Sheffield BC wins Garden Cities Trophy

Saturday, 19 June 2021 by Simon Woolham

Our A Team, representing Sheffield BC, have won the National Garden Cities Trophy played over 49 boards on RealBridge today.

We qualified for the National Final by Sheffield A winning the Yorkshire League 2019-2020 and a month ago finishing in the top two out of eight in the Northern Regional Final. Today, we won by 2 VP.

Our team today was 

  • Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter
  • Sandy Davies and Bazil Caygill*
  • Richard Pike and David Waxman
  • Arthur Hughes and David Banks

This was the fourth time in nine years that we have qualified for the final. 5 years ago, our team came second.

This is the third time that Sheffield BC has won this event. Our previous wins were in 1989 and 1994. Our team 27 years ago also included Sandy Davies, Richard Pike and David Banks

Full results can be seen here.

(* Substitute for Tom Gisborne; unavailable for the final but did all the heavy lifting in the previous rounds)