Helen Erichsen

I didn’t start playing bridge until I was in my thirties which makes it difficult to progress beyond a certain point. I make up for this deficit with good system and great partners. I’ve had some success playing with my husband Espen Erichsen. We won the European Mixed Teams in 2005 and were 4th in the same event in 2013. More recently we won the Norwegian Mixed Teams in 2020. I also play with Fiona Brown. We’ve qualified to play in the Lady Milne together a number of times. She is a brilliant bridge player and a good friend.

I’m probably a better bridge teacher than I am a player. I feel strongly about giving something back and encouraging new blood into the game that we all love so much.

When I’m not involved in bridge, I write dark psychological thrillers and garden obsessively. My debut novel: Murder by Natural Causes comes out in May 2023. It's not high literature, more of a ripping yarn. And there is some bridge involved. 

Last updated: April 2023

Lady Milne selection: 2016 2017 2020 2021 and 2022

Tollemache Cup winner: 2018