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Welcome to Sussex County Contract Bridge Association

Read about our players' achievements.

Apply for competitions by clicking on Entry Forms.

Find out how to get your friends, children and grandchildren involved in learning and playing via the Promoting Bridge page or by contacting one of the teachers of bridge in Sussex.

Access information about your local club or link to national and global websites.

Update your contact details at the EBU and also tell the SCCBA.

Our WebMaster welcomes positive suggestions for our webpages.

YCBC Free Under-26 Duplicates

Until f2f bridge returns, the Young Chelsea Bridge Club has decided to live up to its name and offer new regular online duplicate sessions exclusively for students and juniors.  These U-26 sessions will be held on RealBridge on Fridays, starting at 7:30pm, and they are completely free.  The first session will be held on Friday 22nd January.  If you have any questions, the press release contains contact details.

Sussex Pairs

Heats for the 2020-21 Sussex Pairs will take place online during January.  They are currently scheduled to be run in the Seaford, Patcham, Avenue, Eastbourne, Chichester, 1066 and Horsham virtual clubs (see Calendar for details).  If further clubs wish to hold a heat, they should please contact Gerry Stanford.

For the heats, there will be no extra table money required by the County on top of what the club charges.

As always, the club evenings are open to all their regular players.  All we ask is that all players please let the club know their eligibility, availability and wish to play in the final or otherwise.  Remember, this Championship is a qualifier for the EBU's Corwen tournament so, to qualify for the final, both players must have Sussex as their county of allegiance.

Players should note that, while they are welcome to play in more than one heat, only their first result will count.

The final will be held on Saturday 13th March, starting at 11am, and be played in 2 sessions with a short break, finishing about 5pm in an all-play-all final.  The final will be played on BBO and the table money of £5 will need to be pre-paid to the county.  Further details will be sent to the final qualifiers.

Other Counties' Online Events

Kent CBA will be holding a Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs on RealBridge on Sunday March 7th, starting at 11 a.m.  See Kent web-site for details.

Forthcoming EBU Events

For the current status of forthcoming EBU events, please see EBU Summary Document.

SCCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

The annual SCCBA Green-pointed Swiss Pairs was held online this year and it attracted 130 pairs from across the country.  Congratulations to Nathalie Shashou & Nick Sandqvist who won by 7 clear VPs from two pairs in joint second place - David Beck & Keith Joules and Alan Setchell & Graham E. Osborne.

The smooth running of the event was down largely to our Tournament Directors, Eddie Williams and Stephen Kennedy.  Thanks to them and to Mervyn Wotton who helped streamline the entry process.

See you again next year, online or in the flesh!

Peter Clinch,
(Organiser and SCCBA Tournament Manager)

Dimmie Fleming Award

The Sussex County nomination for the annual EBU Dimmie Fleming award this year was Dick Wheeler for his contribution to bridge in Sussex as secretary of the SCCBA over the last 9 years. The nomination emphasised among other things, the prodigious amount of work and effort that Dick has put into the role over this period.

The nomination was accepted by the EBU and the trophy was despatched in time for it to be presented (virtually) to Dick at the Management Committee meeting on 27th November 2020 (unfortunately no photos).

The Committee wish to extend their congratulations to Dick for this well-deserved award.

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

Congratulations to the Sussex Tollemache team, who reached the final of the toughest inter-county event for the first time since 2007. The team in the qualifier was: Gunnar Hallberg & Oliver Powell, Andrew McIntosh & Stephen Kennedy, Andy Ryder & Mike Allen, Julian Mitchell & Peter Clinch, Christine Jepson & Neil Watts, David Dickson & Matt Read. Andrew Southwell was non-playing captain. The final will be played (either online or live) on the weekend of 20th February.

Peter Clinch

Online Bridge Clubs in Sussex

Although we are not playing face-to-face at the moment, an increasing number of Sussex clubs are running online session on Bridge Base Online or RealBridge.  If you haven't tried yet, maybe you should consider it.  Most clubs are running sessions for members only (some with guests) - see the attached list.  See each club's website for details of how to join.

If any club wishes to make changes to this list, they should contact the SCCBA WebMaster.  The latest changes are that Crawley BC are no longer having joint sessions with Church Hill BC and Crawley's Friday sessions now start at 19:15.

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Tournament Manager)

Results
Sussex Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Sussex Online Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Horsham Welcome Pairs
Open Simultaneous Pairs
SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final
SCCBA Pairs Final
SCCBA David Pavey Final
Sussex Individual Final
SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Calendar
22nd Jan 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
BBO - Eastbourne 19:30
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23rd Jan 2021
EBU National Point-a-Board Teams
Online 23rd-24th
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26th Jan 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
BBO - Chichester 14:00
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26th Jan 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
BBO - 1066 19:00
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29th Jan 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
RealBridge - Horsham 19:00
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27th Feb 2021
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Online 27th-28th
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28th Feb 2021
EBU Masters Pairs
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7th Mar 2021
Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Online 11:00
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21st Mar 2021
EBU National Pairs Regional Heats
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28th Mar 2021
EBU Portland Pairs
Online
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2nd Apr 2021
EBU Easter Congress
Online/live? 2nd-5th
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10th Apr 2021
EBU National Pairs Final
10th-11th
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