Bridge players flocked to Horsham on Sunday (Mar 10) for the first Beginners Welcome Pairs – a new Sussex competition for enthusiastic improvers.
Horsham members were joined by pairs from clubs in Haywards Heath and Worthing, plus Dorking in Surrey.
Category 1, for those who began Bridge last September, was won by Polly Hobbs & Gill Southern – a great achievement after playing Bridge for such a short time.
Joint second: Joanne Coombes & Merle Marshall; Sue Thompson-Hill & Vicky Glynn.
Ann and Peter Lloyd, who are enjoying Horsham Club’s weekly lessons, won the 2-3 years category.
Bob Cole & Simone Burke (Worthing) won the open section. Horsham’s Chris Brazier & Chris Nikolaj were second.
This was the first event of its kind put on by Sussex County Contract Bridge Association and reflects the growing number of people now learning bridge.
Horsham Bridge Club hosts sessions in its East Street premises every weeknight plus two afternoons. There are regular lessons for beginners and improvers.
New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information, please visit: www.horshambridge.co.uk
Photo: Celebrating Sussex’s first Beginners Welcome Pairs at Horsham Bridge Club: rear (L-R): Ann Lloyd, Alison Barkley, Sue Ladd, Bob Cole, Chris Brazier; front: Peter Lloyd, Simone Burke, Chris Nikolaj. Photo Credit: ALAN SETCHELL
Story Credit: FRANCIS KELLY