Runaway victory for Winkler & Lakatos at Summer Festival

The main event of the first weekend of the Summer Festival has been won by Gabor Winkler & Peter Lakatos. The Hungarian pair finished an impressive 35 VPs ahead of the field.

The midweek competitions, held at multiple venues around the country, were well supported, with Roger Morton & David Ould winning the Play with the Experts Pairs, and Steve Root & Niall Igoe winning the GCH Fox Championship Pairs.

See the Festival Hub for more details, along with articles, results, and other information from the event.

The Festival restarts on Wednesday 15th with more midweek competitions, ahead of the weekend-long 4 Star Teams, and two one-day Swiss Pairs.

Kripa Panchagnula wins Young Player of the Year

Kripa Panchagnula was presented with the 2017 Young Player of the Year award at the Summer Festival yesterday. Congratulations to Kripa for a great year in which he was a key member of the U21 team which earned a bronze medal at the European Championships, won the Peggy Bayer Trophy, and finished second in the Channel Trophy competition. He is pictured receiving the award from EBU Chairman, Jeremy Dhondy.

Other awards - including the Young Pair of the Year - will be announced and presented later in the year.

Andrew Eastwood wins July online competition

July's competition for our online games, hosted by Funbridge, has concluded, with Andrew Eastwood finishing top of the leaderboard. His best four scores in the month averaged 66.98%, and he wins £30. There were also cash prizes for second to fifth places.

Games take place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and you can start at any time, stopping and restarting as often as needed. Master Points are awarded in every game, and as well as the monthly competition, there is also an annual competition with cash prizes.

U16s second in World Online final

England's U16 team have finished second in the WBF Online Youth Championships. Playing against China in the four session final, they won two of the sessions, but ultimately finished 51 IMPs behind. Nonetheless, second place exceeded expectations, and has given the team a lot of confidence before they fly to the World Championships in China on Sunday.

Members of the other teams will be completing their preparations by competing in the Summer Festival in London this weekend, before flying East on Monday.

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