Pachabo Cup

8th – 9th June 2024; RealBridge



The EBU Pachabo Cup

- the competition for counties' teams of four champions!

8th – 9th June 2024, RealBridge 

Tournament Directors: TBC

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.

Pachabo scoring method 

The Pachabo Cup was for many years, uniquely in this country, scored by a combination of Point a Board and ‘Aggregate Quotient’. The scoring method was modified in 2015. The hybrid scoring principle remained but was adapted so that it was 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 scoring format is explained in this document. If you have any questions about it please contact Robin Barker –, 01296 317223.

To enter

By entering an EBU congress or event you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out in the Terms and Conditions document.

Entry forms for 2024 have been sent to all County Secretaries, please send completed forms to If you have not received your form, please email

Online Event 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 most of 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. 

However, from April 2023 the entry fees for the Pachabo, Corwen and Tollemache will all be halved to support counties who may have reduced income from no longer running online one-day green-pointed events.


2023 Gloucestershire: Robert Myers, Daniel McIntosh, Paul Denning & Garry Watson

Date Start Time End Time Description
SAT 8 11:00 19:30 Finish time approximate
SUN 9 11:00 18:00 Finish time will depend upon overall numbers

This is an all-play-all event so the exact timetable is crucially dependent on the precise number of entries, and will be published as soon as that number is confirmed

Entry Fee
£107 for 2024
Entry fees are per team and should be made in advance.
Closing date for entries is entry is 24th May 2024

Master Points

Green Points to the top half of the field.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.


Venue and Tariff

2024 Venue Details

This event will be played on RealBridge