EBU Awards

Gold Award

The Gold Award is given for outstanding contribution to the management/administration of the game at national and/or international level.

Silver Award

The Silver Award is given for outstanding contribution and recognition of long service as a volunteer at national and/or County level.

Diamond Award

The Diamond Award is given to players in recognition of excellence and success over a sustained period for England's international teams.

The Tony Priday Award

The Award, in memory of Tony Priday, is given for an outstanding contribution to bridge and enhancing the game in all its aspects.

It was presented for the first time in 2015.

Life Membership

The following current members of the EBU have been awarded honorary life membership:

Margaret Curtis
Chris Duckworth
Grattan Endicott
Gerard Faulkner
Elena Jeronimidis
Cecil Leighton
Jim Proctor
Peter Stocken


Dimmie Fleming award

The intent of the Dimmie Fleming award is to publicly recognise those people who do not hold an official (i.e. EBU) office, but have, for a long time - usually over 15 years – worked hard for bridge in administration at County level. Board Directors, Vice Presidents, EBU employees and Panel Tournament Directors are excluded from nomination. However, after leaving office, such people are eligible for an award, if they too have worked hard for bridge at County level.

Nominations should be made in writing by any Shareholder, County, or individual EBU member, to the relevant County Committee, for consideration and approval. These will then be collated by the EBU staff in Aylesbury for consideration by the Honours Sub Committee.

There is a maximum of two nominations from any one County in any one year.

Alec Salisbury Award

The Alec Salisbury Award is awarded to the school teacher who has made the most contribution to promoting bridge (from amongst the nominees).

Tom Bradley Award

The Tom Bradley Award was created after the death of the former Treasurer of the EBU, who was a champion of attracting new persons into the game of Bridge. Tom was particularly supportive of endeavours which were aimed at the younger player. The Tom Bradley Award is assigned each year to a non-school teacher for services to the teaching of bridge in England.

Young Player of the year Award

The Young Player of the Year Award was created to recognise the outstanding young player of the year.

The conditions applying to the award are:

  • The player(s) must be under 25 on 1st January of the year in question
  • Only performances in the calendar year of the award will be considered
  • All performances in Junior events, outstanding performance in other events, and general demeanour at the table will be taken into account

Young Pair of the Year Award

The Young Pair of the Year Award was created to recognise the outstanding young partnership of the year.

The conditions applying to the award are:

  • The player(s) must be under 25 on 1st January of the year in question
  • Only performances in the calendar year of the award will be considered
  • All performances in Junior events, outstanding performance in other events, and general demeanour at the table will be taken into account