Third national title for Academy bridge players

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Montrose Academy pupils were extremely successful in the Scottish Bridge Union Schools Teams National Champion-ships, winning the coveted Abott Salver for the third year in a row.

They also achieving second place in the Scotsman Cup held at Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow last week.

As well as the remarkable achievements of the pupils, the success is a tribute to the efforts of Montrose Bridge Club and their enthusiastic members who support a Bridge Enrichment Activity which runs every week throughout the Session for senior pupils at the Academy.

The Abott Salver awarded to the highest ranked school made up of players from different schools was won by a team comprising Liam Trzaska, Daniel Strachan, Ross McLachlan, Karan Jain from Montrose Academy; and Calum Burnett from Harlaw Academy in Aberdeen.

Second place in the Scotsman Cup, awarded to the highest ranked school overall where all players in the team belong to the same school, was achieved by Scott Lorimer, Daniel Waghorn, Liam O’Brien and Ronan Valentine from Montrose Academy.

The teams from the Academy were successfully coached and accompanied by Sarah Williams and Steve Davis from Montrose Bridge Club who have supported and encourage pupils throughout the session and along with other members of the Club have developed Bridge-playing to a very high standard at the Academy over the past four years.

Bridge is an excellent and very rewarding and enjoyable way to develop learning and skills bringing learning to life and life to learning. The successes of the pupils and exemplary commitment of Montrose Bridge Club are a tribute to the benefits of partnership working within the Montrose community supporting and developing young people.