Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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Sussex Juniors in winning Junior Camrose team!

Many congratulations to Oliver Powell & Jonathan Derrick who played in the England Under-26 team that won the Junior Camrose held in Ireland over the weekend of February 17-19th.

SCCBA Individual Final
SCCBA Individual Final

Congratulations to Hayes Dockrell who won the SCCBA Individual Final at Patcham Bridge Club on Sunday February 19th.  Well done also to Claire Grimes who was 2nd and Eric Finney who was 3rd.

Many thanks to director Peter Langston, to Patcham BC for hosting the event and to competition organiser Peter Bates.

SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs - CONFIRMED RESULTS

100 pairs took part in the second running of the SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs in various Sussex clubs on Wednesday February 15th.

Congratulations to the confirmed winners who are Terry Fishlock and Jane Handley who played in the Horsham heat.  The runners-up are Hortense Lott and Brian Cooper and in 3rd place are Martin Haigh and Doris Strauss, with both pairs playing in the Patcham heat.

The names of the winners of the age group prizes will be published here when known.

Many thanks to all the clubs who took part in this event.  Many thanks also to Peter Clinch who not only organised the event but selected the hands and wrote the commentary.

Mid-Sussex Challenge Friendly - Inter-Clubs Teams of Eight
Mid-Sussex Challenge Friendly - Inter-Clubs Teams of Eight

Teams from Crawley, Framfield, Henfield, Lewes, Pulborough, Thakeham and West Sussex bridge clubs competed in the annual Mid-Sussex Challenge teams of eight competition at Cuckfield on Sunday February 12th.  The event is played in two sections with E/W pairs swapping over at the half-time interval.

The event was organised by the 2016 winners West Sussex who were again clear winners this year and who therefore (provisionally) will also be hosting next year's event on the second Sunday in February.

The event was very well directed by Peter J Bates and Henfield Guides supplied an excellent tea.  The runners-up were .....

..... Crawley.

Pulborough were 3rd.

SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final for the 2nd year running on Sunday February 5th.

David and Jill Armstrong were 2nd and Neil Watts and Chris Jepson were 3rd.

Many thanks to director and scorer Keith Norman, organiser Gerry Stanford and to West Sussex Bridge Club who hosted the event.

David Pavey Trophy Final
David Pavey Trophy Final

Congratulations to Roger and Jo Waddingham (pictured with director David Galpin) who won the David Pavey Trophy Final at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday January 29th.   The David Pavey competition is for players who have less than 10,000 master points.

Many thanks to director David Galpin who was assisted by scorer Andrea Galpin, to organiser Ros Wolfarth and to Worthing Bridge Club who hosted the event and produced a splendid tea.

In 2nd place were .....

 

..... Paul Bowles and Ioan Edwards and in 3rd place were .....

 ..... Sandy Reimoser and Jerry Attwood.

SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs - CONFIRMED RESULTS

Congratulations to Russell Gross and Ivor Richards of Patcham Bridge Club who are the confirmed winners of the 2017 Charity Simultaneous Pairs which was played in the week beginning January 9th.  The runners-up are David Gilbert and Stuart Henderson of Thakeham Bridge Club and in 3rd place are Philip Hunt and Matt Read of West Sussex Bridge Club.

Over £650 has been raised for this year's charities which are Ingfield Manor School and St Michael's Hospice.

Many thanks to the clubs who held heats, to organiser Gerry Stanford, to Andrew Southwell who selected the hands and wrote the commentary and to Ron Robins who duplimated the hands.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

Among the next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Blue-Pointed Spring Congress - Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd
  • the SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at St. Leonards - Saturday May 6th
  • the EBU/SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs - Saturday May 20th

You can enter this event 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 to the Entry Forms section and make your choice now?

EBU Club Director Courses at Worthing and Hastings

The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Hastings in 2017 :-

  • Sunday April 9th - Essentials
  • Sunday May 14th - Book Rulings
  • Sunday June 11th - Judgement Rulings
  • Sunday July 2nd - 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.

Other County News

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (February 20th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
19th Feb 2017
SCCBA Individual Final
15th Feb 2017
Open Simultaneous Pairs
5th Feb 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
29th Jan 2017
David Pavey Trophy Final
16th Jan 2017
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
15th Jan 2017
Sussex Pairs Final
8th Jan 2017
New Year Swiss Teams
27th Nov 2016
Hills Trophy
12th Nov 2016
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
1st Nov 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
30th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Teams
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Calendar
8th Mar 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
12th Mar 2017
National Pairs Regional Heat
Patcham 1:00
19th Mar 2017
EBU Portland Pairs
Various
22nd Mar 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
26th Mar 2017
Elisabeth North Teams of 8
Horsham 1:00
2nd Apr 2017
SCCBA Club Teams of 8
Eastbourne 1:00
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final
TBA 8-9th
12th Apr 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
21st Apr 2017
Blue-Pointed SCCBA Spring Congress
Uckfield 21st-23rd
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
23rd Apr 2017
SCCBA AGM
Uckfield TBA

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (February 20th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
19th Feb 2017
SCCBA Individual Final
15th Feb 2017
Open Simultaneous Pairs
5th Feb 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
29th Jan 2017
David Pavey Trophy Final
16th Jan 2017
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
15th Jan 2017
Sussex Pairs Final
8th Jan 2017
New Year Swiss Teams
27th Nov 2016
Hills Trophy
12th Nov 2016
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
1st Nov 2016
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
30th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Teams
29th Oct 2016
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Calendar
8th Mar 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
12th Mar 2017
National Pairs Regional Heat
Patcham 1:00
19th Mar 2017
EBU Portland Pairs
Various
22nd Mar 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
26th Mar 2017
Elisabeth North Teams of 8
Horsham 1:00
2nd Apr 2017
SCCBA Club Teams of 8
Eastbourne 1:00
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final
TBA 8-9th
12th Apr 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
21st Apr 2017
Blue-Pointed SCCBA Spring Congress
Uckfield 21st-23rd
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
23rd Apr 2017
SCCBA AGM
Uckfield TBA