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Gillian & Joe FAWCETT


 Gillian Salt Fawcett è nata ad Exeter nel 1961 e ha cominciato a giocare a bridge quando era studentessa al Plymouth College.

 Sposata con un altro noto bridgista inglese, il Word International Master Joe Fawcett, hanno due figli Sephi e Xavier.

 Joe lavora nel campo del software ma dedica molto del suo tempo al bridge professionale.

 Gillian dopo aver vissuto a Londra per un quarto di secolo, nel 2003 è tornata nel Devon trasferendosi a Exeter e ha diminuito di molto la sua attività agonistica per curare i figli piccoli.

 Verso il 2009 ha ripreso l'agonismo ed è rientrata a far parte della nazionale inglese con la quale nel 2013 ha vinto il Lady Milne (che in totale ha vinto una decina di volte).

Nel 2019 e nel 2022 ha colto i suoi miglior risultati sul piano internazionale guadagnando il bronzo nella Venice Cup .

  Gillian Salt Fawcett was born in Exeter in 1961 and first started playing bridge at school, to relieve the boredom of a level “study time”.

She continued to play when she went to University in London, playing most nights at the Young Chelsea and benefitting from games with some of the best players around at the time.

She first represented England in the Lady Milne about 20 years ago, playing with Kay Preddy, and they represented Great Britain in the Common Market Championships around the same time. She has subsequently played a few more times in the Lady Milne, with Anne Rosen.

Gillian is married to Joe Fawcett a World International master and they have 2 children, Sephi and Xavier.

Gillian’s favourite partner is her husband, himself a frequent member of the England team at one time. They played together regularly in the 90s, but Joe now plays only occasionally.

After living in London for 25 years, Gillian and her family moved to Exeter in 2003 and she gave up playing bridge for a few years while the children were young. However, she then discovered the wonderful Exeter Bridge Club, which she thinks is the friendliest place to play - she particularly appreciates the members who have sportingly played her system to help her practice! An outing to the European Open in San Remo in 2009 reignited her interest in serious competition, and when the opportunity came to play with Jane Moore in the England ladies trials in 2010 she couldn’t resist.

In 2013 she won the Lady Milne (which in total has won a dozen times) and in the 2019 and 2022 she earned the best international result winning the bronze medal in the Venice Cup.

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