Senior Trials

2017/2018 trials

Further details on the trials will be posted here when available.

Changes to eligiblity criteria

Updated - 13th October

The World Bridge Federation's Executive Council has decided to raise the age requirement for Senior players to 65 over the next 8 years in accordance with the following schedule:

- Born in 1957 or earlier for the championship in 2018
- Born in 1958 or earlier for the championships in 2019 and 2020
- Born in 1959 or earlier for the championships in 2021 and 2022
- Born in 1960 or earlier for the championships in 2023 and 2024
- Born in 1961 or earlier for the championships in 2025 and 2026

The European Bridge League and Bridge Great Britain have changed the eligibility criteria for their Seniors competitions in line with this, and therefore the EBU will introduce this change for the Teltscher Trophy trials in December 2017 and the Senior European Trials which will take place in February 2018.

No changes will be made to the entry criteria for EBU Congresses until 2019 - see here for details.

Entries to date

Seniors Trials for the Teltscher Trophy

Hackett Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Mossop, David Price, Brian Senior
Smith Nick Smith, Roger Bryant, Peter Shelley, Trevor Ward
Mould Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Barry Myers, Rob Sheehan
Pryor Malcolm Pryor, Mike Clack, David Muller, Tim Pike
Davies Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne, Dave Robinson, Warner Solomon
Penfold Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester, Norman Selway, David Kendrick

Seniors Trials for the Europeans

Dhondy Jeremy Dhondy, David Kendrick, Jonathan Mestel, Roger Gibbons
Harris Jonathan Harris, Steve Capal, Barry Murray, Richard Spencer
Hackett Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Mossop, David Price, Brian Senior
Mould Alan Mould, Barry Myers, Norman Selway, Pat Collins
Shelley Peter Shelley, Rob Cliffe, Alan Mayo, David Muller, Malcolm Pryor, Trevor Ward

Teltscher Trophy Trials

16th - 17th December 2017
at West Midlands Bridge Club

The entry fee is £330 per team.
Please enter to Dawn Mertens - dawn@ebu.co.uk - by 30th September 2017.

The Teltscher Trophy will be held in Wales on 19th-20th May 2018.

Senior European Trials

First stage:
3rd - 4th February 2018
at West Midlands Bridge Club

Playoff for the top two teams from the first stage:
10th - 11th March 2018
at West Midlands Bridge Club

The price for the European Seniors has been reduced to £400 per team.
The format for this will be two round robins over two days with play commencing on 11.30am on Saturday and 10.30 on Sunday.

Please enter to Dawn Mertens - dawn@ebu.co.uk - by 30th September 2017.

Participants must be born in 1957 or earlier

The European Championships will be held in Ostend on 6th-16th June 2018.