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Entries for Lady Milne Trials close this month

Applications are invited to compete in the Lady Milne Trials.

The Trials will consist of a Pre-Trial and a Trial. All applications will be accepted for the Pre-Trials, which take place 11th-13th January 2019 at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club. The Trial, which will consist of a number of qualifying pairs from the Pre-Trials, plus any applicants the Selection Committee have chosen to exempt from the Pre-Trials, will take place on 1st-3rd February 2019, again at the Young Chelsea BC.

The entry fee will be £120 per player. The closing date for applications to has now been extended to 24th October 2018.

The Lady Milne Trophy takes place 12th-14th April 2019, in Ireland (venue to be confirmed).

England promoted to second for 2014 European Championships

The European Bridge League have promoted England from third to second place in the final standings of the Open competition at the 2014 European Team Championships.

Positions were reassigned following the disqualification/withdrawal of the Israel and Germany teams in relation to cases of alleged cheating. Monaco has been announced as the new winners, with the England team in the silver medal position.

Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson, David Bakhshi & David Gold, Jason Hackett & Justin Hackett, NPC Simon Cope, and coach Ben Green are pictured receiving their now-out-of-date bronze medals.

Another World medal for Sally Brock

Congratulations to Sally Brock who has added to her hugely impressive haul of international medals, after winning the silver medal in the Mixed Teams at the World Bridge Series in Orlando. This follows her victory in the Women's teams competition earlier in the event.

Playing as part of the Wilson team, Sally fell just short of a second World title in as many weekends, the Manfield team coming from behind in the second half of the final to take the gold medal.

Two other teams with English participants reached the last 16 of the competition: Rosenthal (David Gold & Marusa Gold); & Gillis (Simon Gillis);

In the Mixed Pairs competition, the leading English pair was Sarah & Mike Bell who finished ninth. Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne also reached the A Final. In the Open Pairs, David Bakhshi & Artur Malinowski came 14th.

Fiona Brown and Sally Brock are World Champions; plus silver & bronze for English players

Fiona Brown and Sally Brock are World Champions! After success in recent years for England's Women's team, they have now added the McConnell Cup, the World Championship for Women's teams at the World Bridge Series. Unlike in other Championships, where teams are restricted to players of the same nationality, this event is open to teams of players from more than one country, and in combination with four players from the USA Fiona and Sally have claimed the gold medal.

Whatever the result in the final, there would have been cause for British celebration, as they defeated a team which included Nicola Smith, Yvonne Wiseman, and Scotland's Paula Leslie.

And to complete the set of medals, a bronze medal has been won in the Rosenblum Cup (for Open teams) by the team of Andrew Robson, Alexander Allfrey, Tom Paske & Ed Jones.

Congratulations to them all. This medal haul makes it the best result by English players in the event in many years - and with more competitions over the next five days there may still be more... (see here)