to Gillian and Peter Mayhew who not only won the Worthing Heat of the SCCBA Sims they also came top of the whole County in the over 75 catagory.
We were also successful in the Sussex Welcome Pairs at Horsham. Bob Cole and Simone Burke came first with 66.64% and Siobhan and Chris Mullins came 3rd with 59.61%.
Well done everyone.
Congratulations to Caroline Kemp and Penny Mitchell shown with Gill Skelton who have won the Roy Skelton Cup 2019
and to the runners up Mary Coulthard and Peter Leighton
Basil Marks Cup
This cup, presented by Basil Marks, is awarded to the best player on Monday afternoons.
2015 - Laurence Chiswell
2016 - Laurence Chiswell
2017 - Laurence Chiswell
2018 - Pat Lee
Rosemary Churchill Salver
This was presented by Rosemary who has spent many years teaching/coaching individuals how
to play bridge. It is awarded to the best player with less than 5,000 master points on Monday
2017 – Marilyn Craine
2018 - John Goff
Winnie Goff was a founder member. She died in 1993 aged 98. Courage was not an unusual
trait in her family as several won VC’s, some were knighted. The cup is awarded to the best
player with less than 10,000 master points on Monday evenings.
2015 - Jerry Attwood
2016 - John Hardy
2017 - Rob Wanders
2018 - Rob Wanders
Mary Goulding was a founder member. She was a generous woman and provided us with
all those storage cupboards on the landing and in the Pink Room. The cup is awarded to
the best player with 10,000 or more master points on Monday evenings.
2015 – Barbara & Ian Gordon
2016 - Jack Woodard
2017 – Jack Woodard
2018 - John Hardy
Leslie Barnacle was a founder member and committee member for many years.
She was a charming woman who always had a smile for you. This cup is awarded to the
best player on Wednesday afternoons.
2015 – Alan Jeffery
2016 - John Hardy
2017 – Gilbert Jones
2018 - Denise Ireland
Paul Warren Salver
This was presented in memory of Paul who passed away following a tragic accident.
It is awarded to the best player with less than 5,000 master points on Wednesday afternoons.
2017 – Duncan Macfarlane
2018 - Peter Cropper
Eve Harrison Salver
Eve always played with George Yarnell and they also spent every winter on the high seas
cruising on cargo ships. She was very sun burnt and also always very smartly turned out.
This cup is awarded to the best player on Wednesday evenings.
2015 – Mike Rounds
2016 - Geraldine Springer
2017 - Sue Dyball & Mike Rounds
2018 – Sue Dyball & Mike Rounds
This cup is played for on Thursday evening and is awarded to the best player with less than
5,000 master points.
2015 – Jerry Attwood
2016 - Sue Simpson
2017 – Sue Simpson
2018 - Roger Geach & Pat Holmes
This was presented by Evelyn Ricardo, a Welsh international who was the second owner of the
Club. It is awarded to the best player with 5,000 or more master points on Thursday evenings.
2015- Lynda & Colin Smith
2016 - Jerry Attwood
2017 - Roger Bill
2018 - Jerry Attwood
It is not known who presented this cup initially but it could be Leslie Skiming who was chairman
at the time the competition started. This is an individual competition within a team’s event
held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
2015 - Brian Hart, Mike Rounds, David Hughes & Roger Pyart
2016 - Brian Hart, Mike Rounds, David Hughes & Roger Pyart
2017 - Brian Hart and Mike Rounds
2018 - Laurence Chiswell
Alan Jeffery Cup
This was presented by Mary Oates in memory of Alan who was keen to promote bridge to those
just starting the game. This is an individual competition within a team’s event for less
experienced players held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
2015 – Pam Duffield
2016 – Penny Mitchell & Angela Neale
2017 – Pam Duffield, Sue Napper & Katherine Holbrooke
2018 - Jenny Guiver & Ann Button
This is Worthing's premier team’s event, played in November and everyone is invited. It was
presented by Colonel Hill, a founder member of the Club.
2015 – Gerry Stanford, Dave Franklin, Neil Watts & Nigel Urban
2016 - John Austin, Ron Seymour, Roger Bill & Paul Londesborough
2017 – Dave Armstrong, Jill Armstrong, Martin Greely & Peter Griffin
2018 - Neil Watts, Philip Hunt, Mathew Smith, Richard Newton
Roy Skelton Cup
Roy was, in essence, one of the founders of the modern day WBC. He was one of those who in the 1970s lent their own money to help purchase the club premises which we enjoy today. More recently Roy was elected annually as Chairman of the club over a period of four years and subsequently was appointed as the club’s second President until his death in 2017. The Roy Skelton Cup competition stands as a fitting reminder of the major contribution Roy made to the success of WBC over a period of more than forty years.
2018 - Carol Pembury & Marie Willey
2019 - Gill Skelton & Penny Mitchell
Club Weekend & Spring Festival Trophies
This salver was presented to the Club in 1938 by the Club's owners, Mr & Mrs LW Head. It is played for
in the Club weekend/Spring Festival team competition which is a two session event held on the Sunday.
2015 – Mary Oates, Geraldine Springer, Gill Skelton & Roy Skelton
2016 – Ernie Rivett, Carol Pembrey, Lynda & Colin Smith
2017 - Dick Wheeler, Roger Pyart, Valerie Benson & Tilly Hennings.
Iris Curry owned the Club after the Ricardo’s and before Derek Boreham. She presented her cup
when she left to go to live in London. Her cup is now presented on the Monday evening
(originally Friday evening) of the Club Weekend/Spring Festival to the winners of the
2015 – Fran Thornton & Laurence Chiswell
2016 – Mike Rounds & Sue Dyball
2017 - Denise Ireland & Ken O'Brine
2018 - Jack Woodard & Scottie Scott
Ernie Rivett Cup
Ernie, who became Chairman in 2011, presented this cup for winners of the Wednesday
afternoon event during the Spring Festival.
2017 - Peter Harrison & Gilbert Jones
2018 - Denise Ireland & Sue Simpson
These are now played for on the Wednesday evening (originally Saturday evening) of the
Club Weekend/Spring Festival as the Open Pairs competition. Again origin of donor unknown.
2015 – Barbara & Ian Gordon
2016 – Sue Dyball & Mike Rounds
2017 - Gillian Mayhew & Eve Snowdon - Trigg
2018 - Malcolm Wright & Stephen Waters
This cup, presented by Mary Pollard, is now played for on the Thursday evening of the
Club Weekend/Spring Festival. It had previously been used for Thursday evenings.
2015 – Jerry Attwood & John Hardy
2016 – Ken O’Brine & Jack Woodard
2017 - Gillian Mayhew & Nigel Utting
2018 - Barbara Miles & Jane Tourell
Billy Robertson was an active and well loved committee member before his sudden untimely
death. His trophy, a salver, used to be played for on Friday evenings. The last winner was
George Cooke in 2006. It was previously presented to the novice player in the Novelty Pairs
played on the Saturday afternoon of the Club weekend. It is now presented to the pair with
less than 5,000 Master points on the Thursday Evening of the Club Weekend/Spring Festival.
2015 – Jerry Attwood & John Hardy
2016 Not Awarded
2017 - Chris Constable & Linda Turley
2018 - Sally Tarr & Debbie Hildick-Smith
The Ladies’ Vase
This was introduced by the Club to replace the Brooches played for at the Club Weekend.
It is awarded for the Ladies Pairs on the Friday evening of the Spring festival
2015 – Eileen Perrigo & Janet Cretchley
2016 – Geraldine Springer & Barbara Gordon
2017 - Gillian Mayhew & Janet Cretchley
2018 - Sandy Reimoser & Sue Simpson
The Men’s Shield
This was presented by the club for the Men’s Pairs on the Friday evening of the Spring Festival.
2017 - Peter Nursten & John Reynolds
2018 - Chris Reimoser & Ian Gordon
Not Currently Played
Derek sold the Club to members in the early 70s. The Committee have decided to award this
cup to the pair with the best score out of the two sessions played in the
Sussex Simultaneous Pairs which is run at the beginning of the year. Current Holders: - None.
Presented by Gordon and Joan Pinker in 1974.. As the Club has so few married couples playing
together it has not been played for since 2006 when it was won by Joan and Geoff Kellett.
Head & Coram-Wright Brooches
These were marcasite brooches and were presented to the winners of the annual Women's
Pairs event. They were given to the Club by Mrs Head (the original owner of the Club in
the 1930s) and Vera Coram-Wright. Vera always sat at table 3 with her partner Mary Fish,
who was one of our strongest players. Mary partnered Harold Birch (founder member,
founder chairman and Premier Life Master) when he was a beginner! The brooches are
no longer presented.
Final Brooches Winners :-
2010 – Valerie Chandler & Eileen Perrigo
2011 – Janet Cretchley & Eileen Perrigo
Jessica Kent's Cup is the trophy for the annual open pair’s competition. She was very smartly
dressed at all times and always wore a turban. Last Holders:-2010 - Jasmine Whiteway & John Taylor
The League Cup
This cup was awarded to the winners of The Worthing Club League.Current Holders :-
Marshall Martin Cup
This cup presented by Mrs C Marshall Martin was for rubber bridge. It was first won in 1936.
It was last won in 1967 by Molly Guinness and Elizabeth North.
This cup presented by Vivian Neele was won by the best player on Friday afternoons.
Not currently awarded. Last Holder: - 2011- Alan Jeffery.
Pat Parker was tragically accidently killed whilst on holiday in Scotland with her son.
Her son presented the Club with her trophy to be presented to the winner of the Club's
Individual Competition. Current Holder: - 2010 Barbara Gordon. Not currently awarded.
Leslie Skiming Trophy
This trophy was the Chairman's trophy and was played for on Saturday night - a teams' event.
Leslie Skiming was a founder member and chairman for 20 years, following his son Brian into
the post. The trophy was presented to the best player of the year who has less than 25 green
points and was played for on Saturday evening. Last Holder:- 2009 - Margaret North