The Trails for the Open team that will represent England in the 2008 World Mind Sport Games (formerly known as the Olympiad) begin today.
Four teams will play a double round robin of 20 board matches On Mon 11 and Tue 12 Aug. At the end of that the top two teams will play a 100 board final on Wed 13 and Thu 14 Aug. The winning team will be selected, along with a third pair which will be chosen by the Selection Committee.
The Four teams are
HACKETT: Paul Hackett, John Holland, Tony Waterlow, Ian Panto
TOWNSEND: Tom Townsend, David Gold, Andrew McIntosh, Gunnar Hallberg
SANDQVIST: Nick Sandqvist, Artur Malinowski, Justin Hackett, Jason Hackett
LIGGINS: Glyn Liggins, Peter Crouch, Neil Rosen, Martin Jones
The trials will be shown on Bridgebase online. You can download Bridge Base Online from their website http://online.bridgebase.com or view it without downloading anything, from the BBOTV website http://www.bbotv.com/vugraph/