John Sutherlin (1936-2018)

John Sutherlin 1936–2018

World champion, multiple NABC champ died May 12.

Grand Life Master John Sutherlin of Dallas died May 12 at age 81. Sutherlin was a member of the winning squad in the 2000 World Senior Teams and was second in the World Mixed Pairs in 1982 with wife, Peggy.

A 13-time NABC champion, Sutherlin also had 15 second-place finishes in national-level events.

Sutherlin served as ACBL National Recorder from 1986 to 1996, and he worked extensively for the League in recent, well-publicized cheating cases.

In 2008, John and Peggy were named ACBL Honorary Members of the Year.

A full obituary will appear in the July issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

(Edited to correct date of death.)