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Internationals News

Brock team wins Teltscher Trophy trials

The team of Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Robert Sheehan and Nicola Smith have won the trials for the team to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy - the 'Senior Camrose'.

They won all five of their matches to finish on 70.06 VPs. The team of Nick Irens, Tony Forrester, David Kendrick, Norman Selway and Colin Simpson were second, 3.09 VPs behind.

The Teltscher Trophy takes place in Scotland 20th - 22nd May.

Applications for World Mixed Teams event invited

The EBU is accepting applications from teams hoping to be the English representatives in the Mixed Teams event at the World Bridge Games. The EBU may subsidise the entry fee for the event, but otherwise the team would be self-funded.

Teams comprised of two or three mixed pairs should submit their application to before 1st March. The selection committee reserves the right to hold a trial, or to select the team, according to the entries received. Should a trial be held, it will take place on 14th & 15th May (an entry fee would be charged).

The World Bridge Games takes place in Wroclaw, Poland, from 3rd - 17th September 2016.

Bridge England Sim Pairs

The Bridge England Sim Pairs has now concluded and you'll be able to find all the results and commentaries below. The hand write-ups are provided mainly by current and former members of our international teams.

The money raised from the Bridge England Sim Pairs goes towards funding England’s international teams, and the 2016 event will go towards supporting the England Under 15 team. The Under 15 squad was formed in 2015, and the team was fourth in their first event, the European Championships, thereby earning an invitation to the 2016 World Championships.

Not only do these Sims support the team's involvement in the competition, but also the practice events for a larger squad of juniors, organised by a group of volunteer coaches. Those clubs which are taking part are therefore supporting both our junior internationals, and also the next generation of players. The EBU Selection Committee thanks them for their involvement.

Tuesday 2nd February Commentary Booklet
Wednesday 3rd February Commentary Booklet

Entries open for 16th European Women’s National Pairs Championships

Entries are being taken by the European Bridge League for the 16th European Women’s National Pairs Championships. The event will be held in Budapest on 16th to 18th June 2016, prior to the European Teams Championships. Those who are interested in participating should enter through the EBL website before 31st May. More information on the event is available here. EBU members must fund their own participation in the event.