George Stephens was a chemist as Bangalow, 50 miles across the Queensland border and, although not a Queenslander, the Australian Bridge Council gave permission for him to represent this State – which he did on five occasions between 1948 and 1964,
He was an experienced Tournament Director who came to Brisbane in 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1965 to direct the ANC for the Association. He has written: “when I directed there, I paid a locum, my hotel and out-of-pocket expenses and was never paid a razoo. How different today,”
He was a lifemaster of the International Society of Bridge Teachers and the proprietor of Contract Bridge Supplies which he started in 1971.