Internationals

Welcome to the International Selections and Trials home page. Here you will find information on all the England representative teams, who they are, how they fared and how you can try out to join them.

Internationals News

Lady Milne this weekend

The Lady Milne Trophy - the match between the women's teams of the home nations - takes place this weekend in Birmingham at the Holiday Inn near Birmingham Airport.

The competition starts at 7pm on Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend until around 8pm on Sunday (see the event webpage for exact sessions times). Spectators are welcome to attend and watch live - there is no entry fee. There will be a vugraph theatre where commentary will be provided on the play. The matches will also be shown on Bridge Base Online - please check their schedule for information.

As hosts England is permitted to enter two teams, and will be represented by:

England: Sally Brock & Anita Sinclair; Gillian Fawcett & Jane Moore; Catherine Jagger & Sarah Teshome; NPC - David Burn

EBU: Marietta Andree & Janet Cahm; Hannah Cornfield & Kath Stynes; Sarah O'Connor & Anne Rosen; NPC - Simon Cochemé

The event webpage has player profiles and pictures for all the competing teams, and also their bidding system information.

Entries open for 2015 Premier league

Applications are now being taken for the 2015 Premier League. The event will be held on the weekends of 12th–13th September, 31st October – 1st November, and 6th-8th November, with slightly different schedules for Divisions 1 and 2. Please see the event webpage for further details.

The closing date for entries is 31st May 2015. The entry fee is £720.00 per team. Please email your team details to dawn@ebu.co.uk

Juniors knocked out in quarter finals of Dutch White House event

England was represented in the White House competition in the Netherlands by two junior teams in the first week of April.

They competed against 22 other international junior sides, and both teams bowed out at the quarter-final stage.

England was represented by:

  • A: Shivam Shah & Alex Roberts and Freddie Illingworth & Ben Norton
  • B: Toby Nonnenmacher & Michael Alishaw and Tommy Brass & Ankush Khandelwal
  • NPC for both teams: Alan Shillitoe
  • Ireland win Camrose Trophy; England third

    The Republic of Ireland have won the Camrose Trophy, after an exciting finish.

    Going in to the final round the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England all had a chance of winning, and as each had different opponents the margins of victory would determine the final outcome. The Irish team won their final match 18.05-1.95 to take the title by less than 2 VPs from Wales, who were a further 3 VPs ahead of England.

    England, who were represented by Alexander Allfrey & Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester & David Gold, and David Bakhshi & Andrew McIntosh, were leading scorers on the second weekend, but could not overhaul the Welsh and Irish teams which had got off to a fast start on the first weekend. The team is pictured receiving the Pat Cotter trophy from NIBU Chairman John Bergin as a result of their head-to-head victory against Scotland.

    England had been represented on the first weekend by Heather Dhondy & Brian Callaghan, Sally Brock & Barry Myers, and Jonathan Mestel & Paul Barden.

    David Burn was NPC on the first weekend, and Godfrey King was assistant captain on the second weekend.