The EBU presented awards in recognition of various members' contributions to bridge in England at the AGM in London yesterday.
- Diamond Award, for excellence over a sustained period for England's international teams - Heather Dhondy, and Andrew Robson
- Life Membership Award - Barry Capal for outstanding service as the EBU's General Manager 2006-2017
- Dimmie Fleming Award, recognising a long and valuable contribution to county bridge - Nigel Thompson, Berks & Bucks*; David Man, Cambs & Hunts*; John Honey, Channel Islands*; Monica Aitken, Kent; Jacqueline Wright, Lancashire; Glynn Elwick, Lincolnshire*; Andrea Galpin, Sussex; Katharine Hodgson, Wiltshire
- Tom Bradley Award, given to a non-serving school teacher who has made a significant contribution to junior bridge - Liz Dale, Stamford Bridge Club
* - presentations to be made at another time
Congratulations to all recipients, and we thank them for their contribution.
The Young Player and Young Pair of the Year awards had been previously presented. These recognise outstanding performance for England's Junior teams and were made to Kripa Panchagnula and Toby Nonnenmacher & Kyle Lam.