Bridge With The Hacketts

Paul Hackett and twin sons, Jason and Justin, together with Justin’s wife Barbara are members of a remarkable family. Between them they have won, or been in the medals, in most of the World Championships.

Their major successes include silver medals in the European Pairs and Teams, the Junior World Championship and silver in the Mind Sports in Beijing.  Paul won the world senior championship for the D'Orsi Bowl in 2009 and continued the following year to win the World Senior Championship in Philadelphia.  Add to that Barbara’s two gold, three silver and two bronze medals in European and World Championships and you get a taste of their many achievements.

Their tally of over 100 wins include major tournaments in such diverse venues as Japan, China, Trinidad, Argentina, Peru, Barbados, Australia, Morocco, virtually all of Europe and many other countries.

Paul has become involved as President of the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship and the European promoter of the Buffett Cup.

English Open Team

Silver Medal Winners at Beijing Mind Sports October 2008
Justin (front left) and Jason (front right)


In the World Championships at Sao Paolo in September 2009
Paul won a Gold Medal
The England Team was
David Price, Paul Hackett, Colin Simpson,
Peter Baxter (npc), Gunnar Hallberg,
John Holland and Ross Harper

Rand Cup winners

World Seniors Champions 2010
Garey Hayden, John Holland, Gunnar Hallberg, Reese Milner, Paul Hackett

European Open Championships Posnan 2011
Silver Medal
Colin Simpson, Tony Waterlow, Hans Gothe,
Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, David Price

Seniors Opatija 2104

European Seniors Gold Medal Opatija 2014
David Mossop, David Price, John Holland, David Burn (coach),
Simon Cocheme (npc), Gunnar Hallberg, Paul (missing Colin Simpson)

Review of 2018

February saw us at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia.  Our team of Roger O'Shea, Derek Paterson, Jason, Justin and Paul finished third where we were presented with a painting each by Aboriginal artist, Janet Golder.

Our foreign trips to Indonesia, China and Spain produced two wins for Jason in Oviedo and Cordoba.

There were two big disappointments as David  Mossop, Alex Hydes, Diego Brenner, Jason, Justin and Paul lost their God Cup match by 2 IMPs to the Black team who were the eventual winners.  Three days later Sandra Penfold, Norman Selway, Brian Senior and Paul lost the final of the Gerard Faulkner by 1 IMP.

The year ended better for Paul, winning the Open Aesean teams tournament in Manila with his Norwegian friends and then winning the Teltscher trials with David Mossop, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland and Brian Sennior.  This enables the team to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy due to be held in Edinburgh in April.

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NICKO 2014

Paul, Brian Senior, Justin and Jason
Photo courtesy Norma Bain            

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014
David Bakhshi, Jason, Andrew McIntosh,
Justin,, Paul, David Mossop

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