International trials taking place this weekend

Two international trials take place this weekend, with places in the women's team for the Lady Milne and the senior's team for European Championships at stake.

Play in the Lady Milne trials starts this evening (Friday) at 7pm, and concludes on Sunday. Matches can be watched on Bridge Base Online. The list of entrants, and information on the schedule and format, can be seen here. The two top finishing pairs will be offered a place in the Lady Milne team. The remaining pair will be selected by the Selection Committee. The event takes place in Northern Ireland in April.

The senior's trials sees the top two teams from the first stage - the Hackett team (Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Mossop, David Price and Brian Senior) and Penfold team (Sandra Penfold, Patrick Collins, David Kendrick, Norman Selway and Colin Simpson) - playing on Saturday and Sunday, with the winners qualifying to play in the European Championships in Budapest in June.