Roger Pyart very generously bequeathed £10,000 in his will to Worthing Bridge Club. In his honour, we have purchased a delightful trophy, ‘The Roger Pyart Vase’, which will be awarded to the winners of the Wednesday afternoon Handicapped Pairs during the Spring Festival week, which as can be seen by a piece by Valerie Benson (“One of his fortunate Bridge partners”), he delighted in competing:
"Roger learnt to play Bridge at Worthing Bridge Club when he retired to Worthing in 1993.
He soon became a good player and then a director. Roger had great knowledge of the rules of the game, due to his photographic memory, and directed with great authority.
His name appears on many of the Winners boards around the Club and he especially liked competing in, and won many trophies in, what is now known as the Spring Festival. He played in the Sussex County Winter League and Green-pointed events for many years.
Roger was a kind, keen, and considerate partner which I am sure he would wish all those competing for his trophy will emulate."
EBU PROMOTIONS Jan 2024
Pat Farrell County Master
Linda Murdoch Local Master
Robert Zimbler 1 Star Premier Master
Linda Clark and Jenny Sortain
The club wishes to extend a warm welcome to our newest members,
and we wish them every success and enjoyment of the game at WBC.
Please be aware of the update link below, in particular the following summary:
Announcements: • only apply on the first round of bidding i.e. the first (non-Pass) bid and the next three calls • apply equally over intervention and to advancer’s bids i.e. partner of overcaller • never apply to overcalls • do not apply to opening bids above 2NT – transfer pre-empts are alerted not announced • always extend with fuller description where appropriate
Please be tolerant if opponents alert when they should announce or announce when they shouldn’t.
We had 10 tables for the Roy Skelton handicapped pairs competition.
It was a lovely, friendly and relaxed afternoon.
The results were:
1st place. Annie Harris and Gerry Connelly
2nd place Amanda Clark and Pam Alexander
Congratulations to them both.
Thank you to Alexa for directing and to all those responsible for providing the delicious afternoon tea.
From left to right
Gill Skelton, trophy presenter
Amanda Clark - Annie Harris - Pam Alexander.
2024 SPRING FESTIVAL
TEAMS EVENTS 2024
Please see the Club notice board
for full details.
These will be held on the
4th Thursday of each month
R I P
BBO at WBC
Following an email consultation as to the viability of BBO, we only had 9 positive responses for playing online. This did not meet the criteria required to run these sessions. Future BBO sessions are not discounted, but we would need at least 16 regular participants to make the event feasible. Thanks to all who have supported this in the past.