Norman Choularton

1926 - 1969

Norman Choularton died on April 30th at the tragically early age of 42. He leaves a widow and two daughters. It was my good fortune to have played with Norman almost continuously for nearly eighteen years. In all that time we never had an argument or a serious disagreement and I think this gives an insight to his character. Calm, quiet, rather reserved with strangers but courteous withal, he was far quicker to point out his own mistakes than those of his partner. He never criticised an opponent. A Camrose International and a winner of Crockford's Cup, bridge remained to him a game, to be played as well as possible, winning if he could, if he couldn't - no recriminations. Both as a partner and as a personal friend, I shall miss him; so will his many friends and acquaintances throughout the world of bridge.

By Brian Hargreaves

Camrose Trophy Selections: 1957

Crockfords Winner: 1965

Tollemache Cup winner: 1955 and 1956