SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #152 – European National Teams Championships

http://www.eurobridge.org/2022/01/31/european-national-teams-championships-2022/

The 55th European National Teams Championships will be held in Funchal in Madeira, with play starting on the 12th June and ending on the 22nd of June 2022.

The Event in Funchal will also comprise Women’s, Senior’s and Mixed Teams events, to be held 16th-22nd June, and Women’s and Senior’s Pairs to be held on 12th-15th June.

Players interested in playing in any of these events should inform the Selectors with an expression of interest. Some limited funding may be available to cover the Entry Fee for the Teams events.

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #151 – Lady Milne Selection 2022

A Cross-IMP Trial was held over the weekend 22 – 23 January 2022 on RealBridge. The trial utilised hands from a past European Teams event of a suitable standing and the event was scored both against the datum scores derived from that event, and the Cross IMP scores from the trial.

As the Welsh Bridge Union are hosting this event in 2022, the Welsh Bridge Union are able to field two teams of six players (with the teams designated as Wales and WBU).

The Selectors have chosen the following two teams:

Wales
Joan Marray and Andrea Knox
Gill Clench and Maggie Pierce
Ceri Pierce and Mia Deschepper

WBU
Jennifer Wardell and Mrunalini Dewan
Sheila Shea and Margaret Ann Barnes
Margaret Lane and Lee Collier

Reserve Pair
Vida Halford and Glenda Roberts

The NPCs are to be determined

The Lady Milne is due to be held in Cardiff on 22nd – 24th April 2022. Currently BGB are planning that the Lady Milne event will be run as a Face-to-Face event although this may change depending including the status of any current Government guidance.

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #150 – TELTSCHER TROPHY

The Teltscher Trophy is currently scheduled to be held as a Face-to-Face in Northern Ireland over the weekend 20th – 22nd May 2022.

However, a decision will be made by BGB on or before 18th February 2022 as to whether the event will be moved online using the RealBridge platform. If the Teltscher Trophy is moved to an online format, then the selectors will reserve the right to re-evaluate the team and consider other interested pairs.

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #149 – TELTSCHER TROPHY

It was proposed to hold a trial to select the team for the Teltscher Trophy over the weekend of 29th – 30th January 2022, but there was an insufficient level of interest to enable the Selectors to hold an effective trial.

Consequently, the Selectors have chosen the following team, comprising:

Alan Stevenson & Peter Kauffman
Gary Jones & Paul Lamford
Bob Pitts & Barry Jones

Reserves – Gilly Clench & David Birt
NPC – TBA

The Teltscher Trophy is currently scheduled to be held in Northern Ireland over the weekend 20th – 22nd May 2022. However, a decision will be made by BGB on or before 18th February 2022 as to whether the event will be moved online using the RealBridge platform. If the Teltscher Trophy is moved to an online format, then the selectors will reserve the right to re-evaluate the team and consider other interested pairs.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #148 – CAMROSE SELECTION

The team for the second Camrose weekend, to be held on 4th – 6th March 2022, is:

Martin Jones & Jake Dunn
Dafydd Jones & Adam Dunn
Julian Pottage and Tony Ratcliff
NPC Paul Denning

This Camrose weekend is to be held online using the RealBridge platform. Further information is available on the BGB website.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/bgb/

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #147 – TELTSCHER TROPHY

Entries are being sought (through the portal on the WBU website) from players interested in playing in the Teltscher Trophy next year. Currently BGB are planing that the Teltscher Trophy event will be run as a Face-to-Face event although this may change depending on any current Government guidance. It is planned that the Teltscher Trophy will be held in Northern Ireland on 20th – 22nd May 2022.

The European Bridge League website states that age requirements for Senior events are in accordance with the following schedule:

From 1st January 2018, a Senior player must be aged 61 in the year of the Championship in which they are going to play
On 1st January 2020 this will be raised to 62 years of age
On 1st January 2022 it will be raised to 63 years of age
On 1st January 2024 it will be raised to 64 years of age
On 1st January 2026 it will be raised to 65 years of age

So if you have a 63rd. birthday sometime in 2022 you qualify. The BGB Home International Regulations explain it as:

“Players in the Teltscher Trophy must be born in or before 1959.”

It is planned that a Teltscher trial will held online on 29th and 30th January 2022 , using the RealBridge platform, to assist the Selectors with the selection of the three pairs that will make up the team. The trial will be run as a Cross-IMP pairs trial, with the winners of the Trial being guaranteed a place in the team.

Entries are requested through the online portal by 20th January 2022, although late entries may be considered at the discretion of the Selectors.The number of boards to be played each day, the boards per round and round start times will be finalised once entries are known. In is anticipated that the trial will comprise between 96 and 108 boards.

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #146 – Lady Milne Trial

Entries are being sought (through the portal on the WBU website) from players interested in playing in the Lady Milne next year. The Lady Milne will be held in Cardiff on 22nd – 24th April 2022. Currently BGB are planing that the Lady Milne event will be run as a Face-to-Face event although this may change depending on any current Government guidance.

As the Welsh Bridge Union are hosting this event (which will be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff), the Welsh Bridge Union will be able to field two teams of six players (with the teams designated as Wales and WBU).

It is planned that a Lady Milne Trail will held online on 22nd and 23rd January 2022 , using the RealBridge platform, to assist the Selectors with the selection of the six pairs that will make up the two teams. The Lady Milne trial will be run as a Cross-IMP pairs trial, with the winners of the Trial being guaranteed a place in one of the teams.

Entries are requested through the online portal by 13th January 2022, although late entries may be considered at the discretion of the Selectors.The number of boards to be played each day, the boards per round and round start times will be finalised once entries are known. In is anticipated that the trial will comprise between 96 and 108 boards.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #145 – CAMROSE SELECTION

The WBU team for the first 2022 Camrose weekend is:

Gary Jones and Paul Lamford
Richard Plackett and Paul Denning
Julian Pottage and Tony Ratcliff
NPC – Tim Rees

The Event is to be held on 7, 8 and 9 January:
MERCURE Hotel
Holland House
Redcliff Hill,
Redcliffe,
Bristol
BS1 6SQ

The winning team from this weekend’s Camrose trial (Martin Jones, Jake Dunn, Adam Dunn and Dafydd Jones) will play in the second weekend, to be held in Edinburgh on 4th – 6th March 2022. The third pair and the NPC for this second Camrose weekend will be decided in January.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #144 – CAMROSE TRIAL

Camrose Timetable
3 x 16 board stanzas, 130 mins per stanza each day

Saturday 6th November
11:00 – 13:10
13:25 – 14:35
16:20 – 18:30

Sunday 7th November
10:00 – 12:10
12:25 – 13:35
15:20 – 17:30

Director – Gareth Evans

We will advise should there be any changes that are beyond our direct control.

Selectors Bulletin #143 – WBU Camrose Trial

The dates for the WBU Camrose Trial can now be confirmed as 6 – 7 November. This will take place as a F2F Event in Cardiff Bridge Club, with a start time to be confirmed.

The results of this Trial will then be used as the main criterion in selecting the Camrose teams for 2002.

It is the selectors opinion that the players comprising the winning team will, in all probability, be selected for at least one Camrose weekend in 2022. However,
the selectors reserve the right not to select any pair or player that significantly underperforms compared to the other pair/pairs in that team, or does not play at
least 50% of the boards in the trial event.

In the event that the 2022 Camrose format is changed by BGB to an online event, the makeup of the selected team may need to be revised and further details will be provided should this situation occur.