National Point-a-Board Teams (Discontinued after 2024) 

20th – 21st Jan 2024, RealBridge


The National Point-a-Board Teams

- a competition ideal for players who enjoy playing match points!

Formerly part of the National Teams Congress the National Point-a-Board Teams will be held over a weekend in January.

The event in 2024 will either be played as round robin over two day or played as a two session qualifier on Saturday with a Final/Consolation Final on Sunday.

The event in 2024 will (if numbers allow) follow the format of a two-session qualifier on Saturday with a Final (with carryover) and a Consolation Final (without carryover) on Sunday; otherwise, the event will be played as a complete round robin over the two days. Master Points for matches won will be enhanced.

As well as providing a rare opportunity to play with this fascinating and skilful form of scoring, the congress will be ideal for players wishing to add to their Green Point tally since there will be enhanced master points (masterpoints will be awarded for matches won at a 50% enhanced rate in the qualifier and main final). The Point-a-Board Teams is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

We have created A short guide to Point-a-Board matches. You may also like to read David Gold's guide to the tactics of PAB in the June 2013 issue of English Bridge, or Brian Senior's discussion of the different tactics for Point-a-Board, IMPs and Match Points.

It is worth noting that Point-a-Board tactics are very like those for matchpointed pairs - the usual club game - and as such this might be an interesting event for those who have not played much teams before: like a club duplicate but with team-mates! There will also be scores based on the matchpointed pairs results and these will be used for NGS purposes.

To enter

The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu. You can also call 01296 317203 or email

Online Congress Prices

Competitions are an important way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival, and our pricing strategy for online events reflects this rather than the lower costs involved in running such events. Our intention is that this will continue for all our online congresses and major competitions - they will be cheaper than face-to-face equivalents but will still be priced to help support other aspects of the EBU's work.



Liam Sanderson, Hugo Jee, Alex Hannon, John Cox & Mohamed Mousa



Start time

End time


SAT 20



24 boards



24 boards

SUN 21



18 boards



24 boards

Details of the timetable may be subject to change.

Entry Fees
Entry Fees Price £220 per team of up to six players
Closing date for entries is 19th January 2024

Master Points

Fully green pointed. Master points issued at enhanced rate for matches won throughout.

Venue and Tariff

Venue for 2024: RealBridge

Previous Winners

2023 results
2022 results
2021 results
2020 results
2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results
National Teams Congress - the history

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please use the new Partnership forum