The 9th European Youth Pairs has begun with the qualifying round.
The following pairs, representing England, have qualified for their respective semi-finals:-
Robert Myers & Ben Paske (Under 21, in 2nd place)
James Thrower & Shivam Shah (Under 21, in 4th place)
James Paul & Graeme Robertson (under 21, in 11th place)
Susan Stockdale & Fiona Brown (Under 26 Girls, in 6th place)
The remaining pairs will go into a repecharge in their respective events, so still have a chance of reaching their respective final. They are
Liam Jones & David Faria (Under 21)
Thomas Rainforth & Philip Railing (Under 21)
Ed Jones & Tom Paske (Under 26)
Ian Angus & Joe Clacey (Under 26)
Sinead Bird & Jennifer Marvin (Under 26 Girls)
There is a considerable increase in English participation in this tournament and we are extremely grateful to the Educational Trust for British Bridge (donations always welcome) who have helped seven of these pairs, two from Wales and one from Scotland with considerable financial support. Good luck to all our pairs. There will be further updates on their progress as the tournament progresses.