Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Horsham)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Horsham)

Hayward's Heath to Horsham was a tough walk. 15 miles in hot conditions meant a six hour slog but through some absolutely stunning countryside.

We arrived at Horsham who once again made us feel completely welcome.

We raised a staggering £1150 and no, that's not a typo.  It includes a personal donation of £1000 made by one of the Horsham members that took our breath away.  This means we have now broken through the £3500 barrier raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK & Youth Bridge in Sussex.

Winners this time around were Kamran Nadim (not pictured) & Andrew Morris. 

Thank-you once again to all at Horsham for a great evening.

See results and more pictures.

Andy Ryder

Melting in the Heat
Melting in the Heat

The hottest days of the year didn’t stop 63 juniors aged 7 to 21 from playing bridge almost non-stop at the Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly College on 7th and 8th July.  The competitions took place in the impressive Ardingly Chapel - surely a first for bridge?

Highlights included the master-class on high-level competitive bidding by Espen and Helen Erichsen and .....

..... a 3-way tie for first place in the JBC's main competition, the Priday Cup, which was won by Oscar Selby and Andy Cope from Jamie and Liam Fegarty on the result of the boards played against each other.  Martin Jones and Anton Mauve (not pictured) lost out because they are not juniors.
Winners of the Saturday Pairs were Dominic Cooke and William Clennell who were the N/S winners and .....
..... Jasmine Bakshi and Henry Rose who were the E/W winners.
The Ratnesan family made a clean sweep of the Novice competitions with Radha winning on Saturday with Eliska Whitney and ......
..... Rajei and Ranesh winning on Sunday.

We wish the England U-16 team, who used the event as their final training, the best of luck at the World Cup in August.

Three juniors were awarded their EBED mini-bridge award, six their bronze award, one his gold, and four platinum.

Four brave girls opted to play rounders in 30 degrees of heat but most juniors and adults opted either to use the Ardingly swimming pool or (after a rapid programme alteration) to watch the World Cup football.

Click here to see more photos

William Bourne (Organiser)

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (West Worthing)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (West Worthing)

Over half way there.  Leg 16 was a pleasant 16-mile walk from Bognor to West Worthing.

We were met by a really friendly club that went out of their way to make us feel welcome and raised a magnificent £129 for Alzheimer's & Sussex Junior Bridge.

Roy Harden and John Buckland ran out winners of the Trophy but special thanks to Greg Brown & Pam Graves.

See results and full report and more pictures.

Andy Ryder

SCCBA Venture Pairs
SCCBA Venture Pairs

Congratulations to Roger Bill and Carolyn Warry who won this year's SCCBA Venture Pairs at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday June 24th.

The runners-up were Peter Harrison and Richard Moore.

Many thanks to organiser Eileen Perrigo and director Laurence Chiswell.

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • EBU/SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Teams at Patcham - Sunday July 22nd
  • Sussex League - 2018-19 (please enter by July 31st)
  • Championship Teams - 2018-19 (please enter by July 31st)
  • SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield - Wednesday August 22nd
  • SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day at Haywards Heath - Thursday September 27th
  • SCCBA Ladies Pairs at Patcham - Sunday October 21st

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?

Surrey be holding Green Point events at Guildford in September - a Swiss Pairs on Saturday September 22nd and a Swiss Teams on Sunday September 23rd.

Also in the Entry Forms section are details of :-

  • a heat of the Play with the Experts Pairs which is to be run on Monday August 6th at St. Leonards BC as part of the EBU Summer Festival of Bridge
  • a heat of the Blue-Pointed GCH Fox Championship Pairs which is to be run on Tuesday August 7th at Worthing BC as part of the EBU Summer Festival of Bridge
  • the Hill's Trophy (a Swiss Teams event run by Worthing BC) at Angmering Community Centre on Sunday November 25th

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (June 4th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

JBC -Ardingly- Sun Priday Cup
JBC -Ardingly- Sun Novice Pair
JBC - Ardingly - Sat Speedball
JBC - Ardingly - Sat Evening
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
20th Jul 2018
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
Worthing 7:30
22nd Jul 2018
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Patcham 11:00
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3rd Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival of Bridge
London 3rd-7th
6th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival - Play with the Experts Pairs
St. Leonards BC 19:00
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7th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival - GCH Fox Championship Pairs
Worthing BC 19:15
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15th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival of Bridge
London 15th-19th
22nd Aug 2018
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
Henfield 11:00
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2nd Sep 2018
Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
St. Leonards 1:00
4th Sep 2018
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Avenue 7:30
12th Sep 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
18th Sep 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
West Sussex 7:30
18th Sep 2018
Oxford Festival of Bridge
Oxford 13th-17th
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