Dick Shek


Dick was born in June 1950 and came to England in January 1967. He attended, London University's Queen Mary College.

He became a bridge pro in the late 1970s, and started to manage the ACOL Bridge Club in the early 1980s. He represented Great Britain in the European Championships twice, and earned numerous Camrose caps for England. He stopped playing for England from 2003 when leading by a lot in the trials but rushed to the emergency room, where he had to stay for 11 days. This forced him to cut down on work and retired to Malaysia in 2008. He now plays for the Malaysia open team and will be playing captain in Korea in May. He will also be coaching the Open and Women's teams in the test event at the Asian Games.

He has won the majority of the main domestic titles, including the Gold Cup, Crockfords twice, and Spring Foursomes on four occasions.

He won eight medals in European invitational events including the 1993 Dunhill Cup (plus a second-place finish in 1994), and thirteen medals in Asian events, plus numerous Malaysian events.

(photo courtesy of Peter Hasenson)

Major International Appearances

European Championships: 1989 and 1997

Camrose Trophy Selections: 1984 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 and 2001

Gold Cup Winner: 1991

Crockfords Winner: 1986 and 2003

Spring Foursomes Winner: 1984 1986 1990 and 1992

National Teams Congress winner: 2004

The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 1989