BRIDGE: Rugby on the bridge map

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National Swiss Teams Congress 2013

The National Swiss Teams event took place over the weekend of 19/20 January. This event attracts t top teams from all over Great Britain as well as teams from abroad. All teams had at least one ranked master (Regional Master or above), and with over 85% of the Teams Grand Master/Premier Grand Master.

Making its debut was the Rugby team of Graham Lightfoot, Richard Smith, Alan Webb and Lo Tolbutt. Graham as the the only ranked master (Regional Star) in the side, made on paper the team from Rugby the lowest rated in the Congress.

The event was a 13 round swiss over two days, and all 13 teams which the Rugby Quartet faced had at least one Grand Master in their side, and sometimes four. The team managed six wins from 13 matches and won the National Category ‘C’ prize along with 3 Green Master points. A fabulous performance, putting Rugby on the Bridge Map.