Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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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.

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

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SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams
SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams

Congratulations to the team of David Gritt, Mike Keeping, Vivian Priday and David Benjamin who won the Green Point Swiss Teams at Crowborough on Sunday July 19th.  The runners-up were Dave Franklin, Gerry Stanford, Neil Watts and Nigel Urban.

Many thanks to organiser and director Eddie Williams.

Minibridge Courses in Sussex
As you may be aware, I am trying to push the teaching of the next generation of Bridge players.  We are contacting schools and colleges in Sussex with a view to teaching minibridge and introducing them to their local bridge club.  Recently, we have had a couple of good leads but have found that we have a potential shortage of teachers.  I am hoping this is something that you might be able to help with.
 
I am looking to organise a one-day course to teach new trainers how to teach minibridge, as well as fund the potential DBS checks now required.  If you would be interested in attending a course or, indeed, if you are already a teacher and would be prepared to help teach kids, please email me the following details :-
  • Availability (e.g. only Wednesdays/Thursdays) :
  • Your location :
  • Area you could cover (e.g. East Grinstead area, 5-mile radius) :
  • Course required? :  (yes/no) 
I will try and organise a course at a venue most convenient to all.  I'd appreciate a response even if you think I already have your details.
 
Thanks.

Andy Ryder (Chairman)

EBU Summer Seniors Congress

Many congratulations to Mike Keeping and David Benjamin who won the Championship Pairs A Final at the EBU Summer Seniors (July 10th-12th).  Sussex were well represented in the A Final with Geoffrey Wolfarth & Vivian Priday, Dave & Jill Armstrong and Dave Franklin & David Gritt also finishing in the top 10.  Peter Griffin and partner also did well to finish as runners-up in the B Final.

Well done also to Alan and Nanette Gillespie who finished equal 3rd in the Swiss Pairs.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the 2015/16 Sussex League (closing date July 31st),
  • the 2015/16 Championship Teams (closing date July 31st),
  • the SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor on Sunday August 30th, 2015,
  • SCCBA Autumn Congress at Old Barn Way from Friday September 11th to Sunday September 13th.

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 to the Entry Form section and make your choice now?

National Inter-County League Finals

Both the Sussex A and B teams acquitted themselves well with two solid above average performances in the National Inter-County League Finals at Coventry on June 28th. Sussex finished second in the A Final behind a strong Manchester team and third in the B Final. Thank-you to all members of both teams.

SCCBA Venture Pairs
SCCBA Venture Pairs

Congratulations to Matt Davis and Stephen Kennedy who won this year's SCCBA Venture Pairs at West Sussex Bridge Club on Sunday June 28th.

Many thanks to organiser and director Eddie Williams.

Stephen will be representing England in the under-20 team in Tromso, Norway, in the European Championship next month.

NEW!! - Basic Bridge Series Rewards

Please see the attached description by SCCBA Tournament Manager Ros Wolfarth regarding the awards available to those with less than 5,000 Master Points for results achieved during the SCCBA Venture Pairs and three SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs events in 2015.

Other County News
NEW!! - Sussex Junior Festival of Bridge

A lottery-funded bridge festival for juniors will be held at the Avenue Bridge Club in Hove from August 10th to 13th - see details.

SCCBA Minutes

The approved minutes of the May 8th 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.

Results
21st Jul 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
19th Jul 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Teams
28th Jun 2015
SCCBA Venture Pairs
26th Jun 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
7th Jun 2015
Henfield Candles
29th May 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
16th May 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
10th May 2015
SCCBA Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs
30th Apr 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
12th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
11th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
10th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
Calendar
14th Aug 2015
EBU Summer Meeting
Brighton
(14th-23rd)
17th Aug 2015
Mercian Travel Seniors Congress
Brighton
(17th-20th)
30th Aug 2015
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Bognor 11:00
 Click for more information
3rd Sep 2015
SCCBA 1 Day Golf/Bridge
Cooden Beach Golf Club 9:30
6th Sep 2015
Open Swiss Teams - Blue-Pointed
St. Leonards 1:30
MPs: BLUE
9th Sep 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
10th Sep 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Eastbourne 7:30
11th Sep 2015
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Adur Indoor Bowling Club
(11th-13th)
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
14th Sep 2015
Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
17th Sep 2015
David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00
NEW!! - Sussex Junior Festival of Bridge

A lottery-funded bridge festival for juniors will be held at the Avenue Bridge Club in Hove from August 10th to 13th - see details.

SCCBA Minutes

The approved minutes of the May 8th 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.

Results
21st Jul 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
19th Jul 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Teams
28th Jun 2015
SCCBA Venture Pairs
26th Jun 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
7th Jun 2015
Henfield Candles
29th May 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
16th May 2015
SCCBA/EBU Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
10th May 2015
SCCBA Eastbourne Basic Bridge Pairs
30th Apr 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
12th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Teams
11th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
10th Apr 2015
Spring Congress Mixed Pairs
Calendar
14th Aug 2015
EBU Summer Meeting
Brighton
(14th-23rd)
17th Aug 2015
Mercian Travel Seniors Congress
Brighton
(17th-20th)
30th Aug 2015
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Bognor 11:00
 Click for more information
3rd Sep 2015
SCCBA 1 Day Golf/Bridge
Cooden Beach Golf Club 9:30
6th Sep 2015
Open Swiss Teams - Blue-Pointed
St. Leonards 1:30
MPs: BLUE
9th Sep 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
10th Sep 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Eastbourne 7:30
11th Sep 2015
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Adur Indoor Bowling Club
(11th-13th)
MPs: BLUE
 Click for more information
14th Sep 2015
Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
17th Sep 2015
David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00