2022 – Allfrey

(L-R) Alexander Allfrey, Tony Forrester, Graham Osborne, Andrew Robson

Alexander Allfrey has been Andrew Robson’s regular partner for over 12 years. He has won several national trophies including the Gold Cup, Spring 4s, Premier League and Crockfords, and has frequently played for England in the Camrose. He has also played for England in the World Mind Sports Games in Lille 2012 and again in the World Team Championships in Bali 2013, reaching the quarter-finals. More recently he has won Bronze with this Lederer team in the World Bridge Series Open Teams 2018 in Orlando. Alexander is a psychotherapist and lives in Dorset with his wife and five children.

Tony Forrester is a British and English international and a world international master. He won the European Youth Team Championship in 1978. The Forrester-Robson partnership won the European Team Championship in 1991, were the first Britons to win one of the US majors (the Reisinger in 1998 and 1999) and played together for the recent European and World successes.

Tony holds the all-time record for England Camrose appearances (44) and Gold Cup wins (13). He is also a bridge columnist for The Daily Telegraph (since 1993) and The Sunday Telegraph. He was an inaugural recipient of the EBU’s Diamond Award in 2015. See Tony’s EBU profile.

Graham Osborne’s national successes include winning the Gold Cup, the Spring Foursomes twice, the Premier League three times, the Four Stars teams at Brighton twice, and the Hubert Phillips Bowl three times.

Playing for the England Open Team he has won the Camrose three times. International successes include two bronze medals in the European Mixed Teams and most recently 2nd place in the prestigious NEC tournament in Japan. Graham is also on the coaching team for the Junior squads and captained a team in the White House tournament in 2017. See Graham’s EBU profile.

Andrew Robson Playing with Allfrey and Forrester, Andrew has won countless domestic events, including the Gold Cup in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Premier League in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and the Spring Fours in 1996, 2009 and 2016. He has also enjoyed major international success including the European gold in 1991 and bronze in 2014, and fourth in the 2015 Bermuda Bowl. Andrew and Alexander were joint winners of the EBU’s Player of the Year in 2016. Playing with David Gold he recently won the English Open Trials and will play on the Open team in the upcoming European Championships.

Playing is only part of Andrew’s life in bridge – he writes daily for The Times and weekly for Country Life and Money Week. He runs the famous Andrew Robson Bridge Club in South West London where he teaches. He also travels the country teaching charity bridge days and master classes. Andrew was awarded the OBE for services to Bridge and Charity in the 2013 Honours List. See Andrew’s EBU profile.