Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Sovereign Harbour and Eastbourne)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Sovereign Harbour and Eastbourne)

We did the walk from Hailsham to Sovereign Harbour back in January, hence the overcoats. The game itself was on Tuesday September 11th when we were met with a splendid buffet.

Sovereign Harbour is a cracking place to play bridge with views over the water, brilliantly run by Hilary & Robin Levett.

Winners of the event were Kathleen and Roy and the runners-up were John & Harry.  The members raised an excellent £130.

From Sovereign Harbour we walked about 3 miles to the Eastbourne Club where we were quite stunned to receive cheques for £500 from their chairman Crombie McNeill, a tremendous gesture, which was increased by a further collection from the members to an absolutely amazing £711.50.

Winners on the night were Roger Poulter & David Walker with Albert Armstrong & Glenda Pelling.  See results.

See more pictures.

For reports of previous walks, see below and the Link Walks page.

Andy Ryder

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Wilton, East Sussex, KIBBridge and Bexhill)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Wilton, East Sussex, KIBBridge and Bexhill)

With four clubs to choose from, Bexhill is the place to be for a game or two of Bridge.

We started Legs 21-24 at the Wilton club before walking all of 350 yards to East Sussex Bridge Club who play at Cooden Beach Tennis & Squash Club.  We were met there by the proprietor Barbara Herold who expertly runs the club and provided us with lovely tea & cakes.  The winners were Patrick Hutley & Josie Boryn and the members donated a fantastic £124.  See results.

On then to Bexhill Bridge Club, stopping first for a quick photo at KIBBridge.  KIBBridge are an affiliated teaching club run by mother & son combination Katie & Stephen Kennedy.  Stephen interrupted his online match against Israel for a photo.

At Bexhill Bridge Club we were greeted with a buffet with wine, which might be the reason why my photo of deserved winners Shirley Bodle, Pauline Stephenson, Julia Gayton and Claire Weston is blurred!  Including a contribution from the club, the sum of £162.18 was raised for Alzheimer's Research UK & Youth Bridge in Sussex.  See results.

See more picturesThanks to all the fantastic people we met.

Andy Ryder

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Adur Valley at Shoreham)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Adur Valley at Shoreham)

Leg 20 was a shortish six-mile walk along the seafront from Worthing Bridge Club to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Shoreham Beach.  We were joined by David Park & Mary Lawrenson for this walk so we were five.

Winners were Shirley Price and Howard Da Vall 62.22% and the amount raised was £100.  Many thanks to all at Shoreham Beach who made us feel extremely welcome.

See results and more pictures.

Andy Ryder

Le Touquet Festival of Bridge
Le Touquet Festival of Bridge

Well done to Gerry Stanford and Dave Franklin who, fresh from their joint-win in the Midweek Swiss Pairs, ventured to Le Touquet where they finished 6th overall and won the 'highest-placed non-French pair' trophy in a 3-session event over the weekend of September 1st/2nd.

SCCBA Supporting Charitable Work

Every year, the SCCBA runs a simultaneous pairs event in support of two selected charities. The association is keen to support local charities if possible.  Since 2002, thirty-four charities have been supported.  If your club would like to nominate a charity for consideration in 2019 or subsequent years, please send me full details along with a short statement indicating why you believe that particular charity deserves our support.  Proposals will be considered by the county management committee on November 30th 2018.

Many thanks.

Dick Wheeler (Hon. Sec. SCCBA) or 01903 691566

SCCBA Competition Rules - New Version

Please note that there is a new version of SCCBA Competition Rules which includes details (in Appendix E) of how qualifiers and reserves from heats of SCCBA competitions are determined.  The SCCBA Competition Rules can always be accessed via 'Regulations' in the Contents column.

SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
This year's Blue-pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs took place at Henfield on Wednesday August 22nd and produced a tight finish.  46 pairs battled it out and in the end the result was a tie between Dave Franklin & Gerry Stanford and Peter Griffin & Richard Illingworth (all pictured).  James & Sally Bugden claimed third place.

Many thanks to the Henfield Hall (including the tireless Peter Bates), to Andrew Southwell for scoring and managing logistics, to Eddie Williams and Mervyn Wotton for sorting out legal and technical issues and to Ron Robins for preparing the hands.  Hope to see everyone next year!

Peter Clinch (Organiser/Director)

(and thanks very much to Peter for conjuring up a splendid 23 tables! - Ed.)

Metropolitan Cup Teams

The following teams have been chosen to represent Sussex in the Metropolitan Cup at East Grinstead on Sunday September 30th at noon.

Chris Jepson (Chairman of Selection Committee)


Team A1
 Julian Mitchell (C) and Peter Clinch
 Andrew Southwell and Ian Lancaster
 Mike Keeping and David Benjamin
 Stephen Kennedy and Oliver Powell
Team A2
 Gerry Stanford (C) and Dave Franklin
 Alan and James Hobden
 Cliff Vince and David Telfer
 Philip Hunt and Matt Read
Team B1
 Lindsay Geddes (C) and Liz Lancaster
 Neil Watts and Chris Jepson (res for A)
 Yves Lebrec and Peter Brown
 Duncan Curtis and Andy Morris
Team B2
 Harold (C) and Cecily Linfield
 Matt Smith and Mark Denny
 Jill and Dave Armstrong
 Dave Nastaszczuk and Philip Roxburgh

 Reserves: 1. Will Adler and Tony Whiteway, 2. Eddie Lucioni and Jean Smallwood
Team C1
 Joy Mayall (C) and Andy Willard
 Ron James and Margaret Collins
 Margaret and Roger Chaplin
 Richard Burnett and Fran Thornton

Team C2
 Malcolm (C) and Ian Wright
 Jim Downes and Josie Allen
 Paul Londesborough and Roger Bill
 John Austin and Mike Percik

 Reserves: 1. Susie and Chris Gray, 2. Christina Backholer and Alan Gardiner

(C) denotes captain
Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • SCCBA Autumn Congress - Saturday October 13th to Sunday October 14th
  • SCCBA Ladies Pairs at Patcham - Sunday October 21st
  • SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Turners Hill - Saturday November 17th

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?

Also in the Entry Forms section are details of :-

  • the Hill's Trophy (a Swiss Teams event run by Worthing BC) at Angmering Community Centre on Sunday November 25th

Please note that the Metropolitan Cup at East Grinstead on Sunday September 30th starts at noon and not as previously stated

Isn't it about time you thought about entering the SCCBA Autumn Congress at Patcham on October 13th/14th? There's a Swiss Pairs, a Swiss Teams and a free-to-enter Welcome Pairs for bridge students!  And don't forget the SCCBA Ladies Pairs on Sunday October 21st!  See Entry Forms section for full entry details.

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (September 4th) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Please note that there will be an extra heat of the Sussex Pairs at Chichester BC on Thursday October 18th, starting at 6:50pm

Invitation Pairs - Round 6
SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA/EBU Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
JBC -Ardingly- Sun Priday Cup
JBC -Ardingly- Sun Novice Pair
JBC - Ardingly - Sat Speedball
JBC - Ardingly - Sat Evening
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
24th Sep 2018
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
26th Sep 2018
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
30th Sep 2018
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead 12:00
3rd Oct 2018
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
4th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
West Sussex 7:30
4th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Worthing 7:30
8th Oct 2018
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
West Sussex 7:30
10th Oct 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
10th Oct 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
13th Oct 2018
SCCBA Autumn Congress
Patcham 13th-14th
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17th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Patcham 7:15
17th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Avenue 7:30