COVID-19 UPDATE: We are sorry to have to announce that the UK Clubs Championship 2020 is cancelled. Obviously this is disappointing, but in the light of recent news our venue will be now closed until the autumn.
This does not affect the call for bids for the 2021 event.
Once again, it’s time for you to start assembling your squads for the UK Clubs Championship! This unique one-day event pits club teams of five players against each other in groups, similar to the World Cup, with the top teams in each group qualifying for the main knockout phase, and all other teams in a consolation knockout – guaranteeing at least five games for everyone.
This is the ninth time the event has been held, and this year’s hosts are NEBA, holding the event at the Exhibition Centre, James College, University of York on Sunday 16th August 2020. We are delighted to have enough capacity this year for 32 teams to take part, making this the biggest Clubs Championship so far. A buffet lunch will be provided in the playing hall on Sunday. Not only that, there will be an individual tournament at the same venue on the preceding Saturday and we have an allocation of inexpensive accommodation on campus that will soon be made available for those who wish to make a weekend of it.
We are hoping to get teams from across the UK taking part – we will accept your club’s B and even C and D teams if space permits, but preference will be given to having as many different clubs take part as possible. Full details are available from the event page. Please note that the email address for team registration is firstname.lastname@example.org
Bid to host the 2021 Clubs Championship
We are looking for next year’s venue and welcome bids to host the 2021 Clubs Championship. If you’re interested, please do get in touch with the Board by 30th April 2020 at email@example.com for more details. We will consider all bids received on a number of factors – how many teams can be accommodated, likely costs, location (we have a preference for moving around the country from year to year) and so on.