The Young Bridge Challenge, organised by English Bridge Education & Development, took place in Loughborough on Saturday 10th March with young players from schools from around the country taking part in bridge and minibridge competitions.
20 teams contested the bridge competition which started with a Swiss Teams, after which the top teams representing a single school went on to a knockout phase to contest the Schools Cup.
This was won by Senthur Shanmugarasa, Ben Lewis, Jack Ronayne, Kavinthan Vickneswaran from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School. This was HABS' eighth win in the last nine years, and Jack is the first person to win the competition on four occasions. They beat the defending champions, Liam Sanderson, Theo Gillis, Oscar Selby & Carlos Lapuerta of Westminster School (picture), in the final. HABS B beat Reading in the third place playoff.
The remaining teams continued the Swiss Teams competition. The top finishers were the team of Elizabeth Gahan, Imogen La Chapelle, Alex Pemberton & Andy Cope (picture) and they won the Harry Scully Trophy. The Schools Plate - for the highest finishing team from one school - went to William Clennell, Matthew Wadsworth, David Fryer, Euan Sarson of Reading (picture), after they finished in second place.
Thank you from all involved to Loughborough Grammar School for hosting the event.
Two new members have been appointed to the EBU Board of Directors.
We offer a warm welcome to:
- Bev Godfrey - manager of St Georges Bridge Centre in Darlington, a bridge teacher, and member of the North Eastern Bridge Association Executive - who will have a specific focus on 'club matters'
- Gillian Fawcett - current Chair of the Selection Committee, and a participant for England in ten Lady Milne competitions - who will focus on 'International issues' and on matters relating to 'sponsorship'
The Club Stratified Simultaneous Pairs takes place this week and you'll be able to find all the results and commentaries at the links below. Results will be finalised, and Master Points credited, once all the results have been submitted and checked.
The results will be stratified based on four categories:
|A||One or both members of the pair are at, or above, ‘Tournament Master’|
|B||Both members of the pair are below ‘Tournament Master’|
|C||Both members of the pair are below ‘Star Master’|
|D||Both members of the pair are below ‘District Master’|
The A stratification is also the main stratification - anyone is eligible to win prizes for that stratification.
Blue points and local points will be awarded to the top third of the overall ranking list. In addition, the top 1/3 of each stratification will get blue points and local points. If you are entitled to overall points and points for your strat, you will only get the higher of the awards – you won’t get two lots of points.
|Monday 12th March||Commentary||Booklet|
|Tuesday 13th March||Commentary||Booklet|
|Wednesday 14th March||Commentary||Booklet|
|Thursday 15th March||Commentary||Booklet|