5th Oct 2020
Pairs League (2)
Click Information for League Tables and Travellers in a pdf. Players Page - Pts column are IMPs gained from the board in the match. The Travellers +/- column are IMPs gained for NS/EW in match. (S) Denotes a substitute.
6th Oct 2020
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7th Oct 2020
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
8th Oct 2020
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
13th Oct 2020
Tues Morning 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 2.19n
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.

Free Teams Match v St Albans Tuesday 20 Oct - 7:15pm

The club has been challenged by St Albans Bridge Club to play a friendly teams match on Tuesday 20th October at 7.15pm and we are looking for pairs interested in playing (pairs will then be made into teams of four).

We match up teams of 4 with similiar NGS rankings to make an even match.

If you would like to play in these friendly teams matches please let us have the following information:

Your Name and BBO Username and that of your partner. Click to email.


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

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

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
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Lockdown Pair League Winners

The lockdown pairs league held from 6th July to 3rd August was won by Suzanna Gray & John Mewes with runners up Heather Barker & David Spencer. The winning margin being 80 VPs.

The event was held online over 5 consecutive Mondays each with 3 matches consisting of 2 "team matches" playing the same boards.  Thank you to all who took part.