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Internationals News

England second in Lady Milne Trophy

England has finished second in the Lady Milne Trophy which took place in Edinburgh. The team of Heather Dhondy & Sally Anoyrkatis*, Alexandra Birchall & Qian Li, Heather Bakhshi & Claire Robinson, with NPC: David Burn, won four of their five matches, losing only to eventual winners Scotland.

Despite Scotland going through the competition undefeated, England's large victories in other matches meant they finished just 3.43 behind. Ireland finished third a further 10 VPs behind. The Scottish team was Abi Wilson, Sheila Adamson, Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie.

* - Sally replaced Abbey Smith, who was originally selected but was unable to take part

England wins the Camrose Trophy

England has won the Camrose Trophy, regaining the title and earning a 52nd outright victory in the 75 year history of the event.

The team of Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, David Bakhshi, Tom Townsend, and NPC Alan Mould, were top scorers on the second weekend (held five weeks later than originally planned after snow caused its postponement). Added to the 4.93 VP lead gained on the first weekend, England finished 12.93 ahead of Ireland, with the CBAI team in third.

England reach Quarter Finals at White House Juniors

Two England teams competed in the White House Junior Internationals in the Netherlands, with nineteen (predominantly European) countries represented.

The England teams are:

  • White - Laura Covill & Siyu Ren and Ewa Wieczorek & Olivia Bailey
  • Red - Michael Alishaw & Stephen Kennedy and Shahzaad Natt & Ben Norton

England Red started the competition well, topping its group in the first round-robin phase, and then reaching the quarter finals, but were then knocked out at that stage. England White finished 7th out of 12 in its group, narrowly missing out on a spot in the 'A' semi-final by 2 VPs (top six qualified), and then missed out on the knock-out phase.