JUNIOR CAMROSE/PEGGY BAYER
The 2016 Junior Camrose (u25) and Peggy Bayer (u20) Home International tournament for junior players will take place in Edinburgh on the weekend of 19/20/21 February.
In preparation for the event the Welsh players have been undertaking regular practice sessions organised by our Junior Co-ordinator, Mark Roderick. We only have a small pool of players, some of whom are younger and considerably less experienced than their likely opponents, especially the English and the Scots, so any good results will be greatly to their credit.
Last year, when Wales hosted the event, we fielded teams in both competitions, but this was only possible by virtue of our being granted dispensation to field two over-age players in the Peggy Bayer. That could not continue, so this year Wales will field just the one team, who will compete in the under 25 Junior Camrose event. That team is as follows:
Jonathon Richards/Jason He;
Alice Smart/Sarah Greener/Stephen Loat
NPC: Simon Richards
We wish Simon and his team well, and look forward to following their progress on BBO.
LADY MILNE SELECTION
The number of applications from pairs seeking to represent Wales in this year’s Lady Milne (Ladies’ Home International) does not permit us to hold a meaningful trial. Accordingly the team will be selected on the basis of pairs’ other competitive performances. Further information about selection will be communicated directly to the players, and the team chosen around the end of January.
As previously advised, the trial to aid selection for this event will be held on the weekend of 6/7 February in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Please see the previous post for information about cost, refreshments, and how to book accommodation. Because the trial may have a bearing upon selection for other events, it is proposed to play with screens. Further information will follow.
The following pairs have entered the trial.
JOHN BEARD & LIAM SHERIDAN
MIKE BEST & DAVID BIRT
GWYNN DAVIS & JOHN GLUBB
PAUL DENNING & GARY JONES
TONY DISLEY & PHILIP FELMAN
SIMON GOTTSCHALK & CHRIS ROCHELLE
PATRICK JOURDAIN & PATRICK SHIELDS
FILIP & DIANE KURBALIJA
GEORGE NOVAK & ALAN SCREEN
JOHN SALISBURY & MIKE TEDD
BETH & BARRY WENNELL