Calendar
23rd Jul 2024
Tues Evening Duplicate
7.15 pm
24th Jul 2024
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7.30 pm
25th Jul 2024
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
1.30 pm
25th Jul 2024
Thurs Evening Duplicate
7.15 pm
30th Jul 2024
Tues Evening Duplicate
7.15 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.


Charity Bridge Afternoon

On Friday 11th October, WSBC is partnering with Mid Sussex BC to raise money for the Mid Sussex branch of Parkinson's UK by holding an afternoon of bridge at Franklands Village Hall in Haywards Heath. This fun event will include an 18-board duplicate pairs session and a delicious afternoon tea. Cost is £10 per head - cash on the day please, plus bring a little extra for the raffle! The Jeff Hayton Salver will be awarded to the winners. Registration required: click here for details.


June 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 June champions, Peter Berry and David Young.

  Peter Berry and David Young    
  Norman Hardy and Mary Rimmer   
  Brian and Sue Cutler

Winners of free plays for any games played during July are Stuart Thornton and Mark Darby. Their names were drawn in our monthly prize drawing based on attendance which took place at our afternoon game on Thursday, 4th July. 


**Time to Renew Your Membership**

Annual membership for 2024-25 renews on 1st April (new members click here to apply). We look forward to welcoming members back to West Sussex Bridge Club for another year. You may renew online -- click here or on the Membership Application/Renewal option in the main menu. The renewal fee is held at £15 for 2024-25.

Please note that the deadline for renewal was 31st May so, if you have not yet renewed, you will no longer be able to play online at our joint sessions with Avenue and Lewes Bridge Clubs nor be able to use vouchers at our sessions.


Bournemouth Mini Break 2025

We are pleased to announce that West Sussex Bridge Club is again joining forces with Horsham Bridge Club to organise a winter bridge break from 2nd - 5th February 2025 at the beautiful Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth. For those members who have not joined us at Bournemouth previously, we have run a three-night break with five bridge sessions for the last six years, taking over this lovely 43-bedroom hotel which is within easy walking distance of the town centre. It has proved to be popular, offering excellent value for money, a spacious playing room and nice food. We have players of all abilities with prizes for the less experienced; all members will be very welcome as will non-playing partners.
 
All rooms have now been reserved but, if you would like to be placed on the Reserve List, please contact Chris Jago via secretary@westsussexbc.co.uk. Click here for additional information and prices. We ask for a £50 deposit per person which is fully returnable if you cancel for any reason before 14th December.


WhatsApp Group for Finding a Partner

The WSBC WhatsApp group helps members find bridge partners, complementary to the Find-a-Partner message board here on the website, and members are welcome to use either or both methods to help find either a regular or one-game-only partner. If you're a WhatsApp user and would like to join the group, please contact Jane Lawrence via webmaster@westsussexbc.co.uk.


Monthly Prizes

In addition to our annual competitions, members may win unlimited free plays based on monthly attendance at face-to-face Club sessions. To be eligible to enter the monthly prize drawing, members must have played at The Old School at least 3 times during the preceding month. Those who have played at least 6 times will have 2 entries to the draw and those who have played at least 9 times will have 3 entries. The draw will take place at the first session of each month before play begins and two winners will be chosen at random on the picker wheel. 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.

For those members who like to play on Tuesday evenings, a prize is awarded each month based on the handicapped results of at least 3 sessions in the month.


WSBC Online

We are still offering online bridge for Club members only through a partnership with Avenue and Lewes Clubs. Two weekly sessions are available on BBO: 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 (membership@westsussexbc.co.uk).


Results
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Scorer: Julian Mitchell
Thurs Evening Duplicate
Director: Colin Mallows
Scorer: Colin Mallows
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Tues Evening Duplicate
Director: Colin Mallows
Scorer: Colin Mallows
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Dates for your Diary
Sun 28 July SCCBA green-pointed Swiss Pairs, Patcham
Thur 1 Aug prize draw for July attendance
Weds 4 Sept SCCBA blue-pointed Swiss Pairs, Henfield
Fri 11 Oct charity event with Mid Sussex BC

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.