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I am very saddened to have to report that one of our most popular and respected members has suddenly died. Howard Nunan suffered a heart attack on Thursday 20th September. We are given to understand that his passing was very quick. All of us at the Club will greatly miss his sense of fun, and his deep sense of responsibility and loyalty. 

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Rest In Peace, Howard. We will always have fond memories of you.

♠ Questionnaire on Earlier Starting Times - Results & Proposals ♠ 

We had 57 responses - which is nearly 3/4 of our anticipated membership this year.

a) Starting earlier in the evening will not encourage daytime players to begin playing in the evening. 

b) Half of those who play in the evening, even intermittently, favour an earlier start, and usually suggest either 7 or 7.15. However some make the comment that they will no longer be able to get to sessions on time if the sessions start earlier. Given that our evening numbers will not be increased from afternoon only players, and that evening nunbers are already of concern, the Committee is reluctant to adopt a change.

c) There were several comments suggesting that finishing earlier is actually the issue. But to do so would mean that we have to keep to time better.

We will be considering methods of improving our Time Keeping - see below.

d) Thursday Afternoon Hosting

We are seeking to re-introduce this, but have insufficient volunteer Hosts at present. Please contact Linda Reed if you would like to help - "", or 01892 652404

♠  2 Month Trial of Timekeeping Procedures to bring about earlier Finish Times ♠ 

a) See above

b) From Monday 3rd September, the Club will be conducting a 2-month trial with the objective of improving the Timekeeping of the Monday, Thursday & Friday (& other) Bridge Events. At the end of the trial members will be asked to evaluate the change & their enjoyment of sessions.

c) The Director will keep a watchful eye on the Time, & 5 minutes before the end of the Round is scheduled, will announce that no new Boards should be started. Any Table which has not started their last Board, will be asked to enter “No Play” (ie a ‘0’) on their Tablet.

d) If necessary, the Director will impose a Penalty for continued Lateness of Play.

♣  Tournament Directors & Scorers

We are keen to extend our lists of Directors & Scorers. Currently the following are potentially available to us:

Directors - Richard Bird, Geoff Crawford, Adele Holder, Nick Levine, Eddie Lucioni, Linda Reed, Chris Sandford, Pat Warren

Scorers - Chris Bailey, David Ball, Richard Bird, David Fellows, Chris Sandford, Pat Warren

As you can see, three Members have both responsibilities (Richard Bird, Chris Sandford & Pat Warren), which means that if any of them leave we lose both a Director and a Scorer. If you know of either potential Directors or Scorers who may be interested in helping, please contact our Chair Person, Linda Reed @ or 01892 652404 or Chris Bailey or 01825 733 655. Either External Courses (EBU) or Internal Courses will be arranged for successful applicants.


♠ Handicap Teams Competition Results - as at 25/8/2018 ♣ 

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EBU News
EBU News

See 'Future Events' (Top Right Hand Side of Home Page) to see forthcoming EBU Tournaments.

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Monthly Bridge Teans

Handicap Teams Competition

Results as at 25/08/2018

Team                     Total Imps              Tot Imps - H'cap

Chris Bailey                             215                                   116   

William Bourne                        174                                    81

Ian Carruthers                         154                                    15

NB - If you want to know how Handicaps are calculated - contact Chris Bailey

Some Teams have different members, so each team is referenced by the Player who plays most often.




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Welcome to Crowborough Bridge Club
Introduction to Crowborough Bridge Club
Introduction to Crowborough Bridge Club

We are a relaxed and very friendly club, comprised of players with a wide range of abilities.

If you need a partner for any of our bridge sessions, please refer to the notice below.

Conventions are mostly Acol. If you are unfamiliar with duplicate bridge, experienced players will be available to help you.

Would visitors for all sessions please refer to the Information Section.

We hold a teams event every last Friday of the month. These have proved to be very enjoyable and popular.

Near the event there is a "sign up" sheet on the notice board.

Evening and Afternoon Session Start Time

Evening and Afternoon Session Start Time

Monday and Friday Evening - Arrival time 7.15pm

 with 7.20pm being the very latest.

Movement and Scoring decisions can be made for a prompt start at 7.30pm.

Thursday Afternoon - Arrival time 1.15pm with 1.20pm being the very latest.

Movement and Scoring decisions can be made for a prompt start at 1.30pm.


Bridge Lessons with Adele

A six week course to prepare for playing at the club, practicing duplicate bridge and improvement in the areas below.     

Date: Wednesday October 3rd.    Book early to avoid disappointment.  

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm   Cost £5 per session including refreshments

         Emphasis will be on:

a) improving bidding using the system card and         

b) play of the hand and defending throughout the course.

The order of each lesson :

1. No Trump shaped hands    2. Bidding suits including overcalls    3. Doubles and sacrificing    4. Methods when defending including signals    5. Strong hands including bidding slams    6. System card and practice  

Contact Adele on: 01892 888001    or by e-mail:

Finding a Partner

Do you Need a Partner?

Please contact Mary Rexstrew by e-mail:

or phone 01892 653 910

Membership List


 This is now available. 

Moira is our Membership Secretary.

If you require a copy of the list, please e-mail her:

There are a few paper copies at the club.

Police number to call if necessary is 0845-6070-999
Future Events


A CBC Handicap Teams Event at Crowborough Friday 28th September - Caroline Poole kindly arranges Partners if required . Mary Rexstrew can also help.


EBU Autumn Pairs SIMS - Monday 1st October - there will be a small additional charge.

Autumn East Sussex CCBA Congress at Patcham on Saturday & Sunday October 13th and 14th. Entry Details (


ECATS Children in Need Sims on November 12th.

Recent Successes

Winners of our Annual Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays Competitions

Our congratulations go to the following members:


1st Chris Sandford  2nd Richard Clark  3rd Adele Holder


1st Ian Carruthers  2nd Sydney Moss  3rd Margaret Carruthers


1st Chris Bailey  2nd Sylvia Hall   3rd Richard Bird

Building Application News

CCA keeps pressure on Wealden and Abbey
as Beaconwood demolition is planned
Crowborough Community Association (CCA) has learned that Goody Demolition are gearing up to start demolishing the Beaconwood building directly in front of the Community Centre (CCC) on 3rdOctober, pending final go-ahead from Abbey Developments.  
We are in contact with Goody to try to keep disruption to the Community Centre to an absolute minimum. We are also in touch with Wealden District Council’s Building Control department as it has authority over how the demolition is carried out. The contract for demolition is for eight weeks.

To ensure that the Community Centre remains the vibrant social and cultural hub we have now all become used to, CCA is considering measures to maximise parking on site and to make CCC even more user friendly.  Some of the ideas we are working on are:

  • Install more parking spaces by using the grassed area between the CCC car park and Pine Grove.
  • Install parking spaces outside the main hall. 
  • Designate more of the existing 16 parking spaces for ambulant disabled users.
  • Ask the library for use of their loading bay for CCC parking when loading bay not in use.
  • Try to find more storage space in CCC for users to avoid them having to carry equipment across Pine Grove
  • Lobby Wealden District Council for the immediate construction of the promised additional 42 spaces on the other side of Pine Grove.
  • Lobby East Sussex County Council to install the pedestrian crossing across Pine Grove as a matter of urgency.  The planning condition attached to the planning permission for the 68 dwellings only requires the crossing to be installed once the first dwelling is occupied but the need is immediate. 

The additional car parking spaces on the CCC site will be subject to feasibility and, importantly, funding!

We need your help!!
CCA needs your help again, please, to put pressure on Wealden to supply the promised additional public car parking spaces and ESCC to provide the pedestrian crossing.  Neither are too much to ask given the loss of 99 parking spaces and the dangers of  crossing Pine Grove. 
Please would you write again to both councils using the contact details you have used many times before to make impassioned pleas for the councils to come up with what is needed.

If you would like a reminder of the key people to email, please see below:;;

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Monday Pairs
Scorer: Chris Bailey
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Scorer: Chris Bailey
Thursday Pairs
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Scorer: Chris Bailey
Friday Pairs
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Thursday Pairs
Scorer: David Fellows
Monday Pairs
Scorer: Richard Bird
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