Players are requested to be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of play at 7:15pm. Help provided by players arriving earlier than this to arrange the room and deal hands is much appreciated.
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.
The annual handicap pairs competition was renamed this year as the Iris Draude Memorial Pairs, in memory of Bill's wife who was a long standing member of Crawley Bridge Club.
The winners of this first (and hotly contested!) event were Cecile and Cheryl - pictured holding their trophies along with Bill. Well done to them both.
Thanks are due to Mervyn for his help supplying everyone's NGS ranking and to Richard for running the event so smoothly. Also, thanks to you all for supporting this special event - the last competition of our current year.
Peter and Bill have now received the Joe Gibson Cup (like Tad, Joe Gibson was a founder member of Crawley Bridge Club) as winners of the SCCBA Charity Sims in January and .....
..... Hazel and Mervyn have now received the Eric Selden Plate as winners of the SCCBA Open Sims in February.
You all know that Helen recently won the Gladys Hakki Trophy for making an 'outstanding contribution to bridge in Sussex'. Well, the presentation was at the county AGM on Sunday April 7th. Helen is pictured with a replica of the original trophy which she gets to keep. You can see more details, including a picture of Helen receiving the original trophy from SCCBA President Martin Pool at the county AGM, on the SCCBA website.
Congratulations again, Helen, from everybody at CBC.
After a very enjoyable evening of Compensated Teams bridge consisting of 11 teams, many congratulations go to the winners who are pictured with their well-deserved prizes - Mervyn, Tricia, Jane and Hazel. Thanks are due to Mark and Carol who organised the teams in advance and to Mervyn who ran the evening in his customary efficient way.
The club has passed the 40 year milestone and to celebrate we will be holding an Anniversary Lunch.
The date is Wednesday 10th July. The venue is the restaurant at GIBC. We will start with lunch and then play our customary 24-board duplicate session. Cost £5/head to include 2-course meal and play session.
Guest of Honour - Tad Jasko (Tad is a founder member and has kept copies of the minutes of the inaugural meeting on March 17th, 1972 and the first committee meeting on April 5th, 1972)
Could all those who would like to attend let Betty know as soon as possible, preferably by email (address as above). We hope to have a good turnout. Please respond on an individual basis and we can sort out partnerships as the event approaches. If you have special dietary requirements, particularly gluten-free or vegetarian, it would be helpful if you could point that out.
With the club going from strength to strength it's well worth celebrating and it should be great fun.
All the best,
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.
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.
The draft minutes of the April 24th committee meeting are available for viewing. Alternatively, you can access the minutes of all available CBC committee meetings and AGMs.