The current Constitution and Rules of the Bronowski Trophy Competition were adopted in 1997. Up to that time, only the Competition Rules existed, but the competition had slipped into a state where there was no overall control, with the competition continuing only through the goodwill of the competing teams to police themselves; not a bad situation to be in, but not ideal.
The Constitution brought the necessary framework for teams to “belong” to the competition, and for other teams to join. The principle change of the Rules at that time was to move to a one-session format and do away with adjudication, which was still employed at that time.
NB It is known that the version of the Competition Rules shown here, is not the most up to date. The Competition Rules were amended to include the provision for dealing with the number of Game Points accruing to a team for a match won by default (i.e. the average of Game points scored in all its other matches subject to a minimum score of half the number of boards +1). This amendment, while duly passed at a General Meeting, was not incorporated at the time and now will require researching to ascertain the correct wording and numbering.