David was born in 1956 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was educated Dulwich College and Caius, Cambridge, and is an IT consultant.
He has played for England in 7 Camrose matches, 1 European Championships and 1 World Olympiad
He coached Britain to Bermuda Bowl silver medal (1987) and victory in the European championships (1991), has coached the highly successful England Women's team over recent years, picking up numerous medals, including victory in the 2016 European Championships and silver medals in the 2013 and 2017 Venice Cups, and aided the Senior team in their victory in the 2014 European Championships. He has also acted as NPC for recent Camrose teams.
He is divorced with no children, and lives in London with a cat called Christopher Marlowe.
He is a popular bridge journalists, writing his own columns and often ghost writing for Zia Mahmood.
His other interests include reading, classical music, going to the theatre, and enjoying beer and curry.
David received the Diamond Award at the 2015 EBU AGM in recognition of his excellence and success over a sustained period for England's international teams.
Last updated: January 2018
- Read David's 'Top Table' interview - October 2013
Major International Appearances
European Championships: 2001
World Olympiad: 2000
European Champions’ Cup: 2007
Camrose Trophy Selections: 1989 1997 2000 2001 2002
Gold Cup Winner: 2008 and 2010
Crockfords winner: 2007
Spring Foursomes Winner: 2000 2003 and 2013
Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup Winner: 1979 1989 1990 and 2001
Brighton Four Stars Teams Winner: 1995 and 2004
Autumn Congress Two Stars Pairs Winner: 2009
National Teams Congress winner: 2008 and 2009
Tollemache Cup winner: 1980 1983 1984 1991 1995 1996 1998 2003 2004 2005 and 2006
Sunday Telegraph Salver winner: 1985