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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 Open European Trials

We are accepting entries from pairs wishing to compete in the Open European Trials. The Trials will consist of three stages, to select two pairs, (to join a third pair to be selected at a later date), to form the team to represent the England open team in the 2020 European National Teams Championship, to be held in Funchal, Madeira, from the 17th to 27th June 2020.

Entries should be sent to by 5th September and all applicants will be accepted to at least the first stage of the trials.

The entry fee will be £150.00 per player for the first stage played, plus £75.00 for those who play in a second stage.

Team Mossop wins EBL Open Teams

Congratulations to Team Mossop on their gold medal win at the European Open Champions in the Open Teams in Istanbul, Turkey.

The team is made up of Edward Jones, Thomas Paske, Justin Hackett, Alexander Hydes, David Mossop and Jason Hackett (pictured left to right).

They are the first English team to win a major event at the European Open Championships. They beat the Netherlands Blue team (Danny Molenaar, Berend Van den Bos, Joris Van Lankveld, Tim Verbeek, Ton Bakkeren (cp)) in the final, which saw Mossop take the lead with a very strong third set, and hold on to win by 48 IMPs. The bronze medals went to Rushka (Poland/Russia) and Texan Aces (USA/India/Israel).

2019 European Open Championships

The 9th European Open Championships, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, over the course of two weeks, has now concluded.

A thrilling final day saw the lead change hands several times before the allocation of the final set of medals was decided.

Congratulations to Team Mossop on winning the Open Teams competition. The team was made up of Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Alexander Hydes, Edward Jones, David Mossop and Thomas Paske (picture).

David Gold (England) and Richard Mark Plackett (Wales) finished second in the Jean-Paul Meyer I Pairs, just behind first placed French pair Baptiste Combescure and Cédric Lorenzini. Gunnar Hallberg (England) and Frederic Wrang (Sweden) finished third in the same event.

England also had success winning bronze in both the Women's and Senior's teams events. Team Desadima (Sally Brock, Barbara Drinovec Drnovsek (Slovenia), Marusa Gold, Susanna Gross, Diana Nettleton and Debbie Sandford) won bronze in the Women's Teams and team Penfold (John Holland, David Kendrick, Sandra Penfold, Norman Selway and Brian Senior) won bronze in the Seniors Team event.