UPDATED 26/10/23 Group Stage Play By Date: 13th Mar 2024 Knockout Stages: Play By Date 7th August 2024 Final: 21st – 22nd Sep 2024 Venue: Coventry & North Warwickshire Bridge Club
The Crockfords Cup
- England's premier teams championship!
England's premier teams championship, with a knockout qualification and an eight-team final. The competition is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.
New Format for 2023/24
The entry fee will be reduced (see below) but there will be a further fee of £100 per team for those who qualify to play in the finals.
Teams will be drawn in groups of four and will play a match against each of the other three teams in the group, so all non-seeded teams will be guaranteed three matches. Any team in each round robin (RR) group that plays its three matches and wins at least two of them, will go on to the knockout stage of the event, when the seeded teams will also participate. No team that concedes a match without playing it may proceed to the knockout stage.
There will be no separate Crockfords Plate knockout, but the eight winning teams from the group of sixteen will qualify for the main Crockfords Cup final while the eight losing teams will qualify for the Crockfords Plate final. The format of these finals will remain as at present.
Later rounds of this event will be face-to-face but teams are asked to indicate their prefernce for playing online or face-to-face, which will be used in the round-robin stage of the draw and teams must abide by their stated choice. Although this will also be taken into account for the draw for the knockout stages if possible, all teams must be willing to play those stages face-to-face if necessary. Prices for Crockfords entries are based on the previous face to face iteration.
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By entering an EBU congress or event you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out in the Terms and Conditions document.
Entries for the 2023 event closed on 13th October 2023.
Please can entrants who wish to play online contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that those wishing to play online can be drawn against one another in the first few rounds (depending on number of online applicants). Note that the competition will default to face to face and we won't be able to guarantee online opposition after a couple of rounds.
|Play by Date
|All three matches
|13th March 2024
|1st May 2024
|19th June 2024
|7th August 2024
|21st - 22nd September 2024
|21st - 22nd September 2024
|The entry fee for 2023/24 is £86 per team (please note: there will be an additional charge of £100 for teams that make the finals).
This is a Green Point event, with the following awards.
Green Points are 1 for each of the first matches won, plus an extra 1 for a team that is unbeaten over three matches. Then 2, 3, 4 for the subsequent rounds. A team that wins two matches and is conceded their third by their opponents without playing it will get 1 Green Point for each of their two wins plus another 1 for being unbeaten. (Note that the unbeaten team are not allowed to concede the third match themselves without playing it)
Cup Final: 1 Green Point per match won (0.5 for a draw) plus ranking points to the top four teams: 1st 24; 2nd 12; 3rd 7; 4th 3.
Plate Final: 50% of awards for Cup
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.
Venue and Tariff
Coventry & North Warwickshire Bridge Club
- EBU Knockout and League Competitions General Regulations
- General Regulations Rulings
- General Regulations for Rulings Online
- Specific Regulations for this Event
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2021/22 Crockfords Cup; 2021/22 Crockfords Plate
2020/21 Crockfords Cup; 2020/21 Crockfords Plate
2019/20 Crockfords Cup; 2019/20 Crockfords Plate
2018/19 Crockfords Cup; 2018/19 Crockfords Plate