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Young Bridge Challenge

The National Schools Championships is a half-day teams events for school-age bridge players held at Loughborough Grammar School (LE11 2DU) each spring.

The event starts with a Swiss teams event where each team plays a few boards against each of about four other teams. In each round teams are assigned to play opponents with approximately the same score.

After the tea break, the top single-school teams play off for the Schools Cup (a single-school team trophy) and the others play for the Harry Scully Trophy.

There is also an event aimed at the less experienced players who will play fewer boards at a rather slower pace and may also receive some coaching.

Further details about the National Schools Championship  are here on the EBU website.

EBU Masterpoints

Blue Masterpoints are awarded for each match won and also to the top teams in each of the Schools Cup and Harry Scully trophy.

2023 Results

The 2023 Young Bridge Challenge was held at Loughborough Grammar school on 4th March 2023.

The results of all the events are shown on the Results page.

  • There were eight teams in the less experienced section.
  • Eighteen teams played in the Qualifier. After four rounds the top four school teams qualified for the Schools Cup finals.
  • In the Schools Cup semi-finals Haberdashers 'B' beat Eton College and Loughborough Grammar School beat Haberdashers 'A'.
    Haberdashers B beat Loughborough Grammar School in the final and Eton College beat Haberdashers 'A' in the playoff for third place.
  • The teams which did not qualify for the Schools Cup finals played 2 more rounds to determine the winners of the Harry Scully Trophy and the Schools Plate.
2022 Results

The results of the 2022 Young Bridge Challenge are displayed on the EBUResults bridgewebs site (search for 5th March 2022)

Direct links to the results are here: