REPORT NO. 57

INVITATION TO APPLY TO COMPETE IN TRIALS TO AID SELECTION FOR TEAMS TO REPRESENT WALES IN THE 2018 LADY MILNE AND TELTSCHER TROPHY.

The Lady Milne is the Ladies Home International.

The Teltscher Trophy is the Seniors Home International.

LADY MILNE

Applications are invited from PAIRS wishing to enter the trial to aid selection for the team to represent Wales in the 2018 Lady Milne.

The trial will be held in the Crossgates Community Centre on the weekend of 27/28 January. Tony Disley is the selector responsible for organising the trial.

Tony Howarth will direct.

Screens will be in use at all tables.

Refreshments will be provided on both days.

Applications to play in the trial should be sent to Tony, whose email address is emerd@talktalk.net For those applying after the end of November, please email Gwynn Davis instead, as Tony may be on holiday (gwynndavis@btinternet.com).

The closing date for entries to the trial is Sunday, 17 December. There is no entry fee, but table money will be charged at the rate of £40 per player.

The Lady Milne itself will be held in Scotland, on 13/14/15 April. The Pair finishing in 1st place in the trial will be guaranteed a place in the Wales team.

It should be noted that WBU financial support for the Lady Milne team will be limited to hotel expenses.

TELTSCHER TROPHY

Applications are likewise invited from PAIRS wishing to enter the trial to aid selection for the Wales team for the Teltscher Trophy.

International regulations governing Seniors eligibility have recently been revised. To compete in Seniors competition in 2018 it is necessary to have been born in 1957 or earlier.

The trial will be held in the Crossgates Community Centre on the weekend of 3/4 February.

Sarah Amos will direct.

Screens will be in use at all tables.

Refreshments will be provided on both days.

Applications to compete in the trial should be sent to gwynndavis@btinternet.com

The closing date for entries is Sunday, 17 December. There is no entry fee, but table money will be charged at the rate of £40 per player. 

The 2018 Teltscher Trophy will be held in Wales, at a venue yet to be determined. The Pair finishing 1st in the trial will be guaranteed a place in the Wales team.

It should be noted that there will be no contribution from the WBU towards player expenses in respect of the Teltscher Trophy.

GENERAL

No decision has yet been taken concerning whether Wales teams will be entered for the 2018 European Championships in the Ladies and Seniors events.

GD

REPORT NO. 56

CAMROSE TROPHY AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION

Following the conclusion of the Premier League, the selectors have chosen the teams named below to represent Wales in these major competitions.

CAMROSE TROPHY

1st weekend Belfast 5/6/7 January

Paul Denning/Richard Plackett; Simon Richards/Julian Pottage;
Tim Rees/John Salisbury        NPC: Alan Stephenson

Note: there has been a change to this team following the withdrawal of one of the players originally selected.

2nd weekend Dublin 2/3/4 March

Tim Rees/John Salisbury; Gary Jones/Paul Lamford;                                  Paddy Murphy/Mark Roderick
NPC: to be confirmed

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ostend 6-16 June

Open team

Paul Denning/Richard Plackett; Gary Jones/Paul Lamford; Julian Pottage/Simon Richards

GD