Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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Happy Camping at JBC 2019
Happy Camping at JBC 2019

40 juniors aged from 8 to 22 plus assorted parents took part in the South Eastern Counties Junior Bridge Camp 2019 at a new venue on 6th and 7th July.    Bowles Activity Centre was a big success, and the weather was perfect on Saturday for the rock climbing, dry skiing, and pool kayaking.   On the bridge front, we ran four classes and awarded a total of 24 minibridge, bronze, silver, and gold awards.

The competitions were fiercely fought, and the eventual winners of the main Priday Cup were Jacob Potter and Roland Bourne, with .....

..... Woody and Joe Cohen the next juniors in third place.

Jacob Potter also won the Saturday Pairs with Zane Soonawalla .....

..... and Tom and Ben Gardner won the Speedball (where the main complaint was that the adults played too slowly and we weren’t allowed to shout Speedball loudly enough).

The Novice competitions were won by Toby Trusted and Poli Vasileva on Saturday and .....

..... by Amrita Selvaraj and Tanya Gupta on Sunday.

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Congratulations to all!

Most importantly, a hugely enjoyable time was had by all, juniors, teachers, parents, and – unusually - even the organiser.  Thank you to Sussex, Kent, and Surrey CBAs for sponsoring.

William Bourne

SCCBA Venture Pairs
SCCBA Venture Pairs

Congratulations to Heather Peattie and Will Adler who won this year's SCCBA Venture Pairs at Worthing Bridge Club on Sunday June 23rd.

The runners-up were Roger Bill and Paul Wilson.

Many thanks to organiser Eileen Perrigo.

Garden City Trophy - Final

Many congratulations to the Avenue Team (Julian Mitchell, Peter Clinch, Ken Ford, Andy Ryder, Mike Allen, Oliver Powell, Gunnar Hallberg and David Dickson) who finished 2nd in the national final of the Garden Cities Trophy on June 15th!  See results.  See County News page for how they qualified for the final.

Stephen Kennedy, Sussex's Junior International, has first books published

Congratulations are due to Stephen Kennedy who has recently had his first two bridge books (on squeeze play) published.  Students of the game wishing to know more should email KIBBridge.

Sussex Candles
Sussex Candles

The Sussex Candles Swiss Teams Congress at Henfield on Sunday June 2nd was a close-fought affair, won eventually by David Dickson, Andrew Southwell, Peter Clinch and Ian Lancaster.  In second place were Geoffrey & Ros Wolfarth, Gary Hyett and Sue Millard. Third place was shared between two teams: Alan Setchell, Jane Handley, Guy Davies & Terry Fishlock and Keith & Maureen Norman, Sue Peters & David Cairns.

All competitors were treated to a wonderful summer buffet prepared by Charlotte Setahul.  Many thanks to Steve Foster for directing and Ron Robins for preparing the hands.  As always, tremendous support was given by Peter Bates, as well as by Howard Da Vall of the Henfield Duplicate Bridge Society.  Join us next year!

Peter Clinch (Organiser)

EBU Teacher Training Course at Horsham

A two-day teacher training course will be held :-

  • at Bognor Regis BC on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.
For more information or to book, please see the English Bridge & Development web-site or contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217.
Forthcoming Events

Among the next SCCBA events are the :-

  • Green-Pointed Swiss Teams at Patcham on Sunday July 21st
  • Sussex League - 2019-20 (please enter by July 31st)
  • Championship Teams - 2019-20 (please enter by July 31st)
  • SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield on Wednesday August 21st
  • SCCBA Welcome Pairs at Worthing Bridge Club - Sunday September 22nd
  • SCCBA Autumn Congress - Saturday October 12th to Sunday October 13th
  • SCCBA Ladies Pairs - Sunday October 20th

You can enter most events by using an on-line entry form and paying via Internet or Telephone Banking or you can print off an entry form and post it with your cheque.  Why not go to the Entry Forms section and make your choice now?

For all other events, please see Calendar.

As part of the EBU Summer Congress, Worthing BC will be holding a heat of the GCH Fox Championship Pairs on Tuesday August 6th - see Worthing BC web-site for details

JBC - Priday Cup
JBC - Sunday Novice Pairs
JBC - Speedball
JBC - Saturday Pairs
JBC - Saturday Novice Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
SCCBA Venture Pairs
National Inter-County League Finals
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
19th Jul 2019
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
Worthing 7:30
21st Jul 2019
SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Patcham 11:00
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2nd Aug 2019
EBU Summer Meeting
Eastbourne 2nd-11th
21st Aug 2019
Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs
Henfield 11:00
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30th Aug 2019
EBED Junior Teach-in
Northampton 30th-1st
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1st Sep 2019
Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
St. Leonards 11:00
3rd Sep 2019
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Avenue 7:30
11th Sep 2019
SCCBA Individual Heat
West Sussex 7:30
14th Sep 2019
Surrey Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Guildford 12:00
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15th Sep 2019
Surrey Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Guildford 12:00
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19th Sep 2019
SCCBA David Pavey Heat
Horsham 7:00
22nd Sep 2019
SCCBA Welcome Pairs
Worthing 11:00
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