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Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before play is due to start please so the Director can finalise the movement and make a prompt start.

 
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Bank Holiday Mondays

There will be bridge on all bank holiday Mondays except at Easter and Christmas.

Warden Park Becomes a No Smoking Zone

Warden Park Academy has decided that all its buildings and grounds are now a no smoking zone and their insurance policy has been changed to reflect this. Smoking is therefore only permitted on the Broad Street side of the main school entrance gates

Thursday Afternoon Sessions

Thursday afternoons start at 1.30 pm. Table money is now £1.50 for members and £2.50 for visitors.

Education at WSBC

Please note that there is a new item under Teaching clarifying the relationship between the Club and the teaching operation.

 

Welcome to the West Sussex Bridge Club web site. The Club meets for duplicate pairs each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoons (see Calendar). There is also a Basic Bridge (Level 2) session on Thursday evenings. Many Sussex and EBU events (e.g. simultaneous pairs) are also held here. The Club is situated in Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath in Mid Sussex (see "How to find us" in the "Information" section). The clubhouse is in the grounds of Warden Park Academy.

Whilst many who play in the club are very good players and the overall standard is quite high, the main objective is that everyone should enjoy playing bridge at West Sussex and that the atmosphere remains friendly throughout all sessions.

NEW PREMISES

From Monday 5th March 2018 all existing West Sussex Bridge Club play sessions will be at Lamb House 

Lamb House (Age UK)

2 Kleinwort Close

Haywards Heath

RH16 4XG

For the first 4 weeks at Lamb House (until Easter) there will be no table charge for Members so please come and sample our new home.

A new Premises Update can be read via this link.

 

Convention Cards and Partnership Agreements

Whilst not making it compulsory, the Committee would like to encourage all partnerships to have an agreed convention card. You can use your own layout, fill in one of the blank formats to be found on the EBU website or use the simple form on the front page of the score card. The EBU website has some suggested convention cards for basic systems. Having a written partnership agreement obviously helps consistency in bidding and playing and also improving your bridge.

Thursday Evenings

The Thursday evening session is primarily intended for less experienced players and only Level 2 systems may be used. Full details of which conventions are not accepted can be viewed in the menu item called “Thursday Evening Guidelines”.

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Latest News

SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 18 February
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 18 February

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt for winning the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final for the third year running!

Eric Reeves Valentine Event/Mixed Pairs Championship
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The Eric Reeves Valentine Event/Mixed Pairs Championship on February 13th was won by Graham & Berry Hedley. Chris Jepson & Neil Watts were second. The 'Flitch' prize was won by Peter & Joan Collins.

Mid-Sussex Challenge Friendly - Inter-Clubs Teams of Eight 11 February

Many congratulations to John Jackson, Leon Northeast, Lindsay Geddes, Liz Lancaster, Chris Gray, Suzy Gray, Brian Kirkdale & Hazel Beveridge who won this event with +70 IMPs.

In second place was Henfield with +39 IMPs followed by Pulborough, Thakeham, Lewes and Crawley who all competed in the annual Mid-Sussex Challenge teams of eight competition.

WSBC Bridge holiday in Bournemouth

Our first bridge holiday at the Hotel Miramar from Feb 4th - 7th was a great success. Excellent hotel with wonderful food, glorious weather and Graham & Berry Hedley as superb bridge directors - what more could you ask for! A more detailed report of this event will be in our next newsletter later this month. 

Provisional dates for 2019 bridge holiday is Feb 3rd - 6th.

Below is a list of the prize winners:

Welcome Pairs: 1st N/S Jean Smallwood & Fran Thornton, 2nd N/S Chris Gray & Hazel Beveridge. 1st E/W Chris Jago & Neil Watts, 2nd E/W George Wilbourn & Berry Hedley.

Monday afternoon: 1st N/S Chris & Suzy Gray, 1st E/W Jean Smallwood & Fran Thornton.

Championship Pairs: 1st N/S Dilys Jones & Neil Watts, 2nd N/S Chris Gray & Hazel Beveridge. 1st E/W Chris Jago & Berry Hedley, 2nd E/W Ann Bennell & Lindsay Geddes.

Tuesday afternoon: 1st N/S Shirley Robinson & Lindsay Geddes, 1st E/W Andrea & David Galpin and Hazel Beveridge & Berry Hedley.

Championship Teams: 1st Stuart Thornton, Suzy Gray, Dilys Jones & David Williams, 2nd Derek & Barbara Carr Hill, Margaret & Mick Carrington

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SCCBA David Pavey Final 28 January
SCCBA David Pavey Final 28 January

Congratulations to John Mewes and David Young who came second in the SCCBA David Pavey Final.

SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final 28 January
SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final 28 January

Congratulations to Joy Mayall and Andy Willard who came third in the SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final.

Find a Partner

Those Members who have given permission for their e-mail address to be used by the Club to keep them informed have  received a message explaining the "Find a Partner" facility and how to make use of it. If you do not receive these e-mails and wish to use the facility, please contact the Secretary or the WebMaster.

Thursday Evenings

Please come along if you would like to play as others without partners will also do so and you may well get a game.

If you end up going home you will get a free play voucher!

Standby Tuesdays and most Wednesdays and Thursdays

Players without partners (whether or not they are a member) can now turn up at the following sessions and be guaranteed a game:

Every Tuesday

Wednesdays except 3rd in the month (for Swiss Pairs, a standby pair will be arranged).

Thursdays except 3rd in the month.

Everyone is welcome to make use of this facility but please arrive at the club by 7.15pm.

Results
22nd Feb 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Brian Kirkdale
22nd Feb 2018
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Brian Cutler
20th Feb 2018
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
Director: David Williams
19th Feb 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Hazel Beveridge
15th Feb 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
26th Feb 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
27th Feb 2018
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Iris Field
28th Feb 2018
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Suzy Gray
1st Mar 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1st Mar 2018
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Click for the latest results

Latest News

SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 18 February
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 18 February

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt for winning the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final for the third year running!

Eric Reeves Valentine Event/Mixed Pairs Championship
2018 vp1
2018 vp2
2018 vp3
Move "mouse" over thumbnail to change

Move Mouse over thumbnail to change picture

The Eric Reeves Valentine Event/Mixed Pairs Championship on February 13th was won by Graham & Berry Hedley. Chris Jepson & Neil Watts were second. The 'Flitch' prize was won by Peter & Joan Collins.

Mid-Sussex Challenge Friendly - Inter-Clubs Teams of Eight 11 February

Many congratulations to John Jackson, Leon Northeast, Lindsay Geddes, Liz Lancaster, Chris Gray, Suzy Gray, Brian Kirkdale & Hazel Beveridge who won this event with +70 IMPs.

In second place was Henfield with +39 IMPs followed by Pulborough, Thakeham, Lewes and Crawley who all competed in the annual Mid-Sussex Challenge teams of eight competition.

WSBC Bridge holiday in Bournemouth

Our first bridge holiday at the Hotel Miramar from Feb 4th - 7th was a great success. Excellent hotel with wonderful food, glorious weather and Graham & Berry Hedley as superb bridge directors - what more could you ask for! A more detailed report of this event will be in our next newsletter later this month. 

Provisional dates for 2019 bridge holiday is Feb 3rd - 6th.

Below is a list of the prize winners:

Welcome Pairs: 1st N/S Jean Smallwood & Fran Thornton, 2nd N/S Chris Gray & Hazel Beveridge. 1st E/W Chris Jago & Neil Watts, 2nd E/W George Wilbourn & Berry Hedley.

Monday afternoon: 1st N/S Chris & Suzy Gray, 1st E/W Jean Smallwood & Fran Thornton.

Championship Pairs: 1st N/S Dilys Jones & Neil Watts, 2nd N/S Chris Gray & Hazel Beveridge. 1st E/W Chris Jago & Berry Hedley, 2nd E/W Ann Bennell & Lindsay Geddes.

Tuesday afternoon: 1st N/S Shirley Robinson & Lindsay Geddes, 1st E/W Andrea & David Galpin and Hazel Beveridge & Berry Hedley.

Championship Teams: 1st Stuart Thornton, Suzy Gray, Dilys Jones & David Williams, 2nd Derek & Barbara Carr Hill, Margaret & Mick Carrington

Click anywhere here to view the photographs

SCCBA David Pavey Final 28 January
SCCBA David Pavey Final 28 January

Congratulations to John Mewes and David Young who came second in the SCCBA David Pavey Final.

SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final 28 January
SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final 28 January

Congratulations to Joy Mayall and Andy Willard who came third in the SCCBA Sussex Pairs Final.

Find a Partner

Those Members who have given permission for their e-mail address to be used by the Club to keep them informed have  received a message explaining the "Find a Partner" facility and how to make use of it. If you do not receive these e-mails and wish to use the facility, please contact the Secretary or the WebMaster.

Thursday Evenings

Please come along if you would like to play as others without partners will also do so and you may well get a game.

If you end up going home you will get a free play voucher!

Standby Tuesdays and most Wednesdays and Thursdays

Players without partners (whether or not they are a member) can now turn up at the following sessions and be guaranteed a game:

Every Tuesday

Wednesdays except 3rd in the month (for Swiss Pairs, a standby pair will be arranged).

Thursdays except 3rd in the month.

Everyone is welcome to make use of this facility but please arrive at the club by 7.15pm.

Results
22nd Feb 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Brian Kirkdale
22nd Feb 2018
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Brian Cutler
20th Feb 2018
SCCBA Open Simultaneous Pairs
Director: David Williams
19th Feb 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Hazel Beveridge
15th Feb 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
26th Feb 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
27th Feb 2018
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Iris Field
28th Feb 2018
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Suzy Gray
1st Mar 2018
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1st Mar 2018
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening