2017 – Premier League

Jason Hackett is based in Manchester and has represented England numerous times in the European Championships (winning a bronze medal in 2014), Bermuda Bowl and World Olympiad. He has also won the Gold Cup, Crockfords Cup and Spring Foursomes multiple times and was on the team that won the Premier League (and subsequently the Camrose) in 2015. He arrives fresh from victory in the NEC Cup in Japan for the second year running. See Jason’s EBU profile.

Justin Hackett considered becoming a professional footballer before choosing bridge as a career and remains an avid Manchester United fan. Playing with his twin brother Jason, Justin has had (mostly the same!) numerous successes including winning the Junior Europeans and Junior World Championships and silver in the Mind Sports in Beijing 2008. His most recent top-level international appearance was in the 2016 European Championships. Justin is happily married to Barbara who is a German Women’s International. See Justin’s EBU profile.

Paul Hackett is the patriarch of a famous bridge family. He is a successful globe-trotting player – name any city in the world and the odds are that Paul has won a bridge tournament there. He first played for Great Britain in 1981, in the European Championships (winning a silver medal) and the Bermuda Bowl. Paul was instrumental in the creation of the Commonwealth Bridge Championships and the Warren Buffett Cup. Domestic successes include virtually everything except the Gold Cup. He was also on the team that just won the NEC in Japan. See Paul’s EBU profile.

Alex Hydes was born in 1980, and is originally from Barnsley, but now lives in London. His bridge successes include victories in the 2006 2015 and 2016 Crockfords Cup, the 2014 Two Star Pairs at the Autumn Congress, the 2015 Premier League, the Easter Pairs three times and three events at the 2014 Summer Meeting. He was also part of the winning team in the 2014 Pakistan Day International Bridge Championship.

He was a member of the successful 2016 Camrose team, and represented England in the Mixed Team at the 2016 World Bridge Games. He was also on the same NEC winning team as Paul and Jason this year. See Alex’s EBU profile.

David Mossop has played bridge all his life, but only took up top level bridge in 1997. In the next four years he won the BBL Premier League twice, the Gold Cup twice, Crockfords three times and the Spring Fours. In 2001 he relocated to Switzerland and played for their Open team. He has now transferred his allegiance back to England and, as well Senior European Gold in 2014, has already won Crockfords twice (2014 and 2016) and the Premier League (2015). See David’s EBU profile.

David Price first played for Great Britain in 1983, in partnership with Chris(topher) Duckworth. After his retirement from the insurance industry, David played in the Open team with Colin Simpson, including in the 2005 Bermuda Bowl. In the European Championships in Malmo, leading to the qualification for the Bermuda Bowl, David and Colin made four redoubled contracts. Like Paul and Colin, David has won all the major domestic competitions except the Gold Cup.He was on the team that won Senior European Gold in 2014. See David’s EBU profile.