David was born and brought up in London. His father played bridge during the war, mostly as a way of filling in the boring bits. David learnt the rules of bridge at school, but it was during his time at Southampton University that he began to play too much.
David has completed a rare 'trifecta' (along with Tony Forrester), having won the Junior Camrose (in 1972 and 1974), Camrose (in 1999) and Senior Camrose - the Teltscher Trophy (in 2017).
He played with his first regular partner, Mike Pomfrey, both in the Junior Camrose in 1973, and for GB in his only Junior European in 1972.
He has played in three Camrose matches, two of them in 1998 with Brian Senior.
He has also won numerous competitions including the NICKO, Tollemache, Pachabo, Division 2 of the Premier League, Seniors Congress Teams, the Year End Swiss Teams, Two-Star Pairs, National Teams Congress and Seniors Knock-Out.
Apart from his domestic wins, David has especially enjoyed travelling to play his bridge. He is a recent holder of the main teams championships in Portugal, Madeira and Iceland.
David has been self-employed since 1973, mainly in the tool-hire business. He is married with children and grandchildren.
In July 2014 David was part of the England team which won the Chairman's Cup - the primary open teams event run by the Swedish Bridge Federation
Last updated - May 2017
Major International Appearances
Senior European Championships: 2016
Senior World Olympiad: 2016
European Junior Championships: 1972
Camrose Trophy selections: 1999 and 2014 (EBU team)
Teltscher Trophy Selections: 2014 2015 2017 and 2018
Junior Camrose Selections: 1972 and 1974
Autumn Congress Two Stars Pairs Winner: 2004
National Pairs winner: 2018
National Teams Congress winner: 2012
Tollemache Cup winner: 1980 & 2019 (for Cambs & Hunts)
Player of the Year Championship: 2017/18 - 19th