It has been an Ace of a year for Fulford School Bridge Club proving that youth bridge is alive and kicking. Competitions for young bridge players consist of two sections: minibridge and main bridge. Minibridge is a simplied version of the card game and is an excellent way of introducing beginners to the game. This year there have been 3 championships for young players to enter: Yorkshire Pairs held in January, Young Bridge Challenge in March and Yorkshire Teams Championships in June.
Success began in January when two of its members, George Almond and Andrew Packer won the Yorkshire School Pairs held at York Bridge Club and teammates Corey Eastwood and Tom Sutton achieved a credible second.
Conor Cooley and Warren Li battled bravely in the duplicate pairs event to come second.
Image00004The team’s success continued in the National Junior Young Bridge Championships in March held at Loughborough Grammar School where James Ruxton and Jack Bratley took the National Minibridge title and Corey Eastwood and Tom Sutton were runners up
In the duplicate pairs teammate Phil Nesom joined two very young players, Andy Cope and Elizabeth Gahan from West Midlands Bridge Club to achieve third place in the Hugh Scully Cup.
The team’s achievements culminated in a double success in the Yorkshire Teams event held at York Bridge Club on Saturday 28th June. Corey Eastwood and Tom Sutton won the Minibridge title and teammates Josh Glover and George Almond came second.
In the main bridge event the team of Conor Cooley, Amit Portnoy and Henry Brock won the Yorkshire Team Cup and ended a year of silver trophies.