Tom Lyster

Alec Salisbury Award 2023:

Tom, a teacher at St Paul’s School Barnes, has been a supporter of schools’ bridge, both nationally and in Surrey, for many years.  Tom has supported many young players with an emphasis on enjoyment of the game and encourages those who want to learn further and develop their game.  Several of the youngsters he’s taught bridge to, have gone on to join the national junior squads. He gives young players opportunities and provides them with the means to join as many events as possible, including for many years the National Schools Cup and Surrey Schools Cup, which St Paul’s School won this year.  Tom enabled St Pauls school to host the annual Surrey Schools Cup for many years and gives up his time in the evenings to supervise inter-school league matches.