Qualifiers known for Tollemache Final

Qualifying for the finals of the Tollemache Cup - the inter-county championships for teams of eight - has taken place. The top two teams in each of four groups have progressed to the final.

Manchester comfortably topped Group A, with Cambs & Hunts in second - defending champions London missed out, finishing fourth. Oxfordshire and Lancashire qualified from Group B. Group C was won emphatically by Kent, with Dorset just a single VP ahead of Derbyshire for the second qualifying spot. In Group D, Hants & IOW finished in first, with Berks & Bucks taking second place.

The final will take place on 10th-11th February.

Welcome to Hadleigh Bridge Club

Welcome to Hadleigh Bridge Club, in Suffolk, which is our newest affiliated club. They play duplicate sessions on Monday evening, with Chicago sessions on Tuesday afternoons. Visitors are always welcome: if you require a partner on a Monday, email the club; on a Tuesday they operate a host system.

Allfrey team finish 4th for England in European Champions' Cup

England's representatives have finished fourth in the European Champions' Cup in Riga - the best performance by England's representative team in the history of the competition*. The Allfrey team - which earned the right to represent England by winning the 2016 Premier League - topped the table in the round robin phase, but lost the semifinal and third place playoff.

The team was: Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, David Bakhshi, David Gold, & Mike Bell

The competition - the equivalent of football's Champions League - was won by Dutch champions BC’t Onstein.

* - when England hosted the event in 2015 an 'EBU team' finished 3rd.

Trials announced for Lady Milne and Women's European Championships

Applications to take part in the trials to represent the England Women’s Team in the 2018 Lady Milne competition, and the 2018 European Team Championships, are now being accepted. Applications to play in the Lady Milne trial close on 8th December, and for the European Trials close on 29th January.

The Lady Milne trials are on 26th-28th January, the trials for the European Championships will be 2nd to 5th March. For more details please click 'read more'.

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