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2015 EBU Master Point Promotions

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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Club away weekend, 10th - 13th April 2015
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. David of course took his camera and the above is one of his - more available on request.  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.

Forthcoming Events and Notices

Teams of Four - Played Thursday February 26th

Position Team Score
Winners Janet & David and  Ivor & Pat 50
Runners up Paul & John Sheppee and Derrick & Glyn 42
3rd place Pam & Mike and Adrienne & Harry 17

The full results will on the notice board.

American Supper - February 28th at 6:45 for 7 p.m

The next American Supper is to be hosted by Michael & Beryl, please contact them either by email or telephone 01785 600260. Partners will be required but can probably be arranged if you give Michael & Beryl a couple of days notice. These are fun social events, one partner brings food and the other a prize. Visitors are always welcome.

The President's Cup - Sunday March 15th

The Captain's team challenges the President's team (or is it the other way round?). This fun social event takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday March 15th. It is hoped that members representing all club sessions will take part to support Ivor or Mike on the 15th, The notice to sign up for a team is on the notice board if you wish to play. Light refreshments will be laid on at the end of the afternoon.

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 5 - Results.

The results following the fifth round of the Shelley, played on February 12th, with the inclusion of the handicaps were:  Sleightholme (139), Lord (33), Davies (25), Ullmer (20), Clarke (17),  Metcalf (-39), Laughlin (-44), Eaves (-101), and Drinkwater (-115).  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. The next round is on March 12th, the usual 2nd Thursday.


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

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.

Shrewsbury Swiss Pairs - Sunday 8th March

Enquires to Mrs Judy Mitchell, 01743 235374. Closing date for entries 27th February. Holders John Hartley & Clifford Tayar.

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.

County AGM

The County AGM took place on August 31st.  The proposal that County Subscriptions be increased to £3 from August 2015 was passed by a large majority.  Following the success of the No Fear events at Wolverhampton it was hoped that more such events could be arranged outside the County headquarters during the coming year.

Edgar Foster Cups - Sunday 21st September

Stafford pair, Peter Collier & Dave Rowley, having done well at the Bearn Final in April went on to play in the Edgar Foster Cups competition representing Staffs & Shrops.  The Edgar Foster Cups is an inter County event, 4 pairs represent each of the  six participating counties.  Dave and Peter did well in a very strong field.

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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).


Sat 28th Feb American Supper
Sun 8th March Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Thurs 12th March Round 6 of the Shelley (6:45 for 7 p.m.)
Sun 15th March President's Cup
Sun 22nd March Bearn Final (Wolverhampton)
Thurs 26th March Club Pairs
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.)
Sun 26th April Fun Bowls/Bridge teams at Newcastle(10 a.m.)
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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


Duplicate Bridge Round Timer

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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.

27th February 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
25th February 2015
Wednesday - last 2 rounds not played
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
24th February 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
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