Chris Owen


Chris represented England in numerous junior competitions between 2005 and 2011, including two European Junior Championships. He was a prominent part of bridge in the North East, having been part of their winning Tollemache Cup team in 2011.

The below obituary is from Chris' brother:

"Chris Owen, my brother, passed away last week. Chris was a devoted son of Clive and Margaret, a loving brother to Kenneth, and a proud uncle of Emily. He attended Yarm School, where he took his A-Levels and represented the school with distinction at cricket and hockey. After a gap year, in which he played soccer in America for the College of Marin Mariners, he went up to the University of Hull, where he read for a BA in History. After university, he qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, before moving to work at Clive Owen and Company. Chris was accomplished in many fields. He played cricket and hockey, not only for school and university sides, but also at Darlington and Cockerton Cricket Clubs, and Darlington Hockey Club. His most notable achievements came through bridge, winning many prestigious local tournaments in the North East and Yorkshire. He represented England at U-19 and U-25 (junior) levels, part of the winning team in the Junior Camrose and Channel Trophy. In 2011 he was part of the North East team that won the Tollemache, England’s County Championship, for the first time. Chris will be sorely missed by those he has left behind. We will remember his smile, his competitive spirit, his many stories of travelling, and his ability to recall obscure sporting trivia. In particular, we remember his visit to Machu Picchu in 2003, backpacking in Europe with Kenneth in 2004, and trips to see the NFL’s Wembley games. He is gone far too soon. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory. I love you, brother."