National Point-a-Board Teams

Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London, W12 8HA, 25th – 26th Jan 2020

Formerly part of the National Teams Congress

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 (master points will be awarded for matches won at a 50% enhanced rate in the qualifier and main final of the Point-a-Board teams).

The Point-a-Board Teams is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

There will be a qualifying multiple-teams event on Saturday, either all-play-all or split into sections depending on numbers. In the event that entries are insufficient for a qualifier and main and consolation finals, the event may be played as a complete round-robin over the two days On Sunday there will be a main final for the top teams with longer head-to-head matches, and a consolation final for everyone else.

A short guide to Point-a-Board matches is available here, read David Gold's guide to the tactics of PAB in the June 2013 issue of English Bridge, or read Brian Senior's discussion of the different tactics for Point-a-Board, IMPs and Match Points.

To enter

Entries are not yet being taken for this event.

Holders

2019
Kieran Dyke, Michael Byrne, Neil Rosen & Mike Bell

Timetable

Revised timetable on Saturday will now be as follows:

Day

Times

Description

Saturday

2:00pm - 10:15pm

Qualifying Sessions* (with a dinner break of between 60 and 90 minutes, the precise timing of which is subject to final numbers).

Sunday*

11:00am - 5:30pm

Main and Consolation Finals (with a short break at about 1:45pm)

Entry Fees

£274 per team

Closing date for entries is 15th January 2020.

Master Points

Fully green pointed. Master points issued at enhanced rate in qualifier and main final.

Venue and Tariff

Venue for 2020

Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 54 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 8HA.

See the club's website for information on travel and parking.

Terms and Conditions