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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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2022/23 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 Julian Mitchell & Peter Clinch.  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)

SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs


123 pairs took part in this year's Charity Simultaneous Pairs which was played on Wednesday February 22nd in support of the St James Trust, Seaford for which it is expected that approximately £1,000 has been raised.

Congratulations to Valerie Benson and Michael Percik who played in the Worthing heat and are the confirmed winners.  The runners-up are Roger Poulter and David Benjamin who played in the Eastbourne heat and in 3rd place are David Dickson and Martin Greeley who played in the Avenue/Lewes/West Sussex online heat.

Congratulations also to Roger Poulter and David Benjamin who are the winners of the Eric Seldon Salver for being the top pair, both of whom are at least 70 years old.

Many thanks to all the clubs who took part in this event.  Many thanks also to Neil Watts who selected the hands and wrote the commentary and to organiser Peter Clinch.

National Pairs Regional Finals
Sunday 26th March, 11.30
Register Now!

If you have scored 55% or more in a club qualifying session in early February and you or your partner have primary allegiance to Sussex, Surrey, London, Middlesex or Kent, you may now register to play in the South East National Pairs Regional Final, either on BBO or RealBridge.  All will play the same 48 boards and the top 50 pairs nationally will be eligible to play in the final on RealBridge on 15th-16th April 2023.

To play on BBO, first Register for the National Pairs South Eastern Regional Final on BBO

To play on RealBridge, first Register for the National Pairs South Eastern Regional Final on RealBridge.

Further details can be found on the EBU National Pairs page.

Please let Peter Clinch know of any questions.

Notice of 2023 SCCBA AGM

In accordance with clause 7.2 of the SCCBA constitution, this message gives notice of the Annual General Meeting of the SCCBA.  This will take place on 23 April 2023 at 11am via Zoom and will follow the attached agenda.  Footnotes in the latter detail the closing dates for nominations to be made for Officers of the Association and Members of the Management Committee and for members’ resolutions to be included in the agenda.  All members wishing to attend the meeting should register with me by 16 April 2023 to receive the supporting papers and the Zoom invitation.

Dick Wheeler
07786 187297

New Year Swiss Teams

16 teams competed in the first New Year Swiss Teams for three years at Henfield on Sunday February 12th.

Congratulations to winners Gary Hyett, Ros Wolfarth, Katie and Stephen Kennedy.  The runners-up were .....

..... Andy Ryder, Mike Allen, Neil Watts and Philip Hunt and in 3rd place were .....

..... Matt Smith, Mike Keeping, David Benjamin and, absent from the photograph, Yves Lebrec.

Many thanks to David Galpin, assisted by Peter Bates, for the smooth directing, to scorer Peter Clinch and to organiser Joy Mayall, especially for her efforts in boosting attendance.

And a special thank-you to Charlotte Setahul and her team for providing a delicious hot buffet.

David Pavey Trophy

The final of the 2022-23 David Pavey Trophy was held at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday January 22nd and was greatly enjoyed by everyone.  There was a lovely friendly atmosphere and all enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea, especially the lemon drizzle cake!

Congratulations to winners Gloria Parks and Doris Edwards (pictured) from Patcham Bridge Club.  In second position were Pam Alexander and Anne Goldson from Worthing Bridge Club.

Many thanks to Alexa Baxter for directing and Eileen Perrigo for organising.

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
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Pairs
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
JBC - Priday Cup
26th Mar 2023
EBU National Pairs Regional Final
BBO 11:30
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26th Mar 2023
EBU National Pairs Regional Final
RealBridge 11:30
 More Info
3rd Apr 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
BBO 19:00
15th Apr 2023
EBU National Pairs Final
RealBridge 15th/16th
18th Apr 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
BBO 19:00
22nd Apr 2023
SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs
Date and location - tbc
23rd Apr 2023
Zoom 11:00
5th May 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
BBO 19:00
13th May 2023
EBU Garden Cities Trophy Regional Final
Bradford, Bristol, Richmond, Stamford 11:00
18th May 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
BBO 19:00
1st Jun 2023
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
BBO 19:00
3rd Jun 2023
EBU Corwen Trophy
RealBridge 3rd/4th