Janet de Botton

Janet de Botton is The Spectator's bridge columnist.

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28 May 2016 9:00 am

If you live in (or anywhere near) London, and you enjoy a good teams tournament, you could do no better…

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14 May 2016 9:00 am

It’s the beginning of May and I have a feeling I am about to write the same opening sentence as…

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30 April 2016 9:00 am

The day before the London Marathon, Young Chelsea BC held its spring half-marathon. Eighty-seven boards were played over 12 hours…

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16 April 2016 9:00 am

Can there be a game more humiliating than Bridge? Last weekend the boys and I went to Warsaw to play…

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2 April 2016 9:00 am

Tom Townsend, my esteemed teammate and the Telegraph’s bridge correspondent, did the double last weekend at the London Easter Festival…

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19 March 2016 9:00 am

The past couple of weeks have been the first since the New Year that we haven’t played a tournament of…

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5 March 2016 9:00 am

So many tournaments — so little space. Last week saw two of the very best London has to offer: Terry…

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20 February 2016 9:00 am

Pierre Zimmermann, Monaco’s uber-sponsor, has put another unmissable, thrilling tournament in the calendar. The first European Winter Games gave those…

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6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Brits have done brilliantly in Icelandair’s annual bridge festival in Reykjavik and this year was no different. The winners…

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23 January 2016 9:00 am

The New Year got off to a great start with TGR’s annual auction pairs, the best run tournament I have…

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9 January 2016 9:00 am

Call me nuts but on 29 December I left lovely, sunny, delicious France for the fairly unlovely Royal National Hotel…

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12 December 2015 9:00 am

2015 leaves many bridge players with mixed emotions. I have played in more wonderful, high-level tournaments than ever before (Iceland,…

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28 November 2015 9:00 am

Last weekend saw the qualifying matches for the Tollemache Cup, the inter-county championships for teams of eight. I didn’t play…

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14 November 2015 9:00 am

The EBU’s Premier League takes place over three weekends and decides who will represent England in next year’s Camrose (home…

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29 October 2015 9:00 am

If you like extremely high-level Pairs tournaments you would love Pierre Zimmermann’s Cavendish Monaco. Sixty pairs are auctioned off and…

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17 October 2015 8:00 am

Two weeks playing the Bermuda Bowl (world championships) in Chennai ended heartbreakingly for England’s awesome Open Team and their loyal…

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3 October 2015 8:00 am

The 42nd Bermuda Bowl has kicked off in Chennai, and after several weeks of cheat-busting Boye Brogeland (‘The Sheriff’) has…

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19 September 2015 8:00 am

The cheating scandal rages on. The latest to be accused is the world’s number one-ranked pair, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio…

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5 September 2015 9:00 am

No doubt you have heard about the huge cheating storm that has blown up over the last 10 days. Here…

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22 August 2015 9:00 am

I have great respect for top French bridge players but I think it’s fair to say they don’t go in…

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8 August 2015 9:00 am

Sweden’s flagship event is the brilliantly well organised Chairman’s Cup held in Orebro, attracting great players from all over Europe. …

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25 July 2015 9:00 am

Moving house is traumatic but moving bridge club is worse. Young Chelsea left Barkston Gardens, its home for over 30…

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11 July 2015 9:00 am

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. The European Championships in Tromso kicked off with a week of Mixed and…

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27 June 2015 9:00 am

A feast of bridge is looming! Tromso in Norway is host to the Open European Championships starting on Saturday, and…

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13 June 2015 9:00 am

Andrew (Bertie) Black started his bridge life many moons ago but stopped to found Betfair, which became the world’s largest…