The famous and prestigious Lederer Memorial Trophy is an annual event for eight invited teams from England and abroad. It was held at Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 32 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 (Tel: 020 7373 1665), September 29 and 30. Spectators were very welcome to watch matches at the table, or on VuGraph with lively and witty commentary from the likes of Ian Payn and David Bird, or at www.bridgebase.com.
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Lederer Trophy Final Results: Click Here . The event winner was the Holders Team: Espen Erichsen, Norman Selway, Mike Bell, Michael Byrne, Martin Jones, Neil Rosen.
The likely teams for this year are now taking shape (but subject to change):
• President’s Team: (from) Bernard Teltscher, Tony Priday, Victor Silverstone, John Matheson, Willie Coyle, Gunnar Hallburg
• Ireland : (from) Tommy Garvey, Hugh McGann, Tom Hanlon, Jon Carroll, Adam Mesbur, Nick Fitzgibbon
• Spring Fours: Glyn Liggins, Joe Fawcett, John Holland and Ben Green, who won an amazing final from 29 down before the eight extra boards they were able to claim as the undefeated team.
• Crockfords: Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, David Bahkshi, Peter Crouch
• Canada: Joey Silver, John Carruthers and two team-mates
• Holders: Espen Erichsen, Norman Selway, Mike Bell, Michael Byrne, Martin Jones, Neil Rosen
• Gold Cup: Peter Lee, Frances Hinden, Jeffrey Allerton, Graham Osborne, John Howard and Andy Bowles. Many of the side also won the London Superleague.
• Young Chelsea: The winners of the club’s knockout, the final of which is to be played.
A ‘Play with the Stars’ parallel event will again be held on Saturday afternoon. Pairs will play the first 24 Lederer boards on the Saturday and then score up as teams of four with one of the top Lederer pairs. So if you want Zia Mahmood or Andy Robson as team mates, this is the event for you! The overall North-South and East-West winners will be
invited to meet their ‘team-mates’ on the Sunday and receive their prizes from the event’s generous sponsor, Bernard Teltscher.