28th – 29th May 2022, RealBridge
Entry is open to the leading pairs in the current pairs championship of each County Association of the EBU. The number of pairs permitted from each County depends on the number of members (including Junior and Bridge for All members) notified to the EBU by 31st March 2022 i.e. a number of shareholder votes plus one.
Each County may offer substitutes for any of its qualified pairs unable to compete, and these will be called in on a next-in-line basis; only substitutes who have scored in excess of 50% including any carry-forward in the County Championship Final will be eligible in this respect. For further eligibility regulations, see the information on County Allegiance.
Entry is open to the leading pairs in the current pairs championship of each County Association of the EBU.
County Secretaries will be provided with an entry form by EBU staff at a suitable time ahead of the event.
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 Fred Hotchen & Steve Preston
|Saturday||11am - 2pm||Session 1: 24 boards|
|2:45pm - 5:40pm||Session 2: 24 boards|
|Sunday||11am - 2pm||Session 3: 24 boards|
|2:45pm - 5:40pm||Session 4: 24 boards|
Green Points to the top half of the field
Level 4 agreements are permitted.
Venue and Tariff
County Associations should forward entry fees to EBU Competitions Department on the special form to be supplied to them, together with the names and addresses of its qualified pairs and the names and addresses of possible substitutes, in ranking order. If your county has not received an entry form for this, the Pachabo or the Garden Cities Trophy by the end of March, please contact Charlie Bucknell on 01296 317203 or e-mail him.
2020 not held
The Corwen Trophy - a history