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Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

Read about our players' achievements.

Apply for competitions by clicking on Entry Forms.

Find out how to get your friends, children and grandchildren involved in learning and playing via the Promoting Bridge page or by contacting one of the teachers of bridge in Sussex.

Access information about your local club or link to national and global websites.

Update your contact details at the EBU and also tell the SCCBA.

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Geoffrey Wolfarth

I am very sorry to announce that Geoffrey Wolfarth died very unexpectedly last evening (July 27th).  Geoffrey will always be remembered for his national successes, notably at the Spring Fours, but perhaps most especially for winning the English Trials and representing England in the Camrose Series of internationals.  At county level, Geoffrey gave much of his time to the work of the association management committee through his roles as communications co-ordinator and pro bono legal adviser.  But he will also be remembered at the Avenue for his preparedness to play sessions with those wanting to learn more and for the help given to those club members who he helped to improve.  Our condolences go to Ros, Geoffrey's family and friends.

For an obituary by Brian Senior and details of Geoffrey's funeral, please see the EBU web-site.

Julian Mitchell, Avenue Bridge Club

President's Cup

This is a an inter-county teams of 8 event run by Merseyside & Cheshire, taking place online on Tuesdays at 6.00pm.
So far, Sussex have had 4 good wins and 3 narrow losses leaving them in a good position of 2nd on the leaderboard with 87 victory points.

Next Tuesday (August 11th), we play Yorkshire the leaders who are on 91, so all to play for!

The teams are being chosen each week from a squad of 6 pairs who are :-

Ollie Powell and Stephen Kennedy
Peter Clinch and Julian Mitchell
Chris Jepson and Neil Watts
Andy Ryder and Mike Allen
David Dickson and Matt Read
Gerry Stanford and Kami Nadim

Let’s hope we can keep it going for Sussex.

We also are planning to have more online matches against other counties for all levels please let me know if you want to be considered.

Chris Jepson (Chairperson of Selection Committee)

Midlands Counties Working Group On-line Teams of Four - Flight A

Congratulations to the Sussex team of Yves Lebrec (captain), Philip Hunt, Matt Read and David Dickson who beat 15 other County teams to win the online Flight A event held on Saturday 13th June.  Sussex defeated Warwickshire 20-15 in the final.

The event was hosted by the Midlands Counties Working Group.  The trophy may only be virtual but the performance was excellent against accomplished opponents.  Many thanks also to Christine Jepson who picked the team on behalf of the selectors.

Peter Clinch

Online Bridge in Sussex

Although we are not playing face-to-face at the moment, an increasing number of Sussex clubs are running online sessions at Bridge Base Online.  If you haven't tried yet, maybe you should consider it.  Most clubs are running for members only (some with guests) - see each club's websites for details of how to join. The list below shows the clubs currently running sessions - we will update this list as we receive updates from clubs.


Horsham - gentle duplicate for beginners (afternoon)

Chichester (evening)

Patcham 19.15


Avenue / Lewes / West Sussex 10.00

Chichester 14.00

Worthing 14.00

Eastbourne / Hailsham / Sovereign Harbour 14:00

1066 (Bexhill / East Sussex / St Leonards) 19.00

Horsham 19.00


Patcham 13.30

Seaford 18.30

Cross in Hand 19.00

Crawley / Church Hill 19.15 

Avenue / Lewes / West Sussex 19.30


Avenue / Lewes / West Sussex 13.30

1066 (Bexhill / East Sussex / St Leonards) 13.30

Chichester 14.00

Meridian / Forest Row 14.00

Rottingdean 14.00  

Horsham 19.00

Patcham 19.15


Patcham 13.30

Worthing 19.00

Eastbourne 19:30


Horsham 14.00 (Swiss Pairs)

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Tournament Manager)

Surrey Online Events

Surrey CBA will be holding the following online (BBO) events :-

Horsham Welcome Pairs
Horsham Welcome Pairs

The SCCBA Welcome Pairs for those playing for no more than 5 years was held at Horsham BC on Sunday March 8th and was a great success with players from Horsham, Crawley, Worthing and further afield.

The winners (all pictured) were :-

  • 1st overall - Mary Byrne & Kathy Hurst (seated)
  • 2nd overall - Pauline & John Guppy
  • Year 3 group - 1st Nicola Fryatt & Carol Mays, 2nd Leigh & Andy Hawkins
  • Year 2 group - 1st Sue & Steve Smith, 2nd Susan Noblett & Alan Birch

Many thanks to Graham Walker who directed.

Jane Handley (Organiser)

For all other events, please see Calendar.

EBU - Virtual Eastbourne
Horsham Welcome Pairs
Open Simultaneous Pairs
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
SCCBA Pairs Final
SCCBA David Pavey Final
Sussex Individual Final
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
19th Aug 2020
Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs - CANCELLED
2nd Sep 2020
Invitation Pairs - Round 6 CANCELLED
13th Sep 2020
Horsham Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs - CANCELLED
Millais School, Horsham 10:30
26th Sep 2020
Surrey Online (BBO) Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
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27th Sep 2020
Surrey Online (BBO) Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
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28th Sep 2020
Invitation Pairs - Round 7 CANCELLED
West Sussex 7:15
27th Oct 2020
Invitation Pairs - Round 8 CANCELLED
Avenue 7:15
31st Oct 2020
Surrey Online (BBO) Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Oct 31st - Nov 1st
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