Burgess Hill Bridge Club
Pairs (highest average percentage): David Gilbert & Mike Whittaker 69.27%
Individual improver (highest increase over previous year): Pam Peters +4.77%
(best 12 sessions played to qualify)
It is with sadness that we announce the death of June Stirling (Shoreham) who passed away on Sunday 15th January after suffering a number of strokes. June only played what she called "proper bridge" without any system or conventions, but what she might have lacked in bridge sophistication, she made up for in character and stories. She will be greatly missed.
June's funeral is on Wednesday 25th January, 11.00 am at Findon Crematorium and afterwards at the Harbour Club, Shoreham Beach. Family flowers only please, donations to Shoreham Lifeboat or the Dogs Trust via Tribe Funeral Directors, 40 Brunswick Road, Shoreham, BAN 5WB
We were all shocked to hear that Alvin died in his sleep on the night of Monday 10th. His funeral was held on Tuesday. Alvin played regularly at Shoreham, and had played on Monday morning at Patcham. Hewas always cheerful and will be much missed. Our thoughts are with his family at such a distressing time.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jo Partridge on Monday 20th December, shortly after being diagnosed as suffering from cancer. Jo was a regular player at both Shoreham and Steyning and will be greatly missed. Despite her poor eyesight and hearing, she was regarded by many as a canny player of the cards and we will all miss hearing the clear instructions she, as declarer, gave to her partner when calling for a card from dummy! Our thoughts and best wishes are with her family at this sad time.
Jo's funeral was held on Tuesday 4th January. Our apologies for not being able to give sufficient notice.
We are sorry to have to announce the death of Phil Latter on Saturday 30th January, following his stroke towards the end of last year. Phil was a regular player at our Shoreham session and his understated presence will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fay Andrews who died in Worthing Hospital on Friday, 13th March. Fay has been a member of our Shoreham club since its formation in 2009 and was well known and respected by many bridge players in the county at the many clubs where she was a member, not least at Rottingdean. She was always cheerful and a reliable partner as I know many of you will know. Fay will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Fay's funeral was on Friday 27th.
It is with great sorrow that we hear of Henry's passing on Friday 10th March. Henry was a stalwart member of many bridge clubs in the area, not least our Shoreham club since its inauguration 8 years ago. He was a well known and much loved figure in the town and was always generous with his time. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour and infectious laugh and will be sorely missed.
We have more recently heard that Henry's wife, Dodo had a heart attack and died on Friday 17th, just one week after losing Henry. Our thoughts and prayers continue for Mandy and the family at this extended and particularly difficult time.
There is to be a joint funeral on Tuesday 4th April at Worthing Crematorium commencing at 12.20, followed by a service at St Michael & All Angels Church, Church Lane, Southwick and then at the Adur Indoor Bowling Club.