 1 Saturday 1:30pm – 3:20pm
3:30pm – 5:20pm 28 boards
Session 2 7:10pm – 9:00pm
9:10pm – 11:00pm 28 boards
Session 3 Sunday 10:30am – 12:20pm
12:30pm – 2:20pm 42 boards
2:30pm – 4:20pm

Timetable

Finals Timetable

Day

Times

Description

10th - 11th February 2018

Saturday 1:30pm - 3:20pm

Finals Weekend Match 1

3:40pm - 5:30pm

Match 2

7:20pm - 9:10pm

Match 3

9:20pm - 11:10pm

Match 4

Sunday 10:30am - 12:20pm

Match 5

12:40pm - 2:30pm

Match 6

2:40pm - 4:30pm

Match 7

Entry Fees

£430 per team

Entries should be submitted only by County Associations of the EBU or District Associations of the WBU, on entry forms that will be supplied to all County Secretaries. Closing date for entries is 8th November 2017.

Master Points

Qualifier: Green Points per match won or drawn at standard EBU rate – eg 0.42 per 12 board match won, 0.21 for a draw . There are no bonus awards for overall ranking in the qualifier.
Final: 1 Green Point per match won (1/2 for a draw), plus bonus ranking awards to the top four teams (6, 3, 2 & 1, respectively).

Agreements
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.

Venue and Tariff

St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AT.

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246

2017 Rates (for Qualifier)
DB&B £65.95 sharing; £79.95 single

2018 Rates (for final)
To be announced.

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