The Lady Milne Trophy, 17th - 19th April 2015

Results

Congratulations to Wales

Full results available here.

1st Wales 56.92
2nd England 54.71
3rd Scotland 53.72
4th EBU 47.68
5th Northern Ireland 47.08
6th Ireland 39.89

Event Programme

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Teams

England

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NPC: David Burn
Sally Brock & Anita Sinclair
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Jane Moore & Gillian Fawcett
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Sarah Teshome & Catherine Jagger
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EBU

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NPC: Simon Cocheme
Sarah O'Connor & Anne Rosen
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Kath Stynes & Hannah Cornfield
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Marietta Andree & Janet Cahm
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Ireland

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NPC: Gay Keaveney
Teresa Rigney & Joan Kenny
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Mary Finn & Jill Kulchycky
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Hilary McDonagh & Gilda Pender
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Northern Ireland

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NPC: Alan Hill
Ciara Burns & Ruth Connolly
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Clare Watson & Heather Hill
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Dymphna Friel & Toni Sproule
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Scotland

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NPC: Alan Goodman
Sam Punch & Paula Leslie
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Anne Symons & Helen Kane
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Liz McGowan & Michele Gladstone
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Wales

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NPC: Linda Greenland Susan Ingham & Aida Aris
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Maggie Pierce & Gilly Clench
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Diane Kurbalija & Liz Commins
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Schedule

Friday 17:00 Captain's meeting
17:30 Buffet meal
19:00 - 21:10 EBU v England N. Ireland v Scotland Wales v Ireland
21:25 - 23:35 EBU v England N. Ireland v Scotland Wales v Ireland
Saturday 10:00 - 12:10 Ireland v N. Ireland Wales v EBU England v Scotland
12:25 - 14:35 Ireland v N. Ireland Wales v EBU England v Scotland
Lunch
15:20 - 17:30 Scotland v Ireland England v Wales N. Ireland v EBU
17:45 - 19:55 Scotland v Ireland England v Wales N. Ireland v EBU
20:30 Dinner
Sunday 10:00 - 12:10 Wales v N. Ireland Ireland v England Scotland v EBU
12:25 - 14:35 Wales v N. Ireland Ireland v England Scotland v EBU
Lunch
15:20 - 17:30 England v N. Ireland Scotland v Wales EBU v Ireland
17:45 - 19:55 England v N. Ireland Scotland v Wales EBU v Ireland
20:30 Reception & prize-giving dinner

Venue

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, Coventry Road, Birmingham B26 3QW

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Spectators are very welcome to attend. There will be a vugraph theatre for which there is no entry fee.

For accommodation queries please contact Dawn Mertens at the EBU

Tournament staff


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Tournament Directors Mike Amos and Sarah Amos
Match Manager Darren Evetts
Assistant Match Manager Dawn Mertens
Chairman of Appeals Chris Dixon
Host Stephanie Galvin
Vugraph Co-ordinator Roger Bryant

History

From the BGB website

In 1934 the Lady Milne started as the Ladies Team championship of the National Bridge Association run by Hubert Phillips. Then in 1950 it became the trophy for the Ladies Home Internationals with one team eligible from each country. In 1949 entry was still open to many teams. In 1950 the winner is recorded as “Scotland”. It is assumed that in 1950 it became the Home Internationals with only one team from each country. In the early years England fielded the winner of the Whitelaw Cup, its Womens teams championship.

The event is now played over one weekend for Womens teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2009 the host fields a sixth team called by the name of the Federation. This team can also win the trophy for the country and did so for England in 2010. Teams play a head-to-head match of 32 boards against each of the other five, each being victory-pointed.
In 2011 for the first time in 62 years the series ended in a tie, the trophy being shared between Scotland and England.

England has won outright on 46 occasions (one being its second team in 2010). Scotland has won outright 12 times: in 1950, 1956, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2007.2009, 2012 & 2014; Wales won in 1967, 1968, and 1988; Northern Ireland won in 1981 and 1985; the Republic of Ireland, joining the series in 1998, has yet to win.