Online Knockout Teams

This is a knockout event, with matches played exclusively online.

It is for teams of four, from a squad of six all of whom are members of their own federation and a majority of one of the ‘home unions’.

Matches prior to the semi-finals will be played over 24 boards, the semi-finals and the final being 32 boards.

A Plate competition is available for teams which lose their first match, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches.

There will be no prize money, but the winning team in the Cup competition will receive free entry to the competition in the following year.

Current results

2019 Cup; 2019 Plate

To enter

To enter please email Online entries through My EBU will be available soon. Entries for 2019 have now closed but late entries can be accepted until 12 noon on Tuesday 22 January.


Cup - Michael Prior, Michael Hampton, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy
Plate - John Atthey, Claire Robinson, Tony Hill and Alan Wearmouth


Cup Timetable


To be completed by


3rd March 2019


14th April 2019


27th May 2019


7th July 2019


18th August 2019


29th September 2019

Plate Timetable


22nd April 2019


2nd June 2019


14th July 2019


26th August 2019


6th October 2019

Entry Fees

The entry fee for 2020 will be published in due course

Half-price entry is available to junior players on a pro rata basis.

Entries for 2019 have now closed but late entries can be accepted until 12 noon on Tuesday 22 January.

The closing date for entries for 2020 will be Monday 13 January 2020

Master Points

Main competition:

Round I II III Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Green Points 1 1 1.5 2 3 4

Plate competition:

Round I II Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Blue Points 1 1 2 3 4


Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.

Venue and Tariff

All matches are played online and organised privately

Previous results

The EBU Archive listing the past winners

2018 results: Cup | Plate
2017 results: Cup | Plate
2016 results: Cup | Plate
2015 results: Cup
2014 results: No Competition
2013 results: Cup

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