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Fourteen Teams have entered the Pivot/Handicap Cup competition.  The result of the draw for the first round is as follows:



Home Team


Away Team

Aerospace (Lee)


Bracknell Forest (Kirk)

Ascot (Calcutt)


Yateley (Brown)

Ascot (Chris Franklin)


Woodley (Hopkins)

Bracknell Forest (Sheppard)


Ascot (Bruce Franklin)

Bracknell Forest (Lac)



Lilly (Fairhurst)


Ascot (Clough)

Finchampstead (Ellis)


Bracknell Forest (Harman)

Bracknell Forest (Williams)



Dates for completion of each round are: 22 Oct 17; 17 Dec 17; 4 Feb 18 and 8 Apr 18 respectively. Details are currently being input to the EBU Knockout system and club contacts will be advised when this is ready for use.  

Following discussion at the AGM, there will be a change to the Handicapping system this year whereby a player’s handicap will be based on his or her NGS grade (the numerical score rather than the band) rather than the Division he or she played in during the previous season.  More information on this will be issued shortly and the handicap table will be updated early September.                                                               Uploaded 21 Jul 17; Archived 31 Jul 17

News Archive - July 2017

League Structure 2017/18 Season.   As the number of teams has reduced to 20, the Committee has decided to restructure the League from four Divisions to three, with six teams in Division 1, and seven in each of Divisions 2 and 3.  The make-up of the new divisions is shown below:   

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Yateley A

Bracknell Forest A


Lilly Research

Ascot D

Ascot E

Ascot B

Camberley A

Yateley B

Ascot C

Bracknell Forest C

Finchampstead B

Woodley A


Bracknell Forest E

Ascot A

Finchampstead A

Ascot F

Bracknell Forest B

Bracknell Forest D

This increases the number of matches to be played in Divisions 2 and 3 to 12 from 10.  Details of how this structure was reached have been emailed to club contacts, together with the list of playing weeks. The League information and provisional match dates are now being transcribed onto the EBU League Management System and club contacts will be advised when the system is ready to use.                                          Uploaded 21 Jul 17; Archived 8 Aug 17


Pivot/Handicap Cup Rules updated.   Following discussions at the AGM, the method of calculating handicaps has been amended to bring it into line with the EBU National Grading Scheme.  The rules for the event have now been updated to reflect this and  can be viewed on the Pivot/Handicap Page.
Uploaded 31 Jul 17; archived 26 Jan 18


Pivot/Handicap Cup Draw now on EBU Knockout.  The EBU Knockout system has now been updated with the results of the draw held on 17 July and Team Captains will now be able to access this thorough their My EBU page in order to input players’ details and the results of matches.  Captains who experience any difficulty in accessing EBU Knockout through their My EBU account should send an email to Dave Lee ( outlining their problem.  

Details of the draw and results may be viewed Here.  

Team Captains are reminded that the First Round must be completed by 22 Oct 17.                                                 Uploaded 31 Jul 17; archived 26 Jan 18


There was a Committee Meeting held on 17 July, which, amongst other things, finalised the League Structure for the 2017/8 season and conducted the draw for the annual Handicap Pivot Teams knockout competition.  A copy of the Minutes is available to view here.       Uploaded 21 Jul 17; archived 26 Jan 18