The Hubert Philips Bowl and Plate is by default a face-to-face competition but captains can agree to play matches online.
Please refer to the Online Match Regulations for matches agreed to be played online. If you are concerned about security, you can always use Skype or equivalent, so that each player has a video connection to one of their opponents at the table.
The knockout mixed teams-of-four championships of England. Named after the former EBU chairman, Hubert Phillips.
Scoring is by aggregate with honours counting. At no time may an all male or all female team be playing. Matches are played on the full pivot principle such that one plays one-third of the match with each of one’s teammates as a partner.
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Eight teams are seeded, and every non-seeded team is guaranteed at least one match before meeting a seed. There is a Plate competition at no extra cost, so all non-seeded teams play at least two matches. There was no change to the entry fee.
Matches are of 30 boards up to and including the quarter-final, except that 24- or 27-board matches may be played in Rounds 1–3 by mutual agreement. The semi-final is 48-boards, and the final is 60-boards.
Teams may contain 4, 5 or 6 players, but only 4 players may play in any single match prior to the semi-final stage.
The draw for the early rounds is regionalised to try to help keep travelling distances small.
Results of the ongoing competitions are available here: 2022/23 Bowl, 2022/23 Plate
Bowl - Frances Hinden, Jeffrey Allerton, Graham Osborne, Jon Cooke, Tony Forrester & Chris Jagger
Plate- Paul Hackett, Barbara Hackett, Jason Hackett, Martin Taylor
|I||18th July 2022|
|II||28th September 2022|
|III||23rd November 2022|
|Quarter-Final||25th January 2023|
|Semi-final||20th March 2023|
|Final||By mutual agreement|
|I||28th September 2022|
|II||23rd November 2022|
|QF||25th January 2023|
|SF||20th March 2023|
|F||By mutual agreement|
The final will be arranged by mutual agreement between the finalists.
|The entry fee for 2022/23 is £80 per team|
Master Points will be awarded in the form of Green Points for each round won as follows (based on an entry of over 64 teams): MP awards for Bowl
MP awards for Plate
All awards quoted are 'per player'. To receive points, a player must have played in at least one third of the boards involved in the match in question.
Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.
Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. A list of some of these is available here.
- Use of data by the EBU Knockout system
- Regulations for Rulings and Appeals in Matches Played Privately
- General Regulations for Matches Played Privately (including Section F: online match regulations
- Specific Regulations for this Event
Find a partner/team mates
If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please email email@example.com.