Silver Plate

The Silver Plate is open to all English and Welsh teams knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round of the Gold Cup*.

Entry is on an opt-out basis, i.e. eligible teams will be assumed to wish to play unless we are advised to the contrary, and BGB will inform us of the eligible teams shortly after the end of round 2 of the Gold Cup.

Every team entering the Gold Cup, with the exception of the exempted teams will be guaranteed at least two matches, e.g. two matches in the Gold Cup, or one Match in the Gold Cup and one match in the Silver Plate. Matches are of 32 boards except the final, which is of 48 boards.

* Scottish teams play in a separate 'plate' competition. The winner of this competition enters the Silver Plate at the quarter-final stage.

Current results

Results of the current competition are available here: 2018;
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To enter

Entry is free to all English and Welsh teams knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round of the Gold Cup* (see above)

Holders

2017
Sarah Teshome (Captain), Tony McNiff, Richard Winter, Bill Townsend, Tom Cohen

Timetable

Round

To be Completed by

1

8th April 2018

2

28th May 2018

3

15th July 2018

4

2nd September 2018

Quarter-finals

21st October 2018

Semi-finals

9th December 2018

Final

by mutual agreement

Entry Fees

Entry is free to all Gold Cup teams as detailed above. Note that the Silver Plate is now organized by the EBU.

Master Points

Round I II III IV Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
GPs 1 1 1.5 2 3 4 6

Agreements

Level 5 agreements are permitted in this event.

Halfway venues

Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. A list of some of these is available here.

Terms and Conditions