18th Feb 2020
WSBC Eric Valentine Reeves Mixed Pairs Championship/SCCBA Open Sim Pairs.
Director: Robert Hirst
Stand By: Suzy Gray
Director's Assistant: Tony Harris
19th Feb 2020
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: Neil Watts
20th Feb 2020
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
20th Feb 2020
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: Brian Cutler
Director's Assistant: Liz Dewar
24th Feb 2020
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Stand By: Peter
Director's Assistant: Hazel Beveridge/ Neil Watts
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

... to the West Sussex Bridge Club web site. The Club meets for duplicate pairs each Monday*, Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoons (see Calendar). There is also 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).

* Please note that on the 1st Monday until February, there is a Club League competition and there will be no separate Duplicate session.

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.

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Saturday 21 March 1pm - 5.30pm with afternoon tea, £5 per player.

One player must have fewer than 5000 MPs.

Enter as a pair or random pairing on the day.

In aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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

Wednesday evenings are back !

Our Wednesday evening sessions have now resumed on a trial basis with a 7.30pm start and finish by 10.15pm with a maximum of 24 boards being played.

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!

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.

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.

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
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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.


Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Peter Bates
Scorer: Neil Watts
Director's Assistant: Hazel Beveridge/ Neil Watts
Basic Bridge (Level 2) Evening
Director: David Young
Scorer: David Young
Director's Assistant: Tony Harris
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert Hirst
Director's Assistant: Tony Harris
Bournemouth Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Hazel Beveridge
Director's Assistant: Hazel Beveridge
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.

KCBA Green Point Swiss Teams 19 May

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

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 finished in February.

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