2004 Peggy Bayer Trophy

The Under 19 Home Internationals was launched on 3/4th February 1990 in Cheltenham with a trophy donated by the late Palmer Bayer (also the founder of the Educational Trust for British Bridge) in honour of his wife Peggy. Only Scotland and England took part with Scotland winning. The Scottish team contained Geoff Bateman, 13 (the older of the Bateman brothers who subsequently played many Junior events for Scotland) and his partner Caldwell, 14. Scotland won again in 1995 and 1997 but England has won the rest. Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (who joined in January 1999) have yet to win. The youngest-ever competitor was Clare Evans of Wales who competed aged 9 on 30/31 January 1999 in Dublin having been born on 2nd May 1989.

The 2004 edition was held in Cork (Ireland) in January.

The pbn files from the 2004 matches, made by by Denis O'Kane, are for the moment presented compressed in one zip file.


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