Sue Hodgkinson died on 20 October 2013. She was Secretary at the Nursling & Rownhams Club and official scorer at Hythe Waterside Club. She worked hard to recruit new people to the world of bridge and helped run classes for beginners. She was generous in victory and defeat and was ever ready to help partners and opponents with little pointers on bidding and playing. Sue is much missed and will be fondly remembered.
After a bravely fought long battle with Parkinson's Dave Bessant died peacefully on Saturday 24th June 2017. He played Bridge until recently and managed to retain his excellent defense play. In 2007 Dave was awarded The Tom Bradley Award in recognition of the time and effort he put into developing MiniBridge on the Isle of Wight within Middle Schools which led to the formation of a Junior Bridge Club. A stalwart member of the Island Bridge club since its foundation in 2005. Dave was always seeking to help others and generally looking for ways to improving the overall standard of bridge The Award itself is signed on behalf of the E.B.U. June 10th 2007 and has the E.B.U logo on it.
It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Kathy Vaile on Saturday 14th November. Kathy was a staunch supporter of Hampshire Bridge and was a very successful and hard working Competition Secretary for many years. Her funeral service will be on Monday 7th December at the Baptist Church in Lymington at 2pm.
It is with sadness that I inform you that Mac Lowcock passed away in December. Mac has been a stalwart of bridge in Hampshire for over 50 years, always a gentleman at the table, he will be sadly missed. This is a link to an obituary from Adrian Fontes.