Sandra Penfold

Originally from Paignton in South Devon, Sandra married a Yorkshireman and moved North permanently.

She was a late starter to bridge and only began learning and playing after leaving teaching to start a family.

Sandra started playing women’s bridge with Rita Oldroyd in 1982 and successfully represented England in The Lady Milne in 1982 & 1983. Further successes in this competition came with other partners at a later time.

Success in women’s bridge in Europe came in 1988, 1992, and 2002 winning two silver medals and one bronze.

Playing with Nevena Senior in the Venice Cup in Lyon 2017, they reached the finals, winning the silver medal.

Successful home competitions include winning the Schapiro Spring 4’s in 2011 and The Crockfords Cup in 2015, a finalist in the Gold Cup in 2013, and winning the premier league, division 2, in 2016.
Sandra teamed up with Norman Selway in 2016 to play Seniors’ bridge, successfully winning trials to represent England in Hungary & Poland in 2016.

Currently, she finds her biggest challenge is juggling the amount of bridge with a husband who doesn’t play, combined with their business commitments, whilst remaining married.

Last updated: May 2018

Major International Appearances

Women's European Championships: 1989 1991 1993 and 2002
Venice Cup: 1991 1995 2003 and 2017
Women's World Olympiad: 1988 1992 and 2000
Senior European Championships: 2016
Senior World Olympiad: 2016

Lady Milne selections: 1982 1983 1988 1994 1997 1999 and 2010(EBU team)

Teltscher Trophy selections: 2018

Spring Foursomes winner: 2011

Crockfords Cup winner: 2015

Player of the Year Championship: 2014/15 - 13th=