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SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day
SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day

The Third Annual SCCBA Golf/Bridge day took place at Haywards Heath Golf Club on Friday 19th September.  The players enjoyed glorious weather for their round of golf and after lunch played an individual bridge movement.   The overall combined bridge/golf winner of the day was John Vermeer, pictured with Eddie Williams receiving the trophy.  The winner of the bridge was .....

..... Norman Hardy, also pictured with Eddie. The winner of the golf was David Shore.  Congratulations to all of them and our thanks to Eddie Williams who directed the bridge and to Joy Mayall, Tournament Organiser.

2014/2015 Tollemache Team Selected
The SCCBA Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the following team for this year’s Tollemache Qualifier to be held in Birmingham over the weekend of 22nd/23rd November :-
Julian Mitchell (c) and Peter Clinch
David Dickson and Andy Ryder
Richard Fedrick and Matt Read
Dave Franklin and Gerry Stanford
Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell
Res: Chris Jepson and Neil Watts
Good luck to the team as they bid to qualify for the Tollemache Finals.
Best Sussex Junior 2014
Best Sussex Junior 2014

The trophy for Best Sussex Junior, presented & donated for the juniors by Harold Linfield, has this year been awarded to Stephen Kennedy who has not only represented England but is also a qualified tournament director and teaches bridge.  Whilst the decision was very close, because Sussex have four other youngsters, namely Chris & Jon Derrick, Oliver Powell and George Siddens who have also represented England, Stephen was this year's deserving winner.

SCCBA Autumn Congress
SCCBA Autumn Congress

This year's Autumn Congress from September 12th to 14th was held again at Adur Indoor Bowling Club in Southwick and was smoothly directed by Eddie Williams aided by Kathy Williams.

The final event was a Swiss Teams which was won by Dave Franklin, David Gritt, Gerry Stanford and Andrew Southwell - congratulations to them.

Congratulations again to David Gritt and Dave Franklin for also winning the Swiss Pairs (and also the Sir Noel Mobbs Cup for being the leading Sussex pair) on the second day.  The winners of the Non-Expert prize (and also the Broad Salver for being the leading Sussex Non-Expert pair) in this event were .....


..... Mervyn Wotton and Helen Kent.

Congratulations also to the winners on the first day who were .....

..... Kathy Williams and Chris Derrick who won the Mixed/Open Pairs.

..... John Fitton and Jim Downes who won the Simple System Pairs and ....

The Late Pam Kelly

Terry Kelly has reported that individual donations received for the charity ‘Know Dementia’ now total £125.00, most of which have come from members of the bridge community, including a generous amount from a Swedish friend who lives in Stockholm.  Terry also wishes to thank Pam’s bridge partners, Joan Sanders, Irene Haws and Claire Grimes, who showed great care and compassion by playing bridge with her and also for enabling her to get involved in local activities all of which gave Pam a lot of joy and happiness in her final years.

Metropolitan Cup

Many congratulations to the Sussex A & B teams who both won their sections of this competition on Sunday September 7th.   Both Sussex C teams performed very creditably too, finishing within a VP of each other in 2nd= and 4th places respectively in a closely-fought C section.

Surrey have taken over the running of this competition so detailed results can be found on the Surrey web-site.

Bognor Basic Bridge Pairs
Bognor Basic Bridge Pairs

Congratulations to Pat Collings (left) and Kathy Williams (right) who were overall winners and to Rosemary Dawe and Brian Poland (centre) who won the B Stratification grouping in the county Bognor Basic Bridge Pairs on Sunday August 31st.

Many thanks to director Eddie Williams, organiser Roland Heathfield and to Bognor Bridge Club for hosting the event.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the SCCBA Ladies Pairs on Sunday October 19th,
  • the SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs on Wednesday October 22nd,
  • the SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Turners Hill on Saturday November 15th.

You can enter any of these events using one of the new on-line entry forms plus a Bank Transfer to send the entry fee or you can print off a entry form and post it with your cheque.  Why not go the Entry Form section and make your choice now?


EBU Junior Teach-in at Loughborough
EBU Junior Teach-in at Loughborough

A sizeable Sussex contingent had an enjoyable and successful time at the Junior Teach-in at Loughborough over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Pictured are Stephen Kennedy, Oliver Powell, Lulu, Miri, Zac & Sorcha Tenquist, John Mewes, Joseph Carr (Derbyshire), Mark Hewitt, Jay Chitty Williams, Natalie Olujobi and Jack Carr (Derbyshire).  See Jill Armstrong's full report.

Other County News

On Sunday October 12th, West Sussex Bridge Club are holding an inaugural Venture Pairs in Jackie Clinton's memory with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  Please support this worthy cause.

14th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
13th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
12th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Mixed-Open Pairs
12th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Simple System Pairs
5th Sep 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
31st Aug 2014
SCCBA Bognor Basic Bridge
20th Jul 2014
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
15th Jul 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
29th Jun 2014
SCCBA Venture Pairs
22nd Jun 2014
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
20th Jun 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
8th Jun 2014
Henfield Candles
24th Sep 2014
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
25th Sep 2014
Sussex Individual Heat
West Sussex 7:30
27th Sep 2014
One-Day Green Pointed events
Surrey 27-28th
30th Sep 2014
David Pavey Heat
Bexhill 6:50
1st Oct 2014
Mixed Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
2nd Oct 2014
David Pavey Heat
West Sussex 7:30
5th Oct 2014
Kremer Dersch Inter-Club Committees
Adur Indoor Bowling Club 1:00
8th Oct 2014
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
9th Oct 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Eastbourne 7:30
10th Oct 2014
Sussex Individual Heat
Crawley 7:15
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