The trials for the England team for the Senior European Championships started on 20th to 22nd December with the Hackett and Senior teams reaching January's final.
The event, held at West Midlands Bridge Club, saw the Dixon team take the lead at the halfway stage, but the Hackett and Senior teams overtook them to claim the two places in the final to be held on 4th & 5th January 2014 at Richmond Bridge Club.
The qualifying teams were:
Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Mossop, David Price and Colin Simpson;
Brian Senior, Clive Owen, David Kendrick and Brian Callaghan
The Senior European Championships will be held in Opatija, Croatia, from June 21st to June 28th 2014.