We are sad to announce that Victor Silverstone died on 13 November and send our condolences to his family and friends.
Victor represented Great Britain at the 1969 European Championships in Oslo, Norway with partner Willie Coyle and teammates Louis Tarlo, Claude Rodrigue, Sam Leckie, Victor Goldberg and NPC Tony Priday, finishing 9th.
He played again in 1973 in Ostend, Belgium again partnering Willie Coyle with teammates Tony Priday, Claude Rodrigue, Rob Sheehan, Irving Rose and NPC Louis Tarlo, finishing 8th.
He finished 29th out of 158 in the World Pairs in Stockholm, Sweden with Willie Coyle.
In 1981 he was part of the victorious GB team which won the Common Market (European Union) Championship his partner being Chris Dixon and teammates Tony Forrester, Roman Smolski, Gus Calderwood and Brian Mervis.
In 2012 he was part of the Scottish Senior team which won a bronze medal at the European Championships. His teammates were Willie Coyle, Derek Diamond, John Matheson, John Murdoch and Ian Sime. That team went on to Bali and finished 5th in the Senior Bowl.
Victor made his debut for Scotland in the Camrose (Home International Championship) on 20th November 1965 against Wales, partnering Willie Coyle and winning 12-6. His last appearance for Scotland was on 18th March 1989 also against Wales, winning 59-28 completing a 23-2-13 record.
Victor then went on the represent England on 6th January 2001 in a thrilling 45 all draw against Scotland.
Victor won the Gold Cup in 1969 when S Leckie, V Goldberg, W Coyle, V A Silverstone, T N Culbertson, H W Kelsey beat R A Priday, N Gardener, Dr M Rockfelt, J Sharples, R Sharples, 124-108. He won again in 1973 and 1985 and was runner up 1972, 1982 and 2000.
The Hubert Phillips Bowl was won in 1989 with Janice Phillips, Geoffrey Breskal, Gus Calderwood and Dick Shek and the same team were runners up two years previously.
Victor won the Lederer in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1997 and 2013.
He won the Four Stars in 1981 partnering Chris Dixon and with T N Culbertson and I G Thomson as teammates and the Two Stars in 2001 partnering Lynton Stock.
Tollemache success was achieved with Middlesex in 1978, 1994, 2000, 2010 and 2015.
Stoney won the Middlesex Cup on eight occasions and the Middlesex Pairs in 2010.