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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.

New to Bridge?   Forthcoming Events

For the latest news, please see below.  If there's anything else that you'd like to know about, please try our :-

Full List of Contacts

2024 Championship Teams

Entry is now open for the 2024 Championship Teams for which the entry fee is £16 per team.  All players must have primary allegiance to Sussex.  Green Points will be awarded for all matches won.  First-match losers are eligible for the (not Green-Pointed) Plate competition.

Please enter, using the form on the Registration  Page, by October 31st.  If you have any queries, please contact the organiser, David Galpin.

EBU National Handicap Pairs Championship

Congratulations to Ann Field & Carol Duckett who won the EBU National Handicap Pairs Championship on September 10th.  Ann and Carol played in this event at Worthing Bridge Club which was one of 15 clubs to hold a heat.

SCCBA Autumn Congress

The Swiss Pairs at the Sussex Autumn Congress (September 23rd and 24th) at Patcham was won by a decent margin by the brother-and-sister pair of Brenda Linfield and Brian Gould, pictured trying to hold the impressive Noel Mobbs trophy.

Brenda and Brian were eight VPs clear of two pairs in second place - Jill Hassan & Ken Ford and Mike Keeping & David Benjamin (all pictured).

Kevin McGrath and Nic Misoulis won the 10-high prize and Giles Faulkner scored an impressive 54 out of 60 in the bidding competition.

We have no photos of the Sunday Swiss teams but the shy and retiring winners were David Dickson & Matt Read, Christine Jepson & Peter Clinch.  They headed the second-placed team of Nick Goddard & Millie Fawssett, Ollie Powell & Charlie Bucknell by seven VPs.  Two players (Christine Jepson and Matt Read) managed to score full marks on the bidding competition which may help explain their overall win.

Many thanks to Charlotte Setahul for the catering, Eddie Williams for directing on Sunday, Martin Pool for dealing the boards, Peter Langston and Andy Osborn for helping with the venue logistics and Mervyn Wotton and John Hardy for managing the finances and the website uploads.

I hope to see you back at Patcham next year for the Spring Congress!

Peter Clinch.
Tournament Organiser

Metropolitan Cup
The following teams have been selected to represent Sussex in the Metropolitan Cup on Sunday 1st October:-
A Team
Ollie Powell & Stephen Kennedy 
Peter Clinch(C) & Julian Mitchell 
Andy Ryder & Mike Allen 
Alan Hobden & James Hobden 

B Team
Gerry Stanford & Dave Franklin (res for A team)
Mick Carrington (C) & Martin Pool
Andy Morris & Chris Philips 
Dave Nastaszczuk & Philip Roxburgh 
Reserves: Rob Lowe and Will Adler

C Team
Alan Gillespie (C) & Nannette Gillespie
Nick Goddard & Dudley Edwards
Andy Briggs & Steve Christiansen
Brian Gillbanks & Mike Palmer
Reserves: Thea Sydenham & Carolyn Cox

We wish them good luck.

Midweek Swiss Pairs

This year's Midweek Swiss Pairs on Wednesday August 23rd was a close-fought affair, ending in a tie!

After six matches, the leading pairs (Roger & Margaret Chaplin, Stephen Scott & Liz Senior) could not be separated.

John Austin and Roger Bill made a late run to finish third, three VPs behind the joint-winners.



All are pictured with their prize booty.

It was another excellent day at Henfield, and thanks are due to all who made it possible.  Martin Pool dealt the boards,  Peter Bates arranged the Henfield logistics,  Andrew Southwell helped with the board distribution, and Charlotte Setahul prepared the ploughman's lunches.  Our thanks to them all, as well as to Mervyn Wotton and John Hardy, who managed the entries and the website in the background.  We hope to see everyone (and more!) again next year.

Peter Clinch.

The 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp 

October 21st and 22nd

The 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp will take place at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club on 21st and 22nd October and is for juniors of all ability levels!  Bring your parents or grandparents too!  See Information and Registration for details.

Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs

We held our first solo-County Green-pointed Swiss Pairs at Patcham on Sunday July 30th, attended by 28 pairs.

Mike Allen and Andy Ryder emerged victorious, beating ......

...... their nearest rivals Norman Selway and Kay Preddy in their final match.  Norman and Kay were second.

The Jack-high prize was won by Frances Wallace and Mike O'Brien and a good time was had by all.

Thanks to Eddie Williams for directing, to Martin Pool and John Hardy for dealing the boards, to Charlotte Setahul for providing refreshments and to Andy Osborn and Peter Langston for assisting with logistics.

Our next Green-pointed event will be a joint-weekend with Kent at Tunbridge Wells on the last weekend of October.  Bookings for this event are open now! 

Book now for the 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp on October 21st and 22nd at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club - juniors, parents and grandparents all welcome!  See Information and Registration for details.

SCCBA Autumn Congress BP Swiss Teams
SCCBA Autumn Congress BP Swiss Pairs
SCCBA BP Midweek Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Venture Pairs
SCCBA GP Swiss Pairs
SCCBA Mixed Pairs
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
SCCBA Blue Pointed Candles
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
15th Oct 2023
SCCBA Ladies Pairs
Patcham BC
 More Info
21st Oct 2023
Autumn Junior Bridge Camp
Tunbridge Wells BC 21st/22nd
 More Info
28th Oct 2023
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells 11:00
 More Info
29th Oct 2023
Sussex/Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells 11:00
 More Info
9th Nov 2023
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Patcham BC 19:15
11th Nov 2023
Tollemache Qualifiers
RealBridge 11th-12th
23rd Nov 2023
Sussex Pairs Heat
Chichester BC 19:00
25th Nov 2023
East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
East Grinstead Rugby Club 11:00
26th Nov 2023
Hill's Trophy
Angmering Centre 11:00
28th Nov 2023
Sussex Pairs Heat
Horsham BC - f2f 19:15
28th Nov 2023
Sussex Pairs Heat
Horsham BC - on BBO 19:00
 More Info
9th Dec 2023
St. Leonards Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
St. Leonards BC