Seniors lose in quarter-finals of World Championships

The England Seniors' team have finished as losing quarter-finalists in the World Championships, in Chennai. Competing for the D'Orsi Trophy, which five of the team won in 2009, they completed the round-robin phase in fifth place having topped the table in the early stages of the competition. They then played Poland in the quarter-final, and fell behind early, but pulled back IMPs steadily, and entering the final session they trailed by 11.5. Things didn't go their way in the final session, however, and they were ultimately defeated by 23.5 IMPs.

They then went on to play in the Transnational Teams event, losing the first knockout round.

The team was:
Paul Hackett & David Mossop; Gunnar Hallberg & John Holland; David Price & Colin Simpson; NPC: Simon Cochemé

NPC Simon Cocheme (along with the other England NPCs) was blogging throughout the event, and his reports and anecdotes can be read here.