Norman learnt bridge at the age of 14 and was taught mainly by a player called Paul Gordon, whose better half Fritzi was half of the best women’s pair of all time. He played mostly high stake rubber bridge with the likes of John Collings, an ailing Jonathan Cansino, an embryonic Zia Mahmood, Paul Hackett and Geoffrey Breskal, amongst many others! It didn’t do much for Norman’s bidding in that company, but his card play became very sound – it had to be!
When he converted to duplicate he won all the major competitions more than once, with the exception of the Gold Cup, which he is hoping to add very soon.
Major International Appearances
Senior European Championships: 2016
Senior World Olympiad: 2016
Camrose Trophy Selections: 2009 2011 and 2014
Teltscher Trophy Selections: 2015 2016 and 2017
Crockfords winner: 1988
Premier League Winner: 2008 and 2010
Spring Foursomes Winner: 1987 and 1997
Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup: 2014
The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 2013
Tollemache Cup winner: 1989
Last updated: August 2014