David is one of Australia’s leading bridge teachers. He has run workshops throughout Australia, including Coffs Harbour; Canberra/Cooma; Orange; Alice Springs; Dubbo, Darwin, Bowral, Armidale and the Central Coast and has conducted teaching tours in Queensland, Melbourne, Perth and the ACT, as well as a “Masterclass” in Brisbane.
David has also been a Celebrity Speaker at the Gold Coast Congress and the National Open Teams in Canberra on numerous occasions. He has presented seminars on how to prepare for national and international competitions for various state and Australian teams.
David has been a teacher at North Shore Bridge Club since its inception, presenting “Over Your Shoulder” Seminars for intermediate and advanced players. David is a highly successful bridge player, having represented Australia internationally and has had outstanding results in major national tournaments. He is a member of the Australian Open Team in 2017!
Anita (David’s wife) loves languages: speaking Japanese, Italian, German and some French! In her non-Bridge life, she was a teacher of foreign languages to high school students for 20 years, a Head Teacher of Languages and Teaching & Learning and has also taught language methodology to aspiring teachers at university. Anita has led many student/teacher tours to Japan and Italy. Anita has returned to the bridge world after a 15 year break to pursue her career. In the 1990s, she represented NSW on the Women’s Team with Pauline Gumby and Australia in the Far East Championships in China with Ailsa Tandy. In the open field, Anita reached the quarter finals of the National Open Teams in Canberra and was part of the NSW Youth Team many years ago! In 2013, she qualified for the NSW Women’s Team at the ANC in Adelaide. She currently teaches at North Shore Bridge Club.