REPORT NO.17

LADY MILNE and TELTSCHER TROPHY TRIALS

Applications are invited from Pairs wishing to compete in the above trials.

LADY MILNE

The Lady Milne Trophy (Ladies Home International) will take place in La Mon, Belfast, on the weekend of  15/16/17 April 2016. Wales are the current holders of the Lady Milne, having triumphed in April 2015 when the event was held in Birmingham.

The trial to help select the Wales team for the 2016 event will be held on the weekend of 23/24 January in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

Both members of the partnership must be WBU members and eligible to represent Wales in this event. The winning pair in the trial will be guaranteed selection for the Lady Milne. The other two pairs will be chosen by the selectors, with the trial result being one factor taken into account.

Applications to compete in the Lady Milne trial should be made to Linda Greenland: ladgreenland@gmail.com

Players wishing to discuss any aspect of the trial should also contact Linda.

Closing date for entries is  Friday 18 December. 

TELTSCHER TROPHY

The Teltscher Trophy (‘Senior Camrose’) will be held in Scotland next year, on the weekend of 20/21/22 May.

The trial to help select the Wales team will be held on the weekend of 6/7 February, likewise in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

Both members of the partnership must be WBU members and eligible to represent Wales in this event (60 or over in the year of competition). The pair winning the trial will be guaranteed selection for the Teltscher Trophy. The other two pairs will be chosen by the selectors, with the trial result taken into account.

Applications to compete in this trial should be made to Gwynn Davis: gwynndavis@btinternet.com  You may also contact him to discuss any aspect of the trial.

Closing date for entries for this trial is also Friday 18 December.

GENERAL

There is no entry fee for either trial, but table money will be charged at the rate of £40 per player for each weekend.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast is available at The Commodore at a cost of £55 (please ensure you mention that you are competing in a WBU event when making your booking). Light refreshments will be provided on both days of each trial. The cost of this is included in your table money.

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REPORT NO.16

CAMROSE SELECTION

Following the conclusion of the Premier League, the following teams have been selected to represent Wales in the upcoming Camrose  (home international) series. [There has been a change to the Wales team originally announced, one player having declined his invitation.]

Note that Wales is permitted two teams this year – a Wales team and a WBU team – because we are the hosts for the second weekend.

Premier League results can be found via the Results link on the Home Page. The appeal that was pending has now been heard (director’s decision upheld), so these are the final results.

WEEKEND 8/9/10 JANUARY

WALES

Paul Denning/Adrian Thomas

Richard Plackett/Mike Pownall

Simon Richards/Julian Pottage

NPC: Alan Stephenson

WBU

Tim Rees/Gary Jones

John Salisbury/Mike Tedd

Bob Pitts/Barry Jones

NPC: Patrick Jourdain

WEEKEND 4/5/6 MARCH

WALES

Paul Denning/Adrian Thomas

Richard Plackett/Mike Pownall

Simon Richards/Julian Pottage

NPC: Alan Stephenson

WBU

Tim Rees/Gary Jones

John Salisbury/Mike Tedd

Patrick Jourdain/Tony Ratcliff

 

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