Silver Award citation, 2017
Michael's major national, and international, contribution has been through the software he has developed. His Bridge Timer – which he made available to the EBU at no charge, and is very highly regarded - is used at all EBU events, and at many other events round the country and beyond. His Hand Generator software, which he kindly donated to EBED for use in its online Teachers' Zone, makes it easy to generate hands and insert them in to documents, or to create documents from existing deal files. This provides an excellent resource for producing commentaries, lessons, and other handouts. He also created, and made available, his Bridge Scorer software.
Mike has been a member of many committees at local and County level. He has been a ‘core’ member of the Westmorland County Bridge Association for several years in the role of Secretary. He has organised the very popular County Swiss Congress. He has also set up and run the ‘CancerCare Bridge Tournament’ which since 1994 has raised over £59,000.
He is one of the key trainers of Club TDs, running a number of EBED courses in the North West.