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2024-25 BROWN CUP Invitation

Entries are invited for the 2024-25 Brown Cup, the B&BCBA League for Teams of Four. There are likely to be four divisions so you will be able to play at a level that suits your experience. Each team will play five or six matches.

Realbridge and BBO are the usual platforms for on-line matches. Matches can be played on Realbridge with the agreement of both captains. Otherwise, matches will be played on BBO.

Subject to the agreement of both captains, matches can also be played face-face. Such matches are normally played in the home of one of the players.

The entry fee for the 2024-25 season is £20 per team.

If you are interested, please email Bob Dowdeswell, the League Secretary, by Sunday 18th August at the latest, at


It was a very tight finish in the Brown Cup. With only their head-to-head match to play, the teams captained by Mike Perkins and Ed Scerri were first and second in division 1. Scerri went into this match 9 VPs in arrears but overcame this deficit with a 16-4 victory. 

Congratulations to Ed and his team (Steve Eginton, Gary Jones, Peter and Dee Lindon) and sympathetic condolences to the runners-up. Mention should also be made of Gordon Maxwell’s team who were a strong third in their debut season in the top division.

Congratulations also go the winners of the other divisions:
Division 2: David Owen (Evelyn Crossley, Naomi Gibbs, Mike Rawlins)
Division 3: Simon Husband (Alex Chiang, Sandra Claridge, Nick Doe, Nicola Sutton)
Division 4: Sarah Ward (Marguerite Ehinger, Bridget Hughes, Kim Sedgwick)


Brown Cup: County League for Teams of Four 

Brown Cup Secretary: Bob Dowdeswell, to whom all queries should be addressed

Tel: 0118 947 9585

Click here to E-mail Bob 



Please click on a Division panel below  

Previous seasons' results can be accessed on the EBU website - click here