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Internationals News

England's Women competing in China

The members of England's Women team are competing in China over the coming days in the 2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games. Fiona Brown & Sally Brock, Catherine Draper & Nevena Senior, and Lizzie Godfrey & Nicola Smith were invited to play following the team's medal winning performance in the 2017 Venice Cup.

The event takes place in Huai’an, from 9th to 15th December. The schedule includes teams, pairs, and individual competitions. Matches will be shown on Bridge Base Online.

Contributions to bridge recognised at AGM

The EBU presented awards in recognition of various members' contributions to bridge in England at the AGM in London yesterday.

* - presentations to be made at a later date

Congratulations to all recipients, and we thank them for their contribution.

Elections for EBU Board and Standing Committees held at AGM

The EBU AGM took place on 22nd November. The following people were elected/re-elected to the EBU Board and Standing Committees:

The Board
There were four nominees for three positions. The votes received were as follows:-
Elected: Jeremy Dhondy - 60 votes; Ian Payn - 52; Rob Lawy - 42; each will serve a three year term of office expiring in 2020
Not elected: Paul Roberts - 39.

The Board of Directors may also appoint a further Director for one year at a time.
Jeremy Dhondy was re-elected as Chairman, and Ian Payn as Vice Chairman - both were uncontested.

The Selection Committee
There were four nominees for four positions. Elections were held to determine the length of term of the candidates.
Three year term: Gillian Fawcett - 55 votes; David Bakhshi - 54; Jeremy Willans - 40
Two year term: Paul Barden - 29

The Laws & Ethics Committee
There were four nominees for four positions. Elections were held to determine the length of term of the candidates.
Three year term: David Burn - 55 votes; Heather Dhondy - 54
Two year term: Martin Pool - 51
One year term: Alan Wilson - 38

To see the current members of the Board and Standing Committees, click 'read more'.

Allfrey team finish 4th for England in European Champions' Cup

England's representatives have finished fourth in the European Champions' Cup in Riga - the best performance by England's representative team in the history of the competition*. The Allfrey team - which earned the right to represent England by winning the 2016 Premier League - topped the table in the round robin phase, but lost the semifinal and third place playoff.

The team was: Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, David Bakhshi, David Gold, & Mike Bell

The competition - the equivalent of football's Champions League - was won by Dutch champions BC’t Onstein.

* - when England hosted the event in 2015 an 'EBU team' finished 3rd.