18th Sep 2019
Gentle Supervised Evening
Director: Neil Watts
Mentor: David Williams
19th Sep 2019
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
19th Sep 2019
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Brian Cutler
Director's Assistant: Liz Dewar/Peter Berry
23rd Sep 2019
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Stand By: David Y
Director's Assistant: Hazel Beveridge/ Neil Watts
24th Sep 2019
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: John Mewes
Stand By: John Beaumont
Director's Assistant: Suzy Gray
Playing at WSBC

Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before play is due to start please so the Director can finalise the movement and make a prompt start.

Bank Holiday Mondays

There will be bridge on all bank holiday Mondays except at Easter and Christmas.

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.

Thursday Evenings

The Thursday evening session is primarily intended for less experienced players and only Level 2 systems may be used. Full details of which conventions are not accepted can be viewed in the menu item called “Thursday Evening Guidelines”.

Please come along if you would like to play as others without partners will also do so and you may well get a game. If you end up going home you will get a free play voucher!

Sessions with a Standby

Players without partners (whether or not they are a member) can now turn up at the following sessions and be guaranteed a game:

• All Monday evenings
• All Tuesday evenings
• Thursday evenings except 2nd, 3rd and 4th (but please see notice above)

Please check the website Calendar for irregularities. Everyone is welcome to make use of this facility but please arrive at the club by 7.15pm.

Thursday Afternoon Sessions

Thursday afternoons start at 1.30 pm. Table money is now £1.50 for members and £2.50 for visitors.

Release 2.19n


From Wednesday 2 October we will be resuming our usual Wednesday evening sessions  - 7.30pm

Please sign up so we can monitor members’ interest.


... to the West Sussex Bridge Club web site. The Club meets for duplicate pairs each Monday and Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoons (see Calendar). There is also a Gentle Supervised Bridge Session for novices on Wednesday evenings and a Basic Bridge (Level 2) session on Thursday evenings. Many Sussex and EBU events (e.g. simultaneous pairs) are also held here. The Club is situated on the west side of Haywards Heath in Mid Sussex, at Lamb House within the Hurst Place Development (see "How to find us" in the "Information" section).

There are games to suit all levels of experience. Our aim is ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at all times and across all sessions.

Subscriptions reminder

Annual subscriptions of £15 are now due.

If you pay online please inform our Membership Secretary.

Ladies and Menís Pairs competition

Don't forget to enter the Ladies and Men’s Pairs on Tuesday 29 October. If we get sufficient entries it would be good to run this as 2 separate events with both sections playing the same boards, otherwise it will have to be just one section with a prize for the best Men’s and Ladies pairs. Prizes will be presented at the end.

Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss Pairs 21 August

Many congratulations to Sally and James Bugden and to Yves Lebrec and his partner who were joint winners of this event - out of 38 pairs.

Eastbourne Summer meeting 11 August

Many congratulations to Chris Jepson and Neil Watts and their teammates for reaching the Four Star Teams B Final!

Eastbourne Summer Meeting Jack High Swiss Pairs 3 August

Many congratulations to Ian Sanderson and Brian Kirkdale who were runners-up in this event.

Bridge Courses 2019-20

Applications are invited from Complete Beginners, those with Limited Experience and Intermediate players for our lessons which start in September/October.

Full details are available by clicking “Teaching” on the menu on the left. If any members know of persons who are interested please refer them to this information.

New Pairs League 2019-2020

Our fifth series of the very successful Pairs League starts on Monday 2 September and will run for 5 months on the first Monday of each month ending on 6 January 2020.
We need a maximum of 24 pairs to be organised into three divisions of eight pairs.

If you can’t play just arrange a substitute player/pair (or we can help with this).

The sign-up sheet is now on the Club noticeboard. Sign up now to avoid disappointment!

SCCBA Green-Pointed Swiss Teams 21 July

Many congratulations to Neil Watts, Philip Hunt, Yves Lebrec and their teammate who were runners-up in this event.

SCCBA/EBU Green Point Swiss Pairs 18 May

Congratulations to Robert Hirst and Ed Barter who were the 'B' Stratification Class winners.

WSBC Bournemouth Bridge Holiday 2019
  • Winners Welcome Pairs
  • Welcome Prs 2nd
  • Monday afternoon Winners
  • Winners Championship Prs
  • Championship Prs 2nd
  • Tuesday afternoon Winners and Runners up
  • Championship-Teams winners
  • Championship-Teams-2nd
  • Winners-of-Unseeded-teams

51 people attended the bridge holiday and with 3 non bridge players we had exactly 12 tables. WSBC was delighted to welcome 12 players from the Meridian club, and 2 from Horsham.

Once again the Hotel Miramar looked after us extremely well and everyone enjoyed the delicious food and great service. Although the weather was a bit wet and dreary, it was still possible to enjoy a bracing walk along the beach or through the town and it's beautiful gardens.


There were 5 sessions of bridge superbly directed by Graham & Berry Hedley and 2 excellent morning seminars given by Graham and Neil Watts. The hotel is provisionally booked for 2020 from Feb 9th - 12th and we hope as many people will join us again in what is becoming a very convivial get together of bridge players.


Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Director's Assistant: Tony Harris
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Brian Kirkdale
Director's Assistant: Hazel Beveridge/ Neil Watts
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Brian Kirkdale
Scorer: Brian Kirkdale
Director's Assistant: Tony Harris
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: David Young
Scorer: David Young
Director's Assistant: Liz Dewar/Peter Berry
SCCBA Individual (Heat)
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Scorer: Brian Kirkdale
KCBA Green Point Swiss Teams 19 May

Many congratulations to Ian Lancaster, Richard Fedrick, Andrew Southwell and their teammate who won this event.

SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 16 February

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final on Saturday February 16th. 

This was Lindsay and Philip's 4th successive win in this competition!

Well done to them!

Valentine event

Winners of the Mixed Pairs: Anthony Gimson & Jane Lawrence (pictured) and Stuart Thornton & Iris Field.

Winners of the Flitch prize: Tony & Judy Harris

David Pavey Trophy Final

Many congratulations to Brian Kirkdale and Peter Berry who won the SCCBA David Pavey Trophy on 27 January.

A very successful 4th series of the Pairs League has just finished.

We were delighted to have three divisions this year and the results were:

Division 1: Winners were Graham & Berry Hedley and 2nd were Mick Carrington and Lindsay Geddes 

Division 2: Winners were Jeff Callaghan & Peter Collins and 2nd were Ian Watt & Suzy Gray

Division 3: Winners were Tony & Judy Harris and 2nd were Peter Bates & Gloria Flint

Club Championship Cup and Plate

Many congratulations to Chris Jago and Jeff Callaghan who won this year’s Championship Cup.

The winners of the Championship Plate were Mary Guy-Jones and Wendy Bosker.

The Mince Pie event was won by Stuart Thornton and Neil Watts.

Parkinson event for the Jeff Hayton Platter - Monday 26th November

The 2nd joint venture with Mid Sussex bridge club, held in the downstairs cafe at Lamb House attracted 15 tables and was an extremely enjoyable evening. WSBC provided food and wine which was greatly appreciated by everyone. All the proceeds went to the Mid Sussex branch of Parkinson UK and we are delighted to report that £501.60 was raised. Philip Poulter, the treasurer of the Mid Sussex branch and well known Sussex bridge player was invited to the event and was sincerely grateful for our fund raising efforts.

It has been agreed that the event will become a firmly established joint event every year for the last Monday in November.

The bridge was expertly directed by Graham Hedley and Jeff Hayton's widow Alison very kindly came to present the prizes. 

The winners of the Platter were Philip Hunt & Neil Watts

2nd were David Spencer & Philip Poulter

and 3rd were Roger & Margaret Chaplin.