We were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Max Bavin. He became the Chief Tournament Director of the EBU in 1986, at which point he was already directing at both European and World championships. He then became CTD of the World Bridge Federation in 2003. Max left the EBU at the end of 2012, and retired from his role with the EBL and the WBF a few years ago.
His long time friends John Williams, Antonio Riccardi and Eitan Levy have written heartfelt obituaries.
He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his family.
There is also a personal note from WBF President Gianarrigo Rona on the WBF website and an obituary in The Telegraph.
The funeral will be at Bierton Crematorium on Mon 28th October at 2pm and afterwards at the Horse & Jockey. Max's son Ben has asked that anyone who would like to say a few words get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his Facebook page. A tribute webpage has also been set up in memory of Max.
If you are unable to attend the funeral in person, there will be a live video feed which you can view here. Login code: 18814, Password: fvdxvjbp. If you can't view live, there will be a podcast available for the next seven days, from approximately one hour after the funeral, please use the same details to view this.