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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

PRESIDENT'S CUP - JULY 16th -17th

Sussex will again be entering a team in this inter-County A-team event, hosted by Merseyside & Cheshire on RealBridge. The selectors have announced the following squad:-

  • Andy Ryder & Mike Allen
  • David Dickson & Matt Read
  • Andy Morris & Duncan Curtis
  • Alan & James Hobden
  • Julian Mitchell & Peter Clinch
  • Dave Nastaszczuk & Philip Roxburgh

Good luck team!

OLLIE HEADS TO HOLLAND

SCCBA has recently been at the forefront of Junior Bridge promotion in England and we are proud that once again we will be represented by Oliver Powell at the European Junior Bridge Championships in the Netherlands from 19th-26th July.  Sussex has contributed £700 towards Ollie's expenses to help him and the team thrive throughout the week.  Good luck Ollie!

WINNERS OF BERKS AND BUCKS GREEN-POINTED SWISS TEAMS

Congratulations to the team of David Telfer, Peter Burns, Alan and James Hobden who came through a strong field to win this event - see full results.
 

GLADYS HAKKI WINNER - FERGUS CAMERON
GLADYS HAKKI WINNER - FERGUS CAMERON

The Gladys Hakki Trophy is awarded annually to a Sussex member who has given outstanding service to county and club over a number of years.  This year's very deserving winner is Fergus Cameron who was presented with the trophy at the Sussex Candles event at Henfield on June 19th.

Fergus has been on the Bexhill Bridge Club committee for a total of 18 years, during which time he has spent significant periods in one of the Officer positions, i.e. Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.   In addition to this, Fergus has kept all the financial records of the 1066 Online Club.

See full nomination by Bexhil Bridge Club.

SUSSEX CANDLES
SUSSEX CANDLES

14 teams enjoyed bridge and splendid food at the Sussex Candles at Henfield on Sunday June 19th - the county's first face-to-face event for over 2 years!  Many thanks to Organiser Peter Clinch, Director David Galpin (with assistance from Peter Bates) and Charlotte Setahul who supplied the catering.

Congratulations to the team of David Benjamin, Matthew Smith, Mike Keeping and Matthew Read who were winners by just 1 VP.  The runners-up were Alan Setchell, Jane Handley, Guy Davies and Terence Fishlock with JIm Downes, Josie Allen, Duncan McSorland and Jim Norman in 3rd place.

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS WINNERS

The 2022 Championship Teams competition has been completed.  Congratulations to the winning team of Alan & Nanette Gillespie, Mike Moody and John Williams who defeated the team captained by Andy Morris (Chris Phillips, Dave Nasataszczuk, and Philip Roxburgh) by 35 IMPs.  The match was played online over 2 sessions of 24 boards each.  The winning team will go on to represent Sussex in the EBU Pachabo Cup, to be played on the weekend of 11/12 June and we wish them every success in this prestigious National Competition.

David Galpin (Organiser)

SOUTHEAST COUNTIES LEAGUE

Sussex will play their last league match this Thursday (May 26th).  They are currently leading their section and with a win will make it to the final again.  The following team have been selected to represent Sussex:-

  • David Telfer and Peter Burns
  • Rob Lowe and Will Adler
  • Dave Nastaszczuk and Philip Roxburgh
  • Martin Pool and Mick Carrington

Reserve pair : Alan and James Hobden

We wish them all good luck.

Chris Jepson (Chairperson of Selection Committee)

SILVER PLATE SUCCESS FOR SUSSEX

Many congratulations to the Sussex team of Peter Clinch, Julian Mitchell, Ian Lancaster, Andrew Southwell, Christine Jepson & Neil Watts who have won the 2021-22 Silver Plate And even the runners-up team included two more Sussex players - Oliver Powell & Stephen Kennedy!  The Silver Plate is Bridge Great Britain’s consolation event for the Gold Cup.

APRIL 2ND EVENTS - UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

On April 2nd, Sussex, Surrey and Kent combined to hold :-

  • a Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs on RealBridge (see results), and 
  • a 9(NGS)-High Pairs on BBO for less-experienced players ( see results).

The proceeds of approximately £11,000 have been donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at the Disasters Emergency Committee.

SUSSEX PAIRS FINAL - SUNDAY MARCH 20TH ON BBO

First, a big thank-you to the Sussex clubs, Avenue, Chichester, Eastbourne, Horsham, Patcham and Seaford for running heats for this competition.

The original 119 pairs who entered were reduced, via the heats and two semi-finals, to 22 pairs who played an 'all play all' final on Sunday 20th March on BBO.  Leading pairs from this final qualify to play in the EBU's Corwen Trophy on Realbridge on the weekend of the 28th/29th May.

Congratulations to the winners Mike Allen and Andy Ryder.  The runners up were Chris Phillips and Andy Morris and the third-placed pair were Julian Mitchell and Peter Clinch.

Finally, a thank you to the Director, Ken Johnson and Mervyn Wotton for setting up the web-site files for the event.

Please join us again next year.

Gerry Stanford, Organiser

Please see the July Chairman's Corner article by Peter Clinch to see the latest news on Green Point Pairs & Teams, Really Easy Pairs and Venture Pairs, Midweek Swiss Pairs and Invitation Pairs

The Autumn Junior Bridge Camp at Bowles Rocks on 22nd-23rd October is now open for registrations.  Open to 8-21 year olds, parents and grandparents.  See full information and registration.

Results
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
Garden Cities Trophy heat
SCCBA Pairs Final
Horsham/Sussex Stepping Stone Pairs
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 2
SCCBA David Pavey Final
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 1
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Teams
Online Mixed Pairs
Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Pairs
JBC - Sunday Novice Pairs
Calendar
31st Jul 2022
SCCBA Venture Pairs
Worthing BC 13:00
 More Info
11th Aug 2022
EBU Summer Meeting
Eastbourne 11th-14th
 More Info
2nd Sep 2022
EBED Summer Junior Bridge Camp
Northampton
Sept 2nd - 4th
 More Info
4th Sep 2022
National Handicap Pairs
Patcham - BBO (6 BB$) 14:00
 More Info
22nd Oct 2022
Autumn Junior Bridge Camp
Tunbridge Wells (Bowles Centre)
Oct 22nd - 23rd
 More Info
29th Oct 2022
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11:00
 More Info
30th Oct 2022
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11:00
 More Info
30th Oct 2022
Kent/Sussex Really Easy Pairs (NGS 6 or below)
Tunbridge Wells BC 14:00
 More Info