Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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8th - 10th April 2016, planned club away weekend

 
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2016 EBU Master Point Promotions

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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

Just a polite reminder that the final balance of £149 per person (or £169 if you haven't paid the £20 deposit!) becomes due before the end of February. Please make your cheques out to Stafford Bridge Club, the club will pay the hotel with a single cheque, and give them to Pat Andrews, David Drinkwater or Michael Seavers.

The club "away weekend" on 8th - 10th April 2016 (£169 for 3 nights) at the Wyndham Garden Hotel near Grantham  looks like being a popular event. If you would like to go and have not yet signed up it is not too late to add your name to the list on the notice board.  There is a £20 deposit that should be paid a.s.a.p. as the club has already had to pay a large deposit to the hotel.  The club has to pay the balance to the hotel in early March so your full payment needs to have been made to the club by the end of February.  You might want to consider travel insurance as payment needed 2 months in advance of the event.  Adrienne, who knows the area well, has produced an interesting list of tourist attractions in the area (click to see the list). There will be plenty to do besides playing bridge and there are still rooms available as at 8/2/2016!

Forthcoming Events and Notices

ShelleyShelley - Round 5 - Thursday 11th February at 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m.

After the fourth round of the Shelley handicapped teams competition played on 14th January  the positions are, (round 4 raw result and combined figures) are 1st Whiteman (-16, +126), 2nd Ullmer (+28, +64),    3rd Drinkwater (-2, +42), 4th Metcalf (-8, +13), 5th Laughlin (+40, -2),  6th Pitt (-52, -4),  7th Sleightholme (-52, -34), 8th Eaves (+39, -49), 9th Clarke (+38, -64), 10th Davies (+13, -120) . The handicap totals -7 so the results will will be "out" each month by -7. 

Teams of 4 - Thursday 25th February

Please sign up now if you would like to take part in this event.

American Supper - Saturday 27th February, 6:45 for 7 p.m.

Another of the very friendly "bring and share" American suppers is to be held on Saturday February 27th. Usually one person brings food and their partner a raffle prize. All welcome, members or visitors.

American Supper

County Sim Pairs

The County Sim Pairs were played on Tuesday 26th January at 6 clubs including Stafford, a total of 37½ tables, 6½ from Stafford.  The winners were Ruth Timmins & Ron Stevenson playing at Eccleshall. Runners up were Geoff Davies & Paul Cutler playing at Stafford.  Second placed in Stafford were Adrienne & Harry, they came 9th overall after the scoring was completed and verified.

Dash Trophy - Played Thursday 21st January

Handicapped pairs competition. First Micheal Seavers & Pat Martin, second Ivor & Liz, third Rachael & Pam Allen, fourth Rose & Ann and fifth Dave & Peter. Sixteen pairs took part this year. Apologies to all for the delay in  publishing the result, a slight technical hitch!  Many congratulations to Michael and Pat, they are not a regular partnership.  Pat on great form, she went on to win EW on Friday too with a player she has never partnered before!

Congratulations

Congratulations to those achieving promotions in the master point rankings during 2015, particularly Mike, Ivor and Pat A who reached, or passed, the giddy heights of 40,000+ master points and 10+ green points.

 

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

 

Forthcoming County Events
Forthcoming County Events

Coming up are the  No Fear Pairs (25th February, Wolverhampton) and the Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs (5th March, Shrewsbury) and of course the Congress (16th & 17th April, Telford).  More details to come of the newly structured Bearn, at Newcastle on Sunday 24th April, for now just put the date in your diary.  The Bearn competition will be direct entry this year, no club heats.

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.

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.

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.

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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 11th Feb Fifth Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Thurs 25th Feb No Fear Pairs - 10:30 a.m. Wolverhampton
Thurs 25th Feb Teams of Four
Sat 27th Feb American Supper - 6:45 for 7 p.m.
   
Sat 5th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs (revised date)
Thurs 10th March Sixth Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sun 20th March President's Cup
Thurs 24th March Mixed Pairs
   
Sat 2nd Apr American Supper - 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Fri 8th April Away weekend
Sat 9th April Away weekend
Sun 10th April Away weekend
Thurs 14th April Final Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
   
Sat 14th May Club Annual Dinner
Sun 15th May Roy Edwards Teams of 4 - Wolverhampton
Thurs 19th May AGM
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.

Results
9th February 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
8th February 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
5th February 2016
Mitchell
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 11th Feb Fifth Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Thurs 25th Feb No Fear Pairs - 10:30 a.m. Wolverhampton
Thurs 25th Feb Teams of Four
Sat 27th Feb American Supper - 6:45 for 7 p.m.
   
Sat 5th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs (revised date)
Thurs 10th March Sixth Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sun 20th March President's Cup
Thurs 24th March Mixed Pairs
   
Sat 2nd Apr American Supper - 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Fri 8th April Away weekend
Sat 9th April Away weekend
Sun 10th April Away weekend
Thurs 14th April Final Round of the Shelley 6:45 for 7 p.m.
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
   
Sat 14th May Club Annual Dinner
Sun 15th May Roy Edwards Teams of 4 - Wolverhampton
Thurs 19th May AGM
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.

Results
9th February 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
8th February 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
5th February 2016
Mitchell
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club