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Tony Forrester

Tony Forrester
Born 1953
Occupation Bridge player and writer
Language English
Nationality British
Genres Non-fiction - contract bridge
Partner(s) Diana

Anthony R. (Tony) Forrester (born 1953) is an English bridge player and writer.[1] He is a British and English international and a World Bridge Federation World International Master.[2] Forrester is a bridge columnist for The Daily Telegraph (since 1993) and The Sunday Telegraph (since 1996).[3]

Personal life

Forrester was brought up in West Yorkshire. He is married to Diana, and they live in Herefordshire.[4]

International honours

Forrester won the European Youth Team Championship in 1978 and the European Team Championship in 1991.[2] The European Team Championship win was in partnership with Andrew Robson, with whom he played for seven years. The pair also won the Cap Gemini and the Sunday Times-Macallan. Around that time he was regarded, by the English Bridge Union, as England's number one player.[5]

Playing for Rita Shugart's team, in 1998 he was the first Briton, with teammate Robson, to win a prestigious US Major, the Reisinger, and the same squad won the event a second time the following year.[6]

With 38 caps for England in the Camrose Trophy, Forrester is second only to the late John Armstrong, with 40.[7]

Domestic honours

Forrester has won the Gold Cup, the premier British teams competition, 11 times: in 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2012, putting him equal first in the all-time list with Boris Schapiro.[8] He won the Spring Foursomes in 1983, 1996, 1999 and 2009.[9]

In 2010, he won the Brighton Four Stars A Final, with team mates Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson and Peter Crouch.[10]


  • Forrester, Tony (1993). Secrets of Success (Faber Bridge Books). London: Faber and Faber.
  • Forrester, Tony; Senior, Brian (1994). Over Your Shoulder: Learn from the Experts. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-7638-5.
  • Forrester, Tony (1994). Play Bridge at Home (Daily Telegraph). Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-7646-0.
  • Forrester, Tony (1995). "Daily Telegraph" Improve Your Bridge at Home (Batsford Bridge). Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-7779-5.
  • Forrester, Tony (1996). "Daily Telegraph" Winning Bridge at Home (Batsford Bridge). Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-7780-1.
  • Forrester, Tony (1997). The Bridge Player's Bedside Book. R&L Yeatman. ISBN 978-0-905899-61-9.
  • Forrester, Tony; Bird, David (1997). Secrets of Expert Cardplay. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-8281-2.
  • Forrester, Tony (1998). Vintage Forrester: Selected Writings from the "Daily Telegraph" (A Batsford bridge book). Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-8292-8
  • Forrester, Tony; Bird, David (1999). Secrets of Expert Defence. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7134-8330-7.


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