On this page we remember past Clare Bridge Club members
David Price 1949 - 2022
When Tony Clement and I first came to Clare, to "test the water", we were shocked by the speed and ferocity of the play. But when we came to David's table we found calm, courtesy and toleration - how bridge should be played - so we joined the club.
David led the amazingly successful (and brilliant) first team to many triumphs over the years but he never stopped being in touch with us lesser mortals of the club. He was always there to guide, advise, teach and encourage - not just in how to play, but in how to behave. It was a privilege to be among his many friends, he is sorely missed.
A tribute from Andrew Robson, and memories of happier times can be found here.
Basil Ambrose (Life President)
In 1983 Basil and I, with Brian and Janet McCabe, circulated a list of local bridge players who might be interested in a club playing duplicate bridge. Our first meeting was on Monday, May 9th. We had 5 tables and set the annual sub at £5 with 50 pence table money. Basil was the first chairman and organised playing in the Bell Hotel in Clare. We then had a year or so in the Clare Country Park thence to the Old School and are still there.
Basil was an excellent Chairman, very enthusiastic and positive. He was an interesting partner. He often played extremely well but some of his conventions were “unorthodox”! He was always good company. So many of us owe him a great debt for having the vision to start the club nearly 40 years ago.
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