Calendar
25th Jan 2022
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
10.00
26th Jan 2022
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7.30
27th Jan 2022
Thurs Afternoon Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
1.30
1st Feb 2022
Tues Morning Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
10.00
2nd Feb 2022
Weds Evening Duplicate with Avenue/Lewes Online
7.30
Release 2.19p
Temporary Cessation of Face-to-Face Bridge

The current Covid strain is having a major impact on clubs and businesses alike and sadly West Sussex Bridge Club is no exception. The Committee has therefore decided to henceforth suspend all face-to-face bridge on Thursdays and defer our intention to open on Tuesdays until the current high level of infection passes. We are nevertheless continuing our association with Avenue and Lewes Bridge Clubs for online games on Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Thursdays at 1.30pm and it is hoped members will continue to support these games.

For the time being, we still intend to have the mini-break in Bournemouth for 3 nights from 6th February for the 45 players who have paid to attend but a full refund will be given if it is not possible to go ahead with this fixture.
Passing of May Langmaid

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of life member May Langmaid at her nursing home near Bristol. Many will remember May's numerous contributions to West Sussex Bridge Club, as Secretary for many years, bridge teacher and Director. May was also an SCCBA Vice-President. She and her husband Mike, who predeceased her and was WSBC Newsletter Editor and co-authored our Constitution, lived in the next road to Warden Park School and were unwavering supporters of the Club.

We understand May’s funeral is for family members only. However there are plans to hold a memorial service in February in the chapel at St. George's, Ditchling Common where she lived for several years, and we will advise the details of this when known.


Bridge Break in Bournemouth: 6-9 February 2022

*Stop Press! Only 5 rooms remaining as of 19th December.*

Our winter bridge break is to be held at the beautiful Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth, organised in conjunction with Horsham B.C. The Miramar is wonderfully situated near the beach on the East Cliff with excellent food and superb service. As previously, the bridge will be directed by Graham and Berry Hedley and will include two afternoon handicapped sessions and three evening sessions with standbys available. Seminars and hand discussions will be held on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Flight A and B prizes and master points will be awarded for all sessions.

Prices for bridge & accommodation with dinner, bed & breakfast for 3 nights:
• £215 per person sharing a double/twin room
• £240 per person for single occupancy
• Sea view room +£25
• Premium non-sea view room +£10

We are asking for a £50 deposit but this is fully refundable if the event is cancelled for any reason.

We only have a few rooms left so if you would like to come please contact: Chris Jago on 01825 721282 or email secretary@westsussexbc.co.uk.


New Find-a-Partner Service
New Find-a-Partner Service

Our recent membership survey highlighted the need to provide assistance to members in finding partners, whether that be for one game or a longer-term arrangement.

We are pleased to announce that we are ready to trial our new find-a-partner service, which allows you to post your partner request on our website. The new Find-a-Partner item on the main menu takes you to the Find-a-Partner Message Board, or click here.

Please give it a try and let us know how you get on! For feedback or assistance, email partners@westsussexbc.co.uk.


Online Bridge using RealBridge

These sessions have been suspended for the time being.


WSBC Online

We are still offering online bridge through a partnership with Avenue and Lewes Clubs. Three weekly sessions are available on BBO: Tuesday mornings at 10am, Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm and Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm. If you would like to play and are not already registered, please contact Hazel (mps@westsussexbc.co.uk).


Results
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

We're trying out our new find-a-partner service! Click here, or click Find-a-Partner on the main website menu to go to the Message Board.

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.