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Congratulations to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner who won the Green Point Swiss Pairs at Uckfield on Saturday May 18th.
The runners-up were .....
..... David Norman and David Dawson and the .....
..... 'B' Stratification Class winners were Robert Hirst and Ed Barter.
Many thanks to Organiser and Director Eddie Williams, ably assisted by Kathy Williams.
It's been a successful few days for Julian Mitchell and his teams. After winning the Championship Teams a week earlier (see below), Julian's team won Division 1 of the Sussex League.
A big win in their final match of the season took their total to 82 VPs from their 6 matches, just 1 VP ahead of Ian Lancaster's team who were the winners in the previous season. The winning team (Christine Jepson, Julian, Peter Clinch and, absent from the photo, David Clifton) are pictured receiving their trophy from League organiser David Galpin at the recent Invitation Pairs round at the Avenue Bridge Club.
Division 2 has now also been decided, again by just a 1 VP margin. The winning team, captained by David Galpin, scored 86 VPs, one ahead of Andy Morris's team on 85 VPs. The picture shows David holding the trophy, together with Jeff & Lydia Stanford, Andrea Galpin, and Joan Hootman.
The teams captained by Nick Levine, Brian Gould, and Tony Redshaw have won Divisions 3, 4, and 5 respectively. Congratulations to all the winners.
Entry forms for the new season of both the Sussex League and the Championship Teams will be on this site in a few weeks' time. New entries for both competitions will be particularly welcome.
Congratulations to this year's winners who were Julian Mitchell's team (Julian, Andy Ryder, David Dickson, Peter Clinch and, absent from the photo, Mike Allen) who defeated Martin Greeley's team (Gina Dickson, Alan & Nanette Gillespie) by 96 IMPs in the final which was played over 56 boards at the Avenue on April 29th.
As with Division 1 of the League, the winners received their trophy from organiser David Galpin at a recent Invitation Pairs round.
Many congratulations to the Avenue team (Peter Clinch (capt.) & Julian Mitchell, Vivian Priday & David Dickson, Ollie Powell & Mike Allen, Andy Ryder & Ken Ford) who have qualified for the Garden Cities Final on June 15th. They finished a good second of eight in a strong field at the Regional Final at Richmond BC on Saturday April 27th. This is the first time that the Avenue has been in the final since 2013 and the first time that any Sussex team has been in the final since 2014.
The Avenue qualified for the Regional Final via the SCCBA Teams of 8 competition - see County News page.
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 Helen Kent, pictured being presented with the trophy by SCCBA President Martin Pool at the SCCBA AGM on April 7th.
When low attendances brought Crawley Bridge Club to the brink of folding up 5 years ago, Helen instituted a teaching programme which she has delivered every year since. The club’s membership and attendances have subsequently more than doubled. Helen also has been Crawley chairman and a director for 16 years. She is the heartbeat of the club.
Apart from what Helen’s done for bridge at Crawley, she's done a lot for the county too. Helen was on the SCCBA Management Committee and was Trophy Coordinator for 7 years. But, undoubtedly, Helen’s most notable achievement for the county has been to maintain high levels of attendance, against the current trend, in the East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs which she has organised for the past 13 years.
See full nomination by Crawley Bridge Club.
A two-day teacher training course will be held :-
The following course for club directors will be held at Patcham during 2019 :-
For further details or to register for a course, please see the English Bridge & Development web-site and the current schedule for all Club Tournament Director Training Courses.
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?
For all other events, please see Calendar.
Other County News
The next two prestigious SCCBA events are the Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles Swiss Teams at Henfield on Sunday June 2nd and the Green-Pointed Swiss Teams at Patcham on Sunday July 21st. Please book now!
Please note that Chichester BC's Charity Café Bridge Event on May 22nd is now fully booked but you can add names to the waiting list