Initially introduced to bridge at the age of 11 by mother Olivia, by 16 the twins, Justin and Jason, were the youngest ever players in the World Olympiad in Miami, and soon they went on to become European Champions and World Junior champions.
Jason is based in Manchester, England and along with his other expert family members, Jason has also shared in the Hacketts' unprecedented success. Jason offers a diplomatic answer to the obvious question; which twin is best? "It goes up and down, it's fairly even. The strength is in the partnership rather than the individual thing."
Jason has represented England numerous times in the European Championships (winning a bronze medal in 2014 - later upgraded to a silver medal following the disqualification of the winning Israeli team), Bermuda Bowl and World Olympiad. He has also won the Gold Cup, Crockfords Cup and Spring Foursomes multiple times.
With so much already achieved, Jason has his eye on one particular prize, the Bermuda Bowl, "probably the biggest prize in Bridge".
Read Jason's: A day in the life of - October 2010
Since this piece was written Jason represented England in the 2015 Bermuda Bowl where they came 4th after two extremely narrow defeats in the semi-final and bronze medal play-off. He also won the 2015 Premier League. He was also a member of the successful 2016 Camrose team.
Last updated: March 2016
Major International Appearances
European Championships: 1997 2002 2004 2008 2010 2014 and 2016
Bermuda Bowl: 2005 and 2015
World Olympiad: 1996 2004 2008
World Youth Team Championships: 1995*
European Youth Team Championships: 1992 and 1994*
* = 1st place
European Champions’ Cup: 2004 and 2007
Camrose Trophy Selections: 2007 and 2016
Junior Camrose Selections: 1991 1992 1993 and 1994
Gold Cup Winner: 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2008
Crockfords Cup winner: 1995 2007 2010 2014 and 2016
Premier League: 2015
Spring Foursomes Winner: 1999 2004 and 2019
Autumn Congress Two Stars Pairs Winner: 2009
National Teams Congress winner: 1997 and 2003
The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 1996 and 2007
Easter Congress Guardian Trophy winner : 2012
Player of the Year Championship: 2015/16 - 3rd; 2018/19 - 3rd=
Summer Meeting Four Star Teams winner: 2019