Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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14th May 2016 - Annual Dinner

 
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EBU
EBU

2016 EBU Master Point Promotions

County Master (2500 MPs)

  • M Metcalf

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • A Dean
  • C Lord
  • G Sproston

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • J Brassington
  • D Royle
  • M Wood

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • N Dunn

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. 

 
Away Weekend - 8th to 10th April 2016
Away Weekend  - 8th to 10th April 2016

The club "away weekend" on 8th - 10th April 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel near Grantham attracted a group of 29,  25 of whom were bridge players. More pictures on the club notice board. The results of the sessions were:
Friday  pairs 6 tables 1st Rachael & Alan, 2nd Beryl & Michael,
Saturday six teams, 1st Anne & Peter Collier, Mike & Janet, 2nd Pat & John Andrews, Ernie & Sandra
Sunday pairs 1st Adrienne & Harry, 2nd= Pat & John, Beryl & Michael

Forthcoming Events and Notices
 

Membership

Subs, £12.50, are due from April 1st. Please pay by cheque, made payable to Stafford Bridge Club, on the first occasion that you are playing on or after April 1st.  Pat Martin, the membership secretary will have your membership form ready, please check it over and sign it before paying your cheque.

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - 14th May (click here for details) Prize Giving

Time to sign up for the club annual dinner at Ingestre Golf Club at 7 for 7:30 p.m.  The list and menu are on the notice board, please tick your menu selections when you sign up to attend.  The cost will be £22 per head.

AGMAGM - Thursday 19th May at 6:45 p.m. (click here for details)

The agenda is on the notice board.   There should be plenty of time for bridge after the meeting.


Cleaning

Sheila would like to retire - are there any volunteers willing to step into her shoes?   Please contact Michael Seavers you are interested to take on this role for a self employed person.

ShelleyFinal Round of the Shelley, Winners Paul, Linda, Derrick and Glyn

After the seventh and eventful final round of the Shelley handicapped teams competition played on 12th April the first three positions are:

  1. Paul, Linda, Derrick and Glyn
  2. Beryl, Michael, Roy and Tony
  3. John, Ann, Clare and Liz

Full details (round 7 raw result and combined figures) are 1st Laughlin (+45, +108), 2nd Metcalf (47, +95),  3rd Whiteman (-71, +83),   4th Ullmer (-11, +42), 5th Drinkwater (-6, -24),   6th Eaves (-14, -39),  7th Pitt (-82, -48),  8th Clarke (+41, -59),  9th Sleightholme (-48, -64), 10th Davies (+99, -143) . The handicap totals -7 so the results will be "out" each month by -7.

County Events
County Events

The newly structured Bearn took place at Newcastle on Sunday 24th April, 4 Stafford players took part, Geoff playing with Paul Cutler came second behind Keith Shuttleworth and Laurence Haynes. 

County League

Congratulations to Stafford Bridge Club members for their successes in this year's County League.
Geoff Davies, partnering Paul Cutler, with teammates David Beavon and Roger Keane, won the First Division. Third place went to the team of new Stafford members,Kath Adams and Graham Link and Anne and John Seymour. Joint winners of the Second Division, now promoted to the First Division, were David Alderson and Mike Sherriff, playing with teammates Judy Mitchell and James Vickers.
 

A new regional event for improvers is taking place on July 3rd aimed at those who have been playing bridge for less than 5 years.

The Shropshire Congress took place 16th (Swiss Pairs) & 17th April (Swiss Teams) at the Park Inn, Telford.  Numbers were up a little this year and Stafford was represented thanks to some of the new Stafford members.

The  No Fear Pairs event was played on 25th February at Wolverhampton with 7 SBC players taking part.  The Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs was played on 5th March at Shrewsbury, 4 SBC members took part plus 2 potential SBC members, good bridge and a wonderful tea. 

Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition

Wolverhampton Bridge Club invites SBC members to take part in the ‘Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition' to be played on Sunday 15 May 2016 in Wolverhampton. The competition is open to players of all levels. A good attendance is hoped for as the profits will be donated to Compton Hospice. If you have any queries please contact Ron Stevenson, tel 01902 751337  or Anna Lis

 

EBU information

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.

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
1st April Subs Due
   
Mon 2nd May Bank holiday Bridge Session On
Mon 2nd May No evening bridge lesson
Thur 12th May Ladies' and Men's Pairs County Championships
Sat 14th May Annual Dinner
Sun 15th May Roy Edwards Teams of 4 - Wolverhampton
Thurs 19th May AGM
   
Thur 9th Jun Mixed/Flitch Pairs County Championships
   
Sun 3rd July Regional Improvers Pairs
   
Mon 15th Aug  County Summer Sim Pairs
Lessons

An agreement has been reached between Vu-Bridge and EBED to offer access to V-Blue free to EBUTA teachers and at a discounted rate to EBU students.  Hands and quizzes to play on-line have been prepared for use alongside book 1 and book 2. Pupils, please be sure you select Acol bidding!   The Vu-Bridge Minibridge course of ten lessons is available free on the web at: www.vubridge.com/minibridge

Play a new practice hand each week!

Click here for ACOL bidding

Click here for Standard American bidding

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks

EBU request for email addresses

This message has come from the EBU to the SBC secretary.

Members that do not have their email address on our (EBU) records won’t be able to access the EBU member’s area if they don’t know their password, or be able to reset if necessary.  It also means that we (EBU) cannot contact them by email should we need to. With more of our (EBU) communications and services being offered via email, or the EBU website, having members’ email addresses is of key importance.

The EBU only has email addresses for about a third of SBC members.  If you are happy for the SBC secretary to forward your email address to the EBU please indicate on the list on the notice board.

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
Feedback

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.

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
29th April 2016
DHM
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
28th April 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
27th April 2016
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
1st April Subs Due
   
Mon 2nd May Bank holiday Bridge Session On
Mon 2nd May No evening bridge lesson
Thur 12th May Ladies' and Men's Pairs County Championships
Sat 14th May Annual Dinner
Sun 15th May Roy Edwards Teams of 4 - Wolverhampton
Thurs 19th May AGM
   
Thur 9th Jun Mixed/Flitch Pairs County Championships
   
Sun 3rd July Regional Improvers Pairs
   
Mon 15th Aug  County Summer Sim Pairs
Lessons

An agreement has been reached between Vu-Bridge and EBED to offer access to V-Blue free to EBUTA teachers and at a discounted rate to EBU students.  Hands and quizzes to play on-line have been prepared for use alongside book 1 and book 2. Pupils, please be sure you select Acol bidding!   The Vu-Bridge Minibridge course of ten lessons is available free on the web at: www.vubridge.com/minibridge

Play a new practice hand each week!

Click here for ACOL bidding

Click here for Standard American bidding

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks

EBU request for email addresses

This message has come from the EBU to the SBC secretary.

Members that do not have their email address on our (EBU) records won’t be able to access the EBU member’s area if they don’t know their password, or be able to reset if necessary.  It also means that we (EBU) cannot contact them by email should we need to. With more of our (EBU) communications and services being offered via email, or the EBU website, having members’ email addresses is of key importance.

The EBU only has email addresses for about a third of SBC members.  If you are happy for the SBC secretary to forward your email address to the EBU please indicate on the list on the notice board.

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
Feedback

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.

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
29th April 2016
DHM
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
28th April 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
27th April 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club