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Following our successful lottery application, Sussex County Contract Bridge Association is pleased to announce that we will be offering FREE bridge tuition to all those of school age in Sussex at various club venues - see details.


Read about our players' achievements.

Apply for competitions by clicking on Entry Forms.

Find out how to get your friends, children and grandchildren involved in learning and playing via the Promoting Bridge page or by contacting one of the teachers of bridge in Sussex.

Access information about your local club or link to national and global websites.

For Sussex matters, please feel free to contact SCCBA Chairman Andy Ryder.

Update your contact details at the EBU and also tell the SCCBA.

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SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs

Please also note that the SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs will be played over 2 days on Wednesday February 11th and Thursday February 12th.  As with the Charity Sims, individual players may only play in one heat.  To arrange for your club to enter this event, please email Peter Clinch (or tel. 0751 533 3539).

2014-15 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the David Pavey Final at Worthing BC on Sunday February 1st, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Peter Gannon (01273 813003) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Individual Final at Patcham BC on Sunday February 22nd, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Peter Bates (01273 494172) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Mixed Pairs Final at West Sussex BC on Sunday March 1st, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Pairs Final at West Sussex BC on Saturday March 14th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

After the events mentioned above, the next SCCBA event is :-

  • the SCCBA Spring Congress at Uckfield from Friday April 10th to Sunday April 12th,
  • SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Eastbourne on Sunday May 10th,

You can enter these events 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 the Entry Form section and make your choice now?

An entry form is also available in this section for the last ever Henfield Candles which takes place on Sunday June 7th.

Peggy Bayer Trophy Home Internationals

Congratulations to Stephen Kennedy who has been picked to play for England with partner Laura Covill in this Under-20 event in February.

SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs - CONFIRMED RESULTS

Many congratulations to David Dickson and Martin Greeley of Avenue Bridge Club who are the confirmed winners of this year's Charity Simultaneous Pairs which was played in the week beginning January 12thThe runners-up are C. Webley and A. Spencer of Wilton Bridge Club and in third place are Debbie Doran and Susie Swadling of Crawley Bridge Club. 

Over £700 has been raised for this year's charities which are the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team and Know Dementia, Sussex.

Many thanks to the clubs who held heats, to Andrew Southwell who selected the hands and wrote the commentary and to organiser Gerry Stanford.  Many thanks also to Ron Robins of Patcham Bridge Club for duplimating the hands.

(Note from the organiser -  We also owe a big thank-you to our central scorer, Mervyn Wotton)

New Year Swiss Teams
New Year Swiss Teams

Thanks to the untiring efforts of organiser Joy Mayall, 28 Teams entered this popular annual event.  Going into the final round, four teams were in contention for 1st place.  The winning team, however, were the 2014 trophy holders, Andrew Southwell, Richard Fedrick, Liz Hoskins and Peter Clinch (pictured with SCCBA Chairman Andy Ryder, second left)Congratulations to them for the second year running.  The event was most ably directed by Chief Director, David Galpin, assisted by Brian Gould and scorer Ron Robins.

As usual, John Porteous' catering was first class and players enjoyed a choice of hot and cold buffet.

The runners-up were Mike Allen, Andy Ryder, Mandie Campbell and David Dickson.  In 3rd place were .....

..... James Hobden, Mike Keeping, David Gritt and Lindsay Geddes.  The winners of the Ascenders prize were .....

.... Michael Percik, Valerie Benson, Ian MacGregor and Antony Whiteway.


Gladys Hakki Trophy 2014/15

The Gladys Hakki Trophy recognises a member of the county who has given their time and service and contributed generally to bridge. If you wish to nominate somebody for 2014/15, please complete and return a Nomination Form. Nominations must be received by January 31st.

Club Director Courses

The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Patcham Bridge Club this summer :-

  1. Essentials (running a club duplicate) - Saturday 18th April

  2. Book Rulings - Sunday 3rd May

  3. Judgmental Rulings - Saturday 27th June

  4. Assessment - Saturday 18th July

For further details or to register for a course, please see the English Bridge Education & Development website or ring Peter Jordan on 01296-317203 or email him at

Many Congratulations to Alan Jeffery!!
Many Congratulations to Alan Jeffery!!

Alan Jeffery reached ‘game’ on 24 December 2014 when he celebrated his 100th birthday.  Pictured with two favourite lady partners at Worthing Bridge Club (WBC), where he has played for over 30 years, Alan honed his game on the London high stakes rubber bridge circuit in the 1950s, alongside running a highly successful bookmaking business.  He moved to Worthing on retirement in 1980 and became a qualified duplicate bridge teacher.  At WBC his name appears on the honours board more frequently than any other as he has won all events there, most multiple times, apart from those restricted to ladies and the less experienced!


Alan is an EBU Premier Life Master and at county level he has won the Sussex Pairs, the bi-annual Congress Pairs and Teams on several occasions and is a six times winner of both the Senior Sims and the New Year Swiss Teams, his last win being in the Seniors as recently as 2006!  He was appointed President of WBC in 2012 and continues to enjoy duplicate two or three times a week.  He is a huge exemplar for the benefits of keeping your brain active in your later years.  Congratulations, Alan!

Other County News
SCCBA Minutes

The draft minutes of the January 16th Management Committee Meeting are now available for viewing.  Alternatively, click on the heading to this article to access the minutes of all available SCCBA committee meetings and AGMs.

18th Jan 2015
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
11th Jan 2015
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
16th Nov 2014
Hills Trophy
15th Nov 2014
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
11th Nov 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
22nd Oct 2014
Midweek Swiss Pairs
19th Oct 2014
Ladies Pairs
9th Oct 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
5th Oct 2014
Kremer Dersch Inter-Club Committees
14th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
13th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
12th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Mixed-Open Pairs
1st Feb 2015
David Pavey Final
Worthing 1:00
 Click for more information
11th Feb 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
11th Feb 2015
SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs 11-12th
14th Feb 2015
Tollemache Final
West Bromwich 14-15th
15th Feb 2015
SCCBA Elisabeth North Trophy
Patcham 1:00
22nd Feb 2015
Sussex Individual Final
Patcham 1:00
 Click for more information
25th Feb 2015
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
1st Mar 2015
Mixed Pairs Final
West Sussex 1:00
 Click for more information
7th Mar 2015
One Day Green Pointed Events
London and others 7-8th
11th Mar 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
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