February 2018 English Bridge
DAVID MAN (CAMBS & HUNTS)
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
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
Life Membership Award
NIGEL THOMPSON (BERKS & BUCKS)
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)
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