Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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3rd September 1:45 p.m. - Meeting for lessons

 
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EBU

2015 EBU Master Point Promotions

Premier Tournament Master (40,000 MPs + 10GP)

  • I Clarke

4 Star Premier Master (25,000 MPs + 10GP))

  • L Laughlin

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • P Martin

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • J Andrews
  • E Houghton
  • A & H Jones
  • R Jennings
  • C Raven
  • B Webb

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • M Allard
  • N Martin

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • R Miller
  • G Skene
  • A Stewart
  • M Wood

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • R Miller
  • H Thompson
  • P Thompson
  • A Warren

For 2014 and earlier entries see website.

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Tuesday Standbys

A host system runs on Tuesday evenings whereby if you arrive at the club without a partner not later than 7 p.m. then the "stand by" for that evening will be called in to play with you. 

 
Summer Cup - Played Thursday 23rd July 2015

As for the last two years the summer cup was played spontaneously when a suitable quorum was assembled.  The results were:

Team No. Players Imps Pos
3. Pat Andrews, Geoff Davies, David Alderson, Ernie Houghton +72 1
1. Ivor Clarke, Mike Sherriff, Rachael Ashmore, Pam Allen +27 2
5. Helen Jones, Sylvia Ullmer, Pam Ewan, Derek Skinner -14 3
4. John & Ann Whiteman, Joy McCann, Dave Appleby -19 4
2. David & Janet Drinkwater, Adrienne & Harry Jones -66 5

 

Congratulations, Pat, Geoff, David and Ernie

Forthcoming Events and Notices

Lessons and Friday Forums restarting in September

Please contact Ann on 01785 822233 regarding beginners lessons on a Monday evening or Robin on 01785 661059 for the more advanced Thursday afternoon classes.   Robin would like to meet potential pupils at the club at 1:45 p.m. on September 3rd for a meeting to discuss the format of the Thursday lessons (and a little bridge).  All are welcome to the lessons whether or not members of the club.

It is proposed to restart the Friday Forums in September for club members.  These sessions are not formal lessons but rather discussion of interesting hands led by some of the club experts.  Contact Mike if you are interested in attending these so that it can be assessed if these should be held once or possibly even twice a month.

 

Shelley

The list is now up on the notice board for entering the Shelley handicapped teams competition, second Thursday in the month October through to April. Get your names down early, rumour control suggests that some may be disappointed if they are too slow (9 teams works well, 10 is difficult).

 

Play it again Sam

Have you noticed that you can replay hands from sessions where duplimated cards were used and the hands uploaded with the results to the website?  Just click your name and then the "play it again" tab on the right below the hands and above the traveller.

 

EBU change to the magazine, English Bridge.

Members will have noticed the change to the EBU magazine. The new style EBU magazine, English Bridge, can be read on line if you do not receive a paper copy.  There is also an extra section for County news only available on-line.

EBU change to Announcing and Alerting

On August 1st 2013 changes were made to the EBU Announcing and Alerting rules.  There is a copy of the new rules on the club notice board.  There is also a notice on the board regarding permitted agreements (level 4 amplified) that  are now the SBC standard.

County News
County News

Sim Pairs - 19th August

Wednesday afternoon players voted to play in the County Sim Pairs event this year.  Players might have to sign the "Official Secrets Act" not to disclose the hands before the evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

County AGM - Sunday 6th September

The County AGM is taking place at 2 p.m. on Sunday 6th September at Wolverhampton Bridge Club.

 

No Fear Pairs - 9th July

Three SBC members took part in the No Fear Pairs event at Wolverhampton. 2013 Beginner pupil Sean Clarke and beginner teacher Ann Sleightholme won the No Fear Pairs competition at Wolverhampton, pictured here receiving the prize from County Chairman, Linda Lewis.  Sean is now a regular SBC Wednesday afternoon player.

No Fear Pairs Winners 2015

Kidney Research Sim Pairs - 9th July

Anne Hidderley came top at the Stone heat of this event.  The full results for non-affiliated clubs can be seen on http://www.simpairs.com/default.asp?session=006736 where interestingly John & Cliff coming second at Stone are ranked higher than Anne and her partner.  Quirks of scoring for sim pairs!

Convention Cards

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RULES, TIPS AND HINTS

Some 'RULES' That might be HANDY!
and  some Conventions that are used in our Club
Even if you and your partner do not use them, it is useful to know what your opponents are doing!

Please see - 'Tips n Conventions' page.

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
ABOUT THE CLUB

Stafford Bridge Club is located at the back of the Grandstand on the County Showground, ST18 0BD (Ordnance Survey ref:  SJ 958 053).  This "Staffs & Shrops" EBU affiliated club meets regularly throughout the year except during the County Show etc on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings (7:00 for 7:15 p.m.) and Monday & Wednesday afternoons (1:15 for 1:30 p.m.).  In addition the club also holds a monthly  American Supper on Saturday evenings and usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month (6:45 for 7:00 p.m.), see 'Club Sessions and Times'.

Contact Numbers:  01889 882296 (Captain), 01785 715120 (Secretary), 01785 246611 (Club, during bridge sessions only).

 

ABOUT THE CLUB
Calendar
Wed 19th Aug County Sim Pairs
Mon 24th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Tues 25th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Wed 26th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Thurs 27th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Fri 28th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
   
Thurs 3rd Sept Meeting for Robin's pupils - 1:45 p.m.
Sun 6th Sept County AGM - 2:00 p.m. - Wolverhampton
Mon 14th Sept Beginner's Lessons start - 7 p.m.
Sun 20th Sept Bryan Baker Competition - 2 p.m. (New Date)
Sat 26th Sept American Supper (tbc)
   
Thurs 8th Oct First Round of the Shelley
Thurs 22nd Oct Club Pairs
   
Wed 11th Nov Arthur Bloxham Trophy
   
Tues 15th Dec Christmas Party
   
2016  
Fri 8th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sat 9th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sun 10th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
   
Sun 6th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
   
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
Members Page - Find a partner
Members Page - Find a partner
Need a Partner?
Check your EBU number?
Check Rankings?

If you have trouble accessing the members only area email webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk
What do you think?

No Fear Bridge

Should Stafford play host for a County No Fear event?  Following the successful No Fear Events at Wolverhampton the County is anxious to encourage these events to be held at other venues around the County.

Electronic Scorers

Try the red ones out at home! http://www.bridge-scorer.com/Instructions/tbs.swf is an interactive website, click the green "on" button to get started.  When you have tried that you may like to move on to the help for the blue tablets, items 11 to 23 in http://www.bridgetab.com/Instructions/BT_demo_instruction.pdf.

Duplicate Bridge Round Timer

Webmaster and son's duplicate bridge round timer available.
Email webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk with feedback please.

Feedback

Please email comments re website, club news,  hands etc to webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk.  All constructive comment welcome.

Results
3rd August 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
31st July 2015
Late start
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
30th July 2015
6 and a half
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
ABOUT THE CLUB

Stafford Bridge Club is located at the back of the Grandstand on the County Showground, ST18 0BD (Ordnance Survey ref:  SJ 958 053).  This "Staffs & Shrops" EBU affiliated club meets regularly throughout the year except during the County Show etc on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings (7:00 for 7:15 p.m.) and Monday & Wednesday afternoons (1:15 for 1:30 p.m.).  In addition the club also holds a monthly  American Supper on Saturday evenings and usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month (6:45 for 7:00 p.m.), see 'Club Sessions and Times'.

Contact Numbers:  01889 882296 (Captain), 01785 715120 (Secretary), 01785 246611 (Club, during bridge sessions only).

 

ABOUT THE CLUB
Calendar
Wed 19th Aug County Sim Pairs
Mon 24th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Tues 25th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Wed 26th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Thurs 27th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Fri 28th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
   
Thurs 3rd Sept Meeting for Robin's pupils - 1:45 p.m.
Sun 6th Sept County AGM - 2:00 p.m. - Wolverhampton
Mon 14th Sept Beginner's Lessons start - 7 p.m.
Sun 20th Sept Bryan Baker Competition - 2 p.m. (New Date)
Sat 26th Sept American Supper (tbc)
   
Thurs 8th Oct First Round of the Shelley
Thurs 22nd Oct Club Pairs
   
Wed 11th Nov Arthur Bloxham Trophy
   
Tues 15th Dec Christmas Party
   
2016  
Fri 8th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sat 9th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sun 10th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
   
Sun 6th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
   
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
Members Page - Find a partner
Members Page - Find a partner
Need a Partner?
Check your EBU number?
Check Rankings?

If you have trouble accessing the members only area email webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk
What do you think?

No Fear Bridge

Should Stafford play host for a County No Fear event?  Following the successful No Fear Events at Wolverhampton the County is anxious to encourage these events to be held at other venues around the County.

Electronic Scorers

Try the red ones out at home! http://www.bridge-scorer.com/Instructions/tbs.swf is an interactive website, click the green "on" button to get started.  When you have tried that you may like to move on to the help for the blue tablets, items 11 to 23 in http://www.bridgetab.com/Instructions/BT_demo_instruction.pdf.

Duplicate Bridge Round Timer

Webmaster and son's duplicate bridge round timer available.
Email webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk with feedback please.

Feedback

Please email comments re website, club news,  hands etc to webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk.  All constructive comment welcome.

Results
3rd August 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
31st July 2015
Late start
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
30th July 2015
6 and a half
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club