Jim Proctor, the longest serving member of the EBU Tournament Directors' panel, has retired. He joined the panel in 1974, and has held the top rank of National Tournament Director for several decades.
Gordon Rainsford, Chief Tournament Director, writes: "I’m very sorry to see Jim go. He’s been on the EBU TD panel for more than four decades and every TD who has ever worked with him has learned a huge amount from his hard work, attention to detail, knowledge of the Laws of Bridge and command of movements. I hope his retirement will give him time to play more bridge!"
Jim was interviewed for the October 2015 issue of English Bridge during the Summer Meeting in Brighton, in preparation for his 80th birthday, which he spent directing at Porthcawl Bridge Congress.