The Ellis Cup is a competition for teams of 4 players.
The leading two eligible teams in the October Teams evening qualify for the semi-final.
The leading two eligible teams in the November Teams evening (excluding those who qualified in October) qualify for the semi-final.
The semi-final and final are played on the first Thursday in December. The semi-final consists of 12 boards. The higher placed October qualifier plays the lower placed November qualifier and vice versa.
The winners of the two semi-final matches play in the final which consists of 14 boards (unless both captains request 12). The losers play a 12-board consolation final.
Note: To be eligible, all members of a team must be full club members before play starts. If a team member is unable to play in the final for good reason, a substitute (who has not already played in the competition) is allowed. Members are not allowed to play for more than one team. If one of the qualifying teams is unable to play in the final, the next most successful eligible team will play.
2017-18 Mike and Sally-Ann Rothwell, Robin Rose, John MacLachlan
2016-17 Babs Matthews, John Farmer, Ken Johnston, Tim Matthews
2015-16 Babs Matthews, John Farmer, Ken Johnston, Ian Reeves
2014-15 Martin Cutbill, Barry Ogden, John MacLachlan, Robin Rose
2013-14 Babs Matthews, John Farmer, Ken Johnston, Ian Reeves
2012-13 Mike and Sally-Ann Rothwell, Robin Rose, John MacLachlan
2011-12 Mike and Sally-Ann Rothwell, Michael Cox, Malcolm Hartley
2010-11 Kathie and Jeremy Harris, Jeff Harrison, Bill Wallis
2009-10 Bill Wallis, Jeff Harrison, Jeremy and Kathie Harris
2008-09 Bill Wallis, Jeff Harrison, John Farmer, Peter Mollart
2007-08 Anne and Ralph Rogerson, Sally and Philip Wraight
2006-07 Anne and Ralph Rogerson, Jeremy Harris, Philip Wraight
2005-06 Alan Anderson, Bill Thomson Chris Banks, Bill Wallis
2004-05 Philip and Sally Wraight, Bill Thomson, Alan Anderson
2003-04 Brian Ellis, Alma Parkinson, Ina Gray, Kath Hendley
2002-03 Ralph and Anne Rogerson, Margo Gawith, Albert Williams
2001-02 Ken Walker, Doris Hudson, Ina Gray, Kath Hendley
2000-01 George and Elsie Schofield, Alan and Della Cumpstey
1999-00 Brian Ellis, Rod Newman Holden, Alma Parkinson, Betty Troughton
1998-99 Ralph and Anne Rogerson
1997-98 Alma Parkinson and Annie Hoyle
1996-97 Alma Parkinson and Betty Limb
1995-96 Alma Parkinson and Annie Hoyle
1994-95 Pat Downes and Peter Ford
1993-94 Babs Matthews and David Strawbridge
1992-93 Babs Matthews and David Strawbridge
1991-92 Pat Downes and Harry Davis
1990-91 Geoff and Margo Gawith
1989-90 David Bramhall and Peter Ford