Philippe Cronier

Philippe Cronier was born in 1953 and is married to Bénédicte who has been a world champion in bridge on four occasions. They have two children and three grandchildren who are their greatest achievements.
In bridge, Philippe became a European champion in Wiesbaden (1983) and has won two bronze medals in the Bermuda Bowl (Stockholm 1983, Beijing 1995). He won a Seniors world title in Sanya (2014). He has also won numerous medals in European Open championships, amongst them three Mixed titles (teams and pairs with Catherine Ovidio in 2011 in Poznan, pairs in Tromso in 2015 with Sylvie Willard).
He has had also a wonderful experience as a captain through all the years. He began in 1984 with the French ladies teams in Seattle and has been captain of every other French team – world champion with the Seniors in 2011 (Veldhoven), silver medal with the juniors in Philadelphia (2010) and many bronze medals with the French ladies!.
In his professional life, Philippe was the head of the French bridge teaching programme at the French Bridge Federation for twenty years (1987-2007), then taking on the role of editor of French Magazine “Le Bridgeur” from 2008 to 2015. He retired in November 2018 from his final post of Technical Director of the FFB.
He has been Chairman of the High Level Players Commission with the WBF since 2014, and was delighted to have been elected as a member of the EBL Executive in Ostend.