Chris Larlham

Dimmie Fleming Award citation - 2016

Chris has been an integral part of Cambs and Hunts bridge for a quarter of a century, a stalwart of the County Committee and one of its longest serving members.

During this time (from 1992 to April 2016) he was a most efficient organiser of the Eastern Counties League (3 teams of 8), facilitating competition throughout our region and taking responsibility for both the scheduling and running of matches. From 1991 to April 2016 he also organised the Cambs & Hunts Bridge League, a competition for club teams of 4, encouraging local talent to participate and advance. These County roles alone consume more effort than probably any other committee role, and Chris has also fulfilled the role of Team Captain and also performed a legendary role as Tollemache non-playing-captain.

His extraordinary contribution at County level has been accompanied by a prodigious contribution to Saffron Walden Bridge Club. He has also advised the county, clubs and bridge community on a number of legal and disciplinary matters that have arisen over the years.