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

2023 results: Cup | Plate

To enter

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Entries for the 2024 competition are now closed. Entries for 2025 will open in due course.

Please enter online through My EBU via email or by calling 01296 317203.


2023 Cup - Mike Hampton, Kay Preddy, Michael Prior & Norman Selway
2023 Plate - Malcolm Pryor, Ed Scerri, Rob Cliffe, Trevor Ward & Steve Eginton

2024 Cup Timetable To be completed
R1 22nd April 2024
R2 10th June 2024
R3 29th July 2024
Quarter Finals 16th September 2024
Semi Finals 28th October 2024
Finals 9th December 2024
2024 Plate Timetable To be completed
Round 1 17th June 2024
Round 2 29th July 2024
Quarter Final 16th September 2024
Semi Final 28th October 2024
Final 12th December 2024
Entry Fees
The entry fee for 2024 is £34 per team
Half-price entry is available to junior players on a pro rata basis.
Entry fees are per team and should be made in advance
Entries for the 2024 competition are now closed

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
2023 results: Cup | Plate
2022 results: Cup | Plate
2021 results: Cup | Plate
2020 results: Cup | Plate
2019 results: Cup | Plate
2018 results: Cup | Plate
2017 results: Cup | Plate
2016 results: Cup | Plate
2015 results: Cup
2014 results: No Competition
2013 results: Cup


Find a partner/team mates

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