2019 – Gillis

Peter Bertheau is a has played at international level for Sweden many time. He was on the team that won the World Olympiad Teams Championship in 2012. He recently played on Andrew Black’s team that were runners-up in the inaugural European Winter Games. See Peter’s Wikipedia page.

Boye Brogeland owns, runs and writes for Norwegian Bridge Magazine. He is a current European Open Champion – playing with regular partner Espen Lindqvist with whom he has played since 2008. Among his many other significant results: Bermuda Bowl in 2007, another European Championship in 2008 and Spingold in 2017.

Brogeland recently spearheaded an anti-cheating campaign which has shaken up the bridge world and for which he was named IBPA (International Bridge Press Association) Bridge Personality of the Year in 2015.  See Boye’s Wikipedia page.

Espen Erichsen’s roll of honour includes: 1996 European Junior Championship (Gold); 1997 World Junior Championship (Silver); 2005 European Mixed Teams (Gold); 2009 Nordic Championship (Gold). Espen has represented England in the Camrose three times (he does, after all, live in Tunbridge Wells) and has won the Premier league twice (having won its Norwegian equivalent three times). He has also won the Lederer twice. Espen and Thor-Erik Hoftaniska have just recently won the Open Pairs at the Reykjavik Bridge Festival. See Espen’s EBU profile.

Simon Gillis is an Investment Manager, and sits on the finance committee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He has a wife, two children, lots of wine and no dog. He has two Gold Cup wins on his bridge CV (2016 and 2010) and has reached the semi-finals on other occasions including 2015. With the same team as this year’s Lederer he won the BAM at the World Championships in Lyon in August 2017. His impressive record also includes winning the Iceland Open twice, the Brighton teams and Deauville.  See Simon’s EBU profile.

Erik Saelensminde