India Leeming

India was first taught how to play Bridge by her grandfather at the age of 11 but began playing regularly at 18, when she joined the Cambridge University Bridge Club. This led to her joining the England Junior Squad in 2015 and making her international debut in the Junior European Pairs Championships in 2016, playing with Tommy Brass. She played in the same competition in 2018, this time with Ian Robson and Hanna Tuus.

Since graduating in Linguistics from Cambridge, she went on to do a two-year Master’s degree in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She quickly got involved in Swedish Bridge and played with members of the Swedish Junior Squad in the Swedish Junior Teams competition in 2016. She has now moved to London to live with Shahzaad Natt (her full-time life partner and occasional bridge partner) and is currently focussing on practising in partnership with Hanna Tuus as a member of the U26 Women’s Squad.

When not playing Bridge, India likes to go riding and learn languages. She combines her interests by translating lessons for a mobile bridge app, as well as doing more general translation work and teaching bridge.

Major International Selections
White House Junior Teams: 2019

Last updated: January 2019