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

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.

Entries Open for 2019 Premier League

Applications are invited for those wishing to play in the 2019 Premier League.

The event takes place over three weekends in the autumn, and acts as an international trial, with the winners of the First Division earning selection to represent England in one weekend of the 2020 Camrose Trophy series, and in the European Champions' Cup 2020, if England qualifies. It is also part of the Championship Series, with points earned towards the Player of the Year competition.

The three weekends will take place as follows:

5th-6th October:

  • Divisions 1 & 2 – Young Chelsea Bridge Club
  • Division 3 – Richmond Bridge Club

26th-27th October:

  • All Divisions – West Midlands Bridge Club

9th – 10th November

  • All Divisions – West Midlands Bridge Club

Applications to by Friday 31st May 2019. The entry fee will be £860.00 per team.

England retains Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Trophies

For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.

In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.

In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.

Congratulations to both teams.

The English participants were:
Junior Camrose team: Charles Bucknell, Dominic Price, Ben Norton, Shahzaad Natt, Ian Robson, Eshan Singhal (NPC: David Bakhshi)
Peggy Bayer team (pictured): Sam Anoyrkatis, Liz Gahan, Oscar Selby, Imogen La Chapelle, Theo Anoyrkatis, Andy Cope (NPC: Michael Byrne)

Nettleton & Gold win Lady Milne Pre-Trials

The pre-trials to represent England in the Lady Milne have been won by Diana Nettleton & Marusa Gold. They finished the 16-pair pre-trial on +131.43 IMPs, with Anne Rosen & Nevena Senior in second on +104.42 IMPs.

The top six pairs qualified for the trial, the remaining pairs to qualify were:
Third - Olivia Bailey & Elizabeth Gahan (dropped out - replaced by 7th placed pair Sandy Davies & Carole Kelly)
Fourth - Sally Brock & Gilly Cardiff
Fifth - Susanna Gross & Catherine Draper
Sixth - Dinah Caplan & Lizzie Godfrey

Those qualifying pairs will compete in the remaining stage of the trial along with Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman and Heather Dhondy & Sally Anoyrkatis who were exempted from the first stage by the Selection Committee. The final stage of the trial will take place on 2nd-3rd February 2019, again at the Young Chelsea.

The Lady Milne Trophy is set to take place 12th-14th April 2019, in Ireland.

The timings for the contest are as follows:

Saturday: 10.45 - 12.55 One match of sixteen boards

  • 13.25 - 15.35 One match of sixteen boards
  • 15.55 - 18.05 One match of sixteen boards
  • 18.25 - 20.35 One match of sixteen boards

Sunday: 10.45 - 12.55 One match of 16 boards

  • 13.25 - 15.35 One match of sixteen boards
  • 15.55 - 18.05 One match of sixteen boards