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Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

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Sussex County Contract Bridge Association (SCCBA)

which supports all aspects of bridge in Sussex.

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HILL’S TROPHY

Worthing BC held a very successful Hill’s Trophy at the Angmering Community Centre on Sunday 27th November.  This was the first time since 2019 and 16 teams took part and enjoyed the F2F in a well ventilated venue.  It is Worthing’s oldest event, first played for in the early 1930’s.  Congratulations to the winners Linda Turley, Christine Constable, Malcolm Wright and Ann Button who came from behind by beating the eventual runners-up 19-1 on the last session to win by 8 VPs.

My thanks go to Eddie Williams and Kathy for directing the event, the caterer’s (The Fish Factory) for an excellent lunch, the U3A who allowed use of their tables and members of the Worthing BC who helped make the day a success.

The runners up were John Austin, Valerie Benson, Roger Bill and John Austin.

See full results on the Worthing BC web-site

Ernie Rivett

Green-pointed Swiss Pairs

This event will be held on BBO on Sunday 4th December, starting at 11 a.m.  Entry is £15 per player, payable in advance, for 7 matches of 7 boards.  We'll be finished by 6 p.m.  Please register here - only players who have pre-registered will be able to play on the day.  We look forward to welcoming you for this, our final County event of the year!

Peter Clinch, Organiser

East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

The East Grinstead Rugby Football Club played a very comfortable host to the EG Basic Bridge Pairs for the first time on November 5th.  It was a pleasure to return to face-to-face play after a gap due to Covid.  There were 12 ½ tables and a good time was had by all.

Many thanks go to Mervyn Wotton for directing, to Meridian and Crawley bridge clubs for the use of their equipment, to Sue Noblett for the delicious flapjack and to all those who attended for their support.

Photographed are winners of the overall event Tim Hewson and Sean Cufley, runners-up John Cobbett and Gloria Flint, non-expert runners-up Steve and Sue Smith and non-expert winners Mark and Karen Darby.

Helen Kent, Organiser

Sussex Pairs

The annual County Pairs starts soon, with heats being held both face-to-face and online in clubs across Sussex through November and December.  If your club is not holding a heat, then please do consider entering elsewhere (see the SCCBA Calendar for the list of clubs holding heats).  Just remember to let the know the club that you are coming!  Semi-finals (if necessary) and the final will be held online in the first quarter of next year.  There is no additional entry fee for playing in a club heat.

Junior Bridge Camp 2022

Forty-seven juniors from beginners to members of the U-21 squad signed up for the Autumn Junior Bridge Camp on 22nd and 23rd October at Bowles Rocks.  They included 11 who had made the long journey from Buttershaw College in Huddersfield for the weekend.   Between the thunderstorms they enjoyed outside activities including Leap of Faith as well as an intense weekend of bridge training and competitions.   The football and table tennis table were also popular.

The Priday Cup, also the first event of the 2022-2023 Grand Prix, was won by Maks Bilcharz and Aleks Birdsall narrowly from U-21 squad members Tom Furness and Lucy Norman.  Antoinina Mauve and Aman Parekh came third, and a special mention must go to George Bennett and Rebekah Allen, the top U-14 pair.

We played a Swiss Pairs competition on Saturday evening, won by Lucy Norman and Tom Furness from Lawrence Crean and Freddie Beneat, with Antoinina Mauve and Nia Hencken third.

The Bronze group played in separate novice competitions, won on Saturday evening by Charlie Gray and Paige Turpin and on Sunday by Wyatt Todd and Gurjap Singh.

The Speedball medals went to Antoinina Mauve and Aman Parekh and to William Battersby and Tom Furness.

Thank you to everyone involved, in particular teachers Stephen Kennedy, Diane Rogers and Richard Croot and all the other parents and others who make this event so enjoyable.  Finally, it would not happen without the support of Sussex CCBA who organise it and to Kent, Surrey, Yorkshire and EBED who have all supported it financially.

William Bourne

  • Priday Cup winners - Alex Birdsall and Maks Blicharz
  • Archery
  • Ben Collins and Shiloh Duncanson
  • Bowles Rocks
  • Bronze group
  • Bronze group winners
  • Gold and Silver group
  • Bronze group arbiters award winners
  • Priday Cup in progress
  • Prizegiving
  • Arbiters award winners - Rebekah Allen and George Bennett
  • Certificate winners - Sophie Morris and Nia Hencken
  • Novice competition winners - Gunjap Singh and Wyatt Todd

Sussex / Kent GP Weekend 

On October 29th and 30th, Sussex and Kent combined to hold a Green-Pointed weekend at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club.

 

Congratulations to Nevena Senior and Anne Rosen who won of the Swiss Pairs on the Saturday.

The runners-up were Jeremy Willans and Kay Preddy.

Congratulations also to the team of Andrew Southwell, Peter Clinch, Peter Lee and Mike Scoltock who won the Swiss Teams on the Sunday.

The runners-up were Jeremy Willans, Kay Preddy, Nick Irens and Norman Selway.

Many thanks to directors Stephen Brown and Eddie & Kathy Williams and to Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club for hosting the event.

SCCBA Midweek Swiss Pairs

The annual Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield returned on October 5th with a photo finish.  The winners were Jane Handley and Alan Setchell who are pictured with John Austin and Roger Bill (second by one VP).

In third place, two VPs further back, were Josie Allen and Peter Harbott.

An excellent Ploughman's lunch was provided by Charlotte Setahul. Many thanks to Martin Pool who dealt the boards, to Peter Bates and Andrew Southwell who worked hard on the logistics and to Mervyn Wotton who provided his customary excellent website support.

See you next year!

Peter Clinch.
Organiser

Tom Bradley Award winner -

William Bourne

On behalf of the Sussex Officers and Management Committee, I would like to offer hearty congratulations to William Bourne for his 2022 Tom Bradley Award for contributions to youth bridge.  I cannot imagine that there has ever been a more deserving recipient.  William's efforts in keeping the Bowles Rocks Junior Bridge Camp alive and thriving through the recent challenging years has been prodigious and enviable in its energy.

Tom Bradley himself was a long-time Chairman of SCCBA and I am sure he would have been enormously proud of William's achievements.  I know William now lives in Kent (just), but we still consider him as "one of our own".

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Chairman)

Results
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
JBC - Priday Cup
JBC - Saturday Speedball
JBC - Saturday Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Venture Pairs
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
Garden Cities Trophy heat
SCCBA Pairs Final
Horsham/Sussex Stepping Stone Pairs
Calendar
4th Dec 2022
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Pairs
BBO 11:00
 More Info
7th Dec 2022
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Avenue - BBO 19:30
 More Info
10th Dec 2022
St Leonard BC Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Arthur Easton Hall 11:00
 More Info
14th Dec 2022
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Patcham - f2f 13:30
14th Dec 2022
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Horsham - f2f 13:30
22nd Jan 2023
SCCBA David Pavey Final
Worthing - f2f 13:00
28th Jan 2023
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 1
BBO 11:00
29th Jan 2023
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 2
BBO 11:00
12th Feb 2023
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
Henfield
 More Info
19th Mar 2023
SCCBA Pairs Final
BBO 11:00