The Lederer Memorial Trophy is a high level invitational teams in memory of Richard Lederer (1894-1941), the strong English player and theorist who created the Lederer Two Club. The Memorial was established in 1946 by Richard’s son Tony.
The 2015 edition will be held from February 28 to March 1 at the RAC (Royal Automobile Club) in London.
The invited teams are:
The Holders: Bernard Teltscher, Victor Silverstone, Phil King, Stelio Di Bello, Willie Coyle, John Matheson (NPC Kitty Teltscher)
England Open: Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, David Gold and David Bakhshi.
England Women: Sally Brock, Nicola Smith, Heather Dhondy and Catherine Draper, Liz McGowan and Sam Punch.
England Seniors: Paul Hackett, David Mossop, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, Colin Simpson and David Price.
Zia and Friends: Zia Mahmood, Roy Welland, Sabine Auken and Denis Bilde.
De Botton: Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Nick Sandqvist, Tom Townsend, Thor Erik Hoftaniska and Dror Padon.
Gillis: Simon Gillis Boye Brogeland, Espen Erichsen and Espen Lindqvist.
Gold Cup: Stefan Skorchev, Borislav Popov, Cameron Small and Jonathan Cooke.
Ireland: Mark Moran, Tom Hanlon, Tommy Garvey, John Carroll and Rory Boland (NPC Gráinne Barton)
London: Gary Jones, Ed Scerri, Ray Robinson, Jerry Harouni and Richard Bowdery.
Some of the matches will be broadcast live on BBO’s Vugraph.