The English open teams-of-four championship.
This is England's premier teams championship. It consists of knock-out matches in the early stages, played privately, qualifying eight teams to contest an all-play-all final.
The competition is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.
The Crockford's Plate competition is open to all unseeded teams who are defeated in their first match of the main event, be this in round 1, or in round 2 following a bye. The last 8 from the Crockfords Plate will play alongside the main final (same dates, venue and format).
Cup - Tony Forrester, Ed Jones, Graham Osborne and Tom Paske (Alexander Allfrey (captain) and Andrew Robson played in earlier rounds)
Plate - Simon Cope (captain), Maruša Gold, Diana Nettleton and Marion Robertson
2019/20 Cup Timetable
To be completed by
8th December 2019
1st March 2020
10th May 2020
16th August 2020
2019/20 Plate Timetable
8th March 2020
17th May 2020
16th August 2020
2019/20 Finals Timetable
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:10pm - 3:10pm
3:20pm - 4:20pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
5:40pm - 6:40pm
8:05pm - 9:05pm
9:15pm - 10:15pm
10:25pm - 11:25pm
10:30am - 11:30am
11:40am - 12:40pm
1:15pm - 2:15pm
2:25pm - 3:25pm
3:35pm - 4:35pm
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Results and presentation of trophy by 6:00pm
The entry fee for 2020/21 will be announced in due course.
This is a Green Point event, with the following awards.
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.
|GPs||1||1.5||2||50% of awards for Cup|
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.
Venue and Tariff
2020 Final Information
Hilton Warwick/Stratford , Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6RE (just off M40 J15)
In order to take advantage of exclusive rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246
2020 hotel rates
Double room for sole occupancy
A number of rooms are reserved for booking at this negotiated rate for a limited period of time. Any unbooked rooms are usually released for booking by the general public a few weeks before the event. Thereafter rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. Likewise if all allocated rooms are booked then rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. To ensure rooms are available at the negotiated rate please book as early as possible.
Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. A list of those known to us is available here.