Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Avenue)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Avenue)

The Walk from The Church of the Good Shepherd in Shoreham to the Avenue Bridge Club was unique.  It was the first time in all of our 30 walks that it rained!  It is the first of two walks to the Avenue, one from the East and the longer walk from Seaford will be our finale, thus disproving Kipling's assertion.

Hilary Seddon & Mimi Howett ran out deserved winners with an excellent score of 64.88.  See results.

On the evening we raised £232.50 breaking through the £7000 barrier to be split between Alzheimer's Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.

See more pictures.

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

Andy Ryder

SCCBA Autumn Congress
SCCBA Autumn Congress
The Autumn Congress took place at Patcham over the weekend of October 13th/14th and attracted a few more players than in recent years.
On the Saturday, the Welcome Pairs trophy was won by Carol and Mark Randall.
Also on the Saturday, the magnificent Noel Mobbs trophy was captured by Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans who won the Swiss Pairs by a distance while .....
..... the Broad Trophy for the Swiss Pairs was awarded by NGS stratification to Brian Kirkdale & Ian Sanderson and Margaret & Roger Chaplin who finished in a tie for 6th place overall.
On Sunday, a local team were clear winners of the Harold Lawson trophy for the Swiss Teams.  Congratulations to Marit & Peter Langston, Antony Whiteway and Will Adler on a fine win.
Thanks again to Peter Langston for providing the venue, to Ron Robins for dealing the boards, to Julian Mitchell for directing on Saturday, to Eddie Williams for providing enormous technical assistance and to Frances Wallace and Edith Jeffery for providing lunches to the hungry and refreshments to everyone.
Peter Clinch,
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (West Sussex)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (West Sussex)

The short walk from Mid Sussex to West Sussex resulted in a good win for Rob Harris and Linda Gardiner with a very creditable score of 61.52%.  See results.

Many thanks to the members of West Sussex for the magnificent amount of £344 for Alzheimer's Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.  And thanks also for the wine and nibbles which are always welcome!

See more pictures.

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

Andy Ryder

Tollemache Qualifier

The following team have been chosen to represent Sussex in the Tollemache Qualifier over the weekend of 17th/18th November:

Julian Mitchell & Peter Clinch
Andrew Southwell & Ian Lancaster
Andy Ryder & Mike Allen
Mike Keeping & David Benjamin
Stephen Kennedy & Oliver Powell

Reserves: Duncan Curtis & Andy Morris

Non-playing Captain: Neil Watts

We wish them the best of luck.

Chris Jepson (Chairman of Selection Committee)

Dimmie Fleming Award 2018 - Andrea Galpin

The Management Committee is delighted to announce that its nomination of Andrea Galpin for a Dimmie Fleming award this year has been successful.  Over a period of 18 years, and still counting, Andrea has made, and continues to make, one of the most significant personal contributions to the success of Sussex bridge.  In recognition of this, the EBU Board has been pleased to make this award and Andrea will be presented with it at the EBU AGM at the Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London on 28 November, starting at 1pm.

Metropolitan Cup

Many congratulations to the Sussex C2 team of Paul Londesborough & Roger Bill, John Austin & Michael Percik, Kathy Williams & Christina Backholer and Jim Downes & Josie Allen who won the 'C' Division of the the Metropolitan Cup at East Grinstead on Sunday September 30th.

There were also very creditable performances from the A1 and B2 teams who were both 3rd in the 'A' and 'B' divisions respectively.

Full results can be seen on Ian Mitchell's Bridge page.

Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Seaford)
Walk Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs (Seaford)
The Walk from Eastbourne to Seaford is a stunning one.... unless, that is, you are trying to do it in a gale!  Gusts of 50mph greeted us at 6.30am and didn't stop for the entire six hours of our walk.  We even had to shield our eyes from pieces of chalk blown up into our faces.

It was still pretty spectacular though and the welcome we got from Seaford Bridge Club made it all worthwhile.  They donated their table monies and plenty more too, raising a brilliant £175 for Alzheimer's Research UK & Youth Bridge in Sussex.

Winners of this leg were Alan & Carol Hughes with an excellent 62.96%.  See
For reports of previous walks, see the Link Walks page.
Andy Ryder
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

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • 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

Don't forget the SCCBA Ladies Pairs on Sunday October 21st!  See Entry Forms section for entry details.

Please note that the David Pavey heat at Worthing has been moved to Thursday November 1st and that there'll be an extra heat of the Sussex Pairs at Chichester BC on Thursday October 18th, starting at 6:50pm

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

Autumn Congress Swiss Teams
Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs
Autumn Congress Welcome Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Metropolitan Cup
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
17th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Patcham 7:15
17th Oct 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Avenue 7:30
18th Oct 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Patcham 7:15
18th Oct 2018
Sussex Pairs Heat
Chichester 6:50
21st Oct 2018
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Patcham 1:00
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22nd Oct 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Crowborough 7:15
22nd Oct 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
St. Leonards 7:00
23rd Oct 2018
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Heat
West Sussex 7:30
24th Oct 2018
Avenue Teams League
Avenue 7:30
26th Oct 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Horsham 7:30
27th Oct 2018
Kent Congress Real Easy Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 2:00
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28th Oct 2018
Kremer Dersch Trophy
Eastbourne 1:00