Portland Bowl

A teams-of-four knock-out competition played by British Universities and Higher Education Institutions for which Green Points are awarded. The English Bridge Union administers this tournament on behalf of the world famous Portland Club in London.

All players must be registered as full time students with the University or College they are to represent. Each institution may enter one or two teams. Collegiate institutions may enter at University or College level.

Teams from the same institution will not be drawn against each other in the first round of the competition, nor before the quarter-finals unless the only alternative would cause unnecessary travelling for one or more teams. In order to reduce travelling, there is the option to play matches online if both teams agree.

The semi finals, final & 3rd/4th play-off will be played on consecutive days at the Portland Club, 13th - 14th April 2019. Entry implies that the team is available to play on these dates.

Current Results

2017/18 results

To enter

Universities on our mailing list will be contacted at the start of term, though any university team can submit an entry by email to nick@ebu.co.uk, or by calling 01296 317203.

The closing date for entries for 2018/19 is the end of October 2018.


Cambridge B: Freddie Illingworth, Ryan Chan, Kripa Panchagnula & Jonathan Clark


Round I

24th December 2018

Round II

28th January 2019

Quarter Finals

25th March 2019

Semi Finals and Final & 3rd/4th play-off

13th - 14th April 2019

Entry Fees

Note pricing for 2018/19 may be subject to change.

£47 for one team, £71 for two teams.

Entries for 2018/19 should be made by the end of October if possible, but will be accepted until Monday 5 November

Master Points

Round I II Quarter-final Semi-final 3rd/4th play-off Final
GPs 0.75 0.75 1.0 1.50 0.75 2


Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.

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