Cambridge retains Portland Bowl

Cambridge University has won the Portland Bowl for the fifth consecutive year.

Cambridge's 'B' team (pictured L to R with Neil Mendoza from the Portland Club which hosted the finals) of Freddie Illingworth, Ryan Chan (capt), Kripa Panchagnula & Jonathan Clark defeated Oxford A (Ewa Wieczorek, Federico Lombardi, Peter Banks, Alex Roberts) in the final. Warwick A was third.

This stretches Cambridge's advantage as the most successful university in the competition (with 15 victories, and Oxford second on 9). Freddie joins a group of players with four victories in the competition (only Chris Jagger has won the event five times). Kripa and Jonathan were part of last year's winning team; this was Ryan's first victory.

England wins the Camrose Trophy

England has won the Camrose Trophy, regaining the title and earning a 52nd outright victory in the 75 year history of the event.

The team of Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, David Bakhshi, Tom Townsend, and NPC Alan Mould, were top scorers on the second weekend (held five weeks later than originally planned after snow caused its postponement). Added to the 4.93 VP lead gained on the first weekend, England finished 12.93 ahead of Ireland, with the CBAI team in third.

Five days of Funbridge over Easter

It was a bumper weekend for fans of our online Funbridge games, with five days in a row of robot tournaments to enjoy. Starting on Thursday, the winners on each day were: Sue McIntosh, Pip Duncan, Andy Cope (who on the same day had come second in the U21 Pairs), Matthew Covill and Charles Nixon. Clive Keep won the March ladder and leads in the annual ladder.


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