Congratulations to Jasmine Bakhshi who is this year's recipient of the Joan Gerard Award in the Under 16 category.
The Joan Gerard Award is presented to youth players who demonstrate aptitude, fair play, good sportsmanship and a friendly international spirit, rejecting any discrimination. They are presented every year at the Youth Bridge Teams Championships and at the World Youth Open Bridge Championships with the categories of a Junior, a Youngster and a Girl. The awards are named after Joan Gerard, who had been a long-time support of the WBF Youth Programs worldwide.
Nominations for the awards are made by attending players, NPCs, coaches, WBF championship officials and members of staff, with no one able to nominate players from their own country.
Jasmine is the first English player to win the award since Ben Green in 2003.