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Back in October last year, we started our series of walks linking Bridge clubs in Sussex at Crawley Bridge Club on our way to Meridian Bridge Club. Last Wednesday, we were back but this time after a 12.5 mile walk from Horsham Bridge Club. Again we were made incredibly welcome and our collection raised £100 for Youth Bridge in Sussex and Alzheimer's Research UK taking our amount raised to £2242 and our miles walked to 141.5.
Many Congratulations to Bill Draude and Cecil de Araujo who won this leg of the Lord Newton Link Walk. Also, many thanks to Helen Kent, Mervyn Wotton and Leon Northeast who was kind enough to partner me.
See results and more pictures.
Framfield Bridge Club play at Buxted Park and has one of the prettiest outlooks I have seen at a Bridge Club (so far). It overlooks the Cricket ground and is charming. We walked from Crowborough to Buxted Park in early April, but as play starts at 9.30am on a Tuesday, we didn't manage to play there until 5th June.
Again, the members were extremely welcoming and generous, boosting our fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK and Sussex Junior bridge by £80.
Congratulations to Liz Thornton & Sarah Riddick who won the Lord Newton Link Trophy with an excellent 63.19%.
See results and pictures.
Congratulations to the winners of the Sussex (Henfield) Candles - Lindsay Geddes & Liz Lancaster, Andrew Southwell & Ian Lancaster, who had a good final win to capture the event emphatically. The Non-expert shield was taken by ......
..... Jim Downes & Michael Williams, Francis Kelly and Tomasz Serkowski, who finished sixth overall.
Thanks are due to David Galpin (director), Ron Robins for duplicating the boards and Charlotte Setahul for a delicious buffet supper. As always at Henfield, the help provided by Peter Bates was outstanding.
Peter Clinch (Organiser)
Very well done to Stephen Kennedy who, with partner Ben Norton, came 2nd and to Eddie Lucioni who, with partner John Dakin, came 3rd in the Championship Pairs at the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress at Stratford on May 26th/27th.
Among the next SCCBA events are the :-
You can enter most events by using an on-line entry form and paying 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?
Surrey be holding Green Point events at Guildford in September - a Swiss Pairs on Saturday September 22nd and a Swiss Teams on Sunday September 23rd.
The 2017/18 Sussex League is now almost complete and all the Divisional winners have been decided. In an unprececented and remarkable finish to Division 1, 3 teams all finished on 75 Victory Points. This means that the winners are decided by the results between the 3 teams and so it is congratulations to the team of Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell (pictured receiving the trophy), together with Kent players Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper, on winning Division 1 as they won both their matches against the other 2 tied teams. Ian and Andrew last won the League 3 seasons ago whilst Jeremy and Ian have won the competition for the last 2 seasons in another team. Dave Franklin's team (Gerry Stanford, Richard Fedrick and Mike Scoltock) finish second and Ken Ford's team (Ian Swanson, Andy Ryder, Mike Allen, David Dickson and Matt Read) come third.
Congratulations also to .....
..... the winners of the remaining 5 Divisions, respectively the teams captained by David Telfer, Paul Londesborough, Winnie Perry (pictured receiving the Division 4 Trophy from SCCBA President Martin Pool), .....
..... Josie Allen (pictured with team-member Jim Downes receiving the Division 5 Trophy from Martin) and Thea Sydenham.
Trophies were presented before the Sunday Swiss Teams at the recent County Congress at Uckfield.
I'll contact all current team Captains in the near future regarding entries for next season. New teams, of whatever level of ability, are always welcome to join this Competition - please contact me by email for more information if necessary. Entries for the new season close at the end of July with the competition getting under way shortly thereafter.
David Galpin (Organiser)
John Cull & Derek Ryan ran out winners of the Lord Newton Link Trophy.
Congratulations to Michael Alishaw and Stephen Kennedy who won the Green Point Swiss Pairs at Uckfield on Saturday May 19th. Even more congratulations to Michael and Stephen for being selected for the England Under 26 team in the World Youth Team Championships in China in August.
The runners-up were .....
..... Geoff Oldfield and Peter Crouch.
Many thanks to Organiser and Director Eddie Williams, ably assisted by Kathy Williams.
Members will be aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The new legislation aims to tighten arrangements for the collection, storage and use of personal data, to make those arrangements more visible to those concerned and to provide facility for the amendment and removal of data if appropriate. The county management committee has worked on understanding the requirements over recent months and has recently approved the publication of a comprehensive Privacy Notice.
Hopefully, this will provide the necessary visibility to Members regarding current arrangements but if there are any queries about this, Members should contact the Membership Secretary (Joy Mayall), copied to the Hon Secretary (Dick Wheeler). This Privacy Notice will be permanently available on the left-hand side of the Home and other pages.
The Gladys Hakki Trophy is awarded annually to a Sussex member who has given outstanding service to county and club over a number of years. This year's very deserving winner is Gerry Stanford, pictured being presented with the trophy by SCCBA President Martin Pool at the aborted SCCBA AGM on April 29th.
Not only has Gerry given consistently excellent performances representing the county over very many years but has worked tirelessly to help the SCCBA to deliver its objectives, e.g. as Vice-Chairman, Tournament Manager, organiser of several county events and Editor of the annual county Year Book
More recently Gerry has also played a key part in the development of youth bridge across the county, teaching at several schools and colleges and being a member of the project teams for several youth bridge festivals.
See full nomination by Dick Wheeler ( SCCBA Hon. Sec.)
The Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp on 7th and 8th July is now full for residential students. There is room for non-residentials so please contact William Bourne for a short list of local accommodation if you are thinking of coming. Registrations will close on 25th June.
Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (June 4th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally
The draft minutes of the May 16th EGM and the draft minutes of the May 16th Management Committee meeting are now available for viewing. Alternatively, you can access the minutes of all available SCCBA committee meetings, AGMs and EGMs.