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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.

Click below to find out all that's happening regarding :-

Lessons       Clubs

Forthcoming Events

If there's anything else that you'd like to know about, please try our :-

Full List of Contacts

2021 South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp

The Junior Bridge Camp is now closed for new registrations.  It is still possible to attend on a non-residential basis.  Please email William Bourne if you wish to do so.

Sussex Championship Events

Please look out for your local heat of the Sussex Championship Pairs, which builds to a live final in March next year.  Heats are a mixture of live and on-line. There is no heat fee over and above normal club table money and any County member may enter (but only once!).

If you are less-experienced, please consider entering the David Pavey Pairs, run along similar lines to the Sussex Pairs (club heats leading to a final), but for players who are newer to the game.  Watch out for a heat at your club in the coming months, followed by a final towards the start of next year.

One-Day Events

These one-day online events should help you through the winter weekends :-

  • The East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs will be held on BBO on Saturday 27th November - see below for details.
  • The Sussex Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs will again be played on BBO this year, on Sunday 21st November.  Its stable-mate, the Sussex Green-Pointed Swiss Teams, will be played on BBO for the first time this year, on Sunday 12th December.  Both Green Point events start at 11 a.m., cost £12 per player and you can register for them here.
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we'll be holding a one-day Sussex Mixed Pairs Championship on BBO on Sunday 5th December starting at 11 a.m.  Registration (£5 per player) for this event is also now open.  This event will be limited to a maximum of 38 pairs, so please enter early!
SCCBA Events in 2022

We are planning for 2022 and expect to see returns of the Sussex Championship Teams, the Sussex League, the Charity Simultaneous Pairs and, hopefully, a live Spring Congress.  I’ll return soon with more details of these events. Until then, please enjoy your bridge for the remainder of the year!

Peter Clinch
SCCBA Chairman and Tournament Manager

SCCBA Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs -

Stop Press!  Have you been wondering what was going to happen about the East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs again this year?  Well, wonder no more!  It will go ahead, online again on BBO on Saturday November 27th, starting at 11 a.m.

For those of you who are new to this event, please note that it is intended for less experienced players.  We plan to offer a prize for a pair in which neither player has been playing for more than 4 years.

Please register online, preferably, by 2 days before the event.  Payment ($6) will be taken on BBO up to two hours before the event starts.

If you have any questions, please do contact me on 01342 719779 (avoiding October 26th to November 15th) or email me at any time.  On the day, you can also message 'vEBU_SUS' on BBO with any issues you may have.

Helen Kent (Organiser)

Tom Brogan

I am sad to announce that Tom Brogan died unexpectedly on 12th August.  He enjoyed his 70th birthday celebrations with his sister and nephew, went to bed and passed during the night.

Tom was a very likeable, polite, friendly and generous man with whom I enjoyed over 30 years of friendship. Those lucky enough to enjoy one of his buffets during a match will have appreciated his generosity!  He represented Sussex many times, in the Metropolitan Cup and also in the Tollemache.  He won numerous Sussex competitions, including the Autumn Congress pairs in 2016 and 2017.

He will be greatly missed at Eastbourne Bridge Club where he was the TD Duty Officer and a friend to many.

Matt Smith, Eastbourne Bridge Club.

Southern Counties League

Congratulations to the Sussex team that made it all the way to the final of the Sussex Counties League.  Unfortunately, after being all square at half-time, they narrowly lost by 6 imps in the second half to Surrey Purple.

The team in the final was :-

Andy Morris and Duncan Curtis
Gerry Stanford and David Franklin
James and Alan Hobden
David Telfer and Peter Burns

Chris Jepson

Return to Face-to-Face Bridge - updated Sunday October 17th

Several Sussex clubs have returned to face-to-face bridge and others are planning to do so.  The  attached list gives the latest known position for each club.  If any club wishes to make changes to their entry in this list, they should contact the SCCBA WebMaster.

SCCBA Invitation Pairs 2021 - Online

This competition, which is for more experienced players, was held online in the early part of the summer with 18 partnerships playing in eight rounds.  Competition was keen and the overall competition was won by Andrew Southwell and Richard Fedrick.  Close behind were Christine Jepson and Neil Watts in 2nd place, just ahead of David Dickson and David Ould who were in 3rd place.  Congratulations to them.

Thanks to Mervyn Wotton for his help with website entries, and to Eddie Williams who directed and scored all eight sessions.

Andrea Galpin
Competition Organiser


Please see the September Chairman's Corner article by Peter Clinch

Invitation Pairs - Round 8
Invitation Pairs - Round 7
Invitation Pairs - Round 6
Invitation Pairs - Round 5
Invitation Pairs - Round 4
Invitation Pairs - Round 3
Invitation Pairs - Round 2
Invitation Pairs - Round 1
Sussex Club Teams of 8 - VPs
Sussex Club Teams of 8
Sussex Pairs Final
Horsham/Sussex Stepping Stone Pairs
23rd Oct 2021
South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp
Bowles Rocks Centre 23rd-24th
26th Oct 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Horsham - BBO 19:00
30th Oct 2021
Kent Online Congress
RealBridge / BBO 30th-31st
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15th Nov 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Chichester - BBO 19:00
18th Nov 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Patcham - f2f 19:15
20th Nov 2021
Metropolitan Cup
RealBridge 11:00
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21st Nov 2021
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Pairs
BBO 11:00
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27th Nov 2021
Online East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs
BBO 11:00
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29th Nov 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Eastbourne - f2f 19:30
30th Nov 2021
SCCBA Pairs Heat
Bexhill - f2f 19:00
12th Dec 2021
SCCBA Online Green Point Swiss Teams
BBO 11:00
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14th Dec 2021
David Pavey Heat
Eastbourne 13:30