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Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

Welcome to the web-site of the

Sussex County Contract Bridge Association (SCCBA)

which supports all aspects of bridge in Sussex.

New to Bridge?   Forthcoming Events

For the latest news, please see below.  If there's anything else that you'd like to know about, please try our :-

Full List of Contacts

Sussex Candles at Henfield

Sunday June 18th at 11am

Summer is approaching and with it comes the Sussex Candles, our popular face-to-face Blue-pointed Swiss Teams.  We are again playing at Henfield Hall and the order of the day is fun, a good lunch and a few hands of bridge.  We will start at 11 a.m. and play 6 or 7 matches (depending on the number of teams entered), ending at about 6 p.m.  It's a Blue-pointed event so every win is worth a few more Master Points than a standard Swiss Teams.  All players are welcome!

A splendid buffet lunch will be provided as well as a plentiful supply of tea, cake and biscuits.  Your director for the day will be David Galpin.

Please submit your entry as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please email me or call me on 0751 533 3539.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Peter Clinch (Organiser)

SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs at Horsham

Saturday June 17th, 2023 at 11am

This is an event for those who have learned to play in the last 6 years and who have an NGS of 5 or less.  Approximately 18 boards will be played with a break for sandwiches and cake at half-way.

Venue – Horsham Bridge Club, 22a East Street, Horsham, RH12 1HL (in the alley between Wagamamma and the Amici Coffee shop).

Playing fees are £8 per player - pay on the day.

Please complete your entry early to allow time for the finalisation of catering arrangements.

The 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp 

October 21st and 22nd

The 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp will take place at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club on 21st and 22nd October and is for juniors of all ability levels!  Bring your parents or grandparents too!  See Information and Registration for details.

 EBU National Pairs Final

Well done to Julian Mitchell and Peter Clinch who finished 6th in the National Pairs Final played on April 15th/16th - see results.

SCCBA Mixed Pairs

Sunday July 16th, 2023 at 11am

After a year’s absence, we are pleased to have arranged the return of this Championship to the County Calendar.  The event is also returning to Face-to Face-play.  Here are the details:-

Please complete your entry by the beginning of July to allow time for the finalisation of catering arrangements.

Gerry Stanford (Organiser)

2022/23 Gladys Hakki Trophy Winner

 Richard Jameson

The Gladys Hakki Trophy is awarded annually to a Sussex member who has given outstanding service to county and/or club over a number of years.  This year's very deserving winner is Richard Jameson who is pictured receiving the trophy from SCCBA President Martin Pool at the Crawley BC AGM on May 5th.

Richard has been a key contributor to the success of Crawley Bridge Club for many years.  As well as being Secretary for twelve years, he has spent many hours each week in preparing and teaching beginner and improver classes, directing club duplicate sessions and publicising club and county competitions.  His contributions to the success of bridge in the County have also included organising teams for the West Sussex Inter Club League, the Sussex League and the Mid-Sussex Inter Club Challenge.

Richard's efforts in introducing Crawley to online Bridge helped the club to survive and even thrive during the Covid lockdown period.  His communication and diplomatic skills have enabled the club to establish and maintain their reputation as a friendly club and to double their membership in the last seven years.  Richard has also liaised on countless occasions with the indoor bowling club in whose premises Crawley play.  He even finds time to play bridge, often partnering the club's less experienced members.

Sussex Pairs Final

First, a big thank-you to the Sussex clubs Chichester, Avenue, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Horsham for running heats for this competition.  The original pairs were reduced via two semi-finals to 17 pairs who played in a 39-board final on Sunday 19th March on BBO.  Leading pairs from this final qualify to play in the EBU’s Corwen Trophy which is to be held on Realbridge on the 3rd / 4th June.

Congratulations to the winners Peter Clinch & Julian Mitchell (pictured with myself).  The runners up were David Nastaszczuk and Phil Roxburgh and in third place were Mary Lawrenson and David Park.

Finally, a thank-you to the Director, Stephen Kennedy and to Mervyn Wotton for setting up the website files for the event.

Please join us again next year.

Gerry Stanford (Organiser)

SCCBA Inter-Club Teams of Eight

Seven SCCBA clubs played in this year's Inter-Club Teams of Eight, which acts as a qualifier for the Garden Cities Trophy, at Eastbourne Bridge Club on Sunday March 12th.

Congratulations to the winners who were Avenue Bridge Club, with last year's winners Horsham coming second.

Thank-you to the Eastbourne Bridge Club, particularly the catering team, for hosting the event.  Also thank-you to our director Stephen Kennedy.

Gerry Stanford (Organiser)

The draft minutes of the April 23rd SCCBA AGM are now available for viewing.  Alternatively, you can access the minutes of all available SCCBA committee meetings, AGMs and EGMs.

Invitation Pairs - Round 4
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
EBU National Pairs Regional Final (BBO)
SCCBA Pairs Final
SCCBA Garden Cities Trophy heat
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 2
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 1
SCCBA David Pavey Final
1st Jun 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
BBO 19:00
3rd Jun 2023
EBU Corwen Trophy
RealBridge 3rd/4th
10th Jun 2023
EBU Pachabo Cup
RealBridge 10th/11th
13th Jun 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
BBO 19:00
17th Jun 2023
EBU Garden Cities Trophy Final
Coventry & North Warwickshire Bridge Club. 11:00
17th Jun 2023
SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs
Horsham BC
 More Info
18th Jun 2023
SCCBA BP Candles
Henfield 11:00
 More Info
28th Jun 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
BBO 19:00
11th Jul 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
BBO 19:00
16th Jul 2023
SCCBA Mixed Pairs
Patcham BC 11:00
 More Info
30th Jul 2023
SCCBA GP Swiss Pairs
Patcham BC 11:00
 More Info
30th Jul 2023
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Worthing BC