Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association

The YCBA promotes, manages and supports EBU affiliated
competitive bridge play in our county.

Obituaries

Peggy Boocock

Sad to say one of the founder members of Halifax Bridge Club, Peggy Boocock, passed away on 22nd February 2013.

She had been a member of the club for over 60 years.

David Colley

Yorkshire has lost one of its most respected and longest serving tournament players. The death on 15th January 2013 of David Colley at his home in Beverley has brought to an end a remarkable bridge playing career which began when he first represented the county in the 1952/3 season.

David was taught to play bridge in Hull in the late 1940’s by his father, John, who was himself one of Yorkshire’s leading players of that era. They regularly played together in the annual ‘Roses’ match against Lancashire until 1961 when David formed a partnership with the late Eric Pudsey and they continued to represent the county until 1977.
David, by this time, had already formed another partnership with Andrew Petrie and this continued for many years during which time they played regularly for Yorkshire in the Tollemache trophy, reaching the final on a number of occasions.

Due to ill-health, David played his last match in the Yorkshire League in November, 2011. He had played for Hull continuously for 60 years – a remarkable achievement.
He played regularly at Hull bridge club right up to the end, winning a duplicate session with his friend, David Wilson, less than a week before his death.
David will, I know, be remembered affectionately by all who knew him and we are very grateful for his major contribution to the bridge scene in Yorkshire over such a long period of time. Philip Mason.

John Payne

Many people will be saddened to learn of the death of John Payne, long associated with Brighouse Bridge Club. Latterly, John was their match secretary and captain of the A team. He died of a heart attack on 23rd October 2012 and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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