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February 2018 English Bridge

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DAVID MAN (CAMBS & HUNTS)

Dimmie Fleming

David has been a stalwart of the Cambs & Hunts County

Bridge Association for many years, never hesitating to

volunteer when needed. He was County Treasurer from

2003-2016, and County Auditor for five years prior to that.

Subsequently David became County Tournament Officer,

coordinating the organisation for all county events.

David has been one of the most regular attendees of county

management meetings for over twenty years, providing valuable input

and a voice of reason. He has been involved in organising bridge at

both club and county level. He ran the flagship Newmarket Swiss

Teams for 15 years and has recently helped run the County Swiss Pairs.

EBU Awards 2018

Barry gave great service to the

EBU as the General Manager

from 2006 until 2017.

He gave countless hours to the

organisation. Amongst his great

successes was assisting in the

introduction of Universal

Membership in 2010, which

changed the whole basis of

membership and secured the

future of the union and its

members for many years to

come.

He was also instrumental in

introducing and moving forward

new ideas such as the NGS and

our own scoring system. He was

an enthusiastic promoter of the

role of IT in moving the business

forward.

BARRY CAPAL

Life Membership Award

NIGEL THOMPSON (BERKS & BUCKS)

Dimmie Fleming

Nigel joined the BBCBA Competitions Committee in

2004. In 2007 he took over as Chairman and held this

position for five years. He was prominent in the

introduction of Universal Membership in the county, arranging for

prizes and certificates for every club, presented by a committee

member, so that each club was able to ask questions about P2P in the

early days. Other initiatives were an Objectives & Philosophy

statement, enhanced support for the Tollemache team, and an annual

Green Point weekend. When he retired as Chair, he took over the

running of the Student League, introducing a Graduate League for

teams not yet ready to play in the County League.

Throughout this time Nigel was also chairman of Austenwood BC

and plays regularly in county events. He also runs a secondary school

bridge club, starting with minibridge and moving on as they progress.

JOHN HONEY (CHANNEL ISLANDS)

Dimmie Fleming

John continues his role as the Jersey District Treasurer and County Treasurer. He runs

Beginners' and Improvers' Bridge Classes on a voluntary basis under the auspices of the Jersey

District. The revenue is shared between the Jersey District and the Jersey Hospice Care.

John also runs the local organisation of the Jersey Congress - co-ordinating with the hotel, liaising with

the EBU and taking all the bookings. During the Congress he finds local players to fill in when necessary.

John has also arranged seminars in Jersey and undertakes all the arrangements tor these two-day events

which have been well received. In addition, John is the honorary Auditor to the Highfield Bridge Club and

helps coordinate the annual inter-insular match with Guernsey.

MORE WELL-DESERVED AWARDS OVERLEAF

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