We wanted to remind you that for 2015/16 the format of the competition is changing, and there will be only two stages.
The first stage will be the Regional Finals, which will be held at an increased number of venues (see here for the locations). There will therefore not be any club heats. All venues will play the same boards and the event will be scored across the entire field. The top 50 pairs nationally will qualify to play in the National Final. In addition the venues will be divided into regions, with each region scored by itself, with the winning pairs being awarded ‘regional trophies’.
We hope that this will encourage greater interest in the event and lead to a National Final of quality.