Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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Championship Teams 2015/16

From an original entry of 18 teams, the team of Julian Mitchell (Peter Clinch, Andy Ryder, Pers Lindsten, Duncan Quibell, and Phillip Poulter) emerged victorious, beating Mandie Campbell's team in the final over 64 boards.  Julian must be sighing in relief having won his previous 3 matches by 2, 6, and 1 imps!  His team now qualify for the Pachabo Trophy which is an EBU National competition for the winners of each county's Knockout teams.

The Plate competition was won by David Franklin's team who beat Paul Londesborough’s team in the final.

The entry forms for next year's competition will be in the forthcoming county yearbook and on the web-site.   Please give it a go next season in what is the county's main teams competition and Green-pointed for each match.  First round losers qualify for the Plate competition for no extra charge.

Roger Poulter (Organiser)


 

SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Pairs
SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Michael Prior and Mike Hampton who were clear winners (by 20 VPs!) of the Green Point Swiss Pairs on Saturday May 21st.

Many thanks to Organiser and Chief Tournament Director Eddie Williams, ably assisted by Kathy Williams.

The Non-Expert prize was won by .....

..... Susan Parkins and Mark Wiggins.

EBU Southern Midweek Congress

The EBU are holding a 'fully Green Pointed' midweek congress at Bournemouth from Tuesday June 14th to Thursday June 16th.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

Among the next SCCBA events are :-

  • the SCCBA Blue-Pointed Henfield Candles - Sunday June 5th, 2016
  • the SCCBA Venture Pairs - Sunday June 26th, 2016
  • the EBU/SCCBA Green Point Swiss Teams - Sunday July 24th, 2016

You can enter these events by using an on-line entry form and pay via Internet or Telephone Banking or you can print off an entry form and post it with your cheque.  Why not go to the Entry Forms section and make your choice now?

Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs

Congratulations to Ray Burnett & Carol Morrison and Dee Murray & Claire Weston who were joint winners of this year's Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs on Sunday May 8th.  The results published originally had to be amended because a board(s) had not been arrow-switched in the last round.

Many thanks to organiser Kathy Williams and director Eddie Williams.

Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly

Since the EBU won't be holding a Junior Teach-In at Loughborough this year, the SCCBA are hosting a Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly College over the weekend of August 12-14th.  For those aged under 21, there'll be "bridge entertainment, tuition, coaching and play plus plenty of fun and social activities!".  Please see attached for details and contact SCCBA Chairman Andy Ryder if you need more information.

Remembering Mike Webber

The County Management Committee is very sad to report the recent passing of Mike Webber after a very short illness. Mike joined Chichester Bridge Club in 1987.   He became a member of the club committee in 1990 and since then has worked tirelessly as director, newsletter editor, organiser/communicator, consultant on bridge matters, handyman and devoted all round servant of the club. When Chichester Bridge Club moved premises and took a licence on property at the Bishop Luffa School, Mike was active in assisting with the construction and fitting out of the new building and without him the club would not have the premises they have today.

Mike ran his own bridge classes and supported the teaching and development of new members.  He remained a loyal member of the committee for more than 25 years and as senior director was always ready to step in and help.  Until recently he was also a leading contributor to the hugely popular overseas bridge holidays run by Mercian.

Mike was an experienced bridge director (at national level for very many years) and helped to train and support new directors at Chichester Bridge Club.  He was always there to guide and mentor with his calm, authoritative manner.  His knowledge of the rules was legendary and any disputes or queries at the table were swiftly and pleasantly resolved to the satisfaction of all.

Mike’s exceptional contribution to Sussex bridge over so many years was recognised in 2013 with the award of the Gladys Hakki trophy, a richly deserved reflection of not only his devotion to the members of Chichester Bridge Club but also to the hundreds of others who learned and played the game we all love and enjoy under his direction and supervision. We will all miss him greatly.

Mike’s funeral will take place at Chichester Crematorium at 3.30 pm on 3 May. Enquiries should be referred to the funeral directors Dillistone and Wraights, 49/51 Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, PO19 6SG, telephone 01243 839777.

Club Director Courses

The remaining EBU courses for club directors to be held at Tunbridge Wells this summer are :-

  1. Book Rulings - Saturday 18th June

  2. Judgmental Rulings - Saturday 16th July

  3. Assessment - Saturday 10th September

For further details or to register for a course, please see the English Bridge & Development web-site.

Other County News

It's only a week now until the Henfield Candles (now being run by the county) on Sunday June 5th - one of the most enjoyable days that the County runs - good bridge and excellent food, so get your entries in ASAP!

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (May 6th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
27th May 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
21st May 2016
SCCBA Green Point Swiss Pairs
8th May 2016
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
21st Apr 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
10th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
9th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Basic Bridge Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Multiple Teams (Hogben Trophy)
3rd Apr 2016
SCCBA Inter Club Teams of 8
29th Mar 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
12th Mar 2016
Sussex Pairs Final
Calendar
4th Jun 2016
Corwen Trophy
Birmingham 4th/5th
5th Jun 2016
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Henfield Candles
Henfield 1:00
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
11th Jun 2016
Pachabo Cup
Birmingham 11th/12th
12th Jun 2016
Open Swiss Pairs - Margaret King Salver
Eastbourne BC 1:00
14th Jun 2016
EBU Southern Midweek Congress
Bournemouth 14-16th
MPs: GREEN
 Click for more information
17th Jun 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
Thakeham 7:30
22nd Jun 2016
Avenue Teams League
Avenue BC 7:30
26th Jun 2016
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Worthing 1:00
 Click for more information
26th Jun 2016
Open Swiss Pairs
West Sussex BC 1:00
 Click for more information
8th Jul 2016
EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Eastbourne 8-10th

It's only a week now until the Henfield Candles (now being run by the county) on Sunday June 5th - one of the most enjoyable days that the County runs - good bridge and excellent food, so get your entries in ASAP!

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (May 6th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
27th May 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
21st May 2016
SCCBA Green Point Swiss Pairs
8th May 2016
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
21st Apr 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
10th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
9th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Basic Bridge Pairs
8th Apr 2016
Spring Congress Multiple Teams (Hogben Trophy)
3rd Apr 2016
SCCBA Inter Club Teams of 8
29th Mar 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
12th Mar 2016
Sussex Pairs Final
Calendar
4th Jun 2016
Corwen Trophy
Birmingham 4th/5th
5th Jun 2016
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Henfield Candles
Henfield 1:00
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
11th Jun 2016
Pachabo Cup
Birmingham 11th/12th
12th Jun 2016
Open Swiss Pairs - Margaret King Salver
Eastbourne BC 1:00
14th Jun 2016
EBU Southern Midweek Congress
Bournemouth 14-16th
MPs: GREEN
 Click for more information
17th Jun 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
Thakeham 7:30
22nd Jun 2016
Avenue Teams League
Avenue BC 7:30
26th Jun 2016
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Worthing 1:00
 Click for more information
26th Jun 2016
Open Swiss Pairs
West Sussex BC 1:00
 Click for more information
8th Jul 2016
EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Eastbourne 8-10th