Calendar
11th Aug 2020
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
10:00
12th Aug 2020
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7:30
13th Aug 2020
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
1:30
18th Aug 2020
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
10:00
19th Aug 2020
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7:30
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 2.19n
WSBC sessions suspended until further notice (Coronavirus)

It is with great regret that the Committee has taken the decision to suspend club sessions and other events (including the AGM planned for 28 April) until further notice.

This decision has been taken in order to safeguard the best interests of our members.

The situation will be kept under constant review and we will inform you immediately when sessions can resume and we will be back to normal.

WSBC has tied up with Avenue and Lewes Bridge Clubs for web based duplicate competitions over 18 boards on Tuesday mornings, Wedneday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Further information is available by enquiring via the Contacts page.


Mid Sussex Interclub Challenge - Saturday 29 February 2020
CLUB IMPs
Horsham 110
Pulborough 3
West Sussex 0
Thakeham -6
Henfield -32
Lewes -75


Congratulations to Horsham BC who will host the event in 2021. Thanks to Peter Bates for directing.


WSBC Bournemouth Bridge Holiday 9-12 February
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Despite Storm Ciara, everyone participating in the WSBC bridge holiday braved the elements on Sunday February 9th and arrived safely at the Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth. They were rewarded with a warm welcome from the hotel staff who once again provided excellent service and wonderful food. The winds abated over the next 3 days and sea air and sunshine were appreciated by many.

The 5 bridge sessions were brilliantly directed by Graham & Berry Hedley whose charm, flair and friendliness is unsurpassed. Neil Watts and Graham combined their talents to give 2 morning seminars which were not only very informative but exceedingly entertaining. Thanks must also go to Brian Kirkdale whose IT expertise helped enormously with the scoring.

Flight A and Flight B prizes were given for each session and the winners were:

Welcome Pairs:
Flight A - N/S - Jim & Sally Bugden and E/W Joy Mayall & Mary Rimmer
Flight B - N/S - John & Krystyna Deszberg and E/W Tom & Inge Garside

Monday afternoon: 
Flight A - Joy Mayall & Heather Barker and Flight B - Eric Jenner & Rod Turner

Championship Pairs:
Flight A - 1st - Jim & Sally Bugden and 2nd - David Cole & Berry Hedley
Flight B - 1st - Dilys Jones & Lueen Francis and 2nd - Kathy Bennis & Roy Greenbaum

Tuesday afternoon:
Flight A - Chris Jago & Joy Mayall and Flight B - Rod Turner & Eric Jenner

Championship Teams: 
1st - Alan Setchell & Josie Allen and Julie Kamieniecka & Richard Arnatt
2nd - Jim & Sally Bugden and Joy Mayall & Mary Rimmer
3rd - Alan & Linda Gardiner and Bill Nicolle & Heather Barker


WSBC New Year Party 11 January
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Our New Year party on Saturday 11 January was a great success with a wonderful buffet meal followed by delicious desserts – many thanks to all those who helped prepare the food.
Huge thanks are due to Bill Nicolle for devising a very enjoyable general knowledge quiz which was won by the Watts/Williams team.

Thanks also to those who helped set up and clear away – especially to Rachael and Lindsay!


Results
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Mons Lockdown Pairs League (5)
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
SCCBA Horsham Welcome Pairs 8 March 2020

Many congratulations to Steve and Sue Smith who were joint third overall out of 25 pairs.

What a great achievement!

(Back left and just peeking out on the right.)


Eric Valentine Reeves Mixed Pairs Championship/SCCBA Open Sim Pairs

Many congratulations to Chris Jepson and David Clifton who won both the Eric Valentine Reeves Memorial Mixed Pairs and SCCBA Open Sim Pairs. 

Margaret Collins and Ron James were runners-up and Alan and Linda Gardiner came third, winning the Eric Reeves Flitch prize.


SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final 15 February

Many congratulations to Chris Jepson and Neil Watts who won the SCCBA Mixed Pairs Final on Saturday February 15th. 

Well done to Lindsay Geddes and Philip Hunt who were runners up.


David Pavey Trophy Final

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


SCCBA New Year Swiss Teams 12 January

Many congratulations to Yves Lebrec and his teammates who won this event out of 31 teams!

Also very well done to Neil Watts, Philip Hunt and their teammates who were runners-up.


Pairs League 2019

Many congratulations to the winners of Division 1 Chris Jepson and Neil Watts and runners-up Lindsay Geddes and Mick Carrington, and to the winners of Division 2 Philip Hunt and Yves Lebrec and their runners-up Margaret and Roger Chaplin.


Club Championship Taylor Trophy

Many congratulations to Bill Nicolle and Linda Gardiner who won the Club Championship Final and received the Taylor Trophy.

Well done to Mary Rimmer and Maureen Topley for the winning the Club Championship Plate.


WSBC/MSBC Parkinson's Bridge Evening

Many congratulations to Chris Jago and Rob Harris who won this event, held jointly with Mid Sussex Bridge Club on 25 November, and were presented with the Jeff Hayton Platter.

The runners-up were John Beaumont and Martin Barton-Smith - very well done to them. An excellent £515 was raised in aid of Parkinson’s UK.


East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs

Very well done to Robert Hirst and Ed Barter who were overall runners-up in the East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs on 16 November.


Club Ladies Pairs and Menís Pairs 29 October

Many congratulations to Lindsay Geddes and Sally Bugden who won the club Ladies Pairs

and to Ian Sanderson and Brian Kirkdale who won the Men’s Pairs.

Autumn Congress Swiss Pairs 12 October

Congratulations to Brian Kirkdale and Ian Sanderson who won the Jack-high salver for the second year running.


Worthing Welcome Pairs Year 1, 22 September

Many congratulations to Steve and Sue Smith (on the left) who won the Worthing Welcome Pairs Year one event!


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.