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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.

MONDAYS


YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

We are again experiencing very low attendance on Mondays.

Why not help and support the club by pencilling in (or even inking in!) one specific evening a month to come along?

 

WSBC BRIDGE HOLIDAY

HOTEL MIRAMAR IN BOURNEMOUTH

3 NIGHTS

from

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH 2018

We are hoping that this holiday will create a lot of interest and will be the 1st of many.

Please click anywhere here for more details and for the itinerary.

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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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 MAY
We are open for bridge!

SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

Annual subscriptions are now due.
£12.50 if paid before 31 May, £15 thereafter.

LATEST NEWS

Proposed New Premises

A ballot held at the AGM gave 100% support for the proposed new premises at Warden Park.

'A' team Garden Cities Regional Final

The WSBC 'A' team came 3rd out of eight teams in the Garden Cities Regional final at Richmond bridge club on Saturday May 6th. The team consisted of Chris Jepson (Cpt) & Neil Watts, Ian Lancaster & Andrew Southwell, Peter Brown & Yves Lebrec and Philip Hunt & Matthew Read. The Richmond regional is the strongest heat in the country and consists of teams from London, Kent, Surrey and Bucks & Berks. Although only the first 2 teams qualify for the final, WSBC is very proud of how well the team performed. We hope that they will represent the club again next year and be even more successful.

Ruby Pairs
2017 ruby 3rd
2017 ruby 4th
2017 ruby runners up
2017 ruby winners
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The Ruby Pairs held on Sunday May 7th was a very successful event consisting of 10 tables (40 players) taking part in an 'all play all' pairs competition directed by Peter Bates. The club was decorated with red balloons and a delicious tea was served at half time by the Henfield Rangers. Everyone was in good spirits and the afternoon was very enjoyable. The winners were Roger & Margaret Chaplin with 65%, Philip Hunt & Neil Watts were 2nd, Chris Jepson & Lindsay Geddes were 3rd & Hazel Beveridge & Chris Gray were 4th who all received red prizes!

Spring Congress Mixed Pairs 21 April

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and  Philip Hunt who won the Mixed Pairs.

Spring Congress Mixed Pairs 21 April
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs 22 April

Congratulations to Joy Mayall and Andrew Willard who came 4th and to Berry and Graham Hedley who came 5th.

Spring Congress Swiss Teams 23 April

Congratulations to Andrew Southwell, Richard Fedrick and Liz Hoskins who, with their teammate, came second in the Swiss Teams.

Also to Jean Smallwood and Lindsay Geddes and their team, and Chris Jepson and Neil Watts and their team who were in joint 4th place.

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
25th May 2017
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
25th May 2017
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Douglas jay
Scorer: Douglas Jay
24th May 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: chris gray
23rd May 2017
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
22nd May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
29th May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
30th May 2017
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Jackie Dykes
31st May 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Carol Watson
1st Jun 2017
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1st Jun 2017
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Click for the latest results

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 MAY
We are open for bridge!

SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

Annual subscriptions are now due.
£12.50 if paid before 31 May, £15 thereafter.

LATEST NEWS

Proposed New Premises

A ballot held at the AGM gave 100% support for the proposed new premises at Warden Park.

'A' team Garden Cities Regional Final

The WSBC 'A' team came 3rd out of eight teams in the Garden Cities Regional final at Richmond bridge club on Saturday May 6th. The team consisted of Chris Jepson (Cpt) & Neil Watts, Ian Lancaster & Andrew Southwell, Peter Brown & Yves Lebrec and Philip Hunt & Matthew Read. The Richmond regional is the strongest heat in the country and consists of teams from London, Kent, Surrey and Bucks & Berks. Although only the first 2 teams qualify for the final, WSBC is very proud of how well the team performed. We hope that they will represent the club again next year and be even more successful.

Ruby Pairs
2017 ruby 3rd
2017 ruby 4th
2017 ruby runners up
2017 ruby winners
Move "mouse" over thumbnail to change

Move Mouse over thumbnail to change picture

The Ruby Pairs held on Sunday May 7th was a very successful event consisting of 10 tables (40 players) taking part in an 'all play all' pairs competition directed by Peter Bates. The club was decorated with red balloons and a delicious tea was served at half time by the Henfield Rangers. Everyone was in good spirits and the afternoon was very enjoyable. The winners were Roger & Margaret Chaplin with 65%, Philip Hunt & Neil Watts were 2nd, Chris Jepson & Lindsay Geddes were 3rd & Hazel Beveridge & Chris Gray were 4th who all received red prizes!

Spring Congress Mixed Pairs 21 April

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and  Philip Hunt who won the Mixed Pairs.

Spring Congress Mixed Pairs 21 April
Spring Congress Swiss Pairs 22 April

Congratulations to Joy Mayall and Andrew Willard who came 4th and to Berry and Graham Hedley who came 5th.

Spring Congress Swiss Teams 23 April

Congratulations to Andrew Southwell, Richard Fedrick and Liz Hoskins who, with their teammate, came second in the Swiss Teams.

Also to Jean Smallwood and Lindsay Geddes and their team, and Chris Jepson and Neil Watts and their team who were in joint 4th place.

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
25th May 2017
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
25th May 2017
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Douglas jay
Scorer: Douglas Jay
24th May 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: chris gray
23rd May 2017
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
22nd May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
29th May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
30th May 2017
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Jackie Dykes
31st May 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Carol Watson
1st Jun 2017
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1st Jun 2017
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening