Yvonne Wiseman was born in Oxford to bridge playing parents. She moved to the west coast of Scotland when she was 8, and soon after enrolled in mini bridge classes. She first played for the Scottish junior team in 2006, and continued to represent them for 10 years partnering her younger brother Ralph.
Aged 17, she moved to Edinburgh to study Medicine, but soon realised this didn't fit well with playing lots of bridge, so changed to Chemistry after her first year. Whilst in Edinburgh, she set up a partnership with Fiona McQuaker, and together they played in the Scottish Ladies team for 4 years, winning two Lady Milnes and going to two European championships. During her final year of University, Yvonne tried to stop playing so much international bridge so she could focus on graduating, but she ended up being persuaded to jump ship and join the English.
Upon graduating in 2015, she taught bridge in Scotland for a few months before moving to Stockholm to become an au pair (working with three children under two ha!). Yvonne is in a relationship with one of the Swedish Junior players, Adam Stokka, and for the time being intends to remain in Stockholm. Her hobbies include learning Swedish, painting and reading.
Last updated: July 2016
Major International Appearances*
World Junior Championships: 2016
* - appearances for England only.