Tony Forrester

Anthony R. (Tony) Forrester (born 1953) is a British and English international and a world international master. Tony is also a bridge columnist for The Daily Telegraph (since 1993) and The Sunday Telegraph.

Tony won the European Youth Team Championship in 1978 and the European Team Championship in 1991. The European Team Championship win was in partnership with Andrew Robson, with whom he played for seven years. The pair also won the Cap Gemini and the Sunday Times-Macallan, and they reunited in 2014 to win a bronze medal at the European Championships, and then achieved a fourth place finish at the 2015 Bermuda Bowl (after two extremely narrow defeats in the semi-final and bronze medal play-off).

Playing for Rita Shugart's team, in 1998 he was the first Briton, with team mate Andrew Robson, to win a prestigious US Major, the Reisinger, and the same squad won the event a second time the following year.

Tony has 46 caps for England in the Camrose Trophy, which is the most all-time. In 2017 he, and David Kendrick, became the first English players to win the Junior Camrose, Camrose, and Senior Camrose.

He has won the Gold Cup, the premier British teams competition, 13 times putting him first in the all-time list.

He was an inaugural recipient of the EBU's Diamond Award in 2015.

Read Tony's Top Table interview - August 2012

Last updated: Mayy 2017

Major International Appearances

European Championships: 1985 1987 1989 1991* 1993 2012 2014 and 2016
Bermuda Bowl: 1987 1991 2013 and 2015
World Olympiad: 1980 1988 1992 1996 2012 and 2016
European Junior Championships: 1976 and 1978*

* = 1st place

European Champions’ Cup: 2014 and 2015

Camrose Trophy Selections: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 2009 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 and 2017

Teltscher Trophy Selections: 2015 and 2017

Junior Camrose Selections: 1976 and 1979

Gold Cup Winner: 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2012 2013 and 2014

Crockfords Winner: 1982 1985 1987 1990 1995 1999 2001 2008 and 2012

Premier League Winner: 2011 2013 2014 and 2016

Spring Foursomes Winner: 1983 1996 1999 2009 2016 and 2017

Brighton Four Stars Teams Winner: 2010 and 2014

National Teams Congress winner: 1978 1985 1987 1989 1990 and 1992

The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 1996

Tollemache Cup winner: 1982

Sunday Telegraph Salver winner: 1982

Player of the Year Championship: 2014/15 - 2nd=; 2015/16 - 6th=