The 10th European Transnational Championships is currently underway in Strasbourg, France. The event has been organised by the European Bridge League in co-operation with the French Bridge Federation.
These Championships include the following competitions: Mixed, Open, Women & Seniors - Pairs
and Teams and Mixed/Open BAM Teams.
In the Women's and Open teams the following teams with English representation are progressing well:
The Baker team of Lynn Baker (U.S.A.), Sally Brock (England), Fiona Brown (England) & Karen McCallum (U.S.A.)
beat the Green team of Heather Dhondy (England), Marcia Green (England), Christina Lund Madsen (Denmark), Jovanka Smederevac (France) & Nikica SVER (Croatia) to progress to the final.
They will play the Tri Polar team of Irene Baroni (Italy), Kathrine Bertheau (Sweden), Janice Seamon-Molson (U.S.A.), Nevena Senior (England), Nicola Smith (England) & Anam Tebha (U.S.A.). Team Tri Polar beat the Turkish team Galatasaray SK in their semi-final match.
In the Open Teams, team Black (Peter Bertheau (Sweden), Andrew Black (England), Gunnar Hallberg (England), Simon Hult (Sweden), Andrew McIntosh (England) & Thomas Paske (England) face team Vinciguerra in their Quarterfinal match today (15th June).
In the Open Board-a-Match (BAM) the following teams have English players:
Knottenbelt: Alon Birman (Israel), Oliver Burgess (England), Michael Byrne (England), Ben Handley-Pritchard (England), Maggie Knottenbelt (England) & Dror Padon (Israel)
Orca: Alexander Allfrey (England), Simon Cope (England), Peter Crouch (England), Espen Erichsen (England), Richard Mark Plackett (Wales) & Andrew Robson (England)
Gillis: Ole Berset (Norway), Simon Gillis (England), Erik Saelensminde (Norway) & Odin Svendsen (Norway)
Mossop: Diego Brenner (Brazil), Jason Hackett (England), Paul D Hackett (England), David Mossop (England), Fredrik Nystrom (Sweden) & Frederic Wrang (Sweden)
Austria: Markus Knob (Austria), Louise Selway (England), Clemens Wanha (Austria) & Florian Weiss (Austria)
The Mixed Teams, Mixed Board-a-Match (BAM) and Seniors Teams events have now concluded.
- Further detailed information is available via the EBL Website
Schedule of play
3rd to 9th June: Mixed Teams
5th to 9th June: Mixed BAM Teams & Mixed Pairs
3rd to 8th June: Seniors Teams
6th to 9th June: Seniors Pairs
10th to 17th June: Open Teams
10th to 15th June: Women Teams
13th to 17th June: Open BAM Teams & Open Pairs
13th to 17th June: Women Pairs