Tuesday, 6 June 2006

English Womens Team win Bronze Medal

Pictured from left to right: Catherine Jagger, Martin Jones (NPC) Michelle Brunner, Chris Duckworth (Coach), Sarah Teshome, Rhona Goldenfield, Heather Dhondy & Nicola Smith

The England Women’s Bridge Team has won the bronze medal in the prestigious European Women’s Teams Championships in Warsaw, Poland. Michelle Brunner, Rhona Goldenfield, Heather Dhondy, Nicola Smith, Catherine Jagger and Sarah Teshome with Martin Jones as NPC and Christine Duckworth as coach came third in the 48th Prokom Software SA European Bridge Teams Championships, which has been taking place over the last eight days. First place went to France with the Netherlands second. 22 countries took part. The competition was organised by the European Bridge League and hosted by the Polish Bridge Union.

This placing ensures the team has qualified for the World Championships which will take place in Shanghai from 29 Sep – 13 Oct 2007 where they will compete for the Venice Cup, the highest ranking bridge prize for Women’s Bridge Teams in the world.

The England seniors came second in group B and in the open we came 10th.