Scottish Team win Silver Plate for the first time

The Silver Plate has been won by a Scottish Team for the first time in the history of the competition.

The Silver Plate is the consolation event for the Gold Cup.

The Silver Plate is for English or Welsh teams defeated in either the first or second round of the Gold Cup. Scotland has a separate consolation event, the winners of which drop into the Silver Plate at the quarter-final stage.

The 2018 Silver Plate involved 70 English teams and one Welsh team, plus the winning Scottish team (who joined in at the quarter finals stage).

The final, played yesterday at Cardiff Bridge Club was between the Welsh and the Scots. The Scottish team (pictured) of John Dick (capt), Eddie McGeough, Kevin Strathern and David Wiseman beat the Welsh team of Mike Best (capt), Mark Roderick, Simon Richards and Trevor Towers (Kevin Maddox played in an earlier round) by 8 IMPs (picture of both teams).