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Gold Cup Introduction

Gold Cup: Introduction

  Entry form for 2019 now available  

The Gold Cup is the most prestigious Open Teams event in Britain, and is organised by Bridge Great Britain. It is knock-out throughout, and, prior to the semi-finals, all matches are played privately.  It dates back to 1932. The original trophy, still awarded today, was presented by Bridge Magazine. At the time it cost 100 guineas

Green Points are awarded for each win

 Round  1  2  3  4  QF SF F
 for 2018/2019  2  2  3  4 6 10  20

Matches in round 1 (for 2019) are of 32 boards (though this may be increased to 40 or 48 by prior agreement between the two Captains). This helps considerably when fixing matches, which can be played in the evening. Matches in Rounds 2-4 are of 48 boards.

8 or 16 teams will be seeded for 2019 and exempt from Round 1. This gives the other teams a better opportunity of winning early rounds, and a better chance of gaining Green Points. The draw for Rounds 1-3 is regionalised, as far as possible, in order to keep travelling to a minimum.

 

 ♠ THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE SILVER PLATE FOR PLAYERS WHO HAVE COMPETED IN THE GOLD CUP. THE CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS IN THE SILVER PLATE IS £10 PER PLAYER. 

  Completely new teams are not permitted to enter the Silver Plate (only losing teams from the Gold Cup)

  The Silver Plate is administered by the EBU. Scottish teams who lose in Rounds 1 and 2 are eligible to play in the Scottish Gold Plate for the Marion Hill Trophy at no extra charge.  The winner of that competition will join the Silver plate at the Quarter Final Stage.

♣  Click for more information for Scottish teams

The trophy has been won 13 times by Tony Forrester eclipsing the record of the late Boris Schapiro