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Changing the Guards

Changing the Guards

By In 44th World Bridge Teams Championships On 14th September 2019


Almost inevitably, there are changes of personnel. A bereavement has caused the withdrawal of Peter Shelley from England’s senior team and after a hectic 7 days securing a Visa, flight and hotel, David Kendrick has arrived in Wuhan (I know, because David travelled into town on the same bus from the airport, and but for the alertness of Ton Kooijman would already have parted company with his England blazer).

The World’s most famous Coach (or should that be Koach) Eric Kokish will not be here in Wuhan, but no doubt he will be keeping a close eye on the progress of USA1.

USA2 now has Joe Grue as coach, his playing role being taken over by Justin Lall.


About the Author

Mark Horton

Mark Horton British journalist and expert player, was Editor of Bridge Magazine 1995-2017 and now edits the free online publication A New Bridge Magazine. At one time, his business cards were inscribed: Have Cards will Travel, but following the death of his most famous sponsor, the Rabbi Leonard Helman, he has tended to concentrate on his writing exploits (in 2018 he had five books published!). Anyone wanting to discover how to lose at bridge on a regular basis (and pay for the privilege) should feel to contact him. He currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Liz.