Pachabo Cup

Holiday Inn, Hinckley Road, Coventry CV2 2HP, 8th – 9th June 2019

We regret that we have had to change the venue at relatively short notice. The hotel which was originally contracted to hold the event has changed hands and it has become apparent to us that the new management could not guarantee to provide facilities to the standard participants in EBU events are entitled to expect. On previous occasions when such a thing has happened we have stayed with the original booking and when the facilities have proved disappointing members have rightly been unhappy. We have therefore made the decision not to risk a recurrence. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Entry is open only to the 2018/19 holders of the teams-of-four Championship of each County Association of EBU or, if they are unavailable, and subject to the relevant county’s approval, a combination of winners and runners up.

Please note that all team members must be properly registered and eligible in accordance with the regulations laid down by the County Association. In the absence of such regulations, the latest time at which additional players may be registered is prior to the County final. No team may originally ever have more than six registered players.

The regulations below are designed to widen the possibility of substitutions, where a County finds that the team which won its Championship cannot be fully represented in the Pachabo. These regulations are best expressed in order of preference, as follows:

  1. The County is represented by its champion team, comprising four, five or six players properly registered in accordance with County regulations or, in the absence of such, prior to the County Championship final.
  2. Alternatively, additional players from the runners-up team may be added to the champion team subject to the approval of the relevant County Association so as to make a new team of four, five or six players to participate in the Pachabo.
  3. Failing that, the County may be represented by its runners-up team, comprising four, five or six players registered as above.
  4. Please note that new/additional players may not be introduced after the County final has taken place, except as may be provided for above.
  5. County Associations may stipulate an earlier time by which eligible players must declare their availability to the County Association for the Pachabo final.

New scoring method from 2015

The Pachabo Cup has for many years, uniquely in this country, been scored by a combination of Point a Board and ‘Aggregate Quotient’. The scoring method was modified in 2015. The hybrid scoring principle remains in this new scoring method, but has been adapted so that it is more 'transparent', allowing for a better consideration of the tactics needed, and making it easier for those who wish to calculate their own score.

The new scoring format is explained in this document.

If you have any questions about the new scoring method please contact Robin Barker – robin@ebu.co.uk, 01296 317223.

To enter

Entry for 2018/19 is open only to the 2018/19 holders of the teams-of-four Championship of each County Association of EBU or, if they are unavailable, and subject to the relevant county’s approval, a combination of winners and runners up.

County Secretaries will be provided with an entry form by EBU staff at a suitable time ahead of the event.

Holders

2018
Manchester: John Holland, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman and Michael Byrne

Timetable

Saturday : 1.30pm to 10.45pm finish approx

Sunday 10.45am to 5.00pm approx - finish time will depend upon overall numbers

Entry Fees

Please note reduction in entry fees due to prize money being discontinued. Winners will be awarded medals as in the Tollemache trophy

£233 per team

Closing date for entries is entry is 22nd May 2019.

Master Points

Green Points to the top half of the field.

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

2019 Updated Venue Details

Holiday Inn, Hinckley Road, Coventry CV2 2HP

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246

DB&B £79.00 sharing; £89.00 single

Terms and Conditions