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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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Spring Congress April 8-10 April

Many Congratulations to John and Chris Mewes who won the Basic Bridge Pairs.

Very well done to Chris Jepson and Neil Watts who won the Mixed Pairs.

Congratulations to Neil Watts, Nigel Urban, Martin Pool and their teammate who won the Multiple Teams.

Spring Congress April 8-10 April
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.

 

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.

SUMMER WEDNESDAYS

From April to October: Play any Wednesday with either the same partner or various partners – your best 8 scores count.
First Prize will be 6 Free Play vouchers

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month there will be a Swiss Pairs competition (see below).
It will consist of 4 x 6 board matches per session with scoring via Bridgemates.

SWISS PAIRS MAY TO AUGUST

Dates: Wednesdays 18 May, 15 June, 20 July and 17 August

Don't forget there is a cumulative prize for the winner of each 4-month series.

Please note that no standby is provided on these dates.

AGM - Photos
2016 agm john mewes thomason trophy winner
2016 agm outgoing chairman chris jago with new chairman neil watts
2016 agm pat weir and christina barratt bradley crouch non expert winners
2016 agm valerie austin and caroline exall bradley crouch winners
2016 agm linda gardiner and rob harris eric valentine reeves winners
2016 agm outgoing treasurer sean cufley with neil watts
2016 agm richard fedrick club pairs champion
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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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SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

Annual subscriptions are now due.
£12.50 if paid before 31 May, then £15 (please pay by 30 June).
Please ask the Director or a committee member for a subscription envelope.

BUDDY EVENING on Monday 23 May

Members are advised that there will NOT be the usual club session on this date.
On this evening we are holding a special session where our students (who have recently completed the Intermediate Bridge course) are being partnered by invited experienced club members.
All members are welcome to play on this date but will be restricted to Level 2 conventions and be expected to enter into the spirit of this special event. The numbers of boards being played will be restricted to 20 or 21 and time will be allowed for some discussion at the end of each round.

Interclub Teams of Eight 3 April

Many Congratulations to the WSBC 'A' team who won the Interclub Teams of Eight at Eastbourne BC on Sunday 3 April.

Their final score was 123 with Horsham close behind on 120.

The team was made up of Neil Watts & Liz Lancaster, Andrew Southwell & Ian Lancaster, Philip Hunt & Matt Read, Peter Brown & Yves Lebrec.

Particular thanks go to Liz Lancaster who stood in at the last minute for Chris Jepson to partner Neil Watts who acted as Captain.

The team will now represent Sussex in the Gardens Cities Trophy to be held on 7 May at Richmond Bridge Club.

WSBC feels very proud!

Interclub Teams of Eight 3 April
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.

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
3rd May 2016
EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Robert Hirst
28th Apr 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert Hirst
Scorer: Robert Hirst
28th Apr 2016
AGM (7:15 for 7:30) followed by bridge
Director: Doug Jay
Scorer: Doug Jay
27th Apr 2016
Wednesday Evening Pairs
26th Apr 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
4th May 2016
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Lorraine Baker
5th May 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
5th May 2016
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
9th May 2016
Monday Evening Pairs
10th May 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Jackie Dykes
Click for the latest results
SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

Annual subscriptions are now due.
£12.50 if paid before 31 May, then £15 (please pay by 30 June).
Please ask the Director or a committee member for a subscription envelope.

BUDDY EVENING on Monday 23 May

Members are advised that there will NOT be the usual club session on this date.
On this evening we are holding a special session where our students (who have recently completed the Intermediate Bridge course) are being partnered by invited experienced club members.
All members are welcome to play on this date but will be restricted to Level 2 conventions and be expected to enter into the spirit of this special event. The numbers of boards being played will be restricted to 20 or 21 and time will be allowed for some discussion at the end of each round.

Interclub Teams of Eight 3 April

Many Congratulations to the WSBC 'A' team who won the Interclub Teams of Eight at Eastbourne BC on Sunday 3 April.

Their final score was 123 with Horsham close behind on 120.

The team was made up of Neil Watts & Liz Lancaster, Andrew Southwell & Ian Lancaster, Philip Hunt & Matt Read, Peter Brown & Yves Lebrec.

Particular thanks go to Liz Lancaster who stood in at the last minute for Chris Jepson to partner Neil Watts who acted as Captain.

The team will now represent Sussex in the Gardens Cities Trophy to be held on 7 May at Richmond Bridge Club.

WSBC feels very proud!

Interclub Teams of Eight 3 April
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.

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
3rd May 2016
EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Robert Hirst
28th Apr 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert Hirst
Scorer: Robert Hirst
28th Apr 2016
AGM (7:15 for 7:30) followed by bridge
Director: Doug Jay
Scorer: Doug Jay
27th Apr 2016
Wednesday Evening Pairs
26th Apr 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Calendar
4th May 2016
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Lorraine Baker
5th May 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
5th May 2016
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
9th May 2016
Monday Evening Pairs
10th May 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Stand By: Jackie Dykes