The Tollemache Cup is the inter-county championships for teams of eight.
Please note that the timings for the qualifying round depend on the number of entries. They are therefore provisional and may be subject to change.
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 St John's Hotel, Solihull. Play starts at 1.30pm and finishes at approximately 5.00pm on the Sunday.
London - Mike Bell, Sarah O'Connor, Nick Sandqvist, Tom Townsend, Phil King, Stelio Di Bello, Paul Lamford, David Ewart, Heather Dhondy, Kieran Dyke
18th - 19th November 2017
1.30pm start on Saturday
10th - 11th February 2018
Saturday 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Finals Weekend Match 1
3:40pm - 5:30pm
7:20pm - 9:10pm
9:20pm - 11:10pm
Sunday 10:30am - 12:20pm
12:40pm - 2:30pm
2:40pm - 4:30pm
£430 per team
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).
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.
Venue and Tariff
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.