Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final for the 3rd year running on Sunday February 18th.

Richard Shuker and Alice Thorpe were 2nd and Edith Jeffery and Nigel Osmer were 3rd.

Many thanks to director Steve Foster, organiser Gerry Stanford and to West Sussex Bridge Club who hosted the event.

2018 Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp

Calling on all Juniors!  The Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp, organised by SCCBA, will contain the usual mixture of training, competitions with prizes, and fun for 8-20 year olds and take place on 7th and 8th July at Ardingly College.   Pricing £60/£30 for residential/non-residential juniors.   Book early as residential places are limited.   Parents and grandparents are welcome too (£90/£30).  Sponsorship available for SCCBA Juniors.  More information via email to SCCBA or register here.

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Pulborough)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Pulborough)

Congratulations to Geoff & Joan Kellett (pictured being presented with their Lord Newton Link trophy by Pulborough Chairman Tom Garside) who became the 8th winners of the Lord Newton Link Walk on Thursday January 25th.  Huge thanks to the Pulborough Bridge Club for their generosity, raising £112 for Alzheimer's & Sussex Junior Bridge.  Again, we were made extremely welcome and had a fantastic time.

There are some pictures on Facebook but not many as a lot of the walk was done in the dark!  See full results.

Andy Ryder
Sussex Pairs Final
Sussex Pairs Final

Congratulations to Peter Clinch and Julian Mitchell (pictured with organiser Gerry Stanford and director David Galpin) who won this year's Sussex Pairs Final at Patcham BC on Sunday January 28th.

The runners-up were .....


..... Katie and Stephen Kenedy and in 3rd place were .....

..... Andy Willard and Joy Mayall.

Many thanks to director David Galpin, scorer Andrea Galpin, organiser Gerry Stanford and to Patcham BC for hosting the final, with Edith Jeffery and Frances Wallace again providing an excellent tea

David Pavey Trophy Final - Corrected Results
David Pavey Trophy Final - Corrected Results

Congratulations to Richard Fitton and John Deszberg (pictured with organiser Eileen Perrigo) who won the David Pavey Trophy Final at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday January 28th.   The David Pavey competition is for players who have less than 10,000 master points.

Many thanks to Eileen, to director and scorer Laurence Chiswell and to Worthing Bridge Club who hosted the event.

In 2nd place were .....


..... John Mewes and David Young and in 3rd place were .....

 ..... Lilian Brodbin and Janet Potter.

Club Director and Teaching Courses at Horsham

The following EBU courses for club directors will be held at Horsham BC in 2018 :-

  • Saturday April 21st - Book Rulings Day 1
  • Saturday May 12th - Book/Judgement Rulings Day 2
  • Saturday May 26th - Assessment

For further details or to register for a course, please see the English Bridge & Development web-site and the current schedule for all Club Tournament Director Training Courses.

There will also be an EBED Club Teacher Training course at Horsham on Thursday/Friday April 12th/13th.  This course will provide basic teaching techniques and an introduction to the 30 week EBU beginners course.  The EBED page contains full details of the course, including joining it which you can also do by ringing Lisa Miller on 01296 327217.

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are :-

  • the SCCBA Blue-Pointed Spring Congress at Uckfield - Friday April 27th to Sunday April 29th
  • the EBU/SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs at Uckfield - Saturday May 19th

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?

Hampshire will be holding a Green Point Congress over the weekend of March 10th-11th at Otterbourne, nr Winchester.

Kent will be holding a Green Point Swiss Teams on Sunday May 20th at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club.

Surrey be holding Green Point events at Guildford in September - a Swiss Pairs on Saturday September 22nd and a Swiss Teams on Sunday September 23rd.

Read Richard Fedrick’s latest (February 2nd) update to see how Sussex Teams are doing nationally

Book your places now for the SCCBA Spring Congress at Uckfield.  Please note the changes to the entry form that's in the SCCBA Yearbook, including the dates - now April 27th-29th.

SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
Sussex Pairs Final
SCCBA David Pavey Final - Corrected Results
SCCBA Individual Final
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
Hills Trophy
SCCBA Basic Bridge Pairs
Chairmans Cup - Final Rankings
Chairman's Cup - Session Three
Chairman's Cup - Session Two
Chairman's Cup - Session One
21st Feb 2018
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
Avenue (7:30); Crawley (7:15); Horsham (7:30); Patcham (7:15); Wilton (1:45) and Worthing
25th Feb 2018
Roy Skelton Cup - under 10,000 master points
Worthing 12:30
28th Feb 2018
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
10th Mar 2018
Hampshire Congress
Otterbourne, nr Winchester 10th-11th
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14th Mar 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
18th Mar 2018
National Pairs Regional Heat
Patcham 1:00
20th Mar 2018
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
Avenue 7:30
25th Mar 2018
EBU Portland Pairs
28th Mar 2018
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
8th Apr 2018
SCCBA Club Teams of 8
Eastbourne 1:00
14th Apr 2018
National Pairs Final
Daventry 14th-15th
18th Apr 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30