Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
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Away Weekend - 13th to 16th April

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Polite Notice.

A number of members sadly have health issues effecting  their immune systems.  Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections. Super clean hands too at all times please to prevent any infection passing via the cards.

Please Arrive 15 minutes before play

At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.

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. 


2017 EBU Master Point Promotions

Two Star Master (15,000MPs)

  • D Skinner

Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)

  • P Laughlin

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • E Houghton
  • T Maltby
  • J Whiteman

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • W Chester
  • F Greaves
  • G Foster
  • M Lowe
  • I Scanlan
  • M Wood

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • S Clarke
  • E Greenwood
  • A Hensby
  • S Houghton
  • L Howse

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • R Foster
  • N Grainger
  • E Lochee-Bayne
  • D Merriott
  • A Warren

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • A Ashley
  • J Brown-Bullivant
  • C Davis
  • C Kane
  • H Lakin
  • C Lamb
  • N Purdy
  • J Stevens
  • R Taylor

For 2016 and earlier entries see website.

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Level 4
Permitted Agreements (Level 4) 27/9/2013


One level openings: (1st & 2nd seat rule of 18); 1NT 9+ HCP
1♣, 1 : any meaning as long as this does not include hands with 5 card or longer major - unless minor is as long as or longer than major.
or Forcing ER25
or 4+ cards in the suit bid plus a longer side suit
1 1♠: any meaning which shows 4 or more cards in suit bid
1NT: natural, non-forcing, with a defined range * and must not have more than nine cards in two suits, no void, or 7 hearts or 7 spades.
* SBC agreed to only announce range if outside "12-14".

Two level opening:
Any meaning as long as shows ER25 or
Any meaning which shows at least four cards in the suit
2♣, 2 may be played to show at least 4-4 in the majors
Multi 2 weak option defined range of 5HCP, min 4HCP, max 12HCP
Strong options must include ER25

Other two level openings:
2♣, 2, 2, 2♠, can be game force; Acol two; 4441 or 5440 having defined range, singleton/void not specified. Balanced or semi-balanced hand with defined range.
Opening 2NT either any meaning shows ER25
Or both minors - any strength.

Opening 3NT: 1) Natural 2) an unspecified solid suit with or without outside high cards or 3) a single suiter, being one of at most two possible suits
Opening 4♣, 4 one of either natural any agreed range or 4♣/4 shows strong 4/4♠ opener.
Higher opening bids: suit bids must be natural and NT bids may have any agreed meaning.

Carding: Any system of leads, signals and discards may be used as long as the system card gives reasonable detail but must not include any form of encrypted carding or dual meaning signals