Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
 
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24th June 2016 - Stone Match (Away)

 
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Dinner 2016
25th May 2016 12:11 BST
 
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EBU
EBU

2016 EBU Master Point Promotions

County Master (2500 MPs)

  • M Metcalf
  • S Palmer

District Master (1000 MPs)

  • A Dean
  • C Lord
  • P Pymm
  • G Sproston

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • J Brassington
  • D Royle
  • M Wood

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • N Dunn

For 2015 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. 

 
County Show - 1st and 2nd June
County Show - 1st and 2nd June

During the County Show there will be no bridge on Monday 30th May, Tuesday 31st May (setting up), Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June (the show itself).  Normal bridge sessions resume on Friday 3rd June.

 

Road Works - A518 Weston Road

Following on from the County Show and the Blackheath Lane Roadworks there will be a road closure on the Weston Road for nine weeks due to start on June 13 for Severn Trent to lay a new sewer.  The webmaster understands that a one way system will be in operation so it will be possible to reach the Showground but it is likely to take longer than usual and you may not be able to take your normal route if you approach from Weston - allow extra time.  Your journey is likely to be affected by the one way system either on the way to the club (coming from the NE) or the way home (going SW).

 

Forthcoming Events and Notices
 

Membership

Subs, £12.50, were due from April 1st. If you have not yet renewed, because you have not yet been to the club since April 1st, but do intend to renew (e.g. when the bowls season is over!) please let Pat (the membership secretary) know.

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - 14th May (click here for details) Prize Giving

The club annual dinner was held at Ingestre Golf Club on Saturday 14th May.  David was in action as club chairman with the announcements of the winners and quickly changing to club photographer mode when the winners received their prizes from Sheila. More pictures can be seen by clicking the link above.


Cleaning

Sheila would like to retire - are there any volunteers willing to step into her shoes?   Please contact Michael Seavers you are interested to take on this role for a self employed person.

County Events
County Events

The newly structured Bearn took place at Newcastle on Sunday 24th April, 4 Stafford players took part, Geoff playing with Paul Cutler came second behind Keith Shuttleworth and Laurence Haynes.  The Ladies'  and Men's Championship Pairs both had to be cancelled.  The Mixed/Flitch Championship Pairs are to be held on Thursday 9th June,  at Wolverhampton. 

County League

Congratulations to Stafford Bridge Club members for their successes in this year's County League.
Geoff Davies, partnering Paul Cutler, with teammates David Beavon and Roger Keane, won the First Division. Third place went to the team of new Stafford members,Kath Adams and Graham Link and Anne and John Seymour. Joint winners of the Second Division, now promoted to the First Division, were David Alderson and Mike Sherriff, playing with teammates Judy Mitchell and James Vickers.  New teams are invited to join next year, time to be getting a team together.
 

A new regional event for improvers is taking place on July 3rd aimed at those who have been playing bridge for less than 5 years.

The Shropshire Congress took place 16th (Swiss Pairs) & 17th April (Swiss Teams) at the Park Inn, Telford.  Numbers were up a little this year and Stafford was represented thanks to some of the new Stafford members.

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.

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
1st April Subs Due
Mon 30th May No Bridge (Bank Holiday)
Tues 31st May No Bridge (County Show setting up)
   
Wed 1st June No Bridge (County Show)
Thurs 2nd June No Bridge (County Show)
Fri 3rd June Normal Bridge Sessions Resume after the County Show
Thur 9th Jun Mixed/Flitch Pairs County Championships
Fri 24th June Stone Match (away) Corrected date
Fri 24th June Normal Friday Bridge Session at Stafford
   
Sun 3rd July Regional Improvers Pairs
   
Mon 15th Aug  County Summer Sim Pairs
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
27th May 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
26th May 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
25th May 2016
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
1st April Subs Due
Mon 30th May No Bridge (Bank Holiday)
Tues 31st May No Bridge (County Show setting up)
   
Wed 1st June No Bridge (County Show)
Thurs 2nd June No Bridge (County Show)
Fri 3rd June Normal Bridge Sessions Resume after the County Show
Thur 9th Jun Mixed/Flitch Pairs County Championships
Fri 24th June Stone Match (away) Corrected date
Fri 24th June Normal Friday Bridge Session at Stafford
   
Sun 3rd July Regional Improvers Pairs
   
Mon 15th Aug  County Summer Sim Pairs
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
27th May 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
26th May 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
25th May 2016
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club