The first stage of the trials for the Senior team to play in the European Championships took place 18th-20th December at West Midlands Bridge Club.
The team of Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Mossop, David Price and Brian Senior finished top and will play the team of Sandra Penfold, Patrick Collins, David Kendrick, Norman Selway and Colin Simpson. This result has now been confirmed following an appeal which may have affected the second placed team.
The Sansom and Lawy finished in third and fourth, and just 3.36 VPs covered the first four teams. The final part of the trials takes place 22th-24th January.