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2014 EBU Master Point Promotions

Advanced Master (7,500MP's)

  • P Campbell
  • P Elphick

Master (5,000MP's)

  • J Woodward

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • K Smith

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • L Richards

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • K Barnes
  • C Bowen
  • J Heath
  • S Hilton

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • A Hensby
  • A Stewart

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. 

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Forthcoming Events and Notices

Good Friday and Easter Monday Bridge Sessions On

By popular demand normal bridge sessions are running over the Easter weekend.  No bridge lesson on Maundy Thursday, 17th April.

Final Round of the Shelley - Played Thursday 10th April

The winners for the 2013/14 Shelley competition were Team Davies (+144), second Team Sleightholme (+94), third Whiteman (+42), then teams Clarke (+12), Drinkwater (-10), Ullmer (-27), Eaves (-45), Laughlin (-70), Metcalf (-167).  Many congratulations to Team Davies who won this handicapped event by a country mile despite their very large negative handicap.


Subs are due in April

Subs, £12.50, are due in April. Shirley would appreciate if you would pay by cheque, it makes her life so much easier. Please check and sign your forms when you give your cheque to Shirley.


Friday Forum - Friday 25th April

The Friday Forum is on the fourth Friday this month as the third Friday fell on Good Friday. Usual start time - 10 a.m. This event is for members only - have you paid your subs yet!!!!

Friday Forum
Prize Giving

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - Saturday 17th May

The list and menu is up on the club notice board. Please indicate sooner rather than later if you would like to attend and give your choices from the menu.  The closing date for booking is Friday 2nd May.

AGM - Tuesday 20th May 6:45 p.m. followed by duplicate bridge

Please try to come to the AGM even if Tuesday night is not your regular bridge session.  Would you like to stand for the committee?    Come and express your views on the topics being debated.


Mixed Pairs - Played Thursday 27th March

The winners were Deirdre & Michael, second Ruth & Peter and third Linda & Paul in this keenly contested competition. Congratulations to you all.

American Supper - Saturdays April 19th (Cancelled) and May 24th (Under debate)

April 19th is the Easter weekend and not enough players have indicated they would play to make the American Supper viable.  May 24th is Spring Bank Holiday weekend, please let Shirley know if you would want to come to an American Supper on this date or not.

American Supper

County No Fear Teams of Four event - Thursday June 12th 10:30 a.m. for 11 a.m.

Following the success of the No Fear Pairs event in February the County is holding a No Fear Teams of Four event. You can enter as a pair and another pair will be found to join you.

No Fear Team

Other Notices

Would you like to volunteer to do the scoring?  

More scorers are urgently needed - would you like to "have a go"?  Please contact David for more information.

IT Manager  

A volunteer has been found to act as an IT manager for the club. Great news.

Changes by the EBU on 1st August 2013 

The EBU have made some changes to the rules regarding Announcing and Alerting. David has put a copy on the notice board (by the door into the club room) or you may click the link here.

The club is now using level 4 permitted agreements (amplified) see Level 4 under the "information tab" on the left.  Again David has put a copy on the notice board.
County News

Shropshire Congress - 26th & 27th April 2014

The Shropshire Congress is coming up at the end of April - time to get your entries in to Judy.

Ladies' & Men's Championship Pairs  - 14th May 2014.

The Ladies' and Men's Championship Pairs will take place at Wolverhampton on 14th May. Entries to Judy Mitchell.

Mixed Championship Pairs  - 11th June 2014.

The Mixed Championship Pairs will take place at Wolverhampton on 11th June. Entries to Judy Mitchell.

No Fear Teams Event - Thursday June 12th 2014 (10:30 for 11 a.m.)

Following the success of the No Fear Pairs, played 20th February 2014 a similar event is for teams of four is now taking place at Wolverhampton on June 12th. The No Fear Pairs was a most enjoyable event, fun bridge and great lunch time refreshments, chocolate brownies to die for! Enter as a pair or as a team to Judy Mitchell.

Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs - Played 2nd March 2014

Stafford member, Cliff Tayer, and long time Stafford treasurer, John Hartley, were winners of this event this year.

Fixture List 2013/14

A list of up coming events of interest can be seen on the County site together with a Calendar of County fixtures


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Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section

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 584119 (Chairman), 01785 715120 (Secretary), 01785 246611 (Club, during bridge sessions only).

Fri 18th April Normal evening session is on by popular demand!
Sat 19th April American Supper Cancelled
Mon 21st April Normal afternoon session is on by popular demand!
Thurs 24th April Afternoon Lesson on
Fri 25th April Friday Forum
Sat 26th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Pairs
Sun 27th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Teams
Wed 14th May County Ladies' and Men's Pair's at Wolverhampton
Sat 17th May Annual Dinner
Tues 20th May AGM
Sat 24th May American Supper???  (Spring Bank Holiday weekend)
Wed 11th June County Mixed Pairs at Wolverhampton
Thurs 12th June County No Fear Teams event at Wolverhampton
Lytham Holiday 4th - 7th April 2014
Lytham Holiday 4th - 7th April 2014
On Friday 4th April all 25 players plus 6 spouses assembled just after lunch time in the Glendower Hotel, Lytham St Annes, to start the club second away weekend at this hotel.
A short 2 teams match in the afternoon was followed by a reception drink then dinner and evening pairs. 12 pairs played and joint top went to Leila & Olive with Anne & John (our friends from Stone). Saturday morning, 3 teams – winners Pat & John with Ruth & Helen. Saturday evening 6 teams winners Beryl & Michael with Audrey & Anthea. Sunday morning 3 teams winners Pat & John with Olive & Leila. Then the final evening on Sunday 5 teams won by Anne & John with Audrey & Anthea. Evening completed with prize giving to successful winners and all players and spouses.  More pictures on the notice board.
Convention Cards

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Members Page - Find a partner
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If you have trouble accessing the members only area email webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk
What do you think?

Evening Session Start Time

It has been suggested starting play at 7 rather than 7:15 p.m. in the evenings - what do you think?  Tell a member of the committee what your views are.


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. Has anyone a suggestion as to how to make the screen easier to read? 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?


Duplicate Bridge Round Timer

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


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


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.

18th April 2014
Good Friday
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
17th April 2014
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
16th April 2014
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
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