The Camrose Trophy, for which teams from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic compete, was decided over two weekends with the second in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Co Meath. To avoid a sit-out, the hosts for the second weekend are allowed enter two teams.
The final placings were: 1st, England, 182 points; 2nd, the Republic, 170.5; 3rd, Northern Ireland, 161; 4th, Wales, 146; 5th, Scotland, 119; 6th, Contract Bridge Association of Ireland, 103.
Teams – England: A Allfrey, A Robson, T Forrester, D Gold, D Bakshi, T Townsend, S Cope (non-playing captain). Republic: J Carroll, T Garvey, NK FitzGibbon, A Mesbur, M and P O Briain, M McGloughlin (NPC).
Northern Ireland: ATR Ander son, David Greenwood, TG Mac kenzie, Dr H Campbell, I Hamil ton, P Tranmer, P Dufton (NPC).
Wales: F Kurbalija, P Shields , P Goodman, M Pownall, T Rees, G Jones, A Stephenson (NPC). Scotland: J Matheson, I Sime, A Wilkinson, P Stephens, B Spears, P Barton, M Ash (NPC). Contract Bridge Association of Ireland: R Milne, BJ O’Brien, L Mitchell, L and J Phelan, D Reddan, Dr GM Keaveney. Tournament directors: F O’Boyle, M Basquille.
The Contract Bridge Association of Ireland will run the following national pairs championship finals in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, on March 23rd-24th: Davidson Cup (M and A), Laird Cup (A and B) and Civil Service Cup (B and N).
Torc congress, Brehon Hotel, Killarney: Major pairs: 1, G Hayes, D Walsh; 2, J Higgins, P Casselle. Intermediate prize: M Foley, S Daly. Sessional winners: M O’Sullivan, J Fitzgerald; C Holland, T McCarthy.
Teams: 1, P Casselle, J Higgins, C Holland, T McCarthy; 2, G MacSweeney, M O’Sullivan, B McCarthy, H Rosler.
Tournament directors: G Lessells, C Connolly.