Penfold team wins Senior trials

The team of Sandra Penfold (Yorks), David Kendrick (Cambs & Hunts), Patrick Collins (Kent), Norman Selway (Kent) and Colin Simpson (Berks & Bucks) have won the trials to represent England in the European Championships.

They won a head-to-head match against the team of Paul Hackett (Staffs & Shrops), Gunnar Hallberg (London), John Holland (Manchester), David Mossop, David Price (Suffolk) and Brian Senior (Yorks) - both teams qualified from the first stage of the trials in December. The Penfold team took a 32 IMP lead after the first session, and although the size of their advantage fluctuated they were always ahead, ultimately winning the 96 board final by 41 IMPs.

The European Championships take place 16th to 26th June in Budapest.