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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 article below for how they qualified for the final.
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.
The Sussex Candles Swiss Teams Congress at Henfield 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)
Congratulations to Chichester BC whose Charity Café Bridge Event on May 22nd raised over £2,500! See Chichester BC's web-site for a report and the results.
Congratulations to winners Chris Jepson and David Telfer who are pictured between organisers Thea Sydenham and Mary Sharp. See more photos.
Congratulations to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner who won the Green Point Swiss Pairs at Uckfield on Saturday May 18th.
The runners-up were .....
..... David Norman and David Dawson and the .....
..... 'B' Stratification Class winners were Robert Hirst and Ed Barter.
Many thanks to Organiser and Director Eddie Williams, ably assisted by Kathy Williams.
It's been a successful few days for Julian Mitchell and his teams. After winning the Championship Teams a week earlier (see below), Julian's team won Division 1 of the Sussex League.
A big win in their final match of the season took their total to 82 VPs from their 6 matches, just 1 VP ahead of Ian Lancaster's team who were the winners in the previous season. The winning team (Christine Jepson, Julian, Peter Clinch and, absent from the photo, David Clifton) are pictured receiving their trophy from League organiser David Galpin at the recent Invitation Pairs round at the Avenue Bridge Club.
Division 2 has now also been decided, again by just a 1 VP margin. The winning team, captained by David Galpin, scored 86 VPs, one ahead of Andy Morris's team on 85 VPs. The picture shows David holding the trophy, together with Jeff & Lydia Stanford, Andrea Galpin, and Joan Hootman.
The teams captained by Nick Levine, Brian Gould, and Tony Redshaw have won Divisions 3, 4, and 5 respectively. Congratulations to all the winners.
Entry forms for the new season of both the Sussex League and the Championship Teams are now available. New entries for both competitions will be particularly welcome.
Congratulations to this year's winners who were Julian Mitchell's team (Julian, Andy Ryder, David Dickson, Peter Clinch and, absent from the photo, Mike Allen) who defeated Martin Greeley's team (Gina Dickson, Alan & Nanette Gillespie) by 96 IMPs in the final which was played over 56 boards at the Avenue on April 29th.
As with Division 1 of the League, the winners received their trophy from organiser David Galpin at a recent Invitation Pairs round.
Many congratulations to the Avenue team (Peter Clinch (capt.) & Julian Mitchell, Vivian Priday & David Dickson, Ollie Powell & Mike Allen, Andy Ryder & Ken Ford) who have qualified for the Garden Cities Final on June 15th. They finished a good second of eight in a strong field at the Regional Final at Richmond BC on Saturday April 27th. This is the first time that the Avenue has been in the final since 2013 and the first time that any Sussex team has been in the final since 2014.
The Avenue qualified for the Regional Final via the SCCBA Teams of 8 competition - see County News page.
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The next two main SCCBA events are the Green-Pointed Swiss Teams at Patcham on Sunday July 21st. and the SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs at Henfield on Wednesday August 21st. Please book now!