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Habs bridge team strikes again

Proving that lightning strikes more than twice, our Bridge A team recently won the Schools Cup for the third year in a row. Our  twelfth win in five years, this year’s national champions were made up of Rufus (U6M1), Marco (U6J1), Nikhil (L6H1) and Rafi (L6J2).  

With four teams appearing in the contest on Saturday 2 March, the qualifier saw our A team make the semi-finals in second place. Meanwhile, our B team finished joint fourth, unlucky to miss out on a split tie. 

A breathless finale 

In the semi-finals, our A team met St. Paul’s, who had beaten them in the Surrey Schools Cup. Yet the boys were to have their revenge, winning by 16 to reach the final. The final itself was a re-match of last year’s against Loughborough, which was won on extra boards after the tie finished in a draw.  

This year, Habs fell nine and then 10 behind, before levelling the contest. They then went 10 ahead, only to be pegged back to level once more. 

With just one board to go and the prospect of extra boards looming again, our champions made an extra trick on the last board to win by a single point. 

Well done to all who competed. It was a thrilling finale indeed.