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

Junior Camrose this weekend

The Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer competitions take place this weekend in Ireland. Play begins on Friday evening and you can watch some of the matches on Bridge Base Online.

England's Under 26 team will be looking to win the Junior Camrose title for a fifth consecutive year, and the Under 21 team will be hoping to reclaim the Peggy Bayer trophy after a third place finish in 2016 broke a run of five straight victories.

Under 26 team: Toby Nonnenmacher & Kyle Lam; Oliver Powell & Jon Derrick; Shivam Shah & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: Simon Cope; Asst NPC Harry Anoyrkatis
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.

England 2nd after first weekend of Camrose Trophy

England are in second place after the first weekend of the Camrose Trophy. As host for the weekend, England put homefield advantage to good effect, picking up big wins in the first three matches. A come from behind victory in the fourth match set up a match versus Ireland with top spot at stake. The Irish got off to a strong start, but England kept the deficit small, so Ireland will travel to Scotland in March for second weekend with a narrow lead. Wales are in third, just over 20 VPs back.

England were represented by: Alexander Allfrey & Andrew Robson; Tony Forrester & David Bakhshi; Mike Bell & David Gold; NPC: Martin Jones

Martin contributed a few small articles to our blog, which is available here.

The competition concludes in Scotland on 3rd - 5th March. The team for the second weekend is: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger, Neil Rosen & Martin Jones, NPC: David Burn; and they will be seeking to retain the trophy which England won emphatically in 2016.

Irens team wins Teltscher Trophy trials

The team of Nick Irens, Tony Forrester, David Kendrick, Norman Selway and Colin Simpson have won the trials to represent England in the 2017 Teltscher Trophy.

They won five of their six matches to finish on 96.55 VPs, 12.08 VPs ahead of the team of Paul Hackett, John Holland, Gunnar Hallberg, David Mossop, David Price and Brian Senior.

The 2017 Teltscher Trophy takes place in Northern Ireland from 19th – 21st May.