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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.

The latest news is on this page.

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

Online Bridge in Sussex Clubs - updated August 4th

With the removal of some Covid restrictions on July 19th, some Sussex clubs have been making plans to return to face-to-face bridge.  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.

2021 South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp

The 2021 Junior Bridge Camp for 8-21 year olds will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021 at  the Bowles Rocks Activity Centre near Tunbridge Wells.  As well as lots of bridge, juniors can try one of Bowles’ outdoor activities, all included in the price.  We welcome all standards of bridge players and parents and grandparents can accompany younger juniors and play themselves.

Garden Cities Final

The Avenue finished in third position on 79 VPs behind Sheffield 85 VPs and Tunbridge Wells 83 VPs in the EBU Garden Cities competition on Saturday June 19th.  This represents a magnificent achievement for the club who were in the mix right up until the end.  Full result tables may be found on the English Bridge Union Garden Cities Final page.

Many thanks to all those of you who wished us well and thanks and congratulations to the team of:-

Gunnar Hallberg & Ollie Powell
David Dickson & Mike Keeping
Mike Allen & Andy Ryder
Peter Clinch & Julian Mitchell

Our recent record in this event has been outstanding, finishing 2nd overall two years ago, the previous time the event was played.  Let us hope that we may do even better in the future.

Julian Mitchell

Championship Teams - 2021 and 2019-2020

Two versions of the Championship Teams competition have recently been completed.  The 2021 competition, played online, attracted a recent seasons' record of 32 entries and, after playing 5 matches in 2 1/2 months, the winners were Dave Franklin's team who defeated Peter Langston's team by 16 imps in a hard-fought final in which the lead changed hands several times over the 64 boards.  Congratulations to Dave's team, the remaining team members being Martin Pool, Gerry Stanford, Mick Carrington and Kamran Nadim.  Despite losing the final, Peter's team (other members Ian Macgregor, Will Adler and Robert Lowe) will be representing Sussex in the EBU's Pachabo Cup competition to be held online this coming weekend (June 12/13) and we wish them every success in that event.

The much delayed 2019/20 competition was also completed recently online.  Dave Franklin's team was less successful in this, losing the final to Chris Jepson's team (Neil Watts, Ian Lancaster and Andrew Southwell) by 66 imps.  Congratulations to Chris's team on their success.

It is hoped that the competition can resume on a face-to-face basis later in the year and I will be inviting entries in due course.

David Galpin.

New Chairman for Sussex
New Chairman for Sussex

It is with great pleasure that I welcome our new County Chairman Peter Clinch who was unanimously elected as Chairman at our AGM.

Peter has held the positions of Vice Chairman and Tournament Manager and has served the county selflessly throughout the years and in particular this last year which has been very demanding.

Peter’s experience, alongside his fellow officers and committee members, will take Sussex Bridge forward to ensure we maintain the high standards expected.

I trust members will welcome and support Peter in his new role.

Martin Pool (President)


Please see the introductory 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
20th Nov 2021
Metropolitan Cup
21st Nov 2021
Sussex Green Point event - either Pairs or Teams
28th Nov 2021
Hills Trophy
Angering (provisionally)
12th Dec 2021
Sussex Green Point event - either Teams or Pairs
30th Jan 2022
SCCBA David Pavey Final (provisional date)
20th Feb 2022
Roy Skelton Cup - under 10,000 master points