Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

Wargaming at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth

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  • Welcome to PAWS

    The Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society (PAWS) is a friendly little wargaming (and occasionally boardgaming) club meeting 2 or 3 times a month on Saturday afternoons in Portsmouth.

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    PAWS has its own Yahoo! Group, PAWSlist.

    We use it as an announcement and contact mailing list for the Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society. Members can also use it to make requests for games and opponents.

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Society Of Ancients UK DBA League

The Society Of Ancients UK DBA League was proposed in 2010 by the SOA’s then President, Phil Steele, as a means to encourage more participation in DBA Tournaments in the UK and also to encourage new tournaments to be held.

The rules are as follows.

A player’s position is based on his or her best 5 scores.

Scoring for each tournament is as follows:

  • Tournaments of 12 or less players or teams (except Premier tournaments)
    1st – 15 points, 2nd – 12 points, 3rd – 10 points, 4th – 8 points, 5th down to 9th – 6 points down to 2 points, 10th and lower – 1 point.
  • Premier tournaments of 12 or less players or teams and other tournaments of more than 12 players or teams
    1st – 20 points, 2nd – 16 points, 3rd – 13 points, 4th – 10 points, 5th down to 11th – 8 points down to 2 points, 12th and lower – 1 point
  • Premier tournaments of more than 12 players or teams
    1st – 25 points, 2nd – 21 points, 3rd – 18 points, 4th – 15 points, 5th down to 16th – 13 points down to 2 points, 17th and lower – 1 point
  • Plate competitions will not be eligible for additional points.
  • If a Junior champion is declared from play in the main tournament, the Junior winner will get 2 bonus points (and be guaranteed a minimum of 5 points) and the Junior runner-up will get 1 bonus point (and be guaranteed a minimum of 3 points).  If an entirely separate Junior tournament is held, then it will be scored as a separate tournament (without the Junior bonus points).
  • All players in team competitions will score full points if they compete in all rounds available (number of points available based on the number of teams). If they only play a proportion of the rounds, their points will be apportioned.

To be eligible as the 2018-19 League’s Junior winner, a player must be under 16 at 1 January 2019.  However, eligibility for the Junior bonus points outlined above is dependent on the individual tournament’s junior qualification rules.

Premier tournaments are currently the English Open, Welsh Open, & Northern Cup.
Further Premier tournaments may be declared in the future.

Any DBA tournament can qualify if:

  • Entry is open to all.
  • It is publicised beforehand that it will participate.
  • It will provide final placings to enable the above points to be awarded within 2 weeks of the tournament.

The 2018-19 SOA UK DBA League season will run from the Tarrington Tournament to the 2019 English DBA Open.

In the event of a tie for the final top positions at the end of the season, the decider shall be the number of tournament wins achieved.  If this fails to differentiate, then the number of tournament second places shall be used, then third places and so on as necessary.

League Tournaments

2010-11 League Results

2011-12 League Results

2012-13 League Results

2013-14 League Results

2014-15 League Results

2015-16 League Results

2016-17 League Results

2017-18 League Results

3 Responses to “Society Of Ancients UK DBA League”

  1. John Hills said


    I have just volunteered to run the DBA tournament at Sittingbourne, 10 June, 2012.

    It has been suggested that I try to get it added to the SOA league – how do I go about this?

    Thanks for any help you can give me.


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