Calendar
25th Jun 2024
Tues Evening Duplicate
7.15 pm
26th Jun 2024
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7.30 pm
27th Jun 2024
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
1.30 pm
27th Jun 2024
Thurs Evening Duplicate
7.15 pm
2nd 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.


In Memoriam: Robert Hirst
We are very sorry to announce the passing of Robert on Thursday 16th May after a long illness. He was a long-standing member of our Club, active Committee member until a few months ago, and a regular Director of our bridge sessions, latterly on Thursday afternoons. He will be sorely missed. The funeral will take place on Friday 21st June at St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Twineham, at 11.30 am. Parking will be available in a nearby field.


**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.


May 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 May champions, Katie Duncanson and Joan Hootman.

  Katie Duncanson and Joan Hootman    
  Brian Kirkdale   
  Richard Markwick and Sue Porter

Winners of free plays for any games played during June are Mary Guy-Jones and Norman Hardy. Their names were drawn in our monthly prize drawing based on attendance which took place at our evening game on Tuesday, 4th June.


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
Scorer: Julian Mitchell
Tues Evening Duplicate
Director: Neil Watts
Scorer: Neil Watts
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
Dates for your Diary

- Friday, 31st May - membership renewal deadline
- Friday, 21st June - funeral service for Robert Hirst
- Tuesday, 2nd July - prize draw for June attendance

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.