Diamond Award

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

2017 winners

Colin Simpson

Colin is a Senior World and European Champion, having won those events in 2009 and 2014 respectively. These were among his eight appearances for England's Senior team in major competitions, and he had played for the Open team in five major championships in the early part of the millennium. He has also represented England numerous times in the Camrose and Teltscher Trophy competitions.

Colin's biography

Pat Davies

Pat is a three-time European Champion and two-time World Champion for Great Britain's Women's team. These are among 19 appearances for Great Britain and England in major competitions. She has also made nine appearances for England in the Lady Milne competition.

Pat's biography

Bob Rowlands

Bob played for the Great Britain open team in the European Championships in 1966 and earned numerous Camrose caps in the 1970s.

His long contribution to the junior international set-up was also recognised by the Selection Committee, as Bob had over the years been a part of the programme which helped train them, played with them, and offered them accommodation when they came to London for trials etc.

In addition Bob was awarded with the John Armstrong Award, an award for those who play bridge in
the best spirit. He received the award in 2010.

Bob's biography

2016 winners

David Burn

David has represented England with distinction on a number of occasions. He has been a successful coach of England Teams for nearly thirty years. He coached Great Britain to the Bermuda Bowl silver medal (1987) and victory in the European championships (1991), has coached the highly successful England Women's team over recent years, and aided the Senior team in their victory in the 2014 European Championships. He has also acted as NPC for many Camrose teams.

David's biography

David received his award at the 2015 AGM.

Sandra Landy

Sandra represented Great Britain with distinction for more than three decades winning five European Championships and two World Championships. She has also represented England successfully in both the Camrose and Lady Milne.

Sandra's biography

Sandra received her award from former EBU Chairman, Sally Bugden, at Patcham Bridge Club on Sunday January 3rd.

2015 winners

Nicola Smith

Nicola has been one of the top Women's players in the world since the 1970s and has won an unparalleled number of medals at World and European level in that time.

Nicola's biography

Nicola received her award at the 2015 Lederer Trophy event.


Tony Forrester


Tony has been one of our leading players in the open game since the early 1980s. He has won a silver medal in the Bermuda Bowl, a Gold Medal in the 1991 European Championships and recently a Bronze medal in the 2014 European Championship. He has also won the BGB Gold Cup more times than any other player and represented England successfully in the Camrose on many occasions.

Tony's biography

Tony received his award at the 2015 Lederer Trophy event.