Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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SCCBA Mixed Pairs
SCCBA Mixed Pairs

Congratulations to Nigel Urban and Liz Hoskins who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final on Sunday March 1st.  Chris Jepson & Neil Watts and Nick Wilson & Liz Wright were equal 2nd.

Many thanks to director Norman Hardy, scorer Ron Robins, organiser Gerry Stanford and to West Sussex Bridge Club who hosted the event.

Peggy Bayer Trophy

Well done to the England Under-20 team which included Stephen Kennedy and which retained the Peggy Bayer home international trophy in Wales over the weekend of February 21st-22nd.  See EBU web-site for details.

Sussex Individual Final
Sussex Individual Final
Congratulations go to David Towell (pictured left) from Horsham BC who won the final of the Sussex Individual Competition on 22 February at Patcham with a score of 63.3%. The runner-up with 60.0% was John Allen of Patcham BC, and third with 58.3% was Alan Setchell (also pictured), also from Horsham BC. The leading lady, in 4th place, was Edith Jeffery of Patcham, with 57.9%. The final was played over 25 boards by the 25 players who qualified from 75 participants in three heats at Horsham, Patcham and West Sussex, and the winner holds a Sussex trophy that was first played for in 1937. Grateful thanks are due to Ron Robins, who scored the event, duplimated the boards and prepared the paperwork, and to Marit and Peter Langston for providing excellent interval refreshments.
PETER J BATES - Sussex Individual Organiser and Event Director
Elisabeth North Trophy
Elisabeth North Trophy

Congratulations to the Horsham team of Sonia & John Fitton, Gini & Richard Phillips, Helen Whiteley & Paul Castle and Michael Williams & Valerie Atkins who won the Elisabeth North Trophy on Sunday February 15th.  This competition is for players with less than 25,000 master points and less than 25 Green Points.

Many thanks to Patcham Bridge Club for hosting the event, to director Peter Langston and to organiser Gerry Stanford.

SCCBA Seniors Simultaneous Pairs - CONFIRMED RESULTS

It was very close for the top 4 places in this year's Seniors Simultaneous Pairs which took place in various Sussex clubs on Wednesday February 11th.  But it's congratulations to winners Lawrence Chiswell and Tilly Hennings who played in the Worthing heat.  Close behind were runners-up Alan Webber and Mick Edwards who played in the Crawley heat, 3rd-placed Jill and Dave Armstrong who played in the Old Barn Way heat and 4th-placed J. Winchester and J. Clark who played in the Wilton heat.

Jill & Dave Armstrong were also the leading Married Couples pair.  The winners of the Over-75s prize were Peter Goldsmith and Jim McFarlane.  Congratulations to these pairs too.

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.  Peter would also like to thank Mervyn Wotton and Gerry Stanford for their terrific help in scoring and distributing hand commentaries.

Free Bridge Tuition

Following our successful lottery application, Sussex County Contract Bridge Association is pleased to announce that we will be offering FREE bridge tuition to all those of school age in Sussex at various club venues - see details.

Inter-Club Teams of Eight Friendly
The annual Mid-Sussex Inter-Clubs teams of eight competition took place at Warden Park, Cuckfield on 8 February, organised by the 2014 winners, Lewes BC, and directed by Peter J Bates. Seven teams of 8 from Crawley, Framfield, Henfield, Lewes, Pulborough, Thakeham and West Sussex bridge clubs, played the event over 30 duplimated boards. Thakeham won the event with a net score of +69 imps, closely followed by Pulborough on +67 imps and Henfield third on +19 imps. The event is played in two sections, with E/W pairs swapping over at the half time interval. Clubs participate by invitation and, as winners, Thakeham BC have inherited the organisation of next year’s competition.
David Pavey Trophy Final
David Pavey Trophy Final

Congratulations to Ingrid Boyd and Mike Pye who were clear winners in the David Pavey Trophy Final which took place at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday February 1st.  Pat Tucker and Alan Bristow were 2nd and Jason Fairlie and Arthur Chopping were 3rd.

Many thanks to director David Galpin, who was assisted by scorer Andrea Galpin, and to organiser Peter Gannon.

2014-15 SCCBA Competition Finalists

To check whether you've qualified for the Sussex Pairs Final at West Sussex BC 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.

Forthcoming SCCBA Events

The next SCCBA events are :-

  • the SCCBA Spring Congress at Uckfield from Friday April 10th to Sunday April 12th,
  • the SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs at Eastbourne on Sunday May 10th,
  • the EBU/SCCBA Green Point Swiss Pairs at Crowborough on Saturday May 16th,
  • the EBU/SCCBA Green Point Swiss Teams at Crowborough on Sunday July 19th.

You can enter these events by using an on-line entry form and pay 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 Form section and make your choice now?

An entry form is also available in the Entry Form section for the last ever Henfield Candles which takes place on Sunday June 7th.

Other County News
SCCBA Minutes

The draft minutes of the January 16th 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.

1st Mar 2015
Mixed Pairs Final
22nd Feb 2015
Sussex Individual Final
15th Feb 2015
SCCBA Elisabeth North Trophy
11th Feb 2015
Seniors Simultaneous Pairs
1st Feb 2015
David Pavey Trophy Final
18th Jan 2015
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
11th Jan 2015
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
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
7th Mar 2015
One Day Green Pointed Events
London and others 7-8th
11th Mar 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
14th Mar 2015
Sussex Pairs Final
West Sussex 1:00
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15th Mar 2015
National Pairs Regional Final
22nd Mar 2015
EBU Portland Pairs
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25th Mar 2015
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
29th Mar 2015
SCCBA Inter-Club Teams of Eight
Eastbourne 1:00
31st Mar 2015
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
Avenue 7:30
8th Apr 2015
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
10th Apr 2015
SCCBA Spring Congress
Uckfield 10-12th
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