Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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7th - 10th April 2017 - Away Weekend

 
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2017 EBU Master Point Promotions

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • N Grainger

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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. 

 
Forthcoming Events and Notices

SSCBA No Fear Pairs - Thursday 23rd February at Wolverhampton 10:45 for coffee, 11:30 start.

Aimed at players who do not normally attend Congresses and County events, below the rank of Tournament Master. Light lunch with sandwiches and cakes, prize giving at about 4 p.m.  Click for details and entry form

Teams of 4 - 23rd February

The list is up for the Teams of 4 competition.  Please make up your team now and add the names to the list.

American Supper - February 25th 6:45 for 7 p.m.

The next of these friendly social events will be on at the end of the month. The usual format - one partner brings some food to share and the other to bring a prize. These are fun social events appealling to players of all abilities. Visitors are always welcome.

Away Weekend 2017 - 7th/10th April 2017 2016 group

The away weekend at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, now renamed the Ramada Resort, near Grantham is rapidly approaching but there is still room for one or two more.   Please contact Pat or David if you would like to join the group.  If you would like to come along and your spouse is not a bridge player they could try the Murder Mystery Evening with the other non-playing spouses on the Saturday night?  Plenty to see and do, talk to Adrienne and Harry who used to live in the area.

Shelley Round 5 Results

The results after round 5 played Thursday 9th February including the handicaps were: 1. Ullmer 90,  2. Davies 46,  3. Clarke -36,  4. Metcalf  -56,  5. Laughlin -92,  6.   Jones -113,  7. Drinkwater -124 ,  8. Sleightholme -181,    9. Eaves -189.  . The handicaps are such that each month the totals will be -131 so anyone with a positive score has done really well!  Often, through holidays or illness, stand by players are needed so if you are not in a team please contact Mike if you are willing to be a stand by.  Next round Thursday 9th March.

The Dash - Played on Thursday 2nd February

8 tables took part in this handicapped event, could even have been 9 but for illness.  The results, including handicaps, were:

1st  Beryl & Michael Metcalf
2nd  Geoff Davies & Graham Link
3rd  Helen Jones and Alan Walters.

Well done everyone.

The events posted in the results section are before handicapping taken into account. 

SSCBA sim pairs - Played Thursday 26th January

Pat and Michael, top at Stafford, have finally, now that all the results are in, come top overall out of 62 pairs, congratulations both, see the County site for the combined results. It has been nip and tuck with a pair from Oswestry originally showing as top and, as more results came in, Pat and Michael finally pipped them to the winners spot.  A commentary on the hands was available.  Stafford is indebted to John Withers for dealing the cards while Stafford Duplimate machine being serviced.

 

Annual Dinner - 14th May

Now that the Christmas feasting  is over what about turning your thoughts to the club Annual Dinner and "save the day" in your diary.

AGM - 18th May

A long way ahead but if you are willing to stand for the committee or have an item that you would like to be included on the agenda there is a notice on the notice board.  Above all keep put the date in your diary.

Polite Notice.

A number of members sadly have health issues effecting  their immune systems.  Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections.

At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start.

With the electronic scorers the scorer has to set up the system after knowing the number of tables and before play can start.  If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the system.

County News
County News

No Fear Pairs - Thursday 23rd February 2017

Another of these popular events aimed at players who do not normally attend Congresses and County events and are below the rank of Tournament Master. Non-EBU members welcome.  The event will take place at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, 10:45 for 11:30 a.m, and includes a light lunch.

Championship Pairs Events

The event, previously known as the Bearn, is on Sunday 19th March.  Top pairs in this event go on to represent the County at the Corwen on 3rd/4th June.  Others who are well ranked represent the County in the Edgar Foster Cups event in Herefordshire on a Sunday in September.  Last year SSCBA won the Edgar Foster team and individual events. The Ladies' and Men's Championship Pairs will be held at Wolverhampton on Monday 15th May.  The Mixed/Flitch Championship Pairs will be held at Wolverhampton on Thursday 8th June.

Sim Pairs - Thursday 26th January 2017

Pat A and Michael S from Stafford were eventually the winners after a recount!  6 clubs entered, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton, in the end Wolverhampton did not take part.  Details of the combined results can be seen on the County results.

Andrew Robson

Andrew may be giving one of his master classes on November 23rd within the Staffs Shrops area - watch this space for more details.

Dawes (Inter County Teams League Event)

Each month, from September until April, 24 Staffs and Shrops members represent the County against 7 other Midlands Counties.  If you would like to be considered for selection to play for the County please contact the team Captain, Paul Cutler (you will have seen Paul at the Shelley sessions).

Shrewsbury Swiss Pairs - Sunday 5th March 2017

An afternoon/evening bridge event not to be missed, blue points and a wonderful tea!

EBU information
EBU information

Please keep your contact details, including email address, up to date.  Also, if you do not need a diary or printed version of English Bridge magazine please opt out to help reduce costs and waste. Go to www.ebu.co.uk/members, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.

EBED

EducationThe charity English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), set up in 2014, now manages educational programmes and support for teachers, and also provides Tournament Director training for Clubs and Counties.  Please check their web site for information on TD and Club Teacher training courses. 

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.

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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
Thurs 23rd Feb SSCBA No Fear Pairs Wolverhampton (10:45 a.m.)
Thurs 23rd Feb Teams of Four (SBC evening)
Sun 26th Feb Master Pairs (Solihull, B91 3EP)
Sun 26th Feb Ranked Master Pairs (Holiday Inn, B26 3QW)
   
Sun 5th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Wed 8th March SSCBA League (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 9th March Sixth round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sun 19th March SSCBA Championship Pairs (Bearn), 1p.m. Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rd March Mixed Pairs
   
Fri/Sat/Sun 7/10 April Club Away Weekend
Thurs 13th April Seventh round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Fri 21st April Carole Nash Motor Bikes - No bridge  
Sat/Sun 22/23 April Shropshire Congress
Fri/Sun 28/29/30 April Cheltenham Congress
   
Sun 14th May Annual Dinner
Mon 15th May SSCBA Ladies' Pairs Wolverhampton
Mon 15th May SSCBA Men's Pairs Wolverhampton
Thurs 18th May A.G.M.
   
Sat/Sun 15/16 July Gloucestershire/Herefordshire Green Point Event
   
Tues, 15th Aug SSCBA sim pairs
Convention Cards

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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
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.

Feedback

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

What do you think?

YouTube - Plan, Count, Play 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dscp4iduwH8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay5_nvE1mpM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpegTa9G-tU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH93CILRF64, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwZrLO2eM5g and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oJvXVIlEjc.  A good learning tool?

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.

Results
21st February 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
17th February 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
16th February 2017
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
Thurs 23rd Feb SSCBA No Fear Pairs Wolverhampton (10:45 a.m.)
Thurs 23rd Feb Teams of Four (SBC evening)
Sun 26th Feb Master Pairs (Solihull, B91 3EP)
Sun 26th Feb Ranked Master Pairs (Holiday Inn, B26 3QW)
   
Sun 5th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Wed 8th March SSCBA League (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 9th March Sixth round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sun 19th March SSCBA Championship Pairs (Bearn), 1p.m. Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rd March Mixed Pairs
   
Fri/Sat/Sun 7/10 April Club Away Weekend
Thurs 13th April Seventh round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Fri 21st April Carole Nash Motor Bikes - No bridge  
Sat/Sun 22/23 April Shropshire Congress
Fri/Sun 28/29/30 April Cheltenham Congress
   
Sun 14th May Annual Dinner
Mon 15th May SSCBA Ladies' Pairs Wolverhampton
Mon 15th May SSCBA Men's Pairs Wolverhampton
Thurs 18th May A.G.M.
   
Sat/Sun 15/16 July Gloucestershire/Herefordshire Green Point Event
   
Tues, 15th Aug SSCBA sim pairs
Convention Cards

Download Convention Cards

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
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.

Feedback

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

What do you think?

YouTube - Plan, Count, Play 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dscp4iduwH8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay5_nvE1mpM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpegTa9G-tU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH93CILRF64, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwZrLO2eM5g and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oJvXVIlEjc.  A good learning tool?

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.

Results
21st February 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
17th February 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
16th February 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club