Tony Russ Receives Silver Award

Tony Russ was presented with a Silver Award yesterday, for his service to bridge. He was first elected to the EBU Board in 2021 and was then elected Vice-Chair of the EBU Board at the AGM in 2023. He recently stepped down from the Board due to illness. 

Prior to joining the Board, Tony worked tirelessly for many years as tournament organiser and Chair of Somerset Contract Bridge Association (SCBA). 

During his short time on the Board, Tony was a marvellously fun person to work with, and was always full of ideas for how to improve the EBU. He was the driving force behind the Bridge - It's a Big Deal! Festival of Bridge which is expected to raise the profile of bridge and to generate funds for Cancer Research UK. It is hoped that the festival will be repeated in future years and become Tony’s legacy to the EBU. 

July 5, 2024