Dan McIntosh is 27 currently living in Guernsey, presumably to ensure selection for the Tollemache. Claimed by England as a junior international bridge player, Dan learned his trade at the knee of Martin Garvey but despite this has recorded a small number of successful results, with notable victories including the National Swiss teams and several Welsh events, giving him a reputation for being a scourge of the Valleys.
With the junior England teams, Dan has hoodwinked selectors and directors alike to win two world silver medals at U20 level, and has also played the Peggy Bayer, Junior Camrose, Channel Trophy, White House, and 3 European Championships.
Dan’s career has been characterised by his total inability to hang on to a partner or to a remotely sensible system - Tribal, the brainchild of renowned bidding theorist Mike Bell has come the closest, and Dan is sure that the improvement in his results since switching system is pure coincidence.
Dan has recently reversed his retirement from junior bridge to play the European championships in Tromso for the England U25s. He has unparalleled status as a legend amongst the juniors, from his particular skill at two-way finesses (his reputation caused one French defender to lead the queen Dan was seeking from Qxx in an attempt to surrender).
Last updated: June 2017
Major International Selections
World Youth Team Championships: 2008 and 2010
Junior European Championships: 2009 2011 2013 and 2015
Junior Camrose Selections: 2012 and 2013
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 2007 and 2009
National Teams Congress winner: 2011
Young Player of the Year: 2008