THE Lady Milne Trials ended in a welter of excitement with quite a number of the best-fancied pairs failing to make the last six.
With just three rounds to play, nine pairs were still in contention and with one board to play, it was still possible to finish third or seventh.
Mind you, this event was not without its share of preoccupations — and I spoke to 24 players and the voting was 16-8 against the new format for one reason or another.
It will be very interesting to see what the selectors do after the coaching course. I would assume the first two pairs are automatic, but the third is in the lap of the gods.
So what’s on the horizon? Well, we have the Limerick Congress kicking off at the Greenhills Hotel on Ennis Road this Friday with mixed pairs. Saturday pairs start at 1.30pm and teams on Sunday at 11am. If you are interested, you should enter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget to pencil in the Indian charity morning on October 20 at the Templeogue Bridge Centre. You’ ll enjoy the Bridge and will also be supporting a most worthy cause.
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