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2015 EBU Master Point Promotions

Premier Tournament Master (40,000 MPs)

  • I Clarke

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • E Houghton

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • M Allard

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • A Stewart

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. 

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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 (payable to Stafford Bridge Club) having checked and signed your membership form.

Club Mixed Pairs - Played Thursday 26th March

There were 7½ tables for this event. The top three pairs fairly well separated with winners Ivor & Pat (67.01%), second Dave & Ann (61.11%) and third Sylvia & Glyn (55.90%).  The next three pairs were much closer with a tie for 4th and 6th only a short head behind.  Next stop, the County Mixed/Flitch pairs on Wednesday June 10th. Great to see David and Janet back at the table after their recent illness.

The President's Cup - Played Sunday March 15th

The Captain's team challenged the President's team for the annual teams event.  This fun social event took place on Sunday March 15th, the President's team retained the trophy for another year by an undisclosed margin.  Sadly the club photographer had still not recovered well enough from his recent illness to attend and the substitute camera woman's tablet was not up to the job as you can see.  A wonderful selection of "eats" was produced and the tables looked splendid with beautiful table cloths.  Everyone came away with a prize (thank you, Liz) and a bunch of daffodils (thank you, Beryl). We all wish David and Janet a speedy recovery, they were much missed at this event.

Fun event at Newcastle Bridge Club - Sunday 26th April

Tracy and Martin Aherne are organising a fun bowls and bridge event.  It is going to be £32 per team of 4 (includes bowling at Audley Bowling Club, lunch and Swiss teams bridge at Newcastle).  If you are interested contact Tracy asap as numbers are limited and it looks like proving a popular event.

Shelley Round 6 - Results.

The results following the sixth round of the Shelley, played on March 12th, with the inclusion of the handicaps were:  Sleightholme (154), Lord (46), Clarke (40), Ullmer (-10),  Davies (-12), Laughlin (-31), Metcalf (-44),  Eaves (-45), and Drinkwater (-176).  The handicaps are such that the scores for each month total -13 after inclusion of the handicap. Please note, the last round of the Shelley will be played on April 16th so as to avoid preparations for the away weekend. 

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.

Club away weekend, 10th - 13th April 2015

Following 2 very successful trips to Lytham St Annes a change of scene has been researched and The Little Thatch Inn at Quedgeley, Gloucester has been selected for the 2015 event.  Price will be £56 per person per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.  Questions to Sylvia, 01889 585682.  David, Janet, Sylvia and her husband spent an enjoyable weekend, 10th/11th January, at The Little Thatch Inn and gave the new venue their seal of approval.   For those that have signed up please put your cheque for your deposit of £20 per head in the clearly marked box in the office asap.

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.


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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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 2nd April No afternoon bridge lesson
Friday 3rd April Good Friday - Bridge On
Mon 6th April Easter Monday - No afternoon session or evening bridge lesson
Thurs 9th April Round 7 of the Shelley (now to be played on the 16th)
Fri 10th - Mon 13th April Away weekend at Quedgeley, Gloucester
Sat 11th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Pairs
Sun 12th April Shropshire Congress - Swiss Teams
Sun 12th April No Fear Pairs
Thurs 16th April Round 7 of the Shelley (6:45 for 7 p.m.)
Friday 24th April No Bridge - bikers about!
Sun 26th April Fun Bowls/Bridge teams at Newcastle(10 a.m.)
Thurs 14th May County Ladies' Pairs (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 14th May County Men's Pairs (Wolverhampton)
Sat 16th May Annual Dinner
Tues 19th May AGM
Fri 29th May Stone Match
Wednesday 10th June County Mixed/Flitch Pairs (Wolverhampton)
County News

No Fear Pairs Event - Sunday 12th April

Following the 2014 successful No Fear events this time the pairs event will take place alongside, but completely separately from, the Shropshire Congress at the Park Inn on Sunday 12th April, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Shropshire Congress - Saturday 11th April & Sunday 12th April

Enquires to Mrs Judy Mitchell, 01743 235374. Closing date for entries 31st March.

Shrewsbury Swiss Pairs - Sunday 8th March

This was won by Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls (Shrewsbury), Roy Edwards & Norman Jones (Wolverhampton) were second with Pamela Booth-Jones & Tony Leech (Shrewsbury) third. Two pairs from Stafford took part.

Bearn Final - Sunday 22nd  March

The Bearn final took place at Wolverhampton on March 22nd.  The winners were Roger Keane & David Beavon.

County Sim Pairs - Played Tuesday 27th January

The County Sim pairs was played in five clubs with a total 79 pairs (15 pairs at Stafford) taking part. Participating clubs were Eccleshall, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton. Overall winners Ann Berrisford & Geoffery Neal. Best placed Stafford pair were Mike Sherriff & Pam Ewan.

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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!

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30th March 2015
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