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123 pairs took part in the annual SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs in various Sussex clubs between Monday February 19th and Wednesday February 21st.
Congratulations to the provisional winners who are Paul Bowles and Ioan Edwards who played in the Patcham heat. The runners-up are Eileen Perrigo and Janet Cretchley who played in the Worthing heat and in 3rd place are Lindsay Geddes and Sally Bugden who played in the West Sussex heat.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESULTS ARE PROVISIONAL. These results will become official at 5pm on Saturday March 3rd unless changes are required. If you have any concerns about the accuracy of the results, please contact the club at which you played as soon as possible.
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.
Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final for the 3rd year running on Sunday February 18th.
Richard Shuker and Alice Thorpe were 2nd and Edith Jeffery and Nigel Osmer were 3rd.
Many thanks to director Steve Foster, organiser Gerry Stanford and to West Sussex Bridge Club who hosted the event.
Calling on all Juniors! The Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp, organised by SCCBA, will contain the usual mixture of training, competitions with prizes, and fun for 8-20 year olds and take place on 7th and 8th July at Ardingly College. Pricing £60/£30 for residential/non-residential juniors. Book early as residential places are limited. Parents and grandparents are welcome too (£90/£30). Sponsorship available for SCCBA Juniors. More information via email to SCCBA or register here.
Congratulations to Geoff & Joan Kellett (pictured being presented with their Lord Newton Link trophy by Pulborough Chairman Tom Garside) who became the 8th winners of the Lord Newton Link Walk on Thursday January 25th. Huge thanks to the Pulborough Bridge Club for their generosity, raising £112 for Alzheimer's & Sussex Junior Bridge. Again, we were made extremely welcome and had a fantastic time.
There are some pictures on Facebook but not many as a lot of the walk was done in the dark! See full results.
Congratulations to Peter Clinch and Julian Mitchell (pictured with organiser Gerry Stanford and director David Galpin) who won this year's Sussex Pairs Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 28th.
The runners-up were .....
..... Katie and Stephen Kenedy and in 3rd place were .....
..... Andy Willard and Joy Mayall.
Many thanks to director David Galpin, scorer Andrea Galpin, organiser Gerry Stanford and to Patcham BC for hosting the final, with Edith Jeffery and Frances Wallace again providing an excellent tea
Congratulations to Richard Fitton and John Deszberg (pictured with organiser Eileen Perrigo) who won the David Pavey Trophy Final at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday January 28th. The David Pavey competition is for players who have less than 10,000 master points.
Many thanks to Eileen, to director and scorer Laurence Chiswell and to Worthing Bridge Club who hosted the event.
In 2nd place were .....
..... John Mewes and David Young and in 3rd place were .....
..... Lilian Brodbin and Janet Potter.
The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Horsham BC in 2018 :-
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.
There will also be an EBED Club Teacher Training course at Horsham on Thursday/Friday April 12th/13th. This course will provide basic teaching techniques and an introduction to the 30 week EBU beginners course. The EBED page contains full details of the course, including joining it which you can also do by ringing Lisa Miller on 01296 327217.
Among the next SCCBA events are :-
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?
Hampshire will be holding a Green Point Congress over the weekend of March 10th-11th at Otterbourne, nr Winchester.
Kent will be holding a Green Point Swiss Teams on Sunday May 20th at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club.
Surrey be holding Green Point events at Guildford in September - a Swiss Pairs on Saturday September 22nd and a Swiss Teams on Sunday September 23rd.
2018 Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp
Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (February 2nd) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally
Book your places now for the SCCBA Spring Congress at Uckfield. Please note the changes to the entry form that's in the SCCBA Yearbook, including the dates - now April 27th-29th.