Debbie Sandford

I’ve always loved games but fell in love with bridge when I was first taught it at age 21. Unfortunately though, career, friends, family and life in general all meant that I wasn’t able to start playing and learning regularly for another 15 years or so. I was lucky enough to be taught by both Raymond and Sally Brock, and at the European Championships in Istanbul in 2019 I won a bronze medal in the Transnational Women’s Teams partnering Sally, in a team that also included Diana Nettleton, Marusa Gold and Susanna Gross. I formed a partnership with my friend Kath Stynes several years ago, and we were part of the England team that won the 2023 Lady Milne Cup.

I live in London with my life and bridge partner, Gad Chadha, plus our cocker spaniel and various young adult children who come and go. Beyond bridge, my career was in business where amongst other roles I was a management consultant and ran a children's book publishing company. Nowadays, I sit as a magistrate where I am a Deputy Bench Chair of the Central London bench. And when not doing that, I love skiing, reading, travel, tennis and singing. And occasionally Netflix.

Major International Appearances

Lady Milne Trophy Selections: 2023