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Sussex League
The winners of Division 1 of the County’s League competition have now been decided.  Congratulations to the team captained by Dave Franklin, partnered by Gerry Stanford, together with Kent County players Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper whose Victory Point total of 76 from their 6 matches cannot be beaten.  With 2 matches in the competition remaining, any one of 4 teams could still finish as runners-up to Franklin.
With one exception, the winners of the other 5 Divisions have also been decided.  Congratulations to the teams captained by Mark Denny, Mary Lawrenson, Mike Moody, and John Bushell.  Full details of team members and results in all Divisions can be found on the Sussex League section.

Andy Ryder was elected as the new Chairman of SCCBA.  Unfortunately, Andy was unable to attend the AGM as he was playing in the National Pairs Finals.

SCCBA President paid tribute to the efforts and dedication of the retiring Chairman Joy Mayall who is seen being presented with a bouquet by new Vice-Chairman Brian Campbell-Kearsey.

Mervyn Wotton is seen being presented with the Gladys Hakki trophy which is awarded annually to a Sussex member who has given outstanding service to county and club over a number of years.

Mervyn has run the Sussex web-site for the last 7 years and been Master Points Secretary for the last 8 years.  He has also been on the Tournament Committee for several years, created and maintains the Sussex Roll of Honour, scores both of the county's simultaneous pairs events and recently created the method for submitting on-line entry forms for county competitions (see above).

Mervyn has also been on the committee of Crawley Bridge Club for the last 12 years.

Richard Newton is seen receiving a bottle of champagne as the winner of a quiz based on Geoffrey Wolfarth's enjoyable monthly 'Reflections' articles.

National Pairs Finals

Very well done to Julian Mitchell and Peter Clinch who put in a fine performance to finish third in the National Pairs A Final which was played over 7 sessions on April 5th and 6th.

SCCBA Spring Congress
SCCBA Spring Congress

The Spring Congress was held at Uckfield from Friday April 4th to Sunday April 6th and, as always, was very well run by Eddie Williams, ably assisted by Kathy Williams.

Congratulations to Mick Carrington, Martin Pool, Gerry Stanford, and Dave Franklin who, as they did last year, won the Swiss Teams event on the last day.  They also retained the Boreham Salver as the leading Sussex team.

Congratulations also to David Sedlickas and David Municchi who won the Swiss Pairs on the second day.

Pictured are Ian Philipson and Michael Tinsley who won the Alliance Trophy for being the best-placed non-expert pair.

Congratulations also to first-day winners .......

.....  Neil Watts and Chris Jepson who won the Mixed Pairs and .....

..... Dave Franklin, Martin Pool, Gerry Stanford and Nigel Urban who won the Multiple Teams and ......

..... Barbara Herold and Mike Wood who won the Basic Bridge Pairs.

SCCBA Teams of Eight
SCCBA Teams of Eight

Congratulations to the Eastbourne team (Tom Brogan & Matthew Smith, Alan & James Hobden, Roger Poulter & David Benjamin and Mike Keeping & Matt Read) who beat 9 other teams to win the county Teams of Eight event by a clear margin of 26 VPs at Eastbourne on Sunday March 30th.  Team representative Roger Poulter is pictured receiving the trophy from SCCBA Chairman Joy Mayall.

National Inter-County Leagues Final

The teams selected to represent Sussex in the National Inter-County Leagues Final at West Midlands BC on Sunday 6th July are :-

'B' Team

Harold (Captain) and Cecily Linfield
Irvine Caplan and Eddie Lucioni
David Nastaszczuk and Philip Roxburgh
Andy Ryder and Neil Watts
'C' Team
David Galpin (Captain) and Joan Hootman
Ray Burnett and Brian Gould
Fergus Cameron and David Gillespie
Per Lindsten and Richard Newton
We wish them all the best of luck.
2014/15 Yearbook - Advertising opportunity

We are currently completing the SCCBA 2014/15 Yearbook which will be mailed to members at end-April/early-May after the AGM.  As well as all County committee, club and contact details, it will contain entry forms for every Sussex County event.

To help defray costs we are hoping to sell space in it to advertisers - £100 per full page and £50 per half page.  If you would like to know more about this, please contact either myself or
Brian Campbell-Kearsey.

Andy Ryder

Other County News

Reflections From the Sea End - April 2014

NEW! - On-line Entry to SCCBA Competititons

Are you fed up with writing cheques and paying postage to enter SCCBA competitions?  If so, then why not try the new facility for entering some competitions on-line?  All you have to do is to submit an on-line entry form and send the entry fee via a Bank Transfer.  See Entry Form section for details.

The approved SCCBA accounts for 2013 are now available for viewing.

8th Apr 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
6th Apr 2014
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
5th Apr 2014
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
4th Apr 2014
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
4th Apr 2014
Spring Congress Basic Bridge
4th Apr 2014
Spring Congress Multiple Teams
30th Mar 2014
SCCBA Teams of Eight
15th Mar 2014
Sussex Pairs Final
2nd Mar 2014
Sussex Mixed Pairs Final
23rd Feb 2014
Sussex Individual Final
12th Feb 2014
Seniors Simultaneous Pairs
9th Feb 2014
Sussex Pairs Semi-final (Eastbourne)
17th Apr 2014
Eastbourne Teams League
Eastbourne 7:30 pm
23rd Apr 2014
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30 pm
27th Apr 2014
Open Swiss Teams - Millennium Trophy
Eastbourne 1:00 pm
8th May 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
Eastbourne 7:30 pm
10th May 2014
Garden Cities Regional Final
14th May 2014
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30 pm
18th May 2014
One Day Green Pointed Events
Kent (Canterbury) and others
28th May 2014
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30 pm
30th May 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
West Sussex 7:30 pm
31st May 2014
Corwen Trophy
Northampton 31st-1st
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