Andrew Bradkin

Andrew is 16 years old and attends Eton College. He started learning how to play when he was 8 years old at Westminster Under with Heather Sanderson (Bakhshi) and since has taught his younger brother, Thomas, how to play. Andrew started playing for the U16 team in 2020.

Andrew helped Eton win the inaugural Lord's Trophy in 2022 and retain it as champions in 2023, undefeated against all UK schools both years, as well as the British Schools Bridge Cup in 2021 (for the first time in 55 years, as Eton won the first Schools Bridge Cup in 1966). Thomas now has joined as Andrew’s partner in school competitions.

Andrew and Thomas were partners for the England U16 team at the World Youth Transnational Bridge Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy in 2022. Andrew partnered with Thomas and came in second place in the Scottish Junior National Pairs, June 2020. In February 2021, Thomas and Andrew finished second nationally in the EBU Master Pairs Adult competition. They scored the most match points overall and won the Richmond Club Regional. The pair also finished second nationally in the 2023 EBU Master Pairs Adult Competition and won the Somerset Club Regional.

They were referenced by EBU CEO Gordon Rainsford in a story about playing bridge during lockdown by BBC Radio Kent in January 2021.

When not playing bridge, Andrew plays cricket, rackets, basketball, electric guitar, tennis, and football. Andrew is a devoted Swansea supporter.

Junior Selections Include

Three Seas Trophy: 2020
Leszek Nowak Memorial Trophy: 2020
Junior Channel Trophy: 2021 (U16)