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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.

Click below to find out all that's happening regarding :-

Lessons       Clubs

Forthcoming Events

If there's anything else that you'd like to know about, please try our :-

Full List of Contacts

SCCBA Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

Stop Press!  Have you been wondering what was going to happen about the East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs again this year?  Well, wonder no more!  It will go ahead, online again on BBO on Saturday November 27th, starting at 11 a.m. We also plan to offer a prize for a pair in which neither player has been playing for more than 4 years.

For those of you who are new to this event, please note that it is intended for less experienced players.  EBU Level 2 Partnership Understandings (see EBU Blue Bookwill be used as a guideline. 

Please register online (preferably, by 2 days before the event) so that we can add your names to the event on BBO.  Payment ($6) will be taken on BBO on the day when you'll be able to pay up to two hours before the event starts.  Robot partnership entries will not be permitted but Robots may rarely be used if players lose connectivity.

If you have any questions, please do contact me on 01342 719779 (avoiding October 26th to November 15th) or email me at any time.  On the day, you can also message 'vEBU_SUS' on BBO with any issues you may have.

Helen Kent (Organiser)

Tom Brogan

I am sad to announce that Tom Brogan died unexpectedly on 12th August.  He enjoyed his 70th birthday celebrations with his sister and nephew, went to bed and passed during the night.

Tom was a very likeable, polite, friendly and generous man with whom I enjoyed over 30 years of friendship. Those lucky enough to enjoy one of his buffets during a match will have appreciated his generosity!  He represented Sussex many times, in the Metropolitan Cup and also in the Tollemache.  He won numerous Sussex competitions, including the Autumn Congress pairs in 2016 and 2017.

He will be greatly missed at Eastbourne Bridge Club where he was the TD Duty Officer and a friend to many.

Matt Smith, Eastbourne Bridge Club.

Southern Counties League

Congratulations to the Sussex team that made it all the way to the final of the Sussex Counties League.  Unfortunately, after being all square at half-time, they narrowly lost by 6 imps in the second half to Surrey Purple.

The team in the final was :-

Andy Morris and Duncan Curtis
Gerry Stanford and David Franklin
James and Alan Hobden
David Telfer and Peter Burns

Chris Jepson

Return to Face-to-Face Bridge - updated Sunday September 19th

Several Sussex clubs have returned to face-to-face bridge and others are planning to do so.  The  attached list gives the latest known position for each club.  If any club wishes to make changes to their entry in this list, they should contact the SCCBA WebMaster.

SCCBA Invitation Pairs 2021 - Online

This competition, which is for more experienced players, was recently held online with 18 partnerships playing in eight rounds.  Competition was keen and the overall competition was won by Andrew Southwell and Richard Fedrick.  Close behind were Christine Jepson and Neil Watts in 2nd place, just ahead of David Dickson and David Ould who were in 3rd place.  Congratulations to them.

Thanks to Mervyn Wotton for his help with website entries, and to Eddie Williams who directed and scored all eight sessions.

Andrea Galpin
Competition Organiser

2021 South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp

The 2021 Junior Bridge Camp for 8-21 year olds will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021 at  the Bowles Rocks Activity Centre near Tunbridge Wells.  As well as lots of bridge, juniors can try one of Bowles’ outdoor activities, all included in the price.  We welcome all standards of bridge players and parents and grandparents can accompany younger juniors and play themselves.

Garden Cities Final

The Avenue finished in third position on 79 VPs behind Sheffield 85 VPs and Tunbridge Wells 83 VPs in the EBU Garden Cities competition on Saturday June 19th.  This represents a magnificent achievement for the club who were in the mix right up until the end.  Full result tables may be found on the English Bridge Union Garden Cities Final page.

Many thanks to all those of you who wished us well and thanks and congratulations to the team of:-

Gunnar Hallberg & Ollie Powell
David Dickson & Mike Keeping
Mike Allen & Andy Ryder
Peter Clinch & Julian Mitchell

Our recent record in this event has been outstanding, finishing 2nd overall two years ago, the previous time the event was played.  Let us hope that we may do even better in the future.

Julian Mitchell


Please see the September Chairman's Corner article by Peter Clinch

Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
Sussex Club Teams of 8 - VPs
Sussex Club Teams of 8
Sussex Pairs Final
Horsham/Sussex Stepping Stone Pairs
17th Oct 2021
Northfield Blue Point Swiss Pairs
BBO 13:00
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23rd Oct 2021
South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp
Bowles Rocks Centre 23rd-24th
30th Oct 2021
Kent Online Congress
RealBridge / BBO 30th-31st
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20th Nov 2021
Metropolitan Cup
RealBridge 11:00
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21st Nov 2021
Green Point Swiss Pairs
27th Nov 2021
Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
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30th Nov 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Bexhill - f2f 19:00
12th Dec 2021
Green Point Swiss Teams
30th Jan 2022
SCCBA David Pavey Final (provisional date)
20th Feb 2022
Roy Skelton Cup - under 10,000 master points