Jeremy Dhondy

Jeremy was born in 1951 in North London. He started playing bridge at school and entered the London School 's League (80+ teams in those days and run by Maureen Hiron). In the second year his school team won the league when the auction at his team mates table was 2H(weak) by East all pass which made and at his table, without interruption, the auction by North South went 1D 1NT 2D 2NT 3D 3NT. That made for no very good reason and left him with a reputation for bidding 3NT with more regularity than some players, so much so that one of his first presents from his wife, Heather, was a 3NT bidding card enclosed in a frame!

First duplicate, first local point and first congress achieved playing with his father. An early congress saw him playing with a school partner against Omar Sharif. This would have been a pleasurable occasion were it not for the fact that partner's father who was watching and was an occasional solo player thought it appropriate to try to teach Omar's partner (a leading French international) some of the finer points of bridge.

Most successful partnership was with Ian Pagan which culminated in winning the trials and getting 3 Camrose Caps. A 4th cap with Alan Kay, was awarded after a gap of 8 years. He also represented Great Britain in the Mixed Teams at the European Common Market Championships. Winner of lots of domestic trophies including the Hubert Phillips and the Grand Masters, twice. In 2007 he won the European Mixed teams in partnership with Heather. He has served as NPC of the Women's team which won the World Bridge Games in 2012 and which finished second in the 2013 Venice Cup.

Retired from work in 2009 and from living in London in 2012.

Involved in bridge administration and was elected as Chairman of the EBU in October 2013.

Read Jeremy's, A day in the life of... - April 2009

Updated August 2017

Camrose Trophy Selections: 1999 2000 and 2009 (EBU team)

Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup Winner: 1982 and 1988

Brighton Four Stars Teams Winner: 1994

Autumn Congress Two Stars Pairs Winner: 2013

National Teams Congress winner: 1993 2012 and 2014(PAB)

The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 1997

National Pairs winner: 1984

Tollemache Cup winner: 1994 2000 2010 2012 and 2015

Sunday Telegraph Salver winner: 1993