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31st August - County AGM at Wolverhampton

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2014 EBU Master Point Promotions

Advanced Master (7,500MP's)

  • P Campbell
  • S Elphick

Master (5,000MP's)

  • P Tallon
  • J Woodward

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • L Clarke
  • S Holden
  • K Smith
  • J Whiteman
  • S Ullmer

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • B Chester
  • L Richards

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • K Barnes
  • C Bowen
  • J Heath
  • S Hilton
  • W Pitt
  • D Royle

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • A Bourne
  • J Brassington
  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • A Jones
  • H Jones
  • S Lister
  • I Scanlan
  • A Stewart
  • M Wood

For 2013 and earlier entries see website.

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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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County AGM - 31st August at Wolverhampton

Please see message about County AGM in the County News section below.


Bryan Baker Competition - Sunday 14th September at 2 p.m.

The list is now up on the notice board for members to sign up if they are interested in playing in this fun handicapped pairs competition.  It is designed to appeal to players of all abilities from all the sessions of the club and the afternoon tea is all part of the occasion.


Lessons will be restarting in September.

Lessons will be restarting in September, if you are interested in joining a class please contact Robin Adey 01785 661059 for intermediate level, Paul Laughlin 01889 881733 for improvers class or Ann Sleightholme 01785 822233 for the beginners class.


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

The next American Supper, to be hosted by Liz and Ivor, is planned for September 27th.  This is a fun social event open to players of all abilities, one partner brings a prize and the other brings food. Visitors are very welcome. A partner is not always required - best to contact Ivor if you plan to come without a partner so that one can be arranged for you beforehand and you can be advised whether to bring food or a prize.



First Round of the Shelley -  6:45 for 7 p.m. Thursday 9th October

There are 9 teams entered to play this year in this handicapped teams of four competition. If any players wish to make up a team please contact Mike.



Friday Forum -  10 a.m. Friday 10th October

The next Friday Forum is planned for October 10th.  This popular event is open to any club member wishing to improve their play under the guidance of the club experts. It helps with the planning if you let Mike know in advance if you wish to attend.


Summer Cup

As last year this event was played on the spur of the moment on Tuesday 19th August when there were 7 tables. It is a handicapped event so it was decided that the pairs sitting at the tables would become a team.  The results were:

  1. Michael & Beryl Metcalf and Joan Bradshaw & Maureen Allard
  2. Mike Sherriff & Pam Ewan and Paul Laughlin & Anne Hidderley
  3. Robin Adey & Geoff Davies and Ann & John Whiteman

Full details of scores and handicaps are on the club notice board.




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.

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County News

County AGM

It is  proposed next year the subscriptions be increased by £1 making it £3 per head, a 50% increase. This proposal will be considered at the County's A.G.M to be held at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, WV10 9LE, on Sunday 31st August at 2.0 pm.  If the proposal is accepted this will mean an extra £105 for Stafford Bridge Club based on our current membership. If members wish to comment or discuss this further please contact Ivor Clarke or Mike Sherriff.


League Teams

Thanks to hard work by Judy Mitchell and Linda Curtis the Teams in the League have been increased from 9 last season to 14 in the 2014/15 season thus enabling divison 2 to be reinstated.  One team is entirely made up of Stafford players and two other teams include Stafford players.

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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).


Sun 31st August County AGM at Wolverhampton
Mon 1st September Scope festival over!  All normal bridge sessions restart.
Thurs 11th September Intermediate Lessons Restart - 1:45 p.m.
Sun 14th September Bryan Baker Handicapped Pairs 2 p.m.
Mon 15th September Beginners Classes restart
Tues 23rd September Improvers Classes restart
Sat 27th September American Supper
Thurs 9th October Round 1 of the Shelley
Fri 10th October Friday Forum 10 a.m.
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Please email comments re website, club news,  hands etc to webmaster@staffordbridgeclub.co.uk.  All constructive comment welcome.

What do you think?

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? Some new devices are in the pipeline, BridgeTabs, to run alongside the present scorers, hopefully the new devices will be easier to read. In preparation for the new devices some changes were  made to the software on July 31st 2014, you may notice some minor differences.


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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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.

22nd August 2014
milk off
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
21st August 2014
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20th August 2014
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