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.
Applications are invited from Complete Beginners, those with Limited Experience and Intermediate players for our lessons which start in September/October. Full details are available by clicking this link or the menu on the left. If any members know of persons who are interested please refer them to this information.
There will be bridge on all bank holiday Mondays except at Easter and Christmas.
Thursday afternoons start at 1.30 pm. Table money is now £1.50 for members and £2.50 for visitors.
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 on the west side of Haywards Heath in Mid Sussex, at Lamb House within the Hurst Place Development (see "How to find us" in the "Information" section).
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.
The New Year Party
will be held on Saturday Jan 19th at Lamb House at 7pm with great food and wine and tickets will be £12.50
The remaining dates are Monday Nov 5th, Dec 3rd & Jan 7th so there is no regular club night on those dates.
Starting on Monday 10 September 2018 there will be a standby available so you are guaranteed a game on a Monday if you arrive without a partner.
(Note – no Monday standby will be available on the first Monday of the month from September to January as it is the Pairs League)
WSBC BRIDGE HOLIDAY
HOTEL MIRAMAR BOURNEMOUTH
SUNDAY 3rd – WEDNESDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2019
Our first bridge holiday was a great success – why not come along in 2019!
Click this link for more information
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 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”.
Many congratulations to Chris Jago and Jeff Callaghan who won this year’s Championship Cup.
The winners of the Championship Plate were Mary Guy-Jones and Wendy Bosker.
The Mince Pie event was won by Stuart Thornton and Neil Watts.
The 2nd joint venture with Mid Sussex bridge club, held in the downstairs cafe at Lamb House attracted 15 tables and was an extremely enjoyable evening. WSBC provided food and wine which was greatly appreciated by everyone. All the proceeds went to the Mid Sussex branch of Parkinson UK and we are delighted to report that £501.60 was raised. Philip Poulter, the treasurer of the Mid Sussex branch and well known Sussex bridge player was invited to the event and was sincerely grateful for our fund raising efforts.
It has been agreed that the event will become a firmly established joint event every year for the last Monday in November.
The bridge was expertly directed by Graham Hedley and Jeff Hayton's widow Alison very kindly came to present the prizes.
The winners of the Platter were Philip Hunt & Neil Watts
2nd were David Spencer & Philip Poulter
and 3rd were Roger & Margaret Chaplin.
Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Sally Bugden who won the 2018 SCCBA Ladies Pairs.
We welcomed SCCBA walkers Richard Newton, Andy Ryder, Neil Watts and Philip Hunt to WSBC on Tuesday 9 October.
They brought the Lord Newton Link Trophy and mementoes for the winners Linda Gardiner and Rob Harris who achieved a very creditable score of 61.52%.
The walkers are walking to every bridge club in Sussex in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Youth Bridge in Sussex.
WSBC raised a grand total of £344 - thanks to everyone!
A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all at this annual light-hearted event held in memory of Jackie Clinton - where players with fewer than 5000 master points are randomly paired with more experienced players. £225 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The winners were Eric Jenner and Chris Gray.
The runners-up were Pat Weir and Robert Hirst.
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!
Players without partners (whether or not they are a member) can now turn up at the following sessions and be guaranteed a game:
Every Thursdays (please check website calendar for irregularities)
Everyone is welcome to make use of this facility but please arrive at the club by 7.15pm.