Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
Release 2.19o
Recent Updates
Home Page
24th Nov 2020 12:41 GMT
County News
23rd Nov 2020 15:21 GMT
19th Nov 2020 19:47 GMT
Registration for Online Events
14th Nov 2020 18:56 GMT
Join Sussex and the EBU
13th Oct 2020 21:57 BST
Walks Linking All Sussex Bridge Clubs
28th Jun 2020 14:02 BST
0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2020
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.

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 East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

First of all, a big thank-you to everyone who entered today’s event – with special thanks to those in the “playing for under 3 years” category, annotated as NE (Non Expert) in the results.  For the first time ever at this event, over half the field were in the Non Expert category and they certainly did give some of our more experienced pairs a very good run for their money!

Indeed, it was a Non Expert pair, Alison Wood and Gill Southern, who were the winners in the East/West direction with myself and my partner, Doreen O’Dell, in 2nd place.  However, the prize for the highest experienced pair goes to Eileen McNicol and Nick Kerr.

In the North/South direction, the winners were Hazel Ogden and Betty Lecky-Thompson with Mandy Taylor and Janet Crome taking the Non Expert prize as well as being second in this direction overall.

Big congratulations to all the winners.  Many thanks to Peter Clinch and his team for their efficient directing as well as playing occasionally when there were connectivity issues.  Thanks also to Mervyn Wotton for making web-site enhancements for online events.

Depending on how long our Covid restrictions go on, we may arrange another similar event in the New Year!

Helen Kent (Organiser)

Sussex Teams to play Manchester Online on Saturday December 12th
The teams to represent Sussex in the match against Manchester on Saturday December 12th will be :-
A Team
Peter Clinch (capt) and Julian Mitchell
Chris Jepson and Neil Watts
Andy Ryder and Mike Allen
Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell
B Team
Andy Morris (capt)  and Duncan Curtis
Matt Read and David Dickson (res A)
Stephen Kennedy and Katie Kennedy
David Telfer and Peter Burns
Reserves: Martin Pool and Mick Carrington
C Team 

Jim Downes (capt) and Josie Allen
Jane Handley and Alan Setchell
Alan and Nannette Gillespie
Gina Dickson and Martin Greeley

Good luck, everyone.

N.B. We plan to play this on the RealBridge platform and spectating may be possible on a time delay.

SCCBA Online Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs

82 pairs entered our first major online competition, the Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs held on Bridge Base Online. It was won by Ros Wolfarth and Gary Hyett, who finished five VPs ahead of Andrew Morris and Chris Phillips, winning all their matches.  Masood Mazhar and David Dickson, who were third, had the highest cumulative match point percentage on the day (and hence gained the most BBO masterpoints).  The "10-high" winners were Sue & Steve Pearce, who finished seventh overall.  Congratulations to them all!

Many thanks are due to Eddie Williams and Stephen Kennedy, who directed the event with their customary skill.

Please note that our online Green-Pointed Swiss (Danish) Pairs is on Sunday 13th December - see below.   Hope to see you there!

Peter Clinch,
(Organiser and SCCBA Tournament Manager)

Teams for Metropolitan Cup Online on Sunday November 29th
The teams to represent Sussex in the Metropolitan Cup on Sunday November 29th on BBO will be :-
A Team
Ollie Powell (capt) and Gunnar Hallberg 
Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell
Matt Read and David Dickson
Andy Ryder and Mike Allen
B Team
Michael Carrington (capt) and Lindsay Geddes (res A)
David Telfer and Peter Burns
Matt Smith and Mike Keeping 
Duncan Curtis and Andy Morris
Reserve pair: Brian Ransley and Rosie White
C Team 
Jane Handley and Alan Setchell
Nanette and Alan Gillespie
Jim Downes (capt) and Josie Allen
Gina Dickson and Martin Greeley
Reserve:  Ian Wright and Malcolm Wright
Further Details on Sussex Swiss Pairs Events

I'm delighted to confirm that Sussex will be hosting 2 Swiss Pairs events on BBO :-

  • at 11 a.m. on Saturday 7th November (Blue-pointed) and
  • at 11 a.m. on Sunday 13th December (Green-pointed).

The TD in charge of both events will be Eddie Williams.  We are hoping that both events, which are very reasonably priced at $8 and $12 per player respectively, will be popular with all EBU players, from Sussex and beyond.

Please register online for these events so that we can add your names to the events on BBO.  Payment will be taken on BBO on the day, when you can pay up to two hours before the event starts.

Please note:-

  • Both events will be "Danish" style so it is possible that you may face a pair of similar score more than once.
  • For the Blue-point event (subject to entry size) we plan to offer a "Ten-high" prize for pairs both of whose NGS is no higher than a 10.
  • Both events will have a short break after three of seven matches.
  • Robot partnership entries will not be permitted but Robots may rarely be used if players lose connectivity.

If you have any questions, please do contact me at 0751 533 3539 or by email.  On the day, you can also message 'vEBU_SUS' on BBO with any issues you may have.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events!

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Tournament Manager)

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 sessions at Bridge Base Online.  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.  We will update this list as we receive updates from clubs - the latest additions being 2 extra sessions run by Worthing BC on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting in December.   See each club's website for details of how to join.

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Tournament Manager)

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
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
29th Nov 2020
Metropolitan Cup
12th Dec 2020
Match - Sussex v Manchester
13th Dec 2020
Sussex Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Online 11:00
 Click for more information