The EBU is extremely sad to announce the death of Jackie Clinton (Sussex) who was recently awarded a 2012 Dimmie Fleming award. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Jackie Clinton learned to play bridge in 1985 and by 1993 was serving on the West Sussex Bridge Club Committee. Jackie became the first female club Chairman in 1995 until 1998, and held the role again from 2004 to 2007.
Jackie directed and duplimated for the club for several years and was a great ambassador for her club – always welcoming and helpful to new and established members.
Jackie was elected onto the County Management Committee in April 2002 where, in due course, she ran the Ladies’ Pairs and Men’s Pairs competitions for Sussex and she also served on the Tournament Committee. Jackie became the first female County Chairman in 2007 until 2012; during this time Jackie saw in all the changes that came with the launch of the EBU’s Pay To Play system of membership in April 2010. Jackie later became a Vice President of the County.
Jackie’s commitment to bridge was evident through the hard work she had shown to her local club, as well as the service and care she showed towards the county of Sussex. Jackie was a gregarious, approachable, well-respected person both at club and county levels.