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Entries now open for Lady Milne trials

Entries are now invited for the Lady Milne Trials, which take place 23rd-25th January 2015 in London (venue: Richmond Bridge Club). The exact format and timings will be published once the final entrants are known.

The Lady Milne Trophy is the competition for the Women's Teams of the Home Nations and takes place 17th-19th April 2015 in England (venue: Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport). As the host nation we will enter two teams; England and EBU.

Two pairs have been exempted from the trials and will form part of the England team:
Jane Moore – Gillian Fawcett
Sarah Teshome – Catherine Jagger.

The winners of the trial will be invited to join the England team. The next three placed pairs will form the EBU team.

The entry fee is £88.00 per player. Please make applications for entry to or on 01296 317219. The closing date for entries 5th January 2015 and all entries are subject to approval by the Selection Committee.

England win Commonwealth silver medal

England have won the silver medal playoff at the 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship after beating India in the playoff. Congratulations to Ben Green & John Holland and Phil King & Cameron Small.

The gold medal was won by Wales by virtue of being the only national team to reach the final. The championship was won by the Chairman's team which comprised England international players Paul Hackett, David Bakhshi, Jason Hackett, David Mossop, Justin Hackett and Andrew McIntosh.

The England 2 team of Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty and David Kendrick & Jonathan Mestel narrowly missed a qualifying place, finishing in 5th in their group just 4.18 VPs outside the top four.

The results can be seen by clicking 'read more'

Entries open for Teltscher Trophy trials

Entries are now open for the trials for the Teltscher Trophy - the 'Seniors Camrose' competition.

The Trials take place Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December 2014, at the West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull. The event will last 2 ½ days with the timetable to be confirmed when the number of entrants is known. The entry fee is £330.00 per team and the closing date for entries is 3rd November. Players must be born in 1955 or before. Please send your entries to

The Teltscher Trophy Weekend will take place in Ireland 15th-17th May 2015.

England team wins Chairman's Cup

The England team has won the Chairman's Cup - the primary open teams event run by the Swedish Bridge Federation. The team of David Kendrick & Paul Lamford and Michael Byrne & Mike Bell won the final emphatically, their opponents conceding with a quarter of the match still to play.

They had earlier finished 4th in the qualifying Swiss Teams, and then won four rounds in the knock-out competition to reach the final.

Please read on for Michael Byrne's report, Paul Lamford's report is here