Simon Cope

Simon Cope is a 41-year-old Bridge Professional from Mill Hill in North London. In the post-pandemic world, he plays fewer club games than before, but still enjoys his one day a week teaching at 10CC Bridge Club in Muswell Hill.

Having captained and coached England teams over several years, including the Open Team to two Bermuda Bowls as well as a Bronze Medal in a Europeans in Croatia in 2014 (later upgraded to silver on the back of the 2015 scandals), Lady Milne Team and various Junior teams, he now is focused mostly on playing.

In partnership with Peter Crouch, he won the Gold Cup twice (2015 & 2018), Crockfords Cup once (2017) and the Premier League twice as part of Team Black (2021 & 2023). So far, the one that got away domestically is the Spring Foursomes, and as such is a big desire!

In America, in 2018 a win in the Silidor Pairs, again with Peter, gave a first NABC title. This was followed in 2022 with a second-place finish in the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams mostly partnering Emil Jepsen of Denmark in the Spring NABC, and then in the Fall NABC a Soloway Teams win, in partnership with Kevin Rosenberg (Son of Scotland's Michael Rosenberg), in dramatic fashion with big comebacks in both the Semi Final and the Final. This was immediately followed by a runner up finish in the Reisinger BAM Teams.

Away from bridge, he enjoys following sport, and playing bad golf when he gets the chance. 

Read Simon's 'Top Table' interview - February 2013

Last updated: January 2024

Major International Selections

Junior European Championships: 2007 and 2011

Camrose Trophy Selections: 2022 2023 and 2024
Junior Camrose Selections: 2006
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 2001
Gold Cup Winner: 2015 and 2018
Crockfords Cup winner: 2017
Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup Winner: 2008
The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 2011 and 2012
National Point-a-Board Teams winner: 2016 2018 2022 and 2023
Tollemache Cup winner: 2015
Player of the Year Championship: 2015/16 - 13th; 2016/17 - 17th=; 2018/19 - 2nd=
Premier League: 2021 and 2023