Fred Kissack

Dimmie Fleming 2023 Award Citation (from Isle of Man):

Fred has been the Secretary of the Manx Bridge Union for 16 years, which is an extraordinary effort!

In addition, Fred has been part of the team that has organised the Isle of Man Congress in September and he has been the glue that has helped keep the event together.  Fred has also been instrumental in helping organise the majority of the local MBU competitions during his time as MBU secretary.

Fred is also a founder of a local club on the Isle of Man that promotes bridge to beginners giving them a chance to learn and fosters their development before moving on to wider MBU events and other clubs.

Fred has also organised regular lessons/seminars over his tenure, contributing hugely to the growth of the game on the Isle of Man. In so many ways, Fred has strongly promoted bridge and added significantly to the success of our association.  

Within our committee, there is unanimous agreement that we ought to do something to recognise Fred’s unstinting service and we think an award would be very appropriate for his years of service.