25th Nov 2020
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
26th Nov 2020
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
30th Nov 2020
Jeff Hayton Parkinsonís Event (jointly with Mid Sussex)
Online 13:30
Director: Julian Mitchell
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1st Dec 2020
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
2nd Dec 2020
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Convention Cards and Partnership Agreements

Whilst not making it compulsory, the Committee would like to encourage all partnerships to have an agreed convention card. You can use your own layout, fill in one of the blank formats to be found on the EBU website or use the simple form on the front page of the score card. The EBU website has some suggested convention cards for basic systems. Having a written partnership agreement obviously helps consistency in bidding and playing and also improving your bridge.

Release 2.19o
WSBC online

Although our Club premises remain closed, WSBC is offering online bridge through a partnership with Avenue and Lewes Clubs.  Three weekly sessions are available, on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons.  These sessions have proved very popular to many of our members, including some to whom online bridge has been a new experience.  If you have not yet tried playing in this medium, we would encourage you to give it a try.  The first step is to contact Hazel (

WSBC has also started playing its popular Pairs League online.  The current league runs on the first Monday of each month until January and will be followed by a second series.  We are also looking to provide other online bridge events so keep a look out for these via our website or email. 

In the interim, we will continue to be in weekly contact by email with all our members with club news and the intriguing and informative bridge teasers.

Stay well and keep in touch.

Passing of Ian Watt

I am sorry to announce the passing of Ian Watt, who many of you will remember playing with me from the time he joined the club in the 1980s on his return to this country having worked for some years in Japan for Upjohn, the pharmaceutical company, we first met when Ian was receiving dental treatment from my wife and asked her who was responsible for the bridge magazines in the waiting room, and our partnership was formed.  I have played with Ian at least once a month since that time until the club was forced to close by the virus.  I know Ian played bridge at university and picked up the Precision Club system during his stay in Japan where he played it with some of the then Japanese ladies team.  In all the time I played with him he never criticised my awful play no matter how much it deserved it, and I can honestly say with his demise that not only the club but the world has lost a true gentleman.

Norman Hardy

Ian passed on Thursday 19 November 2020.


WSBC jointly with Mid Sussex BC

(Hosted Online by Avenue/Lewes/West Sussex)

Date: Monday afternoon 30 November 2020

Time: 1.30 p.m.

Place: Online with BBO

Boards: 18

Fee: $7.50 per player, with all profits to charity


          A. Champagne for each winning player, both NS and EW

          B. Wine for each leading player with NGS equal to or less than 6, both NS and EW

          C. The Jeff Hayton salver will, as usual, be awarded to the highest scoring pair, both players being members of either MSBC or WSBC.

Registration opens online two hours prior to the start of the event.

Open to all players registered on the Avenue/Lewes/West Sussex database. If not registered, please email  with your BBO user names at least two days prior to the event. Membership of a specific club is not required.

If unable to play, please consider making a donation to the charity. This can be done quickly and easily via the link below. There is an option to donate in memory of Jeff for those that knew him.

Click here to view these details as a pdf

Result Teams Match v Patcham Tuesday 17th Nov

Thank you to all who took part in the Teams match verses Patcham Bridge Club. The club won 5 of the 8 matches and won overalls. Result below


West Sussex





Chris Jepson, Neil Watts, Philip Hunt, Lindsay Geddes



Peter Langston, Robert Lowe, Ian Macgregor, Ivor Richards


Chris Jago, Jeff Callaghan, Chris Gray, Suzy Gray



Franco Civello, Stuart Marks, Richard Cleminson, Andy Osborn


Joy Mayall, Peter Collins, Heather Barker, David Spencer



Adam Harvey, Chis Martin, Mike O'Brien, Frances Wallace


Colin Mallows, David Williams, Brian Kirkdale, Ian Sanderson



David Manthorpe, Ruth Skinner, Mike Pye, Monique Jones


David Young, Stuart Thornton, Vincent L’Estrange, Chris Hook



Ingrid Boyd, Sue Goodey, Vicci Johnson, Robin Johnson


Brian Cutler, Sue Cutler, Sue Ponsford, Sue Finch



Linden Barnett, Alison Herga, Megan Bibby, Shelagh Harman


Lorraine Carvalho, Eric Jenner, Liz Dewar, Richard Begley



Linda McRae, Margaret Gautama, Trish Taylor, Angela Corcut


Steve Smith, Sue Smith, Carolyn Hawkins, Helena Hoare



Joe Dixon, Ruth Merriefield, Rodney Shotter, Heidi Shotter



Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
2020 Pairs League - Leaders

After Round 2 of 5

Division 1: Lindsay Geddes & Mick Carrington

Division 2: George Wilbourn & Ian Sanderson

Division 3: Robert Hirst & Peter Berry

Round 3 will be on Monday 7th December 19:15