Jackie Clinton learned to play bridge in 1985 and by 1993 was serving on the West Sussex Bridge Club Committee. Jackie became the first female club Chairman in 1995 until 1998, and held the role again from 2004 to 2007.
Jackie directed and duplimated for the club for several years and was a great ambassador for her club – always welcoming and helpful to new and established members.
Jackie was elected onto the County Management Committee in April 2002 where, in due course, she ran the Ladies’ Pairs and Men’s Pairs competitions for
and she also served on the Tournament Committee. Jackie became the first female
in 2007 until 2012; during this
time Jackie saw in all the changes that came with the launch of the EBU’s Pay
To Play system of membership in April 2010. Jackie later became a Vice
President of the County. County Chairman
Jackie’s commitment to bridge was evident through the hard work she had shown to her local club, as well as the service and care she showed towards the
. Jackie was a
gregarious, approachable, well-respected person both at club and county levels. county