Shelley team wins Senior European Trials Playoff

The trials to represent England in the Senior team at the European Championships have been won by Peter Shelley, Malcolm Pryor, David Muller, Alan Mayo, Rob Cliffe & Trevor Ward.

The closely contested playoff against the team of John Hassett, David Mossop, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, Brian Senior, and Paul Hackett, was decided by 24 IMPs over 96 boards. Four of the six sessions were won by only single figure margins - a 39 IMP win in session 4 proved decisive for the Shelley team.

The European Team Championships take place in Ostend, Belgium, on 6th-16th June.