2020 – Masters

Paul Barden: mostly gave up bridge while working as a quant in the City, but has now mostly given up work. Has used his management experience to captain England junior under-16 and under-26 teams, while utterly failing to manage his partners.

David Burn has played for England in 7 Camrose matches, 1 European Championships and 1 World Olympiad. Domestically, he has won all the major trophies including The Gold Cup ( 2008 and 2010), Crockfords (2007), Spring Foursomes (2000 2003 and 2013), Brighton Pairs(1979 1989 1990 and 2001) and Brighton Four Stars Teams (1995 and 2004).

Perhaps best known for his coaching , he coached Britain to Bermuda Bowl silver medal (1987) and victory in the European championships (1991), has coached the highly successful England Women’s team over recent years, picking up numerous medals, including victory in the 2016 European Championships and silver medals in the 2013 and 2017 Venice Cups, also aiding the Senior team in their victory in the 2014 European Championships. He has also acted as NPC for recent Camrose teams.

He is also a popular bridge journalist, writing his own columns and often ghost writing for Zia Mahmood.

Joe Fawcett divides his time between Exeter and London. After working at Green Street Bridge Club and the London School of Bridge he took early retirement and has since enjoyed a successful career as a software developer, publishing many books on programming. He has represented England at Junior level and in the Open team. He’ll be playing for England in the Mixed team at the European Championships this year – with Heather Dhondy after their team won the recent trials. See Joe’s EBU profile.

David Kendrick learnt the rules of bridge at school, but it was during his time at Southampton University that he began to play too much. David has completed a rare ‘trifecta’ (along with Tony Forrester), having won the Junior Camrose (in 1972 and 1974), Camrose (in 1999) and Senior Camrose – the Teltscher Trophy (in 2017). He has also won numerous competitions including the NICKO, Tollemache, Pachabo, Division 2 of the Premier League, Seniors Congress Teams, the Year End Swiss Teams, Two-Star Pairs, National Teams Congress and Seniors Knock-Out. Apart from his domestic wins, David has especially enjoyed travelling to play his bridge. He is a recent holder of the main teams championships in Portugal, Madeira and Iceland. In July 2014 David was part of the England team which won the Chairman’s Cup – the primary open teams event run by the Swedish Bridge Federation.