Our favourite director, Matt Smith, is also everybody’s favourite director. As reported in the January edition of the Bridge Bulletin, Matt was presented with the Jean Molnar Employee of the Year Award at the Fall NABC in Hawaii, recognizing a field employee for outstanding customer service.
Matt is highly regarded by both players and his co-workers. As one world champion, Steve Weinstein, puts it, “for my money, Matt is the best of the best.” He further notes that any event where Matt is in charge will be run professionally with rulings well thought out and explained clearly and thoroughly.
More encomiums from bridge luminaries can be found in the full article on page 26 of the January Bridge Bulletin.
Matt is going part-time as director, saying he wants to stay home more, so Victoria players can expect to see him more often, playing at local clubs.