Lords Vs Commons - a history

The first match between the House of Commons and the House of Lords was held in 1975 and was the inspiration; of Rixi Markus, the bridge correspondent of the Guardian. It was a rubber bridge championship to start with and duplicate was introduced to the match in 1991. From Rixi's death until his own in 1996 the event was sponsored by Jack Perry. Until 2014 it was then sponsored by his son, Stephen Perry of London Export. It is now sponsored by Lord Kalms, who is a regular member of the House of Lords team.

Year Winners Year Winners
1975 Lords 2001 Lords
1976 Commons 2002 Commons
1977 Commons 2003 Lords
1978 Commons 2004 Commons
1979 Lords 2005 Commons (picture)
1980 Lords 2006 Lords
1981 Lords 2007 Lords (picture)
1982 Lords 2008 Lords
1983 Lords 2009 Commons
1984 Commons 2010 Lords
1985 Commons 2011 Lords (picture)
1986 Commons 2012 Lords (picture)
1987 Lords 2013 Commons (picture)
1988 Lords 2014 Commons (picture)
1989 Lords 2015 Lords (picture)
1990 Lords 2016 Commons (picture)
1991 Commons
1992 Commons
1993 Commons
1994 Lords
1995 Commons
1996 Lords
1997 Lords
1998 Commons
1999 Commons
2000 Commons