Welcome to the International Selections and Trials home page. Here you will find information on all the England representative teams, who they are, how they fared and how you can try out to join them.

Internationals News

World Bridge Championships

This weekend saw the start of the World Bridge Championships, which is taking place from 14th-28th September 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. England have teams in four categories; Mixed, Open (Bermuda Bowl), Seniors (D'Orsi Bowl) and Women (Venice Cup)

The NPCs will be writing blogs whilst in China, and these give an insight in to the highs and lows they experienced at the event - read them here.

The teams are:
Mixed: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne; Sally Brock & Barry Myers; Fiona Brown & Michael Byrne; NPC: Paul Barden
Open: Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger; David Bakhshi & Artur Malinowski; Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson; NPC: Neil Rosen; Coach: Andrew Murphy
Seniors: John Holland & Alan Mould; David Muller & Malcolm Pryor; David Kendrick & Trevor Ward; NPC: David S Jones
Women: Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Gillian Fawcett; Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: David Gold; Coach: David Burn
  • World Bridge Federation Event website
  • Open Women Mixed Seniors
    Wed 18th, 03:00 10 Indonesia
    12.55 - 7.45
    10 France
    1.79 - 18.21
    10 Canada
    18.55 - 1.45
    10 Denmark
    17.72 - 2.28
    Wed 18th, 06:30 11 Israel
    17.97 - 2.03
    11 Sweden
    17.17 - 2.83
    11 Russia
    13.52 - 6.48
    11 Ireland
    15.74 - 4.26
    Wed 18th, 09:30 12 Norway
    7.20 - 12.80
    12 New Zealand
    7.45 - 12.55
    12 Poland
    6.96 - 13.04
    12 Turkey
    9.09 - 10.91
    Thu 19th, 03:00 13 Italy
    13 Hong Kong
    13 Thailand
    13 Hong Kong
    Thu 19th, 06:30 14 Australia
    14 India
    14 Australia
    14 Netherlands
    Thu 19th, 09:30 15 Chile
    15 Australia
    15 Latvia
    15 Norway
    RR Total 161.13 143.2 168.22 151.8
    Position 4 6 1 4
    For the full schedule use the results page.

Still time to enter the Crockfords Cup

There is still chance to enter a team in the 2019/20 Crockfords Cup. Entries for 2019 were due to close on 16th September, but will now be accepted until 12 noon on Tuesday 24th September.

This competition is England's premier teams championship. It consists of knock-out matches in the early stages, played privately, qualifying eight teams to contest an all-play-all final.

The competition is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

You can enter online through My EBU, or with the competitions department - or 01296 317203/219.

For more information please visit the Crockfords webpage.

EBU Trials dates for 2019-2020

The EBU Selection Committee has undertaken to hold trials for all international events, and we have agreed dates and the provisional format for trials to select the England teams for the European Championships and the Olympiad in 2020. More information will be supplied once applications for these trials are open.

Update: The EBU selection committee has listened to feedback about the scheduling of the European Trials in 2019/20 and has therefore revised the dates of the women’s and mixed trials. The first stage of the women’s trials will now be held at the same time as the final stage of the open trials. Any women who have entered both trials and progress to the final of the open trials will be granted exemption to the final stage of the women’s trials.