September 2013

John Armstrong Memorial Award 2013

At the Brighton Congress, it was announced that David Wing is this year’s winner of the John Armstrong Award. The award is given to those players who play in the spirit of John Armstrong.

David has recently successfully visited 51 English cities and seen either their city cathedral or famous church plus an EBU affiliated bridge club. All of his endeavours have been to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. At each bridge club, a city cup event took place and a cup presented (as a gift from David) to the club. Each cup was engraved with the name of the city plus the winners names.

An ash has now been planted for David Wing and an oak in memory of John. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to the late John Armstrong can visit Heritage Wood, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, where trees and bulbs are planted yearly in his memory as well as a bench placed in his name.

Warwick Pitch

We are very sad to report that Warwick Pitch, a true friend of bridge and a recipient of the Dimmie Fleming, passed away last week. His obituary is available to read on our website.