Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Autumn Congress and Shoreham Air Show Accident

Lots of us will be sorry to see the passing of the EBU Brighton Congress but yours truly was delighted that there were lots of Sussex players to be seen and I would wager that many of you didn’t make use of the hotels or B & B’s for your accommodation.

Which brings me to the point of reminding you that our County Autumn Congress is now less than 3 weeks away.  The venue is as central a venue as the County has to offer, being an easy drive off the fast part of the A27 as it by-passes Brighton & Hove. If your tournament directors (Steady Eddie and his lovely better half Kathy) can make it over from Hastings, then what is stopping the rest of you?! Keep those entries flooding in, and see you there!

Dates are from the 11th to 13th of September at the Adur Indoor Bowling Club - see congress entry form or your Year Book for details.  You can also enter on-line.

The SCCBA were sad to hear of the tragic loss of life and the injuries sustained by so many on Saturday  22nd August.  Your Chairman would like to support the Sussex community by way of donations to the many people affected.  To this effect, SCCBA will donate £1 per entry received to the Sussex Community Foundation – the Charity advised on the Adur & Worthing Website.  We hope, over the course of the Congress, that you can also make donations to help those bereaved and coping with truly awful circumstances, so that we can jointly assist our fellow Sussex people, by helping to ease their burdens in our own quiet way. 

Ros Wolfarth, SCCBA Tournament Manager

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EBU Brighton Summer Meeting

Many congratulations to Geoffrey Wolfarth who, with partner Brian Senior, won the A Final of the Mercian Seniors Pairs at the EBU Summer Meeting.

There was also a great result for Sussex junior Stephen Kennedy whose team were 3rd= in the B Final of the Swiss Teams.

Sussex Junior Festival of Bridge

Read Chairman Andy Ryder's report on the success of the SCCBA bridge festival for juniors which was held at the Avenue Bridge Club from August 10th to 13th.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Autumn Congress at Old Barn Way from Friday September 11th to Sunday September 13th,
  • the Ladies Pairs on Sunday October 18th, 2015,
  • the Midweek Swiss Pairs on Tuesday October 20th, 2015.

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?

Also available via the Entry Form section is an downloadable entry form for Eastbourne BC's Open Swiss Teams event for the Lynn Armstrong Trophy on Sunday September 27th.

SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams
SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams

Congratulations to the team of David Gritt, Mike Keeping, Vivian Priday and David Benjamin who won the Green Point Swiss Teams at Crowborough on Sunday July 19th.  The runners-up were Dave Franklin, Gerry Stanford, Neil Watts and Nigel Urban.

Many thanks to organiser and director Eddie Williams.

Minibridge Courses in Sussex
As you may be aware, I am trying to push the teaching of the next generation of Bridge players.  We are contacting schools and colleges in Sussex with a view to teaching minibridge and introducing them to their local bridge club.  Recently, we have had a couple of good leads but have found that we have a potential shortage of teachers.  I am hoping this is something that you might be able to help with.
 
I am looking to organise a one-day course to teach new trainers how to teach minibridge, as well as fund the potential DBS checks now required.  If you would be interested in attending a course or, indeed, if you are already a teacher and would be prepared to help teach kids, please email me the following details :-
  • Availability (e.g. only Wednesdays/Thursdays) :
  • Your location :
  • Area you could cover (e.g. East Grinstead area, 5-mile radius) :
  • Course required? :  (yes/no) 
I will try and organise a course at a venue most convenient to all.  I'd appreciate a response even if you think I already have your details.
 
Thanks.

Andy Ryder (Chairman)

EBU Summer Seniors Congress

Many congratulations to Mike Keeping and David Benjamin who won the Championship Pairs A Final at the EBU Summer Seniors (July 10th-12th).  Sussex were well represented in the A Final with Geoffrey Wolfarth & Vivian Priday, Dave & Jill Armstrong and Dave Franklin & David Gritt also finishing in the top 10.  Peter Griffin and partner also did well to finish as runners-up in the B Final.

Well done also to Alan and Nanette Gillespie who finished equal 3rd in the Swiss Pairs.

Other County News
Tom Bradley Award!!

Many congratulations to Dave and Jill Armstrong who were presented at the EBU Summer Meeting with the Tom Bradley award for their significant contributions in the teaching of junior bridge.

Cancellations

Please note that the August 30th Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor and the September 3rd Golf/Bridge Day at Cooden Beach have been cancelled due to lack of support.

Extra County Heat Dates

Please note that Bognor Bridge Club will hold a heat of the Sussex Pairs on September 14th and a heat of the Mixed Pairs on October 12th.

Results
21st Jul 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
19th Jul 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Teams
28th Jun 2015
SCCBA Venture Pairs
26th Jun 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
7th Jun 2015
Henfield Candles
29th May 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
16th May 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
10th May 2015
SCCBA Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs
30th Apr 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
12th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
11th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
10th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
Calendar
6th Sep 2015
Open Swiss Teams - Blue-Pointed
St. Leonards 1:30
MPs: BLUE
9th Sep 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
10th Sep 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Eastbourne 7:30
11th Sep 2015
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Adur Indoor Bowling Club
(11th-13th)
MPs: BLUE
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14th Sep 2015
Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
14th Sep 2015
Sussex Pairs Heat
Bognor 7:00
17th Sep 2015
David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00
17th Sep 2015
Sussex Individual Heat
West Sussex 7:30
23rd Sep 2015
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
25th Sep 2015
Sussex Pairs Heat
Avenue 7:30
Tom Bradley Award!!

Many congratulations to Dave and Jill Armstrong who were presented at the EBU Summer Meeting with the Tom Bradley award for their significant contributions in the teaching of junior bridge.

Cancellations

Please note that the August 30th Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor and the September 3rd Golf/Bridge Day at Cooden Beach have been cancelled due to lack of support.

Extra County Heat Dates

Please note that Bognor Bridge Club will hold a heat of the Sussex Pairs on September 14th and a heat of the Mixed Pairs on October 12th.

Results
21st Jul 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
19th Jul 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Teams
28th Jun 2015
SCCBA Venture Pairs
26th Jun 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
7th Jun 2015
Henfield Candles
29th May 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
16th May 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
10th May 2015
SCCBA Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs
30th Apr 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
12th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
11th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
10th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
Calendar
6th Sep 2015
Open Swiss Teams - Blue-Pointed
St. Leonards 1:30
MPs: BLUE
9th Sep 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
10th Sep 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Eastbourne 7:30
11th Sep 2015
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Adur Indoor Bowling Club
(11th-13th)
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
14th Sep 2015
Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
14th Sep 2015
Sussex Pairs Heat
Bognor 7:00
17th Sep 2015
David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00
17th Sep 2015
Sussex Individual Heat
West Sussex 7:30
23rd Sep 2015
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
25th Sep 2015
Sussex Pairs Heat
Avenue 7:30