Jonathan Lillycrop

I started playing bridge with my family when I was 13 and immediately loved the game. Much of my time at university was spent playing bridge (with a sideline of a computer science degree) and while there I played in my first congresses. After university I got a job in London and became a regular at the Young Chelsea. Gordon Rainsford who at the time was the manager of the Young Chelsea inspired me to get in to directing and I took the club course at Brighton in 2008 and then the county course in 2010. Directing busy Friday nights at the Young Chelsea gave me valuable experience and I joined the panel as a trainee in 2011.

In 2014 I moved with my job to Wroclaw in Poland so I am playing and directing in the UK less but I still return when I can. This year I am directing at the Spring Fours, the Spring Bank Holiday Congress, the Corwen Trophy and the Autumn Congress as well as playing in the pairs at Eastbourne so I look forward to seeing you at one of those events.

Last updated: March 2017