Friday 26 March 2010

Peter Thompson

Sadly Peter Thompson died early this week, following a long period of being unwell.

He was a co-founder of Tewkesbury Bridge Club nearly fifty years ago, and during that time had been Treasurer, Scorer, Secretary, Chairman, Chief Tournament Director and finally President.

He had also been an active member of Cheltenham Bridge Club and virtually single-handedly formed the Gloucestershire Teams of Four League in 1977; there are now over forty teams playing in five divisions. He also started the U3A group in Tewkesbury in 1993, which now plays twice a week with an average of eleven tables.

Peter received the Dimmie Fleming Award in 2007 in recognition of his services to bridge over many years.

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