Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs - PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Congratulations to Russell Gross and Ivor Richards of Patcham Bridge Club who are the provisional winners of the 2017 Charity Simultaneous Pairs which was played in the week beginning January 9th.  The runners-up are David Gilbert and Stuart Henderson of Thakeham Bridge Club and in 3rd place are Philip Hunt and Matt Read of West Sussex Bridge Club.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE RESULTS ARE PROVISIONAL.  If you have any concerns about the accuracy of the results, please contact the club at which you played as soon as possible.  These results will become official at 5pm on Wednesday January 25th unless changes are required.

Many thanks to the clubs who held heats, to organiser Gerry Stanford, to Andrew Southwell who selected the hands and wrote the commentary and to Ron Robins who duplimated the hands.

Sussex Pairs Final
Sussex Pairs Final

Congratulations to Andy Ryder and Mike Allen who won this year's Sussex Pairs Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 15th.

The runners-up were .....

 

..... Neil Watts and Nigel Urban, pictured being presented with their prize by organiser Gerry Stanford (centre).

Many thanks to director Peter Langston and organiser Gerry and to Patcham BC for hosting the final.

New Year Swiss Teams
New Year Swiss Teams

Many thanks are due to Organiser Joy Mayall who worked overtime to get 30 teams together for this year's New Year Swiss Teams at Henfield on Sunday January 8th.  Many thanks also to Tournament Directors David Galpin and Martin Pool for a very smoothly-run event.

Congratulations to this year's winners Ian Macgregor, Mary Lawrenson, David Park and Steve Ackroyd who were presented with their prizes by David Galpin (left). 

In second place were .....

 

..... Andrew Southwell, Richard Fedrick (missing from the picture), Liz Hoskins and Peter Clinch and in 3rd place were .....

 ..... David Dickson, John Williams, Andy Ryder and Mike Moody (also missing).

Thanks also to caddies Sorcha and Zac Tenquist and to John Porteous who again provided a delicious buffet.

The next SCCBA Swiss Teams will be held on the last day of the Spring Congress at Uckfield from April 21st to April 23rd.  Why not book now?

Sandra Landy
Sandra Landy

It is with the greatest of sadness that the Management Committee reports the untimely passing of Sandra Landy on 4 January 2017.  Sandra was one of the greatest players of her time and a star who graced the world bridge stage not only with consistent bridge excellence but also with a warm, friendly and humourful personality.  Her achievements were myriad including winning the Women’s European Championships five times between 1975 and 1999, the Venice Cup in 1981 and 1985 and representing England five times in the World Olympiad between 1976 and 1992.  Sandra also made important contributions to the governance of the game in England through service on the EBU Board and its Selection Committee and in 2016 she was awarded the EBU Diamond award (see picture) for her overall contributions to the game.

Sandra was not content, however, with the highest levels of achievement at the table and playing key roles in the governance of the game, as she chose to devote much of her time subsequently to teaching others the joys of the game we all love.  There are now literally hundreds of current players, particularly in Sussex, who enjoy the game as a result of the structure and clarity of her teaching.  The world of bridge owes her a great debt and it will mourn her passing with great sadness.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

Among the next SCCBA events is :-

  • the Blue-Pointed Spring Congress - Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd

You can enter this event 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?

2016-17 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the David Pavey Final at Worthing BC on Sunday January 29th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Ros Wolfarth (01273 203807) ASAP or on the day on 07889 408175.

To check whether you've qualified for the Mixed Pairs Final at West Sussex BC on Sunday February 5th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs

The annual SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs will be held in the New Year between Monday January 9th and Monday January 16th.  Because it can be played on any weekday, it can easily be played on your usual club afternoon or evening.  Charities are selected from suggestions by our members and we try to choose charities from different parts of the county.  This year, the money raised will go to :-

Heats are currently scheduled to be held at Patcham, Worthing, Horsham, West Sussex, Thakeham, Crawley, Avenue and Eastbourne., To arrange for your club to enter, please email Gerry Stanford.  Please note that, since the boards will be the same throughout the week, individual players may only play in one heat.

Gladys Hakki Trophy 2016/17

Affiliated clubs and members of the county management committee have been invited to make nominations for the award of the Gladys Hakki Trophy in 2017 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.

EBU Club Director Courses at Worthing and Hastings

The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Hastings in 2017 :-

  • Sunday April 9th - Essentials
  • Sunday May 14th - Book Rulings
  • Sunday June 11th - Judgement Rulings
  • Sunday July 2nd - 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.

Other County News
Results
16th Jan 2017
Charity Simultaneous Pairs - PROVISIONAL
15th Jan 2017
Sussex Pairs Final
8th Jan 2017
New Year Swiss Teams
27th Nov 2016
Hills Trophy
12th Nov 2016
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
1st Nov 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
30th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Teams
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
16th Oct 2016
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
12th Oct 2016
Blue-Pointed SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
9th Oct 2016
Kremer Dersch Trophy
Calendar
25th Jan 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
29th Jan 2017
David Pavey Final
Worthing 1:00
 Click for more information
5th Feb 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
West Sussex 1:00
 Click for more information
8th Feb 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
12th Feb 2017
West Sussex Challenge
West Sussex 1:00
15th Feb 2017
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs
19th Feb 2017
SCCBA Individual Final
Patcham 1:00
19th Feb 2017
La Locanda Open Swiss Teams
Eastbourne 1:00
22nd Feb 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
8th Mar 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
Results
16th Jan 2017
Charity Simultaneous Pairs - PROVISIONAL
15th Jan 2017
Sussex Pairs Final
8th Jan 2017
New Year Swiss Teams
27th Nov 2016
Hills Trophy
12th Nov 2016
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
1st Nov 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
30th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Teams
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
16th Oct 2016
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
12th Oct 2016
Blue-Pointed SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
9th Oct 2016
Kremer Dersch Trophy
Calendar
25th Jan 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
29th Jan 2017
David Pavey Final
Worthing 1:00
 Click for more information
5th Feb 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
West Sussex 1:00
 Click for more information
8th Feb 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
12th Feb 2017
West Sussex Challenge
West Sussex 1:00
15th Feb 2017
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs
19th Feb 2017
SCCBA Individual Final
Patcham 1:00
19th Feb 2017
La Locanda Open Swiss Teams
Eastbourne 1:00
22nd Feb 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
8th Mar 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30