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.

2017 Camrose Trophy

England hosted the first weekend of the Camrose Trophy on 6th - 8th January. It was held at Brandon Hall Hotel, in Warwickshire.

2016 Channel Trophy

England hosted the 2016 Channel Trophy - the competition for Junior teams from England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands - on 16th-18th December. It was held at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London.

Internationals News

Entries open for Premier League and European Open Team trials

Premier League
Teams of 4-6 players can now apply to take part in the 2017 Premier League. This is a great event in itself, but also acts as trials for the Camrose Home International series in 2018 and the 2018 EBL Champions Cup.

Applications should be made to dawn@ebu.co.uk by 31st May. Teams accepted for both the 1st and 2nd division will be notified by the end of June.

European Open Team trials
The EBU also announces its intention to hold trials for pairs to represent the England Open Team in the 2018 European Team Championships.
The trials, scored by Ximps, will held over 4 full days, 12th to 15th January 2018, at the Young Chelsea BC. The top two pairs will be selected for the team, plus Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson who have been pre-selected.
The number of pairs in the trials will be limited. Applications should be made to dawn@ebu.co.uk by 7th November 2017. Accepted pairs will be notified by 10th November. The cost of entry is £150 per player.

Ireland win Camrose Trophy; England second

Ireland (pictured) have won the Camrose Trophy after stretching their advantage on the second weekend in Edinburgh. The England team were only the fourth highest scorers on the weekend, but did enough to comfortably hold on the second place position they held after the first weekend. Ireland finished on 142.92 VPs, with England on 129.83 and Wales in third on 112.11.

England were represented on the second weekend by: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne; Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger; Neil Rosen & Martin Jones; NPC: David Burn.

The team on the on the first weekend was: Alexander Allfrey & Andrew Robson; Tony Forrester & David Bakhshi; Mike Bell & David Gold; NPC: Martin Jones

England win Junior International double

The Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer competitions took place at the weekend in Dublin and England ran away comfortable winners in both events.

In the Junior Camrose, the U26 team started off with a loss to Scotland but recovered quickly and ended up winning with a match to spare, ahead of Scotland and Ireland. This win makes it five in a row for England, and for Shivam Shah.

The U21 Peggy Bayer team (pictured) showed little mercy in reclaiming the trophy from Ireland, with every result going near maximum and ending up with 177.79 out of a possible 180 VPs from the weekend. More than 100 VPs behind them, the fight for second place was more competitive with the CBAI team edging out the Ireland team.

Under 26 team: Toby Nonnenmacher & Kyle Lam; Oliver Powell & Jon Derrick; Shivam Shah & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: Simon Cope; Asst NPC Harry Anoyrkatis (picture here)
Under 21 team: Ben Norton & Sam Behrens; Jonathan Clark & Kripa Panchagnula; Liam Sanderson & Daniel Winter; NPC: Michael Byrne

Erichsen & Brown win Lady Milne Trials

Helen Erichsen & Fiona Brown have won the trials to represent England in the 2017 Lady Milne competition.

They dominated the event, finishing with a XIMP score of 160.43. Heather Bakhshi & Claire Robinson were in second place with 106.42, a further 20 points ahead of the field, and the two pairs will join an as-yet-unselected pair to contest the Lady Milne Trophy in Wrexham on 21st - 23rd April.