The sudden death of Dr. Stuart McCreadie has come as a great shock.
Stuart had a long and successful bridge career, having started playing at university. He became Ayrshire District's first Grandmaster in 2003 and was one of Ayrshire's most popular players. Widely regarded as the District's most technically gifted player, Stuart was also a perfect gentleman at the table. Always cheerful, I never heard him say a cross word to either partner or opponents. Back in 1977, he was instrumental in setting up the Ayrshire Bridge Centre, which to this day is still the only premises owned by a Scottish District. Only last year he represented the SBU team in the Senior Camrose. Despite his aging years and failing health, he took to online bridge like a duck to water and was playing a strong game right up to the end. His death is a huge loss to Ayrshire Bridge.