Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
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How can you help?

It would be much appreciated if everyone could help in small ways at the start (getting scorecards etc out) and end of sessions (loading the dishwasher), don't leave the director to do everything!

If you would like to try your hand at scoring or directing please contact David Drinkwater or Michael Metcalf, more volunteers for these duties are always needed.

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. 


2018 EBU Master Point Promotions

Master (5,000 MPs)

  • E Clarke

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • A Whiteman

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • S Clarke
  • W Pitt
  • G Skene

For 2017 and earlier entries see website.  See also the leader board.

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.

Old 10 Notes

Please do not use old £1 coins, old £5 notes or old £10 notes at the club as none of these are now legal tender.

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1.   NAME
     The Club shall be called Stafford Bridge Club.

      The object of the Club is the provision of opportunities for the play of Contract Bridge.



      The Club shall be affiliated to the Staffordshire Contract Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union.


4.1  The Management of the Club shall be entrusted to a Committee consisting of:
       Chairman, Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer, House Manager and Social Events Organiser plus 4 Committee Members.

4.2  Committee Members and Officers shall retire annually but shall be entitled to be re-elected.

4.3  The Committee shall have the power to fill any casual vacancy.

4.4  At all meetings of the Committee five shall form a quorum.

4.5  The Management Committee shall be responsible in particular for:-
       (a)  determining the level of subscriptions and table money;
       (b)  the organisation of competitions and entry fees;
       (c)  the total membership of the Club;
       (d)  conduct and discipline of members.



The President of the Club is an honorary position and is not part of the Management Committee.  The President will however, be invited to attend Committee meetings.  The President will be expected to chair the A.G.M. until the completion of the Election of Officers


6.1  The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in May or as soon as possible thereafter.

6.2  Notice of all General Meetings shall be given or sent to members at their addresses as recorded in the books at least twenty one days prior to the date fixed.  The Notice will specify the time and place when it will be held and the business to be conducted.

6.3  With notice of the Annual General Meeting members will be provided with a summary of accounts for the year ending on March 31st.

6.4  At the Annual General Meeting the following business shall be conducted:
       (a)  the presentation and (if accepted) the passing of the accounts for the previous financial year ended on the 31st March.
       (b)  the election of the Management Committee.
       (c)  to deal with any matter that the committee desire to bring before the members and to receive suggestions from members for consideration by the committee.

6.5  Any Member may bring forward a motion at the AGM provided that notice thereof is given to the Secretary not less than 7 days before the meeting.

6.6  An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time upon the requisition of twenty members provided such requisition states the purpose for which such meeting is required.  The Secretary will give not less than 21 days notice of such meeting.

6.7  A quorum at any General Meeting shall be twenty.


7.1  Every candidate for membership shall be proposed and seconded by member of the Club and particulars thereof delivered to the Secretary.

7.2  The Secretary shall cause these particulars to be exhibited on the Club premises.

7.3  Candidates for membership shall be elected (or otherwise) by the Committee after not less than 7 days have passed since the particulars were exhibited.



The Management Committee shall make such provision for visitors as may be necessary, in respect of attendance and table money and other matter relating to visitors.



No Alterations or additions to these rules shall be made except by a resolution carried by a majority of at least two thirds of members present and voting at a General Meeting the notice of which shall have contained particulars of the proposed alterations or addition.