Jeremy Willans

Born in Kent in 1959 I started playing aged 16 during the school holidays encouraged by my grandfather Lundie Rees, who ran a bridge club in Somerset and was one of the first to host P & O bridge cruises. I am a London stockbroker and commute from Tunbridge Wells where I have been playing bridge as one of my main hobbies since my teens, as well as enjoying anything to do with sport! I have decided to retire in 2019 to concentrate on more golf, travel and bridge. I am a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Chair of the committee that organizes the annual Inter-Livery Bridge Competition held at Drapers Hall-London

In 1993 the Welsh Nationals at Porthcawl was particularly rewarding when I won the Main Pairs as well as the Swiss Teams and Men’s Pairs promoting me to Grand Master (aged 34).

As well as numerous county wins in Kent and Sussex, national successes include:

Camrose trophy selection: 2005

Summer Congress - The Harold Poster Cup Winner: 1980

Tollemache Cup Winner: 1990, 1997, 2008, 2009 and 2018 (for Kent)

Autumn Congress Teams Winner: 2005

Summer Congress Four Star Teams Winner: 2008

Premier Grand Master Ranked Pairs Winner: 2009

Pachabo Cup: 2010 (for Kent)

Garden Cities Winner: 2012 (for Chislehurst) and 2018 (for Tunbridge Wells)

Jersey Congress: Swiss Teams Winner, 2010; Swiss Pairs Winner, 2014

Year End London Swiss Teams Winner: 2016

NICKO Winner: 2016/17 and 2017/18(for Tunbridge Wells)