Spade Heart County Bridge Club (CBC) Diamond Club
County Bridge Club (CBC)
 
Wednesday and Friday Afternoon Host

If you need a partner for a Wednesday afternoon session, Ring Anne C on Leicester 2414606.  There is usually a host available.

Friday Afternoon.  If you are likely to be available with no partner, check to see if a host is available.  If there isn't, why not volunteer.  Hosts play free and, if you don't get a game, you will get a 'free play' voucher for another Friday.

 
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Obituaries
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            Basil Thomas
            


            

    I am sorry to announce that Bas finally lost his fight against his illness.  He died on Saturday, 5th August.


            

    He has been a frequent player on Friday afternoons partnering his wife, Wendy.  He will be missed by the Friday 'regulars'

 

 

 

Garry Duddle

I am sorry to report that Gary died on Monday, 20th March.  The funeral was at Gilroes on Friday 31st. March 

Gary worked at the Brush Group in Loughborough for many years until he took early retirement for health reasons.  In the early 1980s he was one of the founder members of the Clarendon team along with current members Sue and Paul Bowyer, Jim Mason and Simon Stokes. In those days, League rules dictated that new teams had to enter in the lowest division, so division 7 was their starting point.  Over the years, Gary won several competitions at the County bridge club, winning the Staines Trophy with Marjorie Gilbertson for three consecutive years and the Hammersley Cup three times between 2010 and 2014 with team mates Irene Krantz, Simon Stokes and Yasser Haider.  In LCBA competitions, he won the Hyman Crammer Memorial Trophy twice, partnered by Sue Bowyer on the first occasion, and by Simon Stokes on the second.  He won the Otto and Edith Bowl, twice, partnered by Irene Krantz.  Gary also played regularly in the Midlands County league partnered by David Green.  He was always affable and welcoming to everyone he met at the bridge table. Gary would be the first to say that much of his bidding relied on flair rather than lengthy bidding sequences – the Hurricane Higgins of the Leicestershire bridge scene.


He leaves his wife Margaret, daughter Sarah, son Keith and many friends in the Leicestershire bridge community.
 

Yasser Haider

Yasser died at the end of December.  His funeral was on 5th January in a village in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

Tony Odams
Tony Odams

To read about Tony Click HERE

Jean Wightman
Jean Wightman passed away on 23rd October 2015.  She had been battling cancer for two years. She has been a formidable opponent at the bridge table and has won several of the club's cups and trophies: Woodier, Buckby (six times), Staines (3 times), Hammersley (5 times).
 
For a more detailed obituary click HERE  
 
 
Marjorie Booton

I regret to inform you that Marjorie Booton died on 30 October 2015.  Age 102 years.

Bill Gray

I am sorry to report that Bill Gray died on Friday 13th November 2015.  A brief bridge history for Bill can be seen HERE