12th Dec 2023
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
10.00 am
12th Dec 2023
Tues Evening Duplicate
7.15 pm
13th Dec 2023
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7.30 pm
14th Dec 2023
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate
1.30 pm
14th Dec 2023
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
1.30 pm
Release 2.19r


The Club warmly welcomes members and visitors of all ages and skill levels. We meet for duplicate pairs each Tuesday and Thursday at The Old School in Cuckfield. Find out more by clicking here.


If you would like to join us for the first time, do please either come along with a partner, or use our Find-a-Partner service, or contact our Club Secretary Chris Jago on 01444 715915.

New Year Party

Our annual New Year Party will be held on Saturday 6th January 2024. As usual, it includes our super buffet and dessert with wine or soft drinks and features a quiz organised this year by Jane Lawrence (no bridge). The price is an all-inclusive £16 and we have reserved the Tudor Hall at The Old School, Cuckfield, for this event. Doors open at 6.30 pm and dinner will be served at 7.00 pm. Each member may bring one non-member guest. Click here to make your booking, or email

No Game on Boxing Day
No Game on Boxing Day


Although there will be no bridge at the Club on Tuesday, 26th December, all other face-to-face games around Christmas and the New Year will go ahead as scheduled. We wish all our members and visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

November Winners

At the end of each month, winners are awarded prizes for handicapped results based on their best three Tuesday evening sessions played during the month. Please join us in congratulating our November champions, John Rix and Richard Haynes.

  John Rix and Richard Haynes    
  Peter Berry and David Young   
  Carol Watson

Winners of free plays for any games played during December are Margaret Wearing and Bill Nicolle. Their names were drawn in our monthly prize drawing based on attendance which took place at our evening game on Tuesday, 5th December.

Bournemouth Mini Break 2024

**Last chance to book**
We have to give final numbers to the Miramar hotel at the end of December so this is the last call for anyone else wishing to go to this break in Bournemouth from 11th to 14th February. We currently have 26 WSBC members going and 23 from Horsham and Patcham so you will be amongst friends at a really nice hotel which is almost exclusively booked for us. Full details are here or contact Chris Jago via

Directors Still Needed

**Please consider volunteering**
Now that we regularly run three sessions a week, and with the retirement of one long-standing Director, we urgently need to increase the number of Directors. Full training will be given (and you get to play free for the sessions you direct!). Please contact Chris Jago at if you can help.

New Monthly Prizes

Beginning 1st April we are introducing a new competition based on attendance at face-to-face Club sessions. This will consist of two prizes of unlimited free plays at the Club for the following month in a draw for members who have played at The Old School at least 3 times in the preceding month. Those who have played at least 6 times will have 2 entries to the draw and those who play at least 9 times will have 3 entries. The draw will take place at the first session of the month before play begins. Winners are then excluded from the following month's prize draw. A list of eligible members for both current and previous months can be seen by selecting Competitions on the menu.

We are keeping the Tuesday evening Handicap prize based on the results of at least 3 sessions in a month but the Tuesday evening Open prize and the Thursday evening prize are being discontinued. 

WSBC Online

We are still offering online bridge for Club members only through a partnership with Avenue and Lewes Clubs. Three weekly sessions are available on BBO: Tuesday mornings at 10am, Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm and Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm. If you would like to play and are not already registered, please contact Ed Barter (

Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Scorer: Hazel Beveridge
Thurs Evening Duplicate
Director: David Young
Scorer: David Young
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Scorer: Julian Mitchell
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online

In Memoriam: Dilys Jones
It is with sadness that we report the death of Dilys, aged 79, on Monday 13th November. She had been a member of West Sussex Bridge Club for about 40 years and despite being rather frail had still managed to come to the club from time to time, most recently at the end of August. She was on a bridge break at Eastboune over the weekend with her long time friend, Margaret Drake, when she was taken ill.

We understand there will be no formal funeral as she held a “wake’ with all her friends last year.

Click here to fill in a short request form, then take your confirmation email to your next game at The Old School and pay by BACS (bank details here or on your confirmation email).

If so, get some tips from an experienced player who will play with you in a f2f session, review the hands with you and answer your questions. Hurry - places are limited, so click here to book now!

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.