Arthur Hoffmann

Arthur Hoffman has been actively associated with bridge in Queensland for more than twenty years. He served on the QBA Council for sixteen years continuously from 1958 to 1974, five years as secretary and three years as treasurer. With Harold Hiley, he was appointed Trustee of the QBA in 1963. He is renowned for his technical knowledge of the game and served on many sub-committees including as Tournament Secretary in 1972. He has been a member of the Constitution Sub-committee and, although no longer a Council delegate, is always available to give legal advice to the Association.

His ability as an organiser cannot be disputed: he nursed the Gold Coast Congress through its infancy; organised the Australian National Championships in Brisbane in 1959 and 1965; and initiated and convened the Queensland Women’s Pairs Championships for thirteen years.

He played a major part in the formation of the Northern Suburbs Bridge Club and was its since the club started. President for many years which including sitting on several committees since the club commenced. He took an active part in the affairs of the Queensland Contract Bridge Club as secretary and Director (including the Brisbane Congress) and scorer. He also gave much help in the formation of the Toowong and Gold Coast Bridge Clubs. won several Queensland

In play he has captained and represented Queensland many times and was a member of the Queensland Open Team which won the Victor Champion Cup in 1967. He won several Queensland Open Teams Championships and countless local competitions. He became a Grand Master in 1978.