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2015 EBU Master Point Promotions

Premier Tournament Master (40,000 MPs + 10GP)

  • I Clarke

4 Star Premier Master (25,000 MPs + 10GP))

  • L Laughlin

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • J Andrews
  • E Houghton
  • R Jennings

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • M Allard
  • N Martin

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • G Skene
  • A Stewart

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • R Miller
  • H Thompson
  • P Thompson

For 2014 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
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Recent Competitions
3rd May 2015 17:28 BST
Quedgley 2015
29th Apr 2015 20:06 BST
Ghayur Zaidi

Members will be very sad to hear that Ghayur Zaidi died recently. Ghayur Zaidi, affectionately known to us as Z, was a very keen bridge player.  Z had played for a number of years at the club, at one time in regular partnership with Arthur Bloxham and, more recently, with Pauline Goggin.  Olive spent many a happy hour playing bridge on line with him. Many of the Monday /Wednesday players may be unaware of his passing and those of us who knew him were very fond of his him and his quiet demeanour. We shall miss him a great deal.

Forthcoming Events and Notices

Subs Due on April 1st

Pat Martin is now the club membership secretary and will be collecting annual subscriptions at the begiinning of April.  Please make Pat's life easy by paying by cheque (£12.50, payable to Stafford Bridge Club) having checked and signed your membership form.

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - 16th May 2015

No peace for Sylvia!  Just back from the away weekend she is now organising the club dinner at Ingestre.  Please sign up on the list on the notice board asap (and indicate your menu choices) if you would like to attend.

County Pairs Events - 14th May at Wolverhampton

County Men's and Ladies' pairs events - County Section below.

League success for Geoff and Robin

Robin reports: Played the final game of the season on April 22nd; we needed to win 15-5 (24 Imps +), against Norman Jones' Wolverhampton team, which is not easy, to overtake Paul Hackett.  
We were 30 imps up at half time (home ground advantage, we played chez nous), but had a better second half and finished +76 Imps.  Well done Geoff & Robin.

AGM - Tuesday 19th May 2015

Reminder, please put the date in your diary. Agenda to follow shortly.

American Supper - May 30th

The next American Supper will be on May 30th.  One partner brings food and the other a prize to these fun social events.  Liz and Ivor will be the hosts. If you do not have a partner please contact Liz or Ivor and they will try to arrange one for you - if you give them a few days notice.  Visitors are very welcome.

Shelley Round 7 -  Played Thursday 16th April.

News from an ipad in Sorrento. The final round of the 2014/15 Shelley competition was played on Thursday 16th April. The results following the final round, with the inclusion of the handicaps, were:  Sleightholme (166), Lord (69), Clarke (36), Davies (7), Laughlin (-11), Ullmer (-20),  Eaves (-78),  Metcalf (-93) and Drinkwater (-167).  The handicaps are such that the scores for each month total -13 after inclusion of the handicap. These scores will be confirmed when the ipad is back in Stafford.

Club Away Weekend - 10th to 13th April

Click the link for news of a most enjoyable club away weekend at Quedgeley.

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.

County News

Ladies' and Men's Pairs

These competitions take place at Wolverhampton on Thursday 14th May at 7 for 7:15.  Entry fee £8 per pair. Entries to Judy Mitchell 

Mixed/Flitch Pairs

This competition takes place at Wolverhampton on Wednesday 10th June at 7 for 7:15.  Entry fee £8 per pair. Entries to Judy Mitchell

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 882296 (Captain), 01785 715120 (Secretary), 01785 246611 (Club, during bridge sessions only).


Wed 1st April Annual Subscription Due
Thurs 7th May No Afternoon Bridge Lesson
Mon 11th May Bridge Lesson On
Tues 12th May Afternoon Bridge Lesson Special
Thurs 14th May County Ladies' Pairs (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 14th May County Men's Pairs (Wolverhampton)
Sat 16th May Annual Dinner
Mon 18th May Bridge Lesson On
Tues 19th May AGM
Mon 25th May County Show setting up - no bridge
Tues 26th May County Show setting up - no bridge
Wed 27th May County Show - no bridge
Thurs 28th May County Show - no bridge
Fri 29th May Stone Match - no normal Friday bridge session
Wednesday 10th June County Mixed/Flitch Pairs (Wolverhampton)
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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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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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