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9th July - County No Fear Pairs

 
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EBU

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
  • R Jennings
  • C Raven
  • B Webb

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • M Allard
  • N Martin

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • G Foster
  • A Hensby
  • R Miller
  • 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. 

 
Forthcoming Events and Notices

Stone Match - Played 29th May.

The match was well supported with 8 pairs from each Club, it was a most enjoyable event with a delicious buffet.  The result was a clear victory for Stone!!!

 

League success for Geoff and Robin

Robin reports: Played the final game of the season on April 22nd; we needed to win 15-5 (24 Imps +), against Norman Jones' Wolverhampton team, which is not easy, to overtake Paul Hackett.  
We were 30 imps up at half time (home ground advantage, we played chez nous), but had a better second half and finished +76 Imps.  Well done Geoff & Robin.

 

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.

County News

No Fear Pairs - 9th July

Following the success of the No Fear Pairs last year another such event is to take place on Thursday 9th July, 10:30 for 11 a.m.  The organiser is a wonderful cook so you are assured of not only good bridge but a great lunch too!

Sim Pairs - 19th August

Would Wednesday afternoon players like to take part in the County Sim Pairs event this year.  Might take a bit of organising as the main event is in the evening so players might have to sign the "Official Secrets Act" not to disclose the hands before the evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ladies' and Men's Pairs

These competitions took place at Wolverhampton on Thursday 14th May.  Four Stafford players took part with varying success!  Robin and Geoff won the men's pairs

Mixed/Flitch Pairs

This competition took place at Wolverhampton on Wednesday 10th June.  No Stafford players entered but sometime visitors John & Anne Seymour, who joined us for our "away weekend" in April, were second.

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.

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.

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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
Thurs 9th July No Fear Pairs (Wolverhampton, 10:45 for 11:30 a.m.)
Thurs 9th July Sim Pairs in aid of Kidney Research  (Stone 7:15)
   
Wed 19th Aug County Sim Pairs
   
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
Pro-Bridge on-line teaching club
Pro-Bridge on-line teaching club

Sally Brock has sent details of a new initiative, ProBridge has started a twice weekly online bridge teaching club.

Members Page - Find a partner
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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
3rd July 2015
pat
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
2nd July 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
1st July 2015
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
Thurs 9th July No Fear Pairs (Wolverhampton, 10:45 for 11:30 a.m.)
Thurs 9th July Sim Pairs in aid of Kidney Research  (Stone 7:15)
   
Wed 19th Aug County Sim Pairs
   
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
Pro-Bridge on-line teaching club
Pro-Bridge on-line teaching club

Sally Brock has sent details of a new initiative, ProBridge has started a twice weekly online bridge teaching club.

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
3rd July 2015
pat
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
2nd July 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club
1st July 2015
Scorer: Stafford Bridge Club