Congratulations to Mike Best and his team (Liam Sheridan, Andrew Scott, Kevin Maddox, Mark Roderick) on winning the Silver Plate final yesterday, beating us by sixteen imps over forty-eight boards.
It has been a long road for both teams, the competition running over eighteen months, and we both had long journeys to Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club for the final. Perhaps this was the reason that it was a scrappy match and both teams had plenty of chances to win, but in the end we took fewer of ours.
Thanks to Barbara and Derrick Kime who arranged everything at WGCBC, and the Herts and Suffolk teams who played their Eastern Counties League match alongside us and were far quieter than normal!
Now we wait for next season, although Anne and Sheila have to pick themselves up quickly as they fly to Dublin for the European Team Championships tomorrow. Good luck to them and all the UK teams.