Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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Tollemache Qualifier

Due to a last minute withdrawal, Sussex fielded a team of just four pairs in the Tollemache qualifying competition held in Solihull over the weekend of 18th/19th November.  Buoyed by an outstanding performance from Stephen Kennedy and Michael Alishaw, the team finished third out of nine in an extremely strong group.  Very well done also to Matt Smith & Tom Brogan, Peter Clinch & Julian Mitchell and Dave Franklin & Gerry Stanford.

Neil Watts (NPC)

2017 Invitation Pairs
2017 Invitation Pairs

The 2017 Invitation Pairs competition has been completed.  Congratulations to the overall winners David Galpin and Joan Hootman who are pictured with the Trophy.  After the final session on November 7th, they finished with an overall score of 92.5 VPs and .....

..... were 7.5 VPs ahead of  Gerry Stanford and Dave Franklin in second place.  Lindsay Geddes and Mick Carrington were a further 4 VPs behind in third place.  Congratulations to them all.

Many thanks to the five clubs who hosted the sessions and to Julian Mitchell, Keith Norman and Jack Woodard who directed.

Andrea Galpin, Organiser.

Chairman's Cup
Chairman's Cup

Congratulations to Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans who won the Chairman's Cup at Avenue BC on Saturday November 11th.

Many thanks to organiser and director Julian Mitchell and to Avenue BC.

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (St. Leonards)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (St. Leonards)

Massive thanks to the members of St.Leonards Bridge Club who raised an incredible £158 for Alzheimer's/Junior Bridge on Friday 3rd Nov.  Many Congratulations to Rosamond Palmer and Sue Clark who won the event with a brilliant 67.5 %.  We had a wonderful day and were made to feel very welcome indeed.  Special Thanks to Noreen for her super donation to the cause.

Andy Ryder.
Kremer Dersch Trophy
Kremer Dersch Trophy

The Kremer Dersch Trophy is an annual teams event for committee members of EBU-affiliated clubs in Sussex.  It's a competitive but social event which this year was held at Eastbourne Bridge Club on Sunday October 29th.

Congratulations to the Wilton team of Pat Hutley, Mike Armstrong, John Clark and Joan Sheppard who were the same Wilton team that won the trophy 2 years ago.  The runners-up were the Thakeham team of Harold Linfield, Eddie Fisher, Moira Baker and Keith Baker.  The SCCBA committee team of Gerry Stanford, Mervyn Wotton, Peter Clinch and Joy Mayall finished in 1st place but SCCBA committee teams are not eligible to win the trophy.

The county sincerely apologises for the switching of the team numbers of the Wilton and Thakeham teams which appeared to make Thakeham the winners until the error was corrected.

Many thanks to director Roger Poulter, organiser Gerry Stanford and to Eastbourne Bridge Club who hosted the event and, once again, provided an excellent tea.

Club Director Courses at Horsham

The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Horsham BC in 2018 :-

  • Saturday April 21st - Book Rulings Day 1
  • Saturday May 12th - Book/Judgement Rulings Day 2
  • Saturday May 26th - 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.

SCCBA Autumn Congress
SCCBA Autumn Congress

This year's Autumn Congress was held at Rawson Hall, Bolney for the first time over the weekend of October 21st/22nd.

Many thanks to directors Eddie Williams and Ian Macgregor and Congress Organiser Andy Ryder.

Congratulations to Lindsay Geddes, Philip Hunt, Mike Keeping and David Benjamin who won the Swiss Teams on the second day.

Congratulations to Nigel Urban & Neil Watts and Tom Brogan & Matt Smith who were joint-winners of the Swiss Pairs on the first day.


Congratulations also to Susan Boon and Angie Konrad who won the Welcome Pairs.

SCCBA Ladies Pairs
SCCBA Ladies Pairs

Congratulations to Liz Lancaster and Hazel Beveridge who won the 2017 SCCBA Ladies Pairs held at Patcham Bridge Club on Sunday October 15th.  24 pairs of Ladies competed for the trophy this year.  Many thanks to Peter Langston for directing and to organiser Joy Mayall.   Once again, Marit Langston provided a first-class tea which was hugely enjoyed by all. 

The runners-up were Elizabeth Hornsey and Avril Strong and in 3rd place were .....

..... Lynne Spooner and Sue Howley.

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor - Sunday December 10th
  • the New Year Swiss Teams at Henfield- Sunday January 14th

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 is an entry form for :-

  • the Worthing Swiss Teams event for the Hills Trophy on Sunday November 26th

Hampshire will be holding a Green Point Congress over the weekend of March 10th-11th, 2018, at Otterbourne, nr Winchester.

The next SCCBA one-day event is a Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor on Sunday December 10th.

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (October 5th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Chairmans Cup - Final Rankings
Chairman's Cup - Session Three
Chairman's Cup - Session Two
Chairman's Cup - Session One
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Kremer Dersch Trophy
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
20th Nov 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Patcham 1:30
21st Nov 2017
Sussex Pairs Heat
West Sussex 7:30
22nd Nov 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
24th Nov 2017
Sussex Individual Heat
Horsham 7:30
26th Nov 2017
Hills Trophy
Angmering 12:30
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5th Dec 2017
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Eastbourne 1:30
10th Dec 2017
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Bognor 11:00
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12th Dec 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
West Sussex 7:30
17th Dec 2017
Christmas Swiss Teams
St. Leonards 1:00
8th Jan 2018
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
clubs 8th-12th