Tony Forrester wins at American Nationals

England international Tony Forrester has won the prestigous Open Board-a-Match Teams at the American Nationals in Phoenix.

Partnering American Jim Mahaffey, and in a team with Jean Quantin and Marc Bompis of France, and Josef Piekarek and Alexander Smirnov of Germany, Tony's team came from behind to win by the very slim margin of less than one board.

The EBU is holding a Board-a-Match (often called Point-a-Board in the UK) teams event in January. If you would like to try this less commonly played, though no less popular version of the game then join us at the National Teams Congress.

Young Chelsea wins the NICKO

The 2013 National Inter-Club Knockout has been won by Young Chelsea D team of Neil Rosen (Captain), Richard Bowdery, Simon Cope, Ian Draper, Anne Rosen and Catherine Seale.

In the final held at Reading Bridge Club they beat the West of England A team of David S Jones (Captain), Tim Brierley, Robert Covill and Steve Tomlinson. Alan Jones also represented the West of England team in earlier rounds.

The Young Chelsea Club, who last won the trophy in 2009, and knocked out defending champions Cambridge in the quarter-finals, won the final by 34 imps.

England Junior teams selected for Channel Trophy

The teams have been selected for the forthcoming Junior Channel Trophy, to be held in Ostend 20th-22nd December 2013:

Girls
Laura Covill & Alex Birchall; Katy Lee & Carina Negreanu
NPC Alan Shillitoe

Youngsters
Freddie Illingworth & Ben Norton; George Siddons & Oliver Powell; Jonathan Derrick & Nick Dean
NPC Michael Byrne

Under 25s
Alex Roberts & Shivam Shah; Kyle Lam & Simon Spencer; Toby Nonnenmacher & Michael Alishaw
NPC Mike Bell

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