Originaria del Surrey, Helen Phillips "Liz" nacque nel 1923 ed è stata una nota bridgista inglese, vincitrice della Lady Rose Cup e di diversi altri titoli nazionali sia a coppie che a squadre.
Liz ricevette nel 1987 il prestigioso premio Dimmie Fleming per i servizi resi al bridge.
Helen era anche una discreta golfista ed una buona tennista nonché giocatrice di cricket.
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Hubert Phillips (1891–1964) was an economist, puzzleist, bridge player and organizer, journalist, broadcaster, and an author who wrote some 70 books.
She won the Lady Rose Cup (main surrey teams of four event) four years running between 2008 and 2011 (Liz playing with Bob McRobert), on one occasion coming back from a huge early deficit against a team including three internationals. Together we won the surrey Mixed Pairs three years running about that time. Even last year, we came second.
Liz had a number of successes at national level, and represented the English ladies on various occasions. Her successes included three wins in the National women’s Pairs, a win in the National women’s Teams, a win in the National Inter-Club Knockout, and a win in the Garden Cities Trophy. The last two wins were representing the Mayfield Club, currently in Tadworth. she had uncountable successes at the Mayfield, far too many to list.
Liz also, in 1987, received the Dimmie Fleming award for services to bridge.
Liz have interest in sport, and she had played golf at women’s county level, and been an excellent tennis player and cricketer.
Her sporting prowess was perhaps no accident, as her father had opened the batting for Hampshire with the legendary C.B. Fry just before world war I.