Basil is a physics graduate of Durham University. Away from his studies, he enjoys playing rugby and cricket and trained for the Paris marathon in April 2013.
In partnership with Shivam Shah Basil won the Young Pair of the Year prize in 2011. 2011 saw them have a fantastic year, starting with a record score in the Peggy Bayer when they scored 223 VPs out of a theoretical maximum of 225. Amazing achievement. Afterwards, they competed in the White House tournament, where their individual butler score was one of the highest achieved by an England pair. However, it was in the European Championships held in July in Albena, Bulgaria that they really showed how good they were. They played every single board, carrying the team to a record fourth place, qualifying them for the World Championships held in China that year.
He has twice won the Under 25 Championship Pairs, in 2013 with Shivam and in 2015 with Sean Mekie.
Other career highlights include a 2nd place in the B final at Brighton in 2012, a win in the Point-a-Board event in Brighton in 2014, and a win in the teams event of the Manchester Congress.
Basil has represented England in the 2011 & 2013 European Youth Bridge Championships, the Channel Trophy four times, Junior Camrose twice, and Peggy Bayer trophy.
Major International Selections
Junior European Championships: 2011 and 2013
Junior Camrose Selections: 2013 and 2016
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 2011