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EBU Brighton Congress
EBU Brighton Congress

Congratulations to Chris Derrick who, with partner Shahzaad Natt, won the U-25 Pairs and to Chris's brother Jonathan and Stephen Kennedy who won the U-19s Pairs.

Well done also to Geoffrey Wolfarth who, with partner Brian Senior, and Andrew Willard and Joy Mayall who were runners-up in the Mercian Seniors Pairs finals - in the A Final and B Final respectively.  And well done to Ros Wolfarth who, also with Brian Senior, finished 2nd in the Mixed Pairs and to Andy Ryder and Mike Allen who finished 3rd in the GCH Fox Championship pairs.

And well done indeed to the all-Sussex team of Chris Jepson, Neil Watts, Peter Clinch and Liz Hoskins and the team which included Geoffrey & Ros Wolfarth who tied for 3rd place in the Four Stars B Final on the final day of the congress.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Basic Bridge Pairs at Bognor on Sunday August 31st,
  • the Autumn Congress - Friday September 12th to Sunday September 14th,
  • the SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day on Friday September 19th.

You can enter any of these events using one of the new on-line entry forms plus a Bank Transfer to send the entry fee or you can print off a entry form and post it with your cheque.  Why not go the Entry Form section and make your choice now?

SCCBA Green Point Swiss Teams

Congratulations to the team of Stefan Skorchev, Alistair Kent, Steve Root and Richard Bowdery who won the Green Point Swiss Teams at East Grinstead on Sunday July 20th.  The runners-up were Dave Nastaszczuk, Philip Hunt, Nigel Urban and Neil Watts.  Dave Franklin, Gerry Stanford, David Gritt and Lindsay Geddes were in 3rd place.

Very many thanks to Steve Foster who ran the event single-handedly after an organisational mis-understanding.

Metropolitan Cup Teams

The Sussex teams for the Metropolitan Cup, to be played on Sunday September 7th starting at 1pm, at East Grinstead Sports Club have now been chosen.  This is an inter-County competition against other Counties in South-East England.  Sussex shall be represented by the following teams:

'A' Team
Julian Mitchell (c) and Peter Clinch
Irvine Caplan and Eddie Lucioni
David Dickson and Andy Ryder
Richard Fedrick and Matt Read
David Franklin and Gerry Stanford
David Nastaszczuk and Philip Roxburgh
'B' Team
Harold (c) and Cecily Linfield
Dave Armstrong and Christopher Derrick
David Benjamin and Mike Keeping
Duncan Curtis and Andrew Morris
David Galpin and Joan Hootman
Alan and James Hobden
Res: Pyers Pennant and Roger Poulter
'C1' Team
Richard Burnett (c) and Fran Thornton
Michael Campbell and David Telfer
Jonathan Derrick and Oliver Powell
Mary Lawrenson and Sarah Mitchell
Per Lindsten and Richard Newton
Jeff & Lydia Stanford
'C2' Team
Brian Gould (c) and Ray Burnett
Peter Brown and Yves Lebrec
Tom Brogan and Mark Denny
Fergus Cameron and David Gillespie
John Jackson and Leon Northeast
George Phillips and Janet Rumsey
Res: Peter Buttery and Shirley Saunter
Looking for Beginners at Crawley
Looking for Beginners at Crawley

Having successfully used the county display boards at Crawley Library 18 months ago to gain several beginners, Crawley Bridge Club borrowed the county boards again recently for a display at Copthorne Carnival.  Crawley added their own flyers and posters and a playing demo (in custom-made t-shirts!) but, unfortunately, the weather wasn't very friendly.

More success was had at Turners Hill on July 20th where the level of interest in the Club and its teaching programmes was most encouraging.  Similar interest is hoped for at Crawley Down on September 6th.

National Inter-County League Finals
National Inter-County League Finals

Two teams from Sussex did well on Sunday 6th July in the National Inter-County League Finals at Solihull, following their respective wins at the Metropolitan Cup last September.

Our C Team (pictured) did extremely well by winning their section (see Rankings and Butler scores) which Sussex has now won 3 times in the last 4 years. Congratulations to our team of David Galpin, Joan Hootman, Richard Newton, Per Lindsten, Ray Burnett, Brian Gould, David Gillespie and Fergus Cameron.

Our B Team of Harold and Cecily Linfield, Eddie Lucioni, Irvine Caplan, Dave Nastaszczuk, Philip Roxburgh, Neil Watts and County Chairman Andy Ryder finished 3rd of 5 teams in their section.

Other County News
SCCBA Minutes

The draft minutes of the July 18th 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.

20th Jul 2014
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
15th Jul 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
29th Jun 2014
SCCBA Venture Pairs
22nd Jun 2014
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
20th Jun 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
8th Jun 2014
Henfield Candles
1st Jun 2014
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
30th May 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
8th May 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
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
31st Aug 2014
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Bognor 11:00
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5th Sep 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Worthing 7:30 pm
7th Sep 2014
Metropolitan Cup
TBA 1:00
8th Sep 2014
EBU Simultaneous Pairs
Clubs 8-12th
10th Sep 2014
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
12th Sep 2014
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Adur Indoor Bowling Club 12-14th
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15th Sep 2014
Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
15th Sep 2014
Sussex Pairs Heat
Bognor 6:50
17th Sep 2014
Sussex Pairs Heat
Avenue 7:30
18th Sep 2014
David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00
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