Open Trials

Open Trials

2020 Open Trials for European National Teams Championship

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.

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.

Applications are now closed.

The dates for the trials are:

• Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2019 - East Midlands Bridge Centre 55 Chapel St, Derby, DE21 7JR (16 pairs with 7 qualifying)
• Friday 3rd – Monday 6th January 2020 - Young Chelsea Bridge Club, Brooklyn House, Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8HA (10 pairs)

Timetable for 3rd - 6th January 2020

Stage 3 Timetable 18 x 12 Board Rounds
Friday 3rd January: 11.30 - 19.00 Four rounds of 12 boards
Round One: 11.30 - 13.15
Round Two: 13.35 – 15.20
Round Three: 15.25– 17.10
Round Four: 17.15– 19.00
Saturday 4th: 10.00 - 19.20 Five rounds of 12 boards
Round One: 10.00 – 11.45
Round Two: 11.50 – 13.35
Round Three: 13.55 – 15.40
Round Four: 15.45 – 17.30
Round Five: 17.35 – 19.20
Sunday 5th: 10.00 - 19.20 Five rounds of 12 boards
Round One: 10.00 – 11.45
Round Two: 11.50 – 13.35
Round Three: 13.55 – 15.40
Round Four: 15.45 – 17.30
Round Five: 17.35 – 19.20
Monday 6th: 10.00 – 17.30 Four rounds of 12 boards
Round One: 10.00 – 11.45
Round Two: 12.05 – 13.50
Round Three: 13.55 – 15.40
Round Four: 15.45 – 17.30

Exemptions

Stage 3
Andrew Robson & David Gold
Artur Malinowski & David Bakhshi
Chris Jagger & Jeffrey Allerton
Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke
Alex Hydes and Ben Handley-Pritchard
Mike Bell and Ben Norton
Ben Green and Ankush Khandelwal
John Atthey and Neil Rosen
Phil King and Andrew McIntosh
David Kendrick and Paul Barden

Stage 2 Participants
Gad Chadha was disqualified from Stage 1 for breaching section 5.2 of the General Conditions of Contest by taking bets for an event in which he was playing. His pair's place has been taken by the next pair in line.

Karen Pryor & Malcolm Pryor
Tom Townsend & Tony Forrester
Phil King & Andrew McIntosh
Michael Byrne & Kieran Dyke
Glyn Liggins & Espen Erichsen
Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper
Mike Bell & Ben Norton
Alex Hydes & Ben Handley-Pritchard
Kay Preddy & Norman Selway
John Atthey & Neil Rosen
David Kendrick & Paul Barden
Ian Payn & David Burn
Ali Ahmed & James Thrower
Robert Miller & Ufuk Cotuk
Jon Cooke & Cameron Small
Ben Green & Ankush Khandelwal

Non Exempt pairs

Alex Hydes & Ben Handley-Pritchard
Ali Ahmed & James Thrower
Ben Green & Ankush Khandelwal
Claire Robinson & Heather Bakhshi
David Kendrick & Paul Barden
David Stevenson & Liz Commins
Gad Chadha & Steve Lee
Ian Payn & David Burn
Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper
John Atthey & Neil Rosen
Jon Cooke & Cameron Small
John Vos & Dimitre Stoev
Karen Pryor & Malcolm Pryor
Kay Preddy & Norman Selway
Mike Bell & Ben Norton
Nathalie Shashou & Nick Sandqvist
Patrick Shields & Garry Watson
Qian Li & Tony Ye
Richard Bowdery & Jason Hackett
Robert Miller & Ufuk Cotuk
Shireen Mohandes & Andy Bowles
Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty

Conditions of Contest

updated 07/01/2020.

Olympiad Open Trials

The format is a three-day round-robin followed by a two-day final (or, if at least nine teams enter, a one-day semi-final and a one-day final). If entries are small the Committee may reduce the length of one or both stages.

The trials are from the 13th – 17th March in the Young Chelsea, entry is £440 per team and the event itself is pending info from the WBF. It is a 3 day round robin with the final two days being knockout. Closing date is 5pm February 14th 2020.

Entries received so far

Allfrey | Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Peter Crouch, Simon Cope, Tom Paske, Ed Jones
Carvery | Oliver Powell, Charlie Bucknell, Stephen Kennedy, Tony Ye
Gillis | Simon Gillis, Alex Hydes, Glynn Liggins, Espen Erichsen, Graham Osborne, Jason Hackett
Harris | Jonathan Harris, Steve Root, Niall Igoe, Eduard Malhasyan
Leslie | Mike Bell (C), Tim Leslie, Ben Norton, Michael Byrne, Kieran Dyke