Brian Davison (1948-2022)
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Brian Davison last Friday (1st July).
His forte, without doubt, was his teaching skills. There will be numerous students who will have passed through Brian’s ‘hands’, whose abilities will have been improved with the knowledge that he imparted to them. At his home club of Olicana (Ilkley), he was responsible for running, setting up, scoring and teaching in many sessions over the past 10 years but not only this he also found time to do teaching at Leeds bridge club. He also played regularly for the Ilkley teams in the Yorkshire League.
As if this was not enough, he was an active member of the YCBA bridge development committee. Out of this came the YCBA on-line beginner’s course, for which, Brian was one of the main presenters. He also, with Jim Edwards, helped develop bridgeplay.uk, which is now being used by clubs across the county for teaching purposes.
Together with Jim and Gill Copeland he was also responsible for setting up and running the improvers’ pairs at Leeds, which was so successful, players had to be turned away some years!His contribution not only helped adults get into the game but he also ran sessions at schools in Leeds and Harrogate.
At county level he was a selector for the Northern Bridge League B and C divisions and represented Yorkshire at this event in the B team.
Brian was very generous with his time, never wanted thanks and was extremely popular with all his students and members at both Ilkley and Leeds, he will be sorely missed.
His funeral will be at Lawnswood crematorium on 20th July at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.
No flowers please and all donations to the Wheatfields hospice.