Congratulations to John Holland who has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the most Master Points accumulated in 2013. John, who also won this award in 2012 and 2009, gained a total of 30,941 points. Ed Scerri, highest points earner in 2010 and 2011, was second with 25,307 points, and Derek Oram was third with 23,306.
For more masterpoints lists and prize winners, please read on.
English players were successful at the NEC Bridge Festival in Yokohama which concluded on 16th February.
The team of Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Alex Hydes & Mike Bell were second in the main competition, the NEC Cup, defeated in the final by the defending champions.
Derek Patterson & William Whittaker won the Yokohama IMP Pairs, and Alex Hydes & Mike Bell were second in the Asuka Cup.
The EBU Overseas Congress in Malta has recently concluded, and was a great success. The bridge was good, the sun shone nearly all week, and Malta provided a number of excellent excursions during the breaks in the playing schedule.
Photographs of the competition winners can be seen here. The picture shown here is from the 'Unofficial Awards' at the end of the event, hosted by David Jones. You can read about the recipients of his awards by following the 'read more' link below.
The next EBU Overseas Congress is in Montenegro in October.