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

 
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EBU
EBU

2016 EBU Master Point Promotions

Life Master (60,000 MPs inc 150 GPs)

  • J Seymour

2 Star Premier Master (15,000 MPs inc 10 GPs)

  • D Newsome

5 Star Master (30,000 MPs)

  •  RM Ashmore

1 Star Master (10,000 MPs)

  • S Elphick

Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)

  • A Jones

Master (5,000 MPs)

  • PJ Allen
  • A Ashmore
  • H Jones

County Master (2500 MPs)

  • P Goggin
  • B Metcalf
  • M Metcalf
  • S Palmer

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • C Bowen
  • A Dean
  • C Lord
  • P Pymm
  • L Richards
  • A Smith
  • G Sproston

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • J Brassington
  • V Chapman
  • P Daggett
  • G Foster
  • W Pitt
  • B Riddle
  • D Royle
  • G Skene
  • A Stewart
  • M Wood

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • S Clarke
  • N Dunn
  • S Houghton
  • M Lock

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • R Foster
  • N Grainger
  • Mrs Angela Hunt
  • Mr Derek Hunt
  • E Lochee-Bayne
  • D Merriott
  • F Townsend
  • S Townsend
  • A Wilson

For 2015 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. 

 
Forthcoming Events and Notices

Robin's Lessons.

Robin still not fully recovered so Paul has kindly agreed to stand in again for Robin at this Thursday morning's lesson and the lesson next week if Robin not ready to come back by then. Watch this space for news.

SSCBA sim pairs - Thursday 26th January

See also the county news section below.  Six clubs have entered so plenty of Master Points can be earned (ed thinks) and a cash prize to play for too!  As far as play is concerned you can treat this as a normal club night if you wish, or, enjoy the wider challenge by looking at the overall results on the county website.  Those that have extra work are only the dealer, scorer and director,  A commentary on the hands will be available.

American Supper - January 28th 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. If you do not have a partner it may be possible for Pat (254869) to arrange one for you with a little (24 hours) notice.

The Dash - Thursday 2nd February

A handicapped event, come with your usual partner and Mike will sort your handicap.

Shelley Round 4 -  Played Thursday 12 January

The results after round 4 played Thursday 12th January including the handicaps were: 1. Davies 58,  2.  Ullmer 41,  3. Laughlin -40,  4. Drinkwater -54 ,  5. Clarke -58,  6. Metcalf  -62,   7.  Jones -74,  8. Eaves -135,  9. Sleightholme -200 . 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.

Away Weekend 2017 - 7th/10th April 2017 

Following the success of this year's weekend at the Wyndham Garden Hotel it has been decided to go ahead with an away weekend again in 2017 at the same hotel.   The list is now up on the notice board.  Please put your name down sooner rather than later so that the organisers have an idea of numbers.

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

Sim Pairs - Thursday 26th January 2017

6 clubs have entered, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton.  Details can be seen on http://www.staffsandshrops.org.uk/.

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.

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 26th Jan County Sim Pairs
Sat 28th Jan American Supper
   
Thurs 2nd Feb Dash Trophy
Wed 8th Feb SSCBA League (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 9th Feb Fifth round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Thurs 23rd Feb SSCBA No Fear Pairs Wolverhampton (10:45 a.m.)
Thurs 23rd Feb Teams of Four (SBC evening)
   
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
   
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.
   
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
19th January 2017
Thursday lesson
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
19th January 2017
thurs3
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
18th January 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 26th Jan County Sim Pairs
Sat 28th Jan American Supper
   
Thurs 2nd Feb Dash Trophy
Wed 8th Feb SSCBA League (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 9th Feb Fifth round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Thurs 23rd Feb SSCBA No Fear Pairs Wolverhampton (10:45 a.m.)
Thurs 23rd Feb Teams of Four (SBC evening)
   
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
   
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.
   
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
19th January 2017
Thursday lesson
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
19th January 2017
thurs3
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
18th January 2017
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club