Stuart learnt bridge from his parents at the age of nine and played his first duplicate at eleven. He then joined the school bridge club and entered competitions with other boys at school, partnering first Jeneiv Shah and then Simon Cope. He played in Peggy Bayer Competitions with both of them. At university, he captained Cambridge University's team which won the Portland Bowl and played in the World Universities competition. However, the partnership with Simon was the mainstay of his junior bridge. They also played together in a Junior Camrose, a Channel Trophy and a Junior Europeans.
Once he was no longer eligible for Junior bridge, his career as a teacher took over and he spends more time coaching bridge than playing. He has taken up the reins of bridge master at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree, and the school bridge team has held the Schools' Cup for the last four years*. He is also involved in helping to develop junior bridge locally and is building links with other schools and their bridge clubs as well as preparing juniors for joining the England squads.
Updated: October 2013
* - HABS have now won the Schools' Cup on seven consecutive occassions - 2010 to 2016.
For his work with Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Stuart was awarded the 2015 Alec Salisbury Award - an award to the school teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting bridge.
Major International Selections
Junior European Championships: 2007
Junior Camrose Selections: 2006
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 1999 and 2001