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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 :-

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Sussex Pairs Semi-finals - January 28th/29th

The draw/allocation for the two Sussex Pairs Semi-finals has now been made.

Please be online and register in the 'All Tournaments' section on BBO by 10:50.

Please note that the final will also be played on BBO on Sunday March 19th, starting at 11am.  The final will be an all-play-all movement with a short break for lunch.

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.

The popular New Year Swiss Teams is back!

The New Year Swiss Teams event returns on Sunday February 12th at Henfield Hall, Henfield, 11am to approx 6.30 pm, £25 per player.

Come along and enjoy 7 x 7 board matches, tea/coffee on arrival, a delicious hot buffet lunch / afternoon tea + cake.

Please see details on how to enter.  For further information, please email Joy Mayall or ring Joy on 07715 104985.

2023 Championship Teams


2023 Sussex League

Entry is now open for these two team events.  For the Championship Teams, entry is free but Green Points will be awarded for all matches won, although players must have primary allegiance to Sussex.  Registration for both events should be made using the form(s) on the Registration  for the Championship Teams and Sussex League page by the specified date.  If you have any queries, please contact the organiser, David Galpin

Gladys Hakki Trophy 2022/23

Affiliated clubs and members of the county management committee have been invited to make nominations (via the attached form) by Tuesday February 28th for the Gladys Hakki Trophy.  The intent of the trophy is annually to recognise a member of the County who has given unstintingly of their time and service, and contributed exceptionally to the success of contract bridge in the County.  If you know of someone whom you believe meets these criteria, please contact one of your local club officers or a member of the county management committee to convey your views.

Sussex League

The popular Sussex League competition has now been completed for 2022.  The final match was played on 5 December where the teams captained by Ian Lancaster and Yves Lebrec played each other to decide the winners of the top division.  Ian Lancaster's team (Andrew Southwell together with Kent-based players Ian Draper and Joe Sivayogan) defeated Yves Lebrec's team by 18 imps to win Division 1 of the competition.  With one change in the team, this was great reward for Ian's team as they have come second in the last 2 seasons, having last won the competition in 2017/18.

Congratulations also to the other Divisional winners - the teams captained by Alan Gillesoie (Division 2), Josie Allen (Division 3), and Peter Harbott (Division 4).

The new season will start in February 2023 and the organiser, David Galpin, will be inviting entries for the new season's competition during January.  New teams are always welcome to join the competition, which is largely played online and, if you are interested in joining the competition, please email David.

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 Roger Bill, John Austin, Valerie Benson and Paul Wilson.

See full results on the Worthing BC web-site

Ernie Rivett

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

Please see the latest Chairman's Corner article by Peter Clinch for news on events being planned for the start of 2023 - including the return of the New Year Swiss Teams!

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
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
28th Jan 2023
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 1
BBO 11:00
 More Info
29th Jan 2023
SCCBA Pairs Semi-Final 2
BBO 11:00
 More Info
12th Feb 2023
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
 More Info
22nd Feb 2023
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
f2f - Crawley 7:15
22nd Feb 2023
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
BBO - Avenue/Lewes 7:30
22nd Feb 2023
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
f2f - Worthing 7:15
22nd Feb 2023
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
f2f - Patcham 1:30
22nd Feb 2023
SCCBA Charity Simultaneous Pairs
f2f - Eastbourne 1:30
5th Mar 2023
Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells
 More Info
19th Mar 2023
SCCBA Pairs Final
BBO 11:00
23rd Apr 2023
Zoom 11:00