Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs - PROVISIONAL RESULTS

129 pairs took part in this year's Charity Simultaneous Pairs which was played in the week beginning January 7th in support of :-

for which over £650 has been raised.

Congratulations to Peter Cartwright and Bill Draude who played in the Crawley heat and are the provisional winners.  The runners-up are Joan Hootman and Nigel Osmer who played in the Patcham heat and in 3rd place are Tom Brogan and Mark Denny who played in the Eastbourne heat.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESULTS ARE PROVISIONAL.  These results will become official at 5pm on Thursday January 24th unless changes are required.  If you have any concerns about the accuracy of the results, please contact the club at which you played as soon as possible.

Many thanks to all the clubs who took part in this event.  Many thanks also to organiser Gerry Stanford, to Andrew Southwell who selected the hands and wrote the commentary and to Ron Robins who duplimated the hands.

New Year Swiss Teams
New Year Swiss Teams

The annual New Year Swiss Teams tournament on Sunday January 13th was very well supported this year with 25 teams competing for the 'Gadsby Trophy'.  The earlier start time of 11am proved popular with players who enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch followed later with afternoon tea/cake.

The winners were David Benjamin, Mike Keeping, Matt Read and Matt Smith.

In second place were Andrew Southwell, Liz Hoskins, Yves Lebrec and Peter Clinch and ....

..... in third place were Gerry Stanford, Martin Pool, Dave Franklin and Mick Carrington.

For the first time in this event, the Non-Expert prize was decided by NGS ranking (all four players must be a Jack or below) and it was won by Mervyn Wotton, Betty Lecky-Thompson, Helen Kent and Hazel Ogden.

Many thanks to the directors David Galpin and Peter Bates and scorer Eddie Williams.  Special appreciation also goes to Peter for preparing the Hall for the event and to John Hardy and Ron Robins who helped behind the scenes.

Joy Mayall (Organiser)

P.S.  The next SCCBA Swiss Teams event will be on the Sunday (April 7th) of the Spring Congress.  The entry form for this event will appear on this site in the near future.

NEW SCCBA Event!! - a Welcome Pairs at Horsham

The SCCBA has been reviewing its tournament programme, seeking ways to increase interest from less experienced players.  The proposed Welcome Pairs on March 10th at Horsham Bridge Club is aimed at those who have taken up bridge in the last five years or returned to it via classroom training after a long break.  There will be two fields, the first for first year beginners and, playing separately alongside, a field for years 2-5.  Entry is also limited to those with an NGS band of 4 or lower but otherwise is open to all, including non-members of the EBU.

We are optimistic that this event will appeal to those seeking to make the transition from the classroom to the normal duplicate session.  We believe this will be a popular event so early entry is advised.  We are also excited that this event has the potential to be expanded to those other parts of our county (perhaps by regional iterations at different times of the year) where there are also strong populations of students in training.  Any queries should be directed to organiser Jane Handley, tel. 07780 805904.

2018-19 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the David Pavey Final at Worthing BC on Sunday January 27th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Eileen Perrigo (01903 520540) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Mixed Pairs Final at West Sussex BC on Saturday February 16th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Individual Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 20th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Peter Bates.

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Pairs Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 27th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

Gladys Hakki Trophy 2018/19

Affiliated clubs and members of the county management committee have been invited to make nominations for the award of the Gladys Hakki Trophy in 2019 via the attached form.  The intent of the trophy is annually to recognise a member of the County who has given unstintingly of their time and service, and contributed exceptionally to the success of contract bridge in the County.  If you know of someone whom you believe meets these criteria, please contact one of your local club officers or a member of the county management committee to convey your views.

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • Welcome Pairs at Horsham Bridge Club on Sunday March 10th
  • EBU/SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs at Uckfield on Saturday May 18th

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?

Also in the Entry Forms section are details of :-

  • the Roy Skelton Cup (a pairs event for players with less than 10,000 Master Points, run by Worthing BC) on Sunday February 19th

For all other events, please see Calendar.

EBU Teacher Training Course at Horsham

A 2-day teacher training course will be held at Horsham on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April.

For more information or to book, please see the English Bridge & Development web-site or contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217.
EBU Club Director Courses at Patcham

The following courses for club directors will be held at Patcham during 2019 :-

  • Saturday April 13th - Book Rulings Day 1
  • Saturday May 11th - Book/judgement Rulings Day 2
  • Saturday June 8th - Assessment

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.

Junior Bridge Camp 2019 on 6th and 7th July at Bowles Rocks is now open for registration.  New venue, home cooked food, exciting activities and, as always, lots of bridge for Juniors and parents and grandparents.
Charity Simultaneous Pairs - PROVISIONAL
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Kremer Dersch Trophy
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Metropolitan Cup
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
20th Jan 2019
SCCBA Individual Final
Patcham 1:00
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23rd Jan 2019
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
27th Jan 2019
SCCBA David Pavey Final
Worthing 1:00
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27th Jan 2019
SCCBA Pairs Final
Patcham 1:00
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3rd Feb 2019
Junior Bridge Competition
Oxford BC 2pm
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10th Feb 2019
Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Bexhill 1:30
13th Feb 2019
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
16th Feb 2019
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
West Sussex 1:00
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18th Feb 2019
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
clubs 18th-20th
24th Feb 2019
Roy Skelton Cup - under 10,000 master points
Worthing 12:30
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24th Feb 2019
EBU Masters Pairs Heat
Patcham 11:00
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27th Feb 2019
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30