Ann McGilvrey Award

This award honors a District 5 player, or in some cases a pair, who epitomize(s) ethical behavior and good sportsmanship at the bridge table.

On December 8, 1973 the District 5 bridge community suffered the loss of Ann Lytle McGilvrey, Ralph Vichill and Lee Caito in a tragic boating accident. In honor of Ann's memory, and her reputation as one who exemplified the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior at the bridge table, the Board of Directors of District 5 instituted the Ann McGilvrey Award.

The Award is presented periodically to a player or partnership who reflects Ann's positive qualities. These recipients are not chosen on the basis of service or bridge ability. Only past winners are invited to participate in the selection process. Typically the selection committee looks for someone who has established a district-wide reputation for active ethics and good manners

Ann McGilvrey Award Winners
Year Honored Name City/State
2018Hope & Brian EllisBeachwood, OH
2017Cathy MarstellerNiles, OH
2016Barbara Bergman 
2015Gladys MartinHudson, OH
2014Sharon RobertsonBeachwood, OH
2013Barb GrzegorzewskiMeadville, PA
2012Ron FranckPittsburgh, PA
2011Lynn RaffertyColumbiana, OH
2010Pat Smith 
2009Susan StarkPepper Pike, OH
2008Bernie FudorMurrysville, PA
2007Peter Grover 
2006Ernie Retetagos 
2005*Jim Reeve 
2004Pat Rasmus 
2003Sandra Fleischman 
2002Alice Williams 
2001Jim ZimmermanShaker Heights, OH
2000Mary Paulone CarnsTrafford, PA
2000 Howard Lebow 
1999 Tom Wolstoncroft 
1999Roni Gitchel 
1998Alice Lind 
1997 Nomi Connell 
1997Jan Assini 
1996Sharon FairchildRocky River, OH
1995Dick EarlyCuyahoga Falls, OH
1994Joe Dragoun 
1993Marvin Melamed 
1992Judi Sonon 
1991Arthur Goldsmith 
1990John Toy 
1988Richard Fleischman 
1986Elmer Schwartz 
1983Gail CarnsTrafford, PA
1975Grace Moore 
1974William Babb 
Year Uncertain Jim Mathis 
Year UncertainYik Young 
Year UncertainJoyce Wade 
Year UncertainWoody Van Court 
Year UncertainFred Sorensen 
Year UncertainKeyla Lawton 
Year UncertainJulia Halloran 
Year UncertainRobert Freedman 
Year UncertainIrene & Jeff Darrow 
Year UncertainKay & Richard Barbaris 
Year UncertainHarry Ganelin