NEBA Competition Rules




Qualifing events played initially in clubs will incur an additional entry fee of 50p per player participating.

Results of heats should reach the Tournament Secretary within three working days of the last date for heats.

Table money for the Chronicle Cups semi-finals will be 3 pounds per player.

Table money at all finals, will be 6.pound per player to include tea but no food.


The Chronicle Cups Competition (Event No.1) is the NEBA Pairs Championship. Green points are awarded and the top four pairs in the final are invited to participate in the EBU Corwen Trophy, the fees for which are paid by the Association.

Heats are held in clubs and pairs scoring over 50% will qualify for a semi-final. There will be at least three regional semi-finals and from the combined semi-finals the top 24 pairs will play in the Chronicle Cup final, with green points awarded to all finalists.. The runners up in the final, will be awarded the St Georges Shield.

In events 2-4. the Gazette Cups, the Summer Pairs and the Kempson Vase, heats will take place in clubs and the qualification ratio for an appearance in the finals will be 1 qualifying pair/team for every four pairs/teams taking part in a heat. Clubs will be permitted to go down the ranking list to the pair or team which finished in a position equal to twice the number of qualifiers and had a score of at least 50%.

Players are reminded that there is no limit on the number of heats of these four competitions in which they may play to qualify, and, as many players are expected to play in more than one heat, some will qualify more than once. In such cases, priority in qualification should be given to that attained at their own club's heat. If that does not apply, priority should be given to the earliest heat. However, any player qualifying with more than one partner can opt for which partner to choose.


These direct entry events are held over 36 boards and an entry fee of 10 pound per person will be charged to include catering. Entry fee is payable at the event. Prize money will be awarded

Details of the Club hosting a specific event will be posted on the website and Club Secretaries are requested to download the Poster for their Club Notice Board/Website. Entries should be submitted to the hosting club no later than the MONDAY prior to the event.

Rules to follow


Where a player proposes to attend a heat being played at a club of which he/she is not a member, the player MUST telephone the club secretary to let them know in advance. Furthermore, players must be aware that club members take precedence over visitors, irrespective of how early the visitors arrive, and that several small clubs may not have space to accommodate visitors. In such an event, visitors may have to be asked to leave and clubs are entirely within their rights to exercise this option.