The pre-trials to represent England in the Lady Milne have been won by Nicola Smith & Sarah Bell, they finished on +118.07 IMPs.
The top twelve pairs qualified for the trial, the remaining pairs to qualify were:
- First - Nicola Smith & Sarah Bell
Second - Sarah Teshome & Catherine Jagger
Third - Catherine Curtis & Christine Jepson
Fourth - Ewa Kater & Malgorzata Sawicka
Fifth - Claire Robinson & Heather Bakhshi
Sixth - Helen Erichsen & Fiona Brown
Seventh - Dinah Caplan & Catherine Draper
Eighth - Anne Rosen & Nevena Senior
Ninth - Sandy Davies & Carole Kelly
Tenth - Sally Brock & Gilly Cardiff
Eleventh - Qian Li & Susanna Gross
Twelfth - Lyn Fry & Lizzie Godfrey
Those qualifying pairs will compete in the remaining stage of the trial, which will take place on 25th-26th January, at the West Midlands Bridge Club.
The Lady Milne Trophy is set to take place 17th-19th April 2020 in Coventry.