Brian Cook

Brian was editor of English Bridge from 2001 to 2007. Writing in the magazine after Brian's final issue, then Chairman Sally Bugden said "(Brian) has been a consummate professional throughout his editorship. Personally speaking, he has been a pleasure to work with, and has provided a huge
amount of support to the EBU’s role in developing bridge in England. We thank him for his excellent contribution . . . he leaves the magazine in extremely good shape".

Brian was a renaissance man - interested in chess, music, antiques, coins, stamps, gardening, DIY, youth work and sport. He taught bridge locally and at Kingsbridge Community College. He was a stalwart of the Kingsmen Barbershop Chorus which has raised £95,000 for charities. He was instrumental in getting the Kingsbridge swimming pool built and ran three London Marathons.

His obituary from his local newspaper, in south Devon, is available here.