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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.

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Online Bridge Clubs in Sussex

An increasing number of Sussex clubs are running online sessions on Bridge Base Online or RealBridge - see 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.

East Sussex Bridge Club have added RealBridge sessions to their BBO sessions.  They will run a full duplicate session of 20 boards on each Friday during May for mixed abilities. If anyone wishes to register, they should contact Barbara Herold (or phone 01424 422118).

Peter Clinch
(SCCBA Tournament Manager)

SCCBA Teams of Eight

Congratulations to the Avenue in winning the SCCBA Teams of 8 on Saturday March 27th.  The Avenue team was Oliver Powell & Gunnar Hallberg, David Dickson & Matt Read, Julian Mitchell & Peter Clinch, Andy Ryder & Mike Allen.

The Avenue will represent Sussex in the Garden Cities' regional final on 8th May.

Thank-you to our director Eddie Williams who then worked overtime to overcome problems in uploading the results.

Other Counties' Green-Pointed Events

Kent will be holding a Green-Pointed Swiss Teams on RealBridge on Sunday 23rd May starting at 11am - 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 45 minutes after match 4.  See Kent web-site for details.

Oxfordshire will be holding a congress on RealBridge over the weekend of June 12-13th.  There will be Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams and a Friendly Pairs.  See Oxfordshire web-site for details.

Sussex Pairs Final - Saturday March 13th on BBO

First, a big thank you to the virtual clubs - Avenue, Chichester, Eastbourne, Horsham, Patcham, Seaford and 1066 for running heats for this competition.  162 qualifying pairs entered which is over twice as many as in recent years.

Congratulations to the winners who were Neil Watts & Christine Jepson.  The runners-up were David Telfer & Peter Burns and in third place were David Franklin & Martin Pool.

Finally, a thank-you to the Director, Eddie Williams, and to Mervyn Wotton for setting up the files of entrants for this event.

Please join us again next year.

Gerry Stanford, Organiser

SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs - March 7th on BBO

Well done to the winners of the SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs, June Carr and Kris Noble who’ve been playing since 2019.

The highest placed pair in the 'playing for 2-3 years' group were Jane & David Allday and taking the 'under 2 years' award are Elizabeth Turner and Stephanie Blaquiere.

There was an excellent turn out of 44 pairs. Thanks go to Oliver Cowan who directed and provided the hand commentary.

Jane Handley (Organiser)

Tollemache Cup Final - Feb 20th/21st on RealBridge

Many congratulations to the Sussex team who came second in the Tollemache final this weekend - an excellent result and the best that Sussex have ever done!!

The team that played was :-

  • Stephen Kennedy and Andrew McIntosh
  • Oliver Powell and Gunnar Hallberg
  • Peter Clinch and Julian Mitchell
  • Andy Ryder and Mike Allen 
  • Chris Jepson and Neil Watts
  • Matt Read and David Dickson

And many thanks go to our Non-Playing Captain, Andrew Southwell, who put in a lot of work in checking scores and organising the team.

See detailed results on the EBU web-site.

Invitation Pairs - Round 3
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
SCCBA Club Teams of 8 - VPs
SCCBA Club Teams of 8
Sussex Pairs Final
Horsham/SCCBA Stepping Stone Pairs
Sussex Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
Sussex Online Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Horsham Welcome Pairs
Open Simultaneous Pairs
23rd May 2021
Kent Green-Pointed Swiss Teams
RealBridge 11:00
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27th May 2021
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
BBO 19:00
3rd Jun 2021
Southern Counties League v Surrey
12th Jun 2021
Oxfordshire Green-Pointed Congress
RealBridge 12th-13th
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12th Jun 2021
Pachabo Cup
15th Jun 2021
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
BBO 19:00
17th Jun 2021
Southern Counties League v London
20th Jun 2021
Charity Simultaneous Pairs
BBO - Provisional date
1st Jul 2021
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
BBO 19:00
13th Jul 2021
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
BBO 19:00
15th Jul 2021
Southern Counties League v Essex
29th Jul 2021
Invitation Pairs - Round 8
BBO 19:00