The English Bridge Union is proud to announce that the following people have been awarded the prestigious Dimmie Fleming Award for services to bridge. The awards are made specifically to publicly recognise those who have worked hard promoting bridge locally at County level. Congratulations to all of them. About the Award Who was Dimmie Fleming?
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2020 Winners
Elizabeth Kelly, Manx Bridge Union (picture), Pat Beasley, Leicestershire (picture), Neil Beasley, Leicestershire (picture), Peter Pennington-Smith, Norfolk (picture), John Withers, Staffs & Shrops (picture), Dick Wheeler, Sussex (picture), Elayne Meakin, Warwickshire (picture), Stuart Davies, Yorkshire (picture)
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2019 Winners
Bernie Hunt, Essex Austin Barnes, Lancashire Liz Stevenson, Merseyside & Cheshire Paul Wilson, Middlesex Maureen Kimbley, Norfolk Sheila Coda, Somerset Shirley Pritchard, Surrey Phil Bennett, Wiltshire Janet Latham, Yorkshire
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2018 Winners
Nigel Thompson, Berks & Bucks David Man, Cams & Hunts John Honey, Channel Islands Monica Aitken, Kent Jacqueline Wright, Lancashire Glynn Elwick, Lincolnshire Andrea Galpin, Sussex Katharine Hodgson, Wiltshire
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2017 Winners
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2016 Winners
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2015 Winners
Barry Brelsford, Lancashire David Burgess, Nottinghamshire Joan Burgess, Nottinghamshire Bernard Eddleston, Hertfordshire David Galpin, Sussex Elizabeth Muir, North East Leslie Reece, Warwickshire Geoff Smith, Kent Charlotte Vine, Middlesex Colin Woods, Cumbria
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2014 Winners
The Dimmie Fleming Award - 2013 Winners
Tony Philpot, Essex (1st photo above, with John Williams, Essex chairman) Kevin Comrie, Manchester (4th photo above) Peter Bates, Sussex (3rd photo above, with Sally) Roger Poulter, Sussex (2nd photo above)
Derek Povah, Derbyshire Megan Taft, Lancashire Drene Brown, Lincolnshire Roger Morton, London Ted Reveley, Merseyside & Cheshire Ken Drane, Middlesex Nigel Block, Norfolk Christine Buchanan, Norfolk Suzanne Gill, Norfolk
David & Anne Gilling, Bedfordshire Dave Harrison, Cambs & Hunts Geoff Bell, Cumbria Anne Swannell, Gloucestershire Derek Rue, Gloucestershire Mike Minting, Hertfordshire Bill McCarthy, Oxfordshire Peter Langston, Sussex Ted Bond, Yorkshire Photos of this years winners
Bob Blackmore, who last August won the first John Armstrong Memorial Award, is now the recipient of the Dimmie Fleming Award for services to bridge. Bob is a player of the highest standard who has won almost every competition in Devon and has represented that County in national events on numerous occasions. He was a founder member of the Exeter Bridge Club, and has been its unpaid financial director since 1994. He has used that position to promote the interests of bridge both for the club and the Devon Bridge Association. Bob largely gave up competitive bridge to take on the role of encouraging young players and those new to the game. For as long as most people can remember, nobody has worked harder for bridge in Devon than Bob Blackmore.
Kay Batting - Sussex Paul Hammond - Worcestershire Margaret Hatch - Berks & Bucks Peter Thompson - Gloucestershire Colin Tuton - Northamptonshire Please click on their names for a mini-biography of each winner.
John Cattanach, Worcester Christine Duckworth, London Pat Panter, Channel Islands Janet Sheppard, Cumbria Monica Lucy, Bedfordshire Rita Keable, Bedfordshire Mike de Winter, Kent Terry Udall, Dorset Ramnik Samani, Leicestershire Picture from left, back row: Monica Lucy, Margaret Curtis (who made the presentations) and Mike de Winter; front row Rita Keable, Pat Panter and Christine Duckworth.
Jean Newton, Worcestershire Brian Keable, Bedfordshire Alan Caves, Bedfordshire Bob King, Kent Shelia Warner, Norfolk Don Smedley, Derbyshire Peter Bentley, Surrey
Elaine and John Clague, Isle of Man Patricia Gadsby, Sussex Margaret Lamb, Devon Brenda Lihou, Channel Isles Muriel Thruston, Surrey Ray White, Kent Kent players receive Dimmie Fleming Award at the EBU AGM At the AGM of the English Bridge Union Ltd, receiving their Dimmie Fleming Awards were Margaret Lamb of Devon and Ray White of Kent. The Dimmie Fleming Award is given to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of bridge at County level. The awards were presented by Keith Stanley Vice President Manx Couple honoured A Manx couple, John and Elaine Clague, pictured left, with Philip Mason in the centre, have been honoured by the English Bridge Union for their services to bridge in the Isle of Man. The presentation of the Dimmie Fleming Awards took place at the conclusion of the E.B.U. Manx Bridge Congress in Douglas on the 14th September 2003. John Clague is the President of the Douglas Bridge Club and the Manx Bridge Union and Elaine Clague is a Vice President of the Manx Bridge Union. Both have long and distinguished records of service to bridge on the island and they continue to play regularly and successfully.
Peter Walker, Glos John Turner, Worcs Freddie North, Sussex Ron Buddery, Sussex Frank Berry, Derby
Yvonne Dagwell, Essex John Barratt, Staffs & Shrops
Yvonne Andrews, Warwickshire Pat Burt, Cornwall Catherine Howell, Isle of Wight Terry Girdlestone, Somerset
Betty Bartley, Wiltshire Nigel Osmer, Sussex Sid Prince, Essex Eric Pudsey, Yorkshire
Kay Johns, Channel Islands Marion Murtagh, Warwick John Herbert, Mersey/Cheshire Dawn Herbert, Mersey/Cheshire Kit Platt, Surrey Mollie Simmons, Hampshire
Mary Cooney, Cumbria Jean Baker, Sussex Morrie Marsh, Oxon Peter Ashcroft, Devon
Arthur Brown, Cornwall SF Collings, Cornwall Mrs M Holden, Cornwall Peter Constable, Berks and Bucks
John Manning, Sussex Arnold Deane, North East Joyce Dancey, Gloucestershire Joan Everett, Channel Islands John Woolcott, Devon Julian Hunt, Middlesex Peter & Erica Slatcher, Merseyside and Cheshire
Basil Cooke, Staffordshire Norah Williams, Somerset John Morley, Essex Neville Orford, Warwickshire
Eric Bowtell, Oxon
F. Dumbleton, Staffordshire Mrs P. Jones, Devon Mrs Marjorie Hathaway, Leicestershire Mr and Mrs A Cleverley, Gloucestershire R. Knight, Essex Mrs Mary Edwards, Surrey Liz Phillips, Surrey Mrs J Coleman, CILBA
Mrs G. Ali Khan, Devon Ken Bottom, Derbyshire Harold Chope, Dorset Mrs G. Clucksfield, Yorkshire Charles Cuthbert, Essex Freddie Della-Porta, London Wilf Fearn, North West Frank Fletcher, Essex Philip Graham, Southern Counties and Hampshire & Isle of White J Hewitt, Somerset Wilf Lamport, Herts Ged Laurenson, North West Faff Robinson, North West Maurice Schram, Essex Mrs Lucy Shillito, Notts Bill Skelton, North East George Taylor, Leicestershire Noel Vinson OBE, Devon Mrs I. Walker, Berks & Bucks