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

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.

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SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day
SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day

22 players came from right across Sussex (St Leonards, Patcham, Eastbourne, The Avenue, West Sussex, Horsham, Worthing and Bognor) to take part in the 2017 Golf/Bridge Day at Haywards Heath Golf Club on Thursday September 21st.  18 holes of golf were followed by a meal and a duplicate bridge session.

Many thanks to Eddie Williams who directed the Bridge and to organiser Joy Mayall.

Congratulations to the overall winner David Maxwell.

The other winners were David Maxwell (Stableford), Dora McCabe (Ladies' Stableford), Ernie Rivett (nearest the pin), Russell Calderwood/June Garland (longest drives) and Joy Mayall & Bill Steele (bridge).

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. Over the last fifteen years, a total of thirty charities have been supported.  If your club would like to nominate a charity for consideration in 2018 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 24 November 2017 so it would be useful to receive your nominations by the end of October.

Many thanks.

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

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Ladies Pairs at Patcham - Sunday October 15th
  • the Autumn Congress at Bolney - Saturday October 21st to Sunday October 22nd
  • SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Turners Hill - Saturday November 18th

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

If you're interested in entering the county's Golf/Bridge Day at Haywards Heath, you might also be interested in a similar event organised by Hindhead Golf Club on September 28th.

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs

Dear All,

 

A group of us have decided to try and link all Sussex Bridge Clubs by walking to each one from another.  We will then play at each club and present trophies (kindly sponsored by Richard Newton) to the winners of each session.  The walk and Bridge will be recorded for posterity on a new Facebook page which you can access from:

https://www.facebook.com/LinkWalk/

The aim will be to raise funds to be split between Junior Bridge and Alzheimer’s Research.  We envisage the venture taking the best part of a year and I hope to meet as many playing members from Sussex as possible and hopefully get you to part company with some money for a couple of excellent causes. 

Our first walk will be from Crawley to Meridian Bridge Club on Thursday 12th October a total of 7.6 miles.  If you happen to miss out on us visiting your club and would like to donate, I'll gladly take a cheque made payable to SCCBA.

Andy Ryder (SCCBA Chairman)

SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs

The annual SCCBA Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs at Henfield resulted in a well-deserved win for Roger Pyart and Tilly Hennings who won all their matches.  In equal second were Dave Franklin & Nigel Urban and Duncan Curtis and Andrew Morris.  Many thanks to Julian Mitchell who directed, Peter Bates who helped in many ways on the day and Eddie Williams & Dave Armstrong who prepared the cards.

Peter Clinch (Organiser)
 

EBU Junior Award for Sussex Pair!

Many congratulations to Michael Alishaw and Stephen Kennedy who, in addition to their playing successes at the EBU Summer Meeting (see below), were also presented at Eastbourne with the EBU award for Young Pair of the Year!  Michael and Stephen have also done well at the World Youth Open Championships.

Metropolitan Cup Teams

The following teams have been chosen to represent Sussex in the Metropolitan Cup at East Grinstead (East Grinstead Sports Club, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JU) on Sunday 8th October starting at 1.00 pm.

 
 
‘A’ Team
Chris Jepson (c) and Neil Watts
Michael Alishaw and Stephen Kennedy
Peter Clinch and Julian Mitchell
David Dickson and Andy Ryder
David Franklin and Gerry Stanford
Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell
 
‘B1’ (East Sussex) Team
Alan (c) and James Hobden
Mike Allen & Ollie Powell
David Benjamin & Mike Keeping
Mark Denny and Matt Smith
Eddie Lucioni and Jean Smallwood
David Nastaszczuk and Philip Roxburgh
 
‘B2’ (West Sussex) Team
Harold (c) and Cecily Linfield
Peter Brown and Yves Lebrec
Mick Carrington & Martin Pool
Duncan Curtis and Andrew Morris
Lindsey Geddes and Philip Hunt
David Telfer and Cliff Vince
 
Res: Liz Hoskins and Liz Lancaster
 
‘C1’ Team
William Bourne (c) and Richard Clark
John Austin and Ron Seymour
Roger Bill and Paul Londesborough
Nick Levine and Richard Penticost
 
‘C2’ Team
Joy Mayall (c) and Andrew Willard
Richard Burnett and Fran Thornton
Irvine Caplan and Gavin Park
Martin Greeley and Peter Griffin
 
Res: Peter Buttery and Shirley Saunter
EBU Summer Meeting at Eastbourne - August 4th-13th

Two Sussex Juniors did extremely well in the 'Play With The Experts' Pairs on the Monday.  Michael Alishaw and partner Ben Norton were 1st North/South.  John Mewes and partner Oscar Selby were 1st East/West.

Michael Alishaw and Stephen Kennedy and John Mewes and Oscar Selby also did very well in the Under-26 Pairs on Tuesday, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

Congratulations to Shefton Kaplan who with partner Arthur Hughes won the Seniors Pairs A Final on Tuesday.  Congratulations also to Peter Griffin and Martin Greeley and to Mick Carrington and Mike Keeping who were joint 2nd in the Seniors Pairs B Final and to Nick Levine and Richard Penticost who won the Seniors Pairs Consolation Final.

Congratulations to Chris Jepson and Neil Watts who won the Mixed Pivot Teams with Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner on Wednesday.

Well done to Roger Poulter and Mark Denny who were 2nd in the Open Pairs and to Ros Wolfarth and partner Brian Senior who were 3rd in the Mixed Pairs on Thursday.

Well done to Toby Musk and partner Chantal Girardin who were 3nd in the Open Pairs on Friday.

Congratulations to Michael Alishaw and Stephen Kennedy who, having been 3rd in the Saturday Swiss Pairs, also won the Swiss Pairs on the final Sunday.

Congratulations ro Richard Fedrick who, with fellow team-members Mike Scoltock, Catherine Curtis and Paul Fegarty, won the Swiss Teams played over the final weekend.

Other County News

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (July 3rd) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
8th Sep 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
23rd Aug 2017
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
23rd Jul 2017
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
18th Jul 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
25th Jun 2017
SCCBA Venture Pairs
16th Jun 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
4th Jun 2017
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
26th May 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
20th May 2017
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
6th May 2017
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
27th Apr 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
23rd Apr 2017
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
27th Sep 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
4th Oct 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
5th Oct 2017
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Worthing 7:15
5th Oct 2017
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
West Sussex 7:30
6th Oct 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Worthing 7:30
8th Oct 2017
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead 1:00
11th Oct 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
11th Oct 2017
Sussex Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
15th Oct 2017
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Patcham 1:00
 Click for more information
16th Oct 2017
Sussex Pairs Heat
Bognor 7:00

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (July 3rd) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Results
8th Sep 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
23rd Aug 2017
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
23rd Jul 2017
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
18th Jul 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
25th Jun 2017
SCCBA Venture Pairs
16th Jun 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
4th Jun 2017
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
26th May 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
20th May 2017
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
6th May 2017
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
27th Apr 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
23rd Apr 2017
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
27th Sep 2017
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
4th Oct 2017
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
5th Oct 2017
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Worthing 7:15
5th Oct 2017
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
West Sussex 7:30
6th Oct 2017
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Worthing 7:30
8th Oct 2017
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead 1:00
11th Oct 2017
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
11th Oct 2017
Sussex Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
15th Oct 2017
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Patcham 1:00
 Click for more information
16th Oct 2017
Sussex Pairs Heat
Bognor 7:00