New MiniBridge Record at Young Bridge Challenge

Saturday 16th March saw this year's Young Bridge Challenge, EBED's annual youth bridge one-day event.

Twenty teams competed in three rounds of Swiss Teams, after which the top four school teams were separated out to play Semi-Finals and Final for the Schools Cup.

Loughborough Grammar School, the hosts of the event, won the Schools Cup, beating Haberdasher's Aske's School for Boys' B Team in the Semi-Final, and St Paul's School's B Team in the Final. The other semi-finalists were Exeter Maths School, an excellent achievement in their debut appearance in the competition.

The remaining sixteen teams played two more rounds of Swiss Teams, won overall by Henry Rose, Jasmine Bakhshi, Liam Fegarty and Jamie Fegarty, who took home the Harry Scully Trophy. Only 1 Victory Point behind them was the Haberdasher's A Team, who won the Schools Plate for the highest-placed School Team at the end of the Swiss Teams.

There was a record attendance of 34 players for the MiniBridge competition, which was won by a young pair from English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy in Oakham (pictured, with former EBED Education and Youth Officer David Emerson).

For more pictures, please see our facebook page. The results are available in full at