Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
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.

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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)

Book Now for the Sussex Candles - LIVE!!

I am delighted and excited to announce that we will be holding our friendly Summer Blue-Pointed Swiss Teams LIVE at Henfield Hall on Sunday 19th June, starting at 11 a.m.

This is the first live event we have held as a County for over two years and we hope to welcome you there!

The Candles has always been a tremendous social event, with a bit of friendly bridge thrown in for good measure.  Suitable for players of all levels.  Features are:

  • 7 x 7-board matches, drawn against teams with similar running scores
  • Summer lunch with choice of mains, strawberries and cream
  • Afternoon tea
  • Additional hygiene / safety measures, proper distancing of tables
  • Complete by approximately 7 p.m.

Your Tournament Director will be David Galpin. 

Submit the entry form or book online.  Please, if possible, can you enter early (before the end of May is preferred!), so we can have a good idea of numbers.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Peter Clinch,
Tournament Manager
(0751 533 3539)

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

SCCBA STEPPING PAIRS - SUNDAY MARCH 13TH ON BBO
SCCBA STEPPING PAIRS - SUNDAY MARCH 13TH ON BBO

Twenty pairs who learned to play in the last 6 years competed for the SCCBA Stepping Stones which was directed by Oliver Cowan.  Entries came from as far afield as Manchester, Hampshire and Kent.  Tim Lane and John Prior from Crawley BC were the overall winners with ......

..... June Carr and Kris Noble, also from CBC, taking the trophy for having been playing for more than 2 years but less than 4.

 

 

The 3rd category for those who started less than 2 years ago was won by another Sussex pair, Christine and Philip Nash.

Jane Handley (Organiser)

RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE - UPDATED SATURDAY MARCH 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.

Junior Bridge Camp 22 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
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
JBC - Priday Cup
Calendar
18th Jun 2022
OBA / B&B CBA Joint Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
RealBridge 11:00
MPs: GREEN
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19th Jun 2022
SCCBA Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles
Henfield 11:00
MPs: BLUE
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26th Jun 2022
B&B CBA / OBA Joint Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
RealBridge
MPs: GREEN
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