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REPORT NO.66

TELTSCHER TROPHY SECOND WALES TEAM

As is normally the case, there will be a sixth team participating in the Teltscher Trophy (‘Senior Camrose’), which this year will be held in Mold, North Wales on the weekend of 18/19/20 May.  The inclusion of a sixth team avoids the need for a long sit-out. In the past, when the event was sponsored, that sixth team was the ‘President’s Team’, which included the event sponsor. Now that Bernard Teltscher is no longer sponsoring the event we do not have a President’s team, but Wales – as this year’s hosts – have been invited to field a second team.

The following pairs have been invited to make up this second Wales team:

Dave Birt & Gilly Clench

Barry Jones & Bob Pitts

Tony Disley and Philip Felman

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REPORT NO. 65

JUNIOR CAMROSE

The Junior Camrose (u26) and Peggy Bayer (u20) home internationals will be held this coming weekend (16-18 February) in Coventry. Wales will be represented in the Junior Camrose by:

Stephen Loat & Sarah Greener

Jonny Richards & Jason He

NPC: Paddy Murphy

Good luck to the team. Jason is given special dispensation to represent us as he is now over the age limit.

Wales is unable to field a team in the Peggy Bayer.

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REPORT NO. 64

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: LADIES AND SENIORS

The European Teams Championships will be held in Ostend, Belgium, from 6 to 16 June. In addition to the Open team (already selected) Wales is entitled to send both a Ladies and a Seniors team. There are also  Pairs competitions for Ladies and Seniors. These will be run immediately prior to the Teams events.

There is no WBU financial support guaranteed for either of the above teams, although if there is sufficient interest the selectors will be prepared to make the case to WBU management for at least some measure of funding.

Anyone interested in representing Wales in the above events (Ladies or Seniors) is invited to contact the selectors. Application may be made by pairs or, if preferred, by teams of four.

Applications should reach us no later than 28 February.

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REPORT NO. 63

TEAM SELECTED FOR TELTSCHER TROPHY (SENIOR CAMROSE)

Following last weekend’s trial, the following team has been chosen to represent Wales in this season’s Seniors home international (the Teltscher Trophy), to be held in North Wales on the weekend of 18/19/20 May:

Gary Jones & Paul Lamford

Simon Gottschalk & Chris Rochelle

Nick Forrest and Steve Jarvis

Reserve pair: Dave Birt and Gilly Clench

Good luck to all.

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REPORT NO.62

LADY MILNE TROPHY

The following team has been chosen to represent Wales in the Lady Milne (Ladies’ Home International), to be held in Edinburgh on the weekend of 13-15 April:

Ceri Pierce & Maggie Pierce

Sue Ingham & Charlotte Ingham

Eleanor Price & Jennifer Wardell

Reserve pair: Mieke Deschepper & Helen Houston

We wish the team the best of good fortune.

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REPORT NO.61

NPC APPOINTMENTS

The following captaincy appointments have been made:

Wales team for the second Camrose (Home International) weekend, to be held in Dublin on 2-4 March: TONY DISLEY

Wales Open Team for the European Team Championships, to be held in Ostend, Belgium, starting 6 June: JONNY RICHARDS

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REPORT NO. 60

LADY MILNE AND TELTSCHER TROPHY TRIAL ARRANGEMENTS

The number of pairs entered for these two trials is identical (eight in each case), and so is the format, so this notice covers both events.

The trials will be held at Crossgates Community Centre, four miles north of Llandrindod.

Play will start at 11.30am on Saturday; 10.30am on Sunday. Please ensure that you arrive in good time to make the draw and to receive the director’s instructions prior to the start of play.

Screens will be in use.

Time penalties will be in accord with international regulations and will be strictly enforced.

Neither smoking (including e-cigarettes) nor the consumption of alcohol is permitted in the playing area.

If any pair intends to employ ‘Brown Sticker’ conventions, this must be communicated to the other players at least seven days in advance of the event, along with suggested defences.

There will be a random draw for pair numbers/starting positions.

The movement will be completely ‘balanced’, with each other pair spending an equal amount of time on the same and on the opposite polarity to every other pair. This will require some pairs to change polarity at the mid point of some matches.

Scoring will be by X-IMPs against the other three tables in play, the total IMPs per board, plus or minus, being divided by 3.  The maximum win per 14 board match will be capped at plus 57 IMPs. There will be no cap on minus IMPs.

The match timetable is as follows. (Note that there will be a thirty minute refreshment break each day.)

SATURDAY

11.30-13.25

14.00-15.55

16.05-18.00

18.10-20.05

SUNDAY

10.30-12.25

12.35-14.30

15.05-17.00

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REPORT NO.59

CAMROSE TROPHY: FIRST WEEKEND

5-7 January saw the first weekend’s play in the Camrose Trophy. It took place in Belfast and Wales were represented by Paul Denning/Richard Plackett; Tim Rees/John Salisbury; and Julian Pottage/Simon Richards.

All the Welsh  matches were close. We defeated the Republic of Ireland and England, and lost to Scotland, CBAI (the Republic’s second team) and Northern Ireland.

Rankings after the first weekend.

England    64.03

CBAI          59.10

Republic   53.47

Wales         48.01

N. Ireland  40.34

Scotland    35.05

The second Camrose weekend will take place in Dublin on 2-4 March. The Wales team for that weekend will comprise: Tim Rees/JohnSalisbury; Paul Lamford/Gary Jones; Mark Roderick/Paddy Murphy.

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REPORT NO.58

ENTRANTS FOR LADY MILNE AND TELTSCHER TROPHY TRIALS

The following pairs have entered these trials, which are due to be held at the Crossgates Community Centre on the weekends of 27/28 January (Lady Milne) and 3/4 February (Teltscher Trophy).

LADY MILNE

Sarah Amos & Andrea Knox

Lee Collier & Jean Hand

Mieke Deschepper & Helen Houston

Nalini Dewan & Vida Halford

Sue & Charlotte Ingham

Ceri & Maggie Pierce

Eleanor Price & Jennifer Wardell

Glenda Roberts & Jenny Vaughan

 

TELTSCHER TROPHY

Dave Birt & Gilly Clench

Tony Disley & Philip Felman

Nick Forrest & Steve Jarvis

Simon Gottschalk & Chris Rochelle

Barry Jones & Bob Pitts

Gary Jones & Paul Lamford

Peter Milewski & Anthony Stevens

Glenda Roberts & Liam Sheridan

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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.

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