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

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GCH Fox Championship Pairs Heat
GCH Fox Championship Pairs Heat

There were 17 tables in the heat of the GCH Fox Championship Pairs which was run at Worthing BC on August 7th as part of the EBU Summer Festival.

Congratulations to winners Richard Illingworth and David Staton who are pictured with director David Galpin.

The runners-up were Avril Strong and Lizzy Hornsey.

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

So it's 37 degrees - what would you do?  You probably wouldn't elect to walk 9 miles for a game of Bridge!

It was already hot as we set off from Punnet's Town, home of Cross-in-Hand Bridge Club, for a game of Bridge at Hailsham Bridge Club.  Fortunately, our trusty guide kept us mostly in the shade as we walked through Sapperton Wood and down the Cuckoo Trail to Hailsham.

Another terrific welcome awaited us, something which unites all of the 20 clubs we have played at.

Clear winners on the day were Chatterton & Mary Sim with a great score of 60.05%.  Hailsham also raised a fantastic £130 taking our total to over £4000 for Alzheimer's Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.

See results and pictures.

We are hoping for slightly cooler weather for Saturday when we walk from Lewes to Burgess Hill.

Andy Ryder

Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield - Wednesday August 22nd
  • SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day at Haywards Heath - Thursday September 27th
  • SCCBA Autumn Congress - Saturday October 13th to Sunday October 14th
  • SCCBA Ladies Pairs at Patcham - Sunday October 21st

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?

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

Also in the Entry Forms section are details of :-

  • a Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs at St. Leonards BC on Sunday September 2nd
  • the Hill's Trophy (a Swiss Teams event run by Worthing BC) at Angmering Community Centre on Sunday November 25th

Richmond BC will be holding Mixed Pivot Teams and Mixed Pairs heats on August 15th and 16th respectively as part of the EBU Summer Festival of Bridge - see Richmond web-site for details.

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

The walk from Burgess Hill was only three miles, so our chief guide, Neil Watts, decided to do it there and back!

What a cracking welcome we got at the Mid Sussex Bridge Club.  They even provided us with wine & canapés.  We had a brilliant evening with Ian Sanderson & Richard Hopperton running out winners of leg 19 of the Lord Newton Link Trophy.

Not only were the members generous with the wine and canapés but they also raised the fantastic sum of £148.50 for Alzheimer's Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.

Many thanks to all the members of the Mid Sussex Bridge Club.

See results and pictures.

Andy Ryder

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

A short walk this time - just 5.5 miles from West Worthing saw us arrive at Worthing Bridge Club for our 18th Walk in the series to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK & Youth Bridge in Sussex . The Lord Newton Link trophy was comprehensively won by Peter Nursten & Ken Bays with a super score of 71.02%,

The welcome & generosity we have encountered on our walks has been incredible and Worthing Bridge Club certainly didn't disappoint, raising a fantastic £220 for the causes.

This brings our total amount raised so far to £3741 and miles walked 178.

Thank-you to everyone at Worthing for making our evening so enjoyable.

See results and more pictures.

Andy Ryder

SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams
SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Teams

Congratulations to the team of Philip Hunt, Mike Allen, Neil Watts and Andy Ryder who won the Green Point Swiss Teams at Patcham Community Centre on Sunday July 22nd.

The runners-up were Mike Keeping, David Benjamin, Matthew Smith and Matthew Read and .....

..... in 3rd place were last year's winners Norman Inniss, Richard Creamer, Konrad Mau and Neeraj Tanna.

The event was very efficiently directed by Steve Foster and his assistant Miranda Churchill.

Truly top-notch catering was provided by Charlotte Setahul and Peter Clinch.

Joy Mayall (Organiser)

P.S. Swiss Teams events to be held in the county later this year are :-

  •  in SCCBA's Autumn Congress at Patcham on Sunday October 14th, and
  • Worthing BC's Hills Trophy at Angmering on Sunday November 25th.

 See Entry Forms section for details.

Book your places now for the next Sussex one-day event - the Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield on Wednesday August 22nd!

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

Results
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
SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Spring Congress Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
15th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival of Bridge
various 15th-19th
15th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival - Mixed Pivot Teams
Richmond 19:30
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16th Aug 2018
EBU Summer Festival - Mixed Pairs
Richmond 19:30
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22nd Aug 2018
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
Henfield 11:00
MPs: BLUE
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2nd Sep 2018
Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
St. Leonards 11:00
MPs: BLUE
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4th Sep 2018
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Avenue 7:30
12th Sep 2018
Avenue Non-Swiss Pairs
Avenue 7:30
18th Sep 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
West Sussex 7:30
18th Sep 2018
Oxford Festival of Bridge
Oxford 13th-17th
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19th Sep 2018
Hindhead - Bridge & Golf
Hindhead GC
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19th Sep 2018
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Avenue 7:30
20th Sep 2018
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00