It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Grant Kilvington last night, following a brave fight against cancer.
Grant had been a long time player and supporter of bridge and the VBA. He played bridge at the highest levels and represented Victoria on several occasions. He was a member of the Victorian Open Team at the ANC for 6 of the 7 years between 1988 and 1994 and won the Silver medal in 4 of those years.
In 2004 and 2005 Grant was in the Victorian Seniors Representative Team (playing with Charlie Snashall in both years) and won the Gold Medal in 1994.
Grant was a great supporter of youth bridge and in 2013 was the non-playing captain of the Australian Youth team at the Asia-Pacific Youth Teams Championship where he captained them to a gold medal. He also captained the Victorian Youth Team at the ANC on a number of occasions and steered them to victory in 2011, 2013, and 2014.
Grant was a bon vivant and raconteur who always had a new joke and was always a big part of the social scene at bridge events. His wit, intelligence, and good nature will be sorely missed by the bridge community throughout Australia.
Our thoughts are with his three children Emily, Julia and Trevor, as well as the rest of his family.