We are sad to report that Jack Nunes died on 14th May 1998, aged 91.
A company director, Nunes lived alone for almost all his life in and around London. He first represented England in 1950 and on many subsequent occasions; he played as 'the oldie' in the John Collings' 'circus', which was a major force in the sixties, and he won all the major national bridge events at least once.
Nunes made significant contributions to bidding theory, and is best known for the popular 'Nunes Grand Slam Force', regarded as a significant improvement on Culbertson's 'Josephine' 5NT convention. He was the first person to put bridge on TV; his book, Improve Your Bridge, was used as the basis for two instructional TV series.
Our sympathy goes to Sonia, and to Jack's children and grandchildren.
From Bridge Plus magazine, July 1998
Camrose Trophy Selections: 1951 1953 1955 1956 and 1960
Gold Cup Winner: 1955 1958 1963 and 1977
Crockfords winner: 1966 and 1983
Spring Foursomes Winner: 1966
Autumn Congress, Two Star Pairs Winner: 1956
Tollemache Cup winner: 1955 1956 1957 and 1958