Roger Bryant

I learnt Bridge by accident. I was isolated with a childhood illness and desperately bored. So I phoned Devon County Library – yes, there were public services in those days – and asked them to get me a couple of books, perhaps a very difficult foreign language and another challenging book. Next day, I got my hands on Greek for the Traveller, and Teach Yourself Contract Bridge. I was immediately hooked by both.

I moved to the Midlands when I entered the world of work. I’ve always managed to fit in some bridge, though not an awful lot during a busy career in High Tech. I’ve played with very many different partners – what does that say about me? – and they’ve helped me win several National titles over the years. 

I pioneered the broadcasting of English events on BBO VuGraph, having been quick to realise what an immense boon it was to the game. 

I’m pleased that we’re getting back to face-to-face bridge again. To quote a Greek saying: you lose your friends if you never get to be with them anymore. 

Teltscher Trophy Selections: 2021 (EBU team) 2023 and 2024