Cambridge wins Portland Bowl

Cambridge have won the Portland Bowl, the UK's inter-universities competition.

Their 'B' team, which comprised Freddie Illingworth, Kripa Panchagnula, Kyle Lam and Michael Alishaw (Jonathan Clark had played in an earlier round in the competition), defeated Oxford A in the 48-board final by 40 IMPs. Cambridge A beat Bath by 15 IMPs in the playoff for third place. This was a fourth consecutive victory for Cambridge (their 14th in total) with Kyle playing in all four, and Michael and Freddie in the last three. It was Kripa and Jonathan's debut.

Thank you to the Portland Club for hosting the semi-finals and finals. The photograph shows Deputy Chairman of the Club, Giles Hargreave, presenting the trophy to the winning team.