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.

Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer 2018 webpage

Internationals News

2018 Women's Online Spring Bridge Festival

The 2018 Women's Online Spring Bridge Festival will take on Bridge Base Online place 9th – 15th April.

It is run by the WBF and the overall winner will receive entry and accommodation for themselves and the partner of their choice at the Women’s Pairs Championship in Orlando, in September.

If you take part let us know how you get on. If you enjoy playing online please look at the games which we run on Funbridge three times a week.

England retains Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Trophies

England has retained the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, with emphatic wins in both competitions.

By virtue of hosting the event this year, a second English team was permitted to participate in the Junior Camrose competition, and it was this EBU team which provided the main competition to the England team, finishing second, 13 VPs behind the winners. Scotland was third.

In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with more than double the score of second-placed Ireland.

The English participants were:
Junior Camrose: England team - Yvonne Wiseman & Alex Birchall; Kyle Lam & Toby Nonnenmacher ; Shahzaad Natt & Ben Norton; NPC Paul Barden
EBU team - Laura Covill & Siyu Ren; Michael Alishaw & Stephen Kennedy ; Liam Sanderson & Daniel Winter ; NPC Harry Anoyrkatis
Peggy Bayer: Kripa Panchagnula & Harry Madden; Sam Anoyrkatis & Theo Anoyrkatis; Jack Ronayne & Theo Gillis; NPC Michael Byrne

The English squad will be looking to build on this result as they prepare to take part in the World Youth Team Championships in China in August. To contribute to the fundraising effort to support the teams' participation in the event, please make a donation through this page on the EBED website.

India wins Commonwealth Nations Bridge Competition

India has won the 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Competition in Australia, beating a team from the host nation in the final.

England A (Steve Eginton, Bill Hirst, Gary Hyett, Chris Duckworth, Brian Callaghan) lost in the quarterfinals, and England B (Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, David Burn, Kieran Dyke) narrowly missed qualification for the knockout stages. Scotland, and the Presidents team, both of which included EBU members (Victor Silverstone & Gerald Haase, and Roger O'Shea, Derek Patterson, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett & Paul Hackett, respectively) were losing semi-finalists.

The competition featured 36 teams, from 12 Commonwealth nations, including Wales, Guernsey and the Isle of Man