Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

The East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs on Saturday November 17th was, as usual, a very enjoyable event.  We had 15 tables, which is a full house, a delicious lunch provided again by Centre Catering at Rowfant and very able directing by Keith Norman.  This event is aimed primarily at the less experienced players but a mix of standards makes a good day for all and the inclusion of stratification gives those less experienced a chance to win their group.  As I announced on the day, I had to turn entries away this year, so please make sure to get yours in early as soon as the information appears in the county Yearbook.

The results were stratified so all pairs were placed into one of three Stratification Levels (A, B and C) according to the higher of their two Master Point rankings.  Prizes were awarded in three groupings - Levels A+B+C (i.e. overall), Levels B+C and Level C only.

Congratulations to overall winners Christa Wilson (Ashurstwood) and Christine Bohorquez (Crawley and Horley).  Other prize-winners were ......

...... Betty Lecky-Thompson and Hazel Ogden (Crawley) who were overall runners-up and ......

...... Cecil de Araujo and Richard Jameson (Crawley) who won the Stratification Levels B+C grouping.

Alison Lowe and Annabelle Riseborough (East Sussex) won the Stratification Level C grouping but sadly left before the photo session!!

Helen Kent (Organiser)

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Wilton)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Wilton)
Wilton play at the charming venue of Cooden Beach Golf Club.  We walked the 8 miles from Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club along the beach, again in stunning sunshine.  We have certainly picked the best year for linking all Sussex clubs raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.
Paul & Christine Williams ran out winners of the Lord Newton Link Cup with an excellent 64.55 % and Wilton raised an excellent £77.50.
See results and more picturesFor reports of previous walks, see below and the Link Walks page.
Andy Ryder
2018 Invitation Pairs
2018 Invitation Pairs

The 2018 Invitation Pairs competition has now been completed.

Congratulations to the overall winners Mike Keeping and David Benjamin who scored a total of 93.61 VPs.  They are shown here receiving their trophy from last year's winner David Galpin (with Joan Hootman).

In second place were Andy Ryder and Mike Allen with a score of 88.07 VPs and .....

..... in third place were Roger Poulter and James Hobden with a score of 85.62 VPs.

Very many congratulations to them all.

And special thanks to the five clubs who hosted the sessions and to the directors David Galpin, Julian Mitchell, Keith Norman and Jack Woodard.

Andrea Galpin, Organiser
2018-19 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Pairs Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 27th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

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 28th.

Congratulations to the Avenue team of Andrea Galpin, Julian Mitchell, Denise Boxall and Helen Dawson who were clear winners.  The runners-up were the West Sussex team of Robert Hirst, Hazel Beveridge, Neil Watts and Rob Harris who were just 1 IMP ahead of the Patcham team of Peter Langston, Ian Macgregor, Ivor Richard and Roy Greenbaum.

Many thanks to director David Galpin and scorer Andrea Galpin, who were both much busier than they expected, to organiser Gerry Stanford and to Eastbourne Bridge Club who hosted the event and, as usual, provided an excellent tea.

Special thanks to William Bourne who, during the tea break, gave a very interesting talk on the follow-up actions to the very successful Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly College in July.

SCCBA Ladies Pairs
SCCBA Ladies Pairs

Congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Sally Bugden who are pictured with the Edward Bruce Parker Trophy for winning the 2018 SCCBA Ladies Pairs.

The runners-up were Sue Peters and Maureen Norman and .....

..... in 3rd place were Francesca Campbell and Prue Davies.

This very popular annual event was held on Sunday October 21st at Patcham Bridge Club where a delicious tea, provided by Frances and Edith, was enjoyed during the interval.  Many thanks to Peter Langston who directed the event.

Joy Mayall - Organiser

SCCBA Supporting Charitable Work

Every year, the SCCBA runs a simultaneous pairs event in support of two selected charities. The association is keen to support local charities if possible.  Since 2002, thirty-four charities have been supported.  If your club would like to nominate a charity for consideration in 2019 or subsequent years, please send me full details along with a short statement indicating why you believe that particular charity deserves our support.  Proposals will be considered by the county management committee on November 30th 2018.

Many thanks.

Dick Wheeler (Hon. Sec. SCCBA) or 01903 691566

Forthcoming Events

In the Entry Forms section are details of :-

  • the Hill's Trophy (a Swiss Teams event run by Worthing BC) at Angmering Community Centre on Sunday November 25th

Kent, Surrey and Sussex are holding a one-day bridge event at Wimbledon Bridge Club for 8-21 year olds on Sunday November 25th, starting with a teaching session at 10:30 followed by an afternoon competition.

There will be a Youth Bridge Day at Henley, Oxfordshire, on Wednesday January 2nd, starting at 10am.

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

Kent, Surrey and Sussex are holding a one-day bridge event at Wimbledon Bridge Club for 8-21 year olds on Sunday November 25th - includes teaching and competitions

East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Kremer Dersch Trophy
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Metropolitan Cup
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
17th Nov 2018
Tollemache Qualifier
19th Nov 2018
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Patcham 1:30
21st Nov 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
23rd Nov 2018
SCCBA Individual Heat
Horsham 7:30
25th Nov 2018
Hills Trophy
Angmering 11:00
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25th Nov 2018
Southern Counties Junior Bridge Event
Wimbledon BC 10:30
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28th Nov 2018
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
4th Dec 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Eastbourne 1:30
5th Dec 2018
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Avenue 7:30
9th Dec 2018
Open Swiss Teams
St. Leonards 1:00
2nd Jan 2019
Henley Youth Bridge Day
Henley, Oxfordshire 10:00
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7th Jan 2019
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
clubs 7th-11th