County event dates for your diaries
There are more events on the County websites, but this is a summary of the Sussex and Hampshire events that I think are most likely to be of interest.
Friday 12th -14th September – SCCBA
SCCBA Autumn Congress at Adur Indoor Bowling Club
This event has mixed pairs, open pairs and blue pointed swiss pairs and blue pointed swiss teams. See website for details and entry
Monday 15th September – SCCBA
Sussex Pairs Local Heat at the Bognor Club at 6.50pm
Local heat of main pairs event in Sussex. Enter on the day.
Sunday 21st September 2014 - HIWCBA
Candover Swiss Teams at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm
This will be a stratified(handicapped) mini swiss event. This year, teams made up of players from HIWCBA Clubs will be allowed free entry. This will include a plated tea. Cost for players not from HIWCBA Clubs will be £8 per head (collected on the day). See website for details and entry.
Romsey is easy to get to as it is just off the M271, and the parking is easy, next to the hall. A very good tea is provided, so these Hampshire events are very good value!
25th September – SCCBA
Sussex Individual Heat at West Sussex Bridge Club
A bit of a trek, but this is the main individual event in Sussex. Details on website.
Sunday 5th October 2014 – HIWCBA
Teaching Seminar at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 3-6pm
Find the Winning Defence for Improvers with Dave Huggett
This seminar will be led by HIWCBA newsletter editor, Grand Master and International Player Dave Huggett and will follow the formula that proved so popular last season. There will be an interactive teaching session lasting approximately 1 hour, then an interlude for light refreshments followed by a supervised play session of illustrative hands to bring to life the lecture points. The cost of this seminar will be £5.
Sunday 12th October – HIWCBA
Ladies and Mens Pairs at Christchurch Bridge Club, Dorset
Joint event with Dorset. See website for details
Tuesday 14th October – SCCBA
Mixed Pairs Heat at the Bognor Club at 6.50pm
Local heat for main mixed pairs event in Sussex. Enter on the day.
Sunday 19th October – SCCBA
Ladies Pairs at Patcham Community Centre at 1.00pm
See website for details and entry. Another excellent tea!
Sunday 19th October – HIWCBA
Wessex Swiss teams at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm
Blue Pointed. See website for details and entry.
Saturday 25th October – Petersfield
Petersfield Swiss Teams at Petersfield Comm Centre, 2pm
Petersfield Club Blue Pointed Event.
An old favourite with many members and the best bridge tea of all!
See website for details and entry.