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Welcome to the Crawley Bridge Club web-site.  The club meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at Grattons Indoor Bowls Club (off Grattons Drive) in Three Bridges and has a bar which is usually open.

We play duplicate pairs in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.  Occasionally, we have a teams event.  All sessions start at 7.15pm.  New members and visitors are made most welcome.  If you haven't been to the club before and need a partner, please contact Betty Lecky-Thompson on 01293-547030.

if you've got any comments or questions on this web-site, please contact the WebMaster.

Valentine Pairs
Valentine Pairs

Our Valentine Pairs event was well attended with 19 pairs taking part - 14 of which were mixed pairs.  Congratulations go to the winners Bill and Carolyn, pictured with their well-deserved prizes.  Thanks to everyone who took part and made it such an enjoyable evening.

It was also the first time that we had used our new Duplimate machine which, as expected, produced some very interesting hands.

Helen
 

SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs

Congratulations to Bill & Peter who are the confirmed overall winners of the county Charity Sims played in the week beginning January 7th - see SCCBA web-site for details

2018 Christmas Charity - Outreach 3 Way
2018 Christmas Charity - Outreach 3 Way

This year's Xmas charity, Outreach 3 Way, provides support for people with learning disabilities and autism in East and West Sussex. 

As a core part of that, every day, around 45 people from a pool of 100 attend the Day Centre at Outreach Ifield.  They participate in a range of activities including arts and crafts, cookery, music, dance and drama.  The donation from CBC will be put towards arts and crafts projects.

There is no doubt that the people at Outreach do outstanding work in their field and I am grateful for everyone at the party for donating so generously so that we can give them a helping hand.

Pictured receiving the cheque is Bob Leeves, Outreach's Sports and Leisure Manager.

Richard
2018 Christmas Party
2018 Christmas Party

Our party on Friday December 7th was the busiest that we have ever held!  We had 15 tables in 2 sections - 12 in the main section and 3 in the cadets!  A good time was had by all with excellent directing from Mervyn, a very tasty buffet provided by Mitchells catering and an enjoyable bridge session.  We also collected £200 for Outreach 3 Way!

We also congratulated Mark on his big birthday!

A big thank-you goes to all who made the evening such a success.  We will do more of the same next year!!

Helen
 

Cadet Night

Cadet Night is an opportunity for less experienced players to develop their game in a competitive but relaxed environment.

Sessions start at 19.15 on Monday evenings where we play 12 boards in a duplicate format.  Each session is scored and the results published on this website.  The pace is gentle and there is time for discussion.

On 3rd Monday of the month, there will be a presentation on topics not covered in the Beginning Bridge course.  This would include subjects like losing trick hand evaluation, discard systems, weak two openers and so on.

Cadet Nights are development status and the results do not qualify for EBU masterpoints.  Consequently, entry is restricted to players with less than three years experience.

Partners are available and you can come either on your own or as part of an established pairing.

Children In Need Simultaneous Pairs - Wednesday November 14th

You can find the results on the ECats site.  From the initial screen :-

  • to see the Crawley results separately, click on 'Club' in the 'Rankings' box on the right and search for 'Crawley',
  • to see the overall results, click on 'Overall' in the 'Rankings' box on the right.
Club Individual
Club Individual

The first 3 places in the Club Individual were taken by winner Ralph (photographed receiving his prize from organiser Helen), Bill (2nd) and Mervyn (3rd).

Thanks to Richard who had the unenviable task of shouting out the movements for every round as the bridgemates didn't give complete instructions!

A good time was had by all and we will definitely keep it as an annual fun evening in our calendar.

Helen

Dates For Your Diary - 2018/19
  • Wed February 20th - SCCBA Open Sims
  • Wed March 20th - Compensated Teams
  • Fri April 12th – Iris Draude Memorial Handicap Pairs
  • Fri May 17th – AGM
Open sims ad

Please turn up and play in a heat of the SCCBA Open Sims competition on Wednesday February 20th.  As well as a prize for the overall winners, there will be 3 age-group prizes - (a) both players 60 or over; (b) both players 75 or over; (c) at least one player under 60.

The draft minutes of the January 30th committee meeting are available for viewing.  Alternatively, you can access the minutes of all available CBC committee meetings and AGMs.

Results
Valentine Pairs
Cadet Night
Friday Evening Pairs
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Friday Evening Pairs
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Cadet Night
Friday Evening Pairs
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Friday Evening Pairs
Calendar
15th Feb 2019
Friday Evening Pairs
18th Feb 2019
Cadet Night (incl. teaching)
20th Feb 2019
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
22nd Feb 2019
Friday Evening Pairs
25th Feb 2019
Cadet Night
27th Feb 2019
Wednesday Evening Pairs
1st Mar 2019
Friday Evening Pairs
4th Mar 2019
Cadet Night
6th Mar 2019
Wednesday Evening Pairs
8th Mar 2019
Friday Evening Pairs