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10th to 13th April - Away Weekend

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2014 EBU Master Point Promotions

Advanced Master (7,500MP's)

  • P Campbell
  • S Elphick

Master (5,000MP's)

  • P Tallon
  • J Woodward

County Master (2,500MP's)

  • S Hilton
  • L Paull

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • L Clarke
  • S Holden
  • J McCann
  • K Smith
  • A Whiteman
  • J Whiteman
  • S Ullmer

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • B Chester
  • C Lord
  • T Maltby
  • A Ratcliffe
  • L Richards
  • G Sproston

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • K Barnes
  • J Brassington
  • C Bowen
  • J Heath
  • A Jones
  • H Jones
  • W Pitt
  • D Royle
  • I Scanlon

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • A Bourne
  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • S Lister
  • B Riddle
  • G Skene
  • A Stewart
  • M Wood

For 2013 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. 

Recent Updates
Dates for your Diary
21st Dec 2014 16:36 GMT
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21st Dec 2014 16:34 GMT
Recent Competitions
13th Dec 2014 10:35 GMT
Club away weekend, 10th - 13th April 2015
Club away weekend, 10th - 13th April 2015

Following 2 very successful trips to Lytham St Annes a change of scene has been researched and The Little Thatch Inn at Quedgeley, Gloucester has been selected for the 2015 event.  Price will be £56 per person per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.  Questions to Anne Smith, 715120.

Forthcoming Events and Notices

 Sessions during the festive period

Please see the calendar section on the right hand side of this page for openings/closings over the holiday period. Club definitely closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Shelley Round 3 - Played Thursday 11th December.

The results following the third round of the Shelley with the inclusion of the handicaps are:  Sleightholme (90), Clarke (44), Lord (29), Ullmer (19), Davies (17), Eaves (-23), Metcalf (-63), Drinkwater (-67) and Laughlin (-85).  The handicaps are such that the scores for each month total -13 after inclusion of the handicap. 

EBU change to the Magazine

You will notice that the style of the magazine has changed. The October 2014 magazine has more, but smaller pages, than the old style. You can view old editions of the magazine on-line and current items county results and obituaries that were not able to be fitted in the printed edition.


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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County News

Midlands Counties Congress, 9th, !0th & 11th January.

The Midlands Counties Congress takes place at a new venue this year, the West Midlands Bridge Club in Solihull.  

County AGM

The County AGM took place on August 31st.  The proposal that County Subscriptions be increased to £3 from August 2015 was passed by a large majority.  Following the success of the No Fear events at Wolverhampton it was hoped that more such events could be arranged outside the County headquarters during the coming year.

Edgar Foster Cups - Sunday 21st September

Stafford pair, Peter Collier & Dave Rowley, having done well at the Bearn Final in April went on to play in the Edgar Foster Cups competition representing Staffs & Shrops.  The Edgar Foster Cups is an inter County event, 4 pairs represent each of the  six participating counties.  Dave and Peter did well in a very strong field.

Members Page - Find a partner
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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.

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Stafford Bridge Club is located at the back of the Grandstand on the County Showground, ST18 0BD (Ordnance Survey ref:  SJ 958 053).  This EBU affiliated club meets regularly throughout the year except during the County Show etc on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (7:00 for 7:15 p.m.) and Wednesday afternoons (1:15 for 1:30 p.m.). In addition the club also meets on some Monday afternoons 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).


Mon 22nd December Afternoon Bridge on (A & H in charge)  
Mon 22nd December No evening Bridge Lesson  
Tues 23rd December Evening Bridge on  
Wed 24th December No Wednesday Afternoon bridge
Thurs 25th December No Thursday Night Bridge
Fri 26th December No Friday Night Bridge
Mon 29th December Afternoon Bridge on  
Mon 29th December No evening Bridge Lesson  
Tues 30th December Evening Bridge on  
Wed 31st December No Wednesday Afternoon bridge
Thurs 1st January No Thursday Night Bridge
Fri 2nd January Normal Friday Night Bridge on
Monday 5th January All normal bridge sessions and lessons restart
Thurs 8th January Thursday Afternoon Lessons restart with Chablis and Sausage New Year party!
Thurs 8th January Round 4 of the Shelley - 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Fri 9th - Sun 11th January Midlands Counties Congress
Thurs 22nd Jan Dash Trophy
Thurs 5th Feb Bearn Qualifier
Thurs 26th Feb Teams of Four
Sun 8th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Sun 15th March President's Cup
Sun 22nd March Bearn Final
Thurs 26th March Club Pairs
Fri 10th - Mon 13th April Away weekend at Quedgeley, Gloucester
Sat 11th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Pairs
Sun 12th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Teams
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Please email comments re website, club news,  hands etc to webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk.  All constructive comment welcome.

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.


Jannersten Bridge Scorers

The Bridge-Scorer wireless scoring devices were installed in November 2013. The general opinion is that the devices are very straightforward for the players to use but the "on device" results can be difficult to read and may be slowing play. A request has been put in for North to make sure that every player at the table has the opportunity to see the results screen before moving on to the next board. Would you like to see rolling results on the club room screen during the session? We now have a few new BridgeTabs devices to run alongside the BridgeScorers.  These were given their first run in earnest on Friday 14th November 2014. The new devices are easier to read.  Some changes were made to the software on July 31st  2014 to allow for the BridgeTabs.


I really don’t want the ongoing scores on a screen  - very distracting, and likely to slow play.  Also the screen would not be visible to all.
The present scorers are hard to read  - why is the screen so ill- lit ?  They also are a real pain if a mistake is inadvertently made in entering something, as you can’t go back and put it right.  This would not matter if all players were perfect, and never made an error!

I do appreciate all the hard work put in by those who keep everything running for us. Regards Ann Stevenson


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20th December 2014
American supper
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
19th December 2014
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17th December 2014
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