Following on from the very regrettable cancellation of the rearranged Spring Championships the General Committee have now looked again at how to award points for the Open League for 2018. It has been decided that in Northern Ireland all Open Teams will run in one competition. The next Championship is the UK Masters (now renamed the Spring UK Masters) and again all Open teams will run in one competition for that show. Only after that will they be split into the Premiership and Championship. There will be no other changes to the rules and points at all shows after that will be awarded as originally planned .