The 7th European Open Championships has started in Tromso, Norway. Many English players are involved in the event which includes pairs and teams events in open, women's, senior and mixed categories, and runs from Saturday 27th June to Saturday 11th July.
The first event was the Mixed Teams, in which three teams including English players reached the knockout stages. The teams of:
Sandra Penfold, Brian Senior, Nevena Senior & Roumen Trendafilov (Bulgaria);
Simon Cope, Marion Robertson, Desislava Malakova (Bulgaria) & Stefan Skorchev (Bulgaria);
Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Janet De Botton, Artur Malinowski, Apolinary Kowalski (Poland) & Ewa Miszewska (Poland);
were knocked out at the 'last 16' phase.
In the mixed pairs Brian Senior & Sandra Penfold, Sally Brock & Barry Myers, Janet De Botton & Artur Malinowski, Tom Paske & Catherine Seale, and Graham Osborne & Frances Hinden qualified for the 'A' semi-final, which takes place on Wednesday.
The event is being shown on Bridge Base Online with play starting at 10am and concluding around 7:30pm on most days.