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England Under-20s Selection

Many congratulations to Oliver Powell and Jonathan Derrick who have been selected to play for England in the Under-20s Channel Trophy in Lille on the weekend of 19th to 21st of December.  See EBU web-site for details.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the Basic Bridge Pairs at Turners Hill on Saturday November 15th
  • the New Year Swiss Teams at Henfield on Sunday January 11th

You can enter this event 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 Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to David Telfer and Michael Campbell (pictured with director Eddie Williams) who won a closely-fought Midweek Swiss Pairs on Wednesday October 22nd.  They finished just 3 VPs ahead of .....

...... Ros and Geoffrey Wolfarth.

Many thanks to Eddie, organiser Joy Mayall and to Kathy Williams who provided an excellent Ploughman's Lunch.


SCCBA Ladies Pairs
SCCBA Ladies Pairs

Congratulations to Margaret Collins and Julia Simpson who won the annual SCCBA Ladies Pairs event at Patcham on Sunday October 19th.  Many thanks to director Peter Langston (pictured with the winners), organiser Gerry Stanford and to Marit Langston who prepared a delicious tea.

Lottery Funding for Bridge Education in Sussex!!

Dear Member,

In this year’s chairman’s message, I said “I would be looking to encourage clubs to get more youngsters into lessons feeding into their club sessions”.

Well it gives me great pleasure to announce that my application for lottery funding for £10,000 has been accepted, so we will be steaming ahead in the New Year.

We have set up a small sub-committee consisting of myself, Dick Wheeler and Gerry Stanford and have spoken to, or will be speaking very soon to, the top nine clubs in Sussex (Avenue, Bognor, Chichester, Eastbourne, Horsham, Patcham, St Leonards, West Sussex and Worthing).  Hopefully, this will be the first tranche of this initiative.

The plan will be to advertise widely across the county and to offer open days in clubs in December with a view to attracting recruits to lessons starting in January.  We also plan to write to schools in the vicinity of clubs with a view to setting up partnerships between schools and their local bridge clubs to offer free tuition to youngsters across the County.

This is where I ask for your help. I’m sure many of you have children, grandchildren and family friends who could benefit from this free tuition and urge you to get them interested.

Finally, many thanks to Richard Newton at the Avenue Bridge Club who has donated the proceeds of this year’s Charity Evening to this cause. Thanks also, to the Sussex Internationals, Sandra Landy, Gunnar Halberg, Geoffry Wolfarth and Christine Jepson who gave up their evening to help raise money for this cause.

Andy Ryder

SCCBA Chairman

Kremer Dersch Trophy
Kremer Dersch Trophy

The Kremer Dersch Trophy is an annual teams event for committee members of EBU-affiliated clubs in Sussex.  It is a competitive but social event which this year was held at Adur IBC in Southwick on Sunday October 5th.

Many congratulations to the Horsham team of Adam Lea, Ann Lorimer, Keith and Maureen Norman who are pictured with SCCBA Chairman Andy Ryder (right) and director David Galpin (left).  As usual, the SCCBA committee entered two teams and one of these teams (Gerry Stanford, Julia Simpson, Andrea Galpin and Malcolm Wright) actually finished 22 IMPs ahead of Horsham who had a very creditable 83 IMPs.  However, county teams are ineligible to win the trophy.  The other SCCBA team (Andy Ryder, Peter Gannon, Martin Pool and Andrew Southwell) finished in 3rd place and Henfield (Bob Whiting, David Gilbert, Hugh Doohan and Sue Cottrell) were 4th.

Many thanks are due to organiser Julia Simpson, director and scorer David Galpin and to the Old Barn Way club who supplied an excellent tea.

Surrey Green Point Swiss Pairs win for Sussex Pair!

Many congratulations to Philip Hunt and Neil Watts who won the Surrey Green Point Swiss Pairs on Saturday September 27th.  Philip and Neil won all of their 7 matches - see full Results on Surrey web-site.

SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day
SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day

The Third Annual SCCBA Golf/Bridge day took place at Haywards Heath Golf Club on Friday 19th September.  The players enjoyed glorious weather for their round of golf and after lunch played an individual bridge movement.   The overall combined bridge/golf winner of the day was John Vermeer, pictured with Eddie Williams receiving the trophy.  The winner of the bridge was .....

..... Norman Hardy, also pictured with Eddie. The winner of the golf was David Shore.  Congratulations to all of them and our thanks to Eddie Williams who directed the bridge and to Joy Mayall, Tournament Organiser.

Other County News

Please keep your address and email address up-to-date in your personal EBU Member's Area and please let the SCCBA know too.

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
31st Aug 2014
SCCBA Bognor Basic Bridge
20th Jul 2014
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
15th Jul 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
24th Oct 2014
Sussex Pairs Heat
Horsham 7:30
24th Oct 2014
Sussex Pairs Heat
Crowborough 7:15
26th Oct 2014
St. Barnabas Charity Pairs
Henfield 11:30
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29th Oct 2014
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
29th Oct 2014
David Pavey Heat
Patcham 7:15
31st Oct 2014
EBU Seniors Congress
Birmingham Airport 31st-2nd
7th Nov 2014
Sussex Individual Heat
Patcham 1:30
11th Nov 2014
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Avenue 7:30
12th Nov 2014
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
13th Nov 2014
Sussex Individual Heat
Eastbourne 7:30
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