Due to circumstances beyond our control or that of Bridge Overseas it has been necessary to change the venue for the Tollemache Final at very short notice. Bridge Overseas will be contacting all those who have made bookings through them for the original venue, and such bookings will be transferred to the new venue at no change in cost. We hope that those who may have chosen to stay elsewhere will not be unduly inconvenienced as the two venues are less than six miles apart. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Tollemache Cup is the inter-county championships for teams of eight.
Entry is open only to County Associations of the EBU and District Associations of the WBU please refer to the eligibility regulations for more details. Teams are limited to 12 playing members, although not necessarily the same 12 in the qualifying round and the final.
The qualifying event, on 17th - 18th November 2018, will be played in four sections, in each of which every team plays every other. The composition of sections will be determined by advance draw, but the previous year’s finalists will be seeded, two into each section. Play starts at 1.30pm, with a finish at approximately 5.00pm on the Sunday. The top two teams in each section will qualify to play in the final on 16th - 17th February 2019 (venue to be confirmed). Play starts at 1.30pm and finishes at approximately 5.00pm on the Sunday.
Entry is open only to County Associations of the EBU and District Associations of the WBU please refer to the eligibility regulations for more details.
County Secretaries will be provided with an entry form by EBU staff at a suitable time ahead of the event.
Cambs & Hunts: Paul Barden, David Kendrick, Jonathan Mestel, Jon Cooke, Giles Woodruff, Julian Wightwick, Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty
16th - 17th February 2019
Saturday 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Finals Weekend Match 1
3:40pm - 5:30pm
7:20pm - 9:10pm
9:20pm - 11:10pm
Sunday 10:30am - 12:20pm
12:40pm - 2:30pm
2:40pm - 4:30pm
£443 per team
Qualifier: Green Points per match won or drawn at standard EBU rate – eg 0.42 per 12 board match won, 0.21 for a draw . There are no bonus awards for overall ranking in the qualifier.
Final: 1 Green Point per match won (1/2 for a draw), plus bonus ranking awards to the top four teams (6, 3, 2 & 1, respectively).
Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.
Venue and Tariff
DB&B rates £79pp sharing; £89pp double for sole use
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
Paradise Way Walsgrave Triangle Coventry CV2 2ST
DB&B rates £79pp sharing; £89pp room for sole use
A number of rooms are reserved for booking at this negotiated rate for a limited period of time. Any unbooked rooms are usually released for booking by the general public a few weeks before the event. Thereafter rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. Likewise if all allocated rooms are booked then rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. To ensure rooms are available at the negotiated rate please book as early as possible.