David Price


We regret to announce that England International David Price died on the 21st of March, aged 72 at home after an illness, attended by his wife, Jenny.

Below is David's Biography in his own words:

Born: Colchester , June 1949

Educated: Sevenoaks School and Pembroke College , Cambridge .

I first encountered Bridge during one of our sixth form lunchtime card schools when a mate suggested we try it because he'd seen his parents play. When we asked what was needed to play it we got the answer "three people and a dummy”.

I rapidly fell in love with the game and studied it fanatically but didn't play seriously until I met up with a bunch of players from Essex University, including one David Stevenson (National Tournament Director), whilst I was at Cambridge. Eventually I formed the first of my several serious partnerships with Christopher Duckworth and we played the Common Market and European Championships together in 1983.

Chris retired from Bridge around 1987 and I subsequently played for a while with David Burn, Peter Czerniewski, the late Lionel Wright and Tom Townsend, enjoying regular major domestic success with each of them and playing Camrose with all bar Lionel. All of this took place whilst enjoying a successful career in the insurance industry from which I have now retired and for the past few years have mixed professional bridge play with consultancy work and investment research.

My partnership with Colin Simpson proved to be the most successful of all. As a result of coming fifth in the European Championships in Malmo 2004 we played in the Bermuda Bowl in Estoril in 2005. We then played in the European Championships in 2006, then we moved across to the seniors where we played in the European Championships of 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Following the 2008 European Championship we qualified for the D’Orsi Bowl (Senior World championship), which we won in 2009. In addition we won the Senior European Championship in 2014. We also won the 2015 Premier League.

I have also acted as Non-playing Captain of the Open Team at various European Championships and in many Camrose matches.

I have a wonderful wife, Jenny, who is fully supportive of my bridge activities, one cat and two beautiful Golden Retrievers. When time permits I love to cook, play guitar and listen to music.

Read David's Top Table interview from October 2014 here.

Last updated: March 2022


Major International Appearances

European Championships: 1983 2004 and 2006
Bermuda Bowl: 2005
Senior European Championships: 2008 2010 2012 and 2014*
D'Orsi Bowl: 2009* and 2015
Senior World Oympiad: 2008 and 2012

* = 1st place

Camrose Trophy Selections: 1983 1989 1996 1999 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2013 and 2016
Teltscher Trophy Selections: 2009^ 2010^ 2011 2012 and 2013
Crockfords Cup Winner: 1997 1999 2001 2014 and 2016
Premier League: 2015
Spring Foursomes Winner: 1985 and 1997
Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup Winner: 1989 and 1990
Brighton Four Stars Teams Winner: 1985 1995 and 1997
Tollemache Cup winner: 1983 1984 1988 1991 1995 1996 2003 2004 2005 and 2006
Player of the Year Championship: 2015/16 - 6th=

^ - selections for GB/Patron's team