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

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2014-15 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the Mixed Pairs Final on Sunday March 1st, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Pairs Final on Saturday March 14th, please check the list of finalists.  If you have qualified but cannot now play, please contact organiser Gerry Stanford (01403 255952) ASAP.

Junior International Team in Czech Republic

Stephen Kennedy was in the England Junior team which did very well to finish 5th in the 4-day (Nov 27th to Nov 30th) Junior Team Championships international event held at Hluk in the Czech Republic (see EBU report), especially considering that most teams were Under-25 teams whereas all members of the England team were under 20.

Awards at the EBU AGM for Outstanding Contributions to English Bridge!!

Many congratulations to Sally Bugden and Joy Mayall who were presented with a Gold Award and Dimmie Fleming Award respectively at the EBU AGM on November 26th.  Follow the links in the EBU report to find details of their outstanding contributions to English Bridge and to see pictures of their presentations.

Tollemache Qualifiers

"Sussex's team performance in Group C of this year's Tollemache Qualifiers (played at Birmingham over the weekend of November 22nd/23rd) was poor with every pair scoring up below par. An average first set (lying 4th) was followed by 19-1 and 18-2 losses on the Saturday evening to two teams in contention, which effectively ended our chances. We lost a little ground on the Sunday, including failing to pull back a first half deficit against the bottom team, to finish 8th of nine teams in our qualifying group."

Julian Mitchell

SCCBA Simultaneous Pairs Events

The annual SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs will be held in the New Year between Monday January 12th and Friday January 16th.  Because it can be played on any weekday, it can easily be played on your usual club afternoon or evening.  Each year, the charities are selected from suggestions by our members and we try to choose charities from different parts of the county.  This year, the money raised will go to :-

To arrange for your club to enter, please email Gerry Stanford (or tel.01403 255952). Please note that, since the boards will be the same throughout the week, individual players may only play in one heat.

Please also note that the SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs will this time be played over 2 days on Wednesday February 11th and Thursday February 12th.  As with the Charity Sims, individual players may only play in one heat.  To arrange for your club to enter this event, please email Peter Clinch (or tel. 0751 533 3539).

2014 Invitation Pairs Winners
2014 Invitation Pairs Winners

31 pairs played in this year's competition which is played over eight sessions with the best six scores counting.  There was a close finish this year with Shefton Kaplan and Tim Dickinson in 1st place with Andrew Southwell and Ian Lancaster in 2nd place and Gerry Stanford and Dave Franklin in 3rd place.

Andrea Galpin (Organiser)

Hills Trophy
Hills Trophy

Congratulations to Peter & Marit Langston and Sally & James Bugden who are pictured after having been presented by Ernie Rivett with the Hills Trophy at Angmering on Sunday November 16th.

East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

This event, which took place on Saturday November 15th, was once again held at the Ark in Turners Hill and was a great success.  There were 14 tables in play and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves (if the noise was anything to go by!) The only complaints were that there weren’t enough points in the North/South hands!  However 2 of the 4 winners sat North/South, so good defence obviously paid off!

Thanks are due to Keith Norman for his preparation before the event and directing on the day and to organiser Helen Kent.  The catering was once again very much appreciated with many thanks due to John Porteous and his splendid team.

As last year, the scoring was subject to Stratification.  All pairs were placed into one of three Stratification Levels (A, B and C) according to the higher of their two Master Point rankings.  Prizes were awarded in three groupings - Levels A+B+C (i.e. overall), Levels B+C and Level C only.

Congratulations to overall winners David Peters and John Bushell.  Other prize-winners were ......


...... John Cobbett and Gloria Flint who were overall runners-up and ......

...... Eileen McNicol and Linda Souter who won the Stratification Levels B+C grouping and ......

...... Chris Hook and Chris Mewes who won the Stratification Level C grouping.

Other County News

Geoffrey Wolfarth's

Reflections From the Sea End for December 2014

are accompanied by a Prize Christmas Quiz! (closing date December 31st)

New Year Swiss Teams

Wondering how to restart your bridge after Christmas?  What better way than to enter the New Year Swiss Teams (including a break for the usual excellent meal, of course!) at Henfield on Sunday January 11th?  Contact organiser Joy Mayall if you need further details.

SCCBA Minutes

The draft minutes of the December 5th Selection Committee Meeting and the approved minutes of the July 8th Tournament 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.

16th Nov 2014
Hills Trophy
15th Nov 2014
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
11th Nov 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
22nd Oct 2014
Midweek Swiss Pairs
19th Oct 2014
Ladies Pairs
9th Oct 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
5th Oct 2014
Kremer Dersch Inter-Club Committees
14th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
13th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
12th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Mixed-Open Pairs
12th Sep 2014
Autumn Congress Simple System Pairs
5th Sep 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
5th Jan 2015
EBU British Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs 5-9th
11th Jan 2015
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
Henfield 1:00
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12th Jan 2015
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs 12-16th
14th Jan 2015
National Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
14th Jan 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
28th Jan 2015
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
1st Feb 2015
David Pavey Final
Worthing 1:00
11th Feb 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
11th Feb 2015
SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs 11-12th
14th Feb 2015
Tollemache Final
West Bromwich 14-15th
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