Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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3rd September 1:45 p.m. - Meeting for lessons

 
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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

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • P Martin

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • J Andrews
  • E Houghton
  • A & H Jones
  • T Maltby
  • R Jennings
  • C Raven
  • B Webb

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • M Allard
  • C Bowen
  • N Martin

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • R Miller
  • B Riddle
  • G Skene
  • A Stewart
  • M Wood

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • R Miller
  • H Thompson
  • P Thompson
  • A Warren

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. 

 
News Flash - Scope Festival

There will be no bridge at the club from Monday August 24th until Monday August 31st inclusive.  The Scope Festival at the Showground makes it impossible to access the club for the week from August 23rd and the following Monday is the Bank Holiday.  Normal sessions resume on Tuesday 1st September.

Forthcoming Events and Notices

Bryan Baker - 2 p.m. Sunday 20th September

The revised date for the Bryan Baker competition will hopefully suit more members than the original date.  Please indicate if you would like to play in this fun handicapped competition designed to appeal to players from all the club sessions.  Partners are not required.

 

Lessons and Friday Forums restarting in September

Please contact Ann on 01785 822233 regarding beginners lessons on a Monday evening or Robin on 01785 661059 for the more advanced Thursday afternoon classes.   Robin would like to meet potential pupils at the club at 1:45 p.m. on September 3rd to discuss the format of the Thursday lessons (and a little bridge of course).  All are welcome to the lessons whether or not members of the club.

It is proposed to restart the Friday Forums in September for club members.  These sessions are not formal lessons but rather discussion of interesting hands led by some of the club experts.  Contact Mike if you are interested in attending these so that it can be assessed if these should be held once or possibly even twice a month.

 

Away weekend - 8th to 10th April 2016

Would you be interested in joining the club "away weekend" on 8th - 10th April 2016?  To be viable 24 bridge players would be a minimum but of course "other halves" who are not bridge players would be very welcome. Next committee meeting is on September 9th when a decision to go ahead or not will be made.

 

Shelley - Please sign up soon.

The list is now up on the notice board for entering the Shelley handicapped teams competition, second Thursday in the month October through to April. Get your names down early, rumour control suggests that some may be disappointed if they are too slow (9 teams works well, 10 is difficult).

 

 

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.

Summer Cup - Played Thursday 23rd July 2015

As for the last two years the summer cup was played spontaneously when a suitable quorum was assembled.  The results were:

Team No. Players Imps Pos
3. Pat Andrews, Geoff Davies, David Alderson, Ernie Houghton +72 1
1. Ivor Clarke, Mike Sherriff, Rachael Ashmore, Pam Allen +27 2
5. Helen Jones, Sylvia Ullmer, Pam Ewan, Derek Skinner -14 3
4. John & Ann Whiteman, Joy McCann, Dave Appleby -19 4
2. David & Janet Drinkwater, Adrienne & Harry Jones -66 5

 

Congratulations, Pat, Geoff, David and Ernie

County News
County News

Sim Pairs - 19th August

Wednesday afternoon players voted to play to the bitter end in the County Sim Pairs despite making it a late finish!  For the full results see the County Website. Six clubs took part in this event, 40 tables in all. The scorer must have burnt the midnight oil to have the results out by the following day as a fair bit of typing/checking involved!  Top Stafford pair, Paul & Linda (as it happens playing NS), were third overall - well done both of you.  The Stafford only results can be seen here but the overall results may show a different order, the quirks of sim pairs!

County AGM - Sunday 6th September

The County AGM is taking place at 2 p.m. on Sunday 6th September at Wolverhampton Bridge Club.

Convention Cards

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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
Mon 24th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Tues 25th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Wed 26th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Thurs 27th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Fri 28th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Mon 31st Aug Bank Holiday - No Bridge
   
Thurs 3rd Sept Meeting for Robin's pupils - 1:45 p.m.
Sun 6th Sept County AGM - 2:00 p.m. - Wolverhampton
Mon 14th Sept Beginner's Lessons start - 7 p.m.
Sun 20th Sept Bryan Baker Competition - 2 p.m. (New Date)
Sat 26th Sept American Supper (tbc)
   
Thurs 8th Oct First Round of the Shelley
Thurs 22nd Oct Club Pairs
   
Wed 11th Nov Arthur Bloxham Trophy
   
Tues 15th Dec Christmas Party
   
2016  
Fri 8th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sat 9th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sun 10th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
   
Sun 6th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
   
Fri 8th April Away weekend
Sat 9th April Away weekend
Sun 10th April Away weekend
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
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
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.

Feedback

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

Results
21st August 2015
5 tables
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
20th August 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
19th August 2015
SandSCBA sim pairs
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
Mon 24th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Tues 25th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Wed 26th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Thurs 27th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Fri 28th Aug Scope Festival - No Bridge
Mon 31st Aug Bank Holiday - No Bridge
   
Thurs 3rd Sept Meeting for Robin's pupils - 1:45 p.m.
Sun 6th Sept County AGM - 2:00 p.m. - Wolverhampton
Mon 14th Sept Beginner's Lessons start - 7 p.m.
Sun 20th Sept Bryan Baker Competition - 2 p.m. (New Date)
Sat 26th Sept American Supper (tbc)
   
Thurs 8th Oct First Round of the Shelley
Thurs 22nd Oct Club Pairs
   
Wed 11th Nov Arthur Bloxham Trophy
   
Tues 15th Dec Christmas Party
   
2016  
Fri 8th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sat 9th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
Sun 10th Jan Midlands Counties Congress
   
Sun 6th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
   
Fri 8th April Away weekend
Sat 9th April Away weekend
Sun 10th April Away weekend
Sat 16th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Sun 17th April Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Sun 24th April Bearn Final (Newcastle)
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
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.

Feedback

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

Results
21st August 2015
5 tables
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
20th August 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
19th August 2015
SandSCBA sim pairs
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club