February 2015 English Bridge
Jim was a founder member of
the CCBA committee when the
Devon & Cornwall BAs sep arated
into two bodies in 1984.
He became Vice Chairman in
1987, and began his first threeyear
term as Chairman in 1990.
He was continuously either Vice
Chairman or Chairman until he
stood down from the county
com mittee in 2006.
Following 22 years at the very
heart of the CCBA, since retiring
from the committee, Jim has
continued to play a significant
role in the running of county
bridge through his directing,
teaching and general advice.
Joy has served the Sussex CBA
for many years in multiple roles,
particularly: membership of the
Management Committee, includ -
ing taking the Chair 2012-2014;
membership of the Conduct
Committee, including taking the
Chair 2007-2012; membership of
the Selectors' Committee; mem bership
of the Tournament Com mittee,
and as Tournament Org anis
er for annual county events.
In all these roles, by providing
strong though democratic leader ship,
she has been very successful
and has made a huge contri bution
to the development and
modernisation of county bridge.
(Hants & IoW)
Mike first started playing bridge
50 years ago. In 1976 he was
award ed the EBU's Gold Teach ing
Diploma - by 1990 more
than 300 learners from his classes
had moved on to play in local
clubs and leagues.
For the past 20 years Mike has
been involved in County matters
as a member of its Committee
and one of its TDs. His contrib utions
have included producing
the county newsletter and the
annual hand book, organising the
Kidney Research Sim Pairs and
administering the Charity of the
Robert has just stood down after
a period of 20 years as General
Secretary of Leicestershire CBA.
In this time he has expanded the
role of the General Secretary so
that it is at the heart of bridge
activities in the county.
Robert trained as a county
level director in 1995 and has
been one of a select panel who
directs county pairs and teams
events consistently since then.
He is also largely responsible for
the inception and success of the
Leics CBA Green Point weekend.
Robert has also been - and still
is - an EBU shareholder on
behalf of the county.
Bob has worked hard for the
benefit of county bridge for over
30 years. He first served on the
Somerset committee in the days
when Somerset was a much
larger association, incorporating
what is now Avon CBA. After the
separation from Avon occurred,
he soon became appointed to the
posts of Tournament Secretary
and Master points Secretary, and
has served in these posts for over
20 years. In addition, Bob has
been responsible for managing
the County Teams event.
A few years ago, Bob was
award ed Life Membership of
SCBA in recognition of all of his
NEW EBU BOARD
As announced at the AGM,
two candidates were nomi nated
and agreed to stand, so
there was no need for an
election. The new Board is:
Rob Lawy (newly-elected)
Ian Payn (re-elected)
Jeremy Dhondy - Chairman
Ian Payn - Vice-Chairman
Andrew Petrie - Treasurer