July 25, 2024
Peter Gill

Peter Gill

I learnt bridge from my mother as a teenager. My preferred partner is Sartaj Hans, ahead of  Liz Sylvester. My favourite convention is Keller, named after Helen Keller – it’s a recommended approach to post mortems. Although I like to play as few conventions as possible because I like winning, with Sartaj. I play his Little Meck (strong club) system which has some complexity but not too much. After each game, I like to look through the hands to see what I could have done better.

  • Emerald Grand Master, Australia’s 4th highest masterpoint winner of all time
  • Represented in Australian Open Team fourteen times:1984,1991,1993,2003,2007,2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Won McCutcheon Trophy for most masterpoints in 2008, 2011 and 2019
  • Won most Australian championships numerous times. 51 National Championships with 31 partners
  • Represented NSW numerous times. 34 State Championships in NSW with 20 partners. 


  • Best Defended Hand in the World, 2004
  • 1st Educational Fund KO Teams five consecutive times at American Nationals, 2016-2017
  • 1st Central American Pairs and Teams, 2011
  • 1st HCL, India, 2010
  • 1st 2014 NZ Open Matchpoint and 2004 Swiss Pairs
  • 1st England Open Swiss Pairs, 2002
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Games, 2007
  • 2nd Commonwealth Nations, 2010
  • 2nd South African Nationals, 2005
  • 2nd Lederer, UK, 2002
  • 4th Platinum Pairs, American Nationals, 2017
  • 4th Blue Ribbon Pairs, American Nationals, 2012
  • 5th Cavendish International, 1997

Most of the above are with different partners.