EBU - County Allegiance

Players may only represent in EBU competitions their County of primary allegiance. Please note that your county of primary allegiance does not automatically change - for example if you move house - and must be specifically changed.

Changing county of allegiance: Any member wishing to change their county of allegiance should contact Karen Durrell - karend@ebu.co.uk or 01296 317201. 

A player may change primary allegiance once during the season, provided they have not played in any of the Tollemache Cup, the Pachabo Cup or the Corwen Trophy (or a relevant County qualifying event) for any other County. In these events, no player may represent more than one County in the EBU playing season, which runs from 1st September to 31st August in any year. 

It is for County Associations to decide whether to accept entries for their qualifying events for the Pachabo or Corwen from players who have primary allegiance elsewhere. Note that if they do accept such entries, this does not imply the right to represent that County at national level. 

Players representing their County in the Garden Cities Trophy are not necessarily required to owe primary allegiance to that County (but please see also the main competition page relating to the Garden Cities Trophy). They must be members of the club they represent and members of EBU. They may participate in qualifying rounds in more than one County, but only for one club within any particular County, and they may not subsequently change their allegiance to some other club within the same County. Likewise, players may play for only one club in the Regional and/or National Finals. Membership of a County in any one financial year implies the right to represent that County in the balance of the playing season in the following financial year.