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Some Forthcoming Events

AGM and Pheonix Trophy - 2 p.m. Sunday 31st August (click for agenda)

The AGM will take place at Wolverhampton bridge club followed by the Pheonix Trophy pairs event. Any proposals should have been forwarded to, Pat Poxon, the County Secretary,  signed and seconded, by the 10th August 2014.  There is no A.O.B. at an A.G.M.

It has been proposed that the County fee should be increased from £2 to £3 per member per annum.


County League and Staffs Cup

League Matches are played once per month from September to March at Wolverhampton Bridge Club.  There are now sufficient teams to reinstate the second division!  Click here for the timetable.  See also the Staffs Cup, 8 teams have entered for 2014/15.

For further information about all these events please contact Judy Mitchell, 01743 235374.

Success for Staffs & Shrops teams

Paul Hackett's team, representing England in the seniors event, won the gold medal at the European Championships in Opatija, Croatia.  The ladies' team won a silver medal and  Jason and Justin Hackett came away with a bronze medal in the Open Team event at the European Championships.  A very successful Championship for the England teams. (Sorry, some of the EBU links may give a problem, hopefully temporary, don't miss this one though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjmYz2gQhCw&feature=youtu.be&t=4m30s -  forget the football disappointment!!!!)

More locally Dan Crofts, Ed Levy, Mike Goldsmith & Andrew Thompson won the Midland Counties Challenge Bowl held in Herefordshire on June 22nd.  12 teams took part in this event, 2 from each of the six Counties.  Placed 4th was Staffs & Shrops other team in the competition, Roy Edwards, Norman Jones, Mike Cornes & Annette Lucas.

Many, many congratulations to you all.

Kidney Research Sim Pairs - Stone Pair were Winners

Over 1000 pairs from around 60 clubs took part in the Kidney Research Simultaneous Pairs Competition on Thursday 10th July including two clubs within the County area. The two clubs were Tettenhall Bridge Club,an affiliated club, and Stone BridgeClub, a non-affliated club. The winners of the event overall, Anne Jones and John Seymour, were playing at Stone. Congratulations to you both.

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Edgar Foster Cup - 21st September

Staffs & Shrops are the the host County for the Edgar Foster Cup in 2014.  The competition will take place at Wolverhampton.  Pairs from the Bearn final will be selected to represent S&SCBA.

Coffee Morning Bridge - 26th September

Newcastle Bridge Club will be holding a bridge event for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26th September.

Midland Counties Congress - January 2015

The 65th Midland Counties Congress will be taking place at West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull on the 9th, 10th & 11th January 2015. See www.midlandcountiescongress.org for details or click here for a brochure.


Welcome to Staffordshire and Shropshire Contract Bridge Association (S&SCBA). The area covered by the Association ranges from the Welsh border in the West to Burton on Trent in the East, Newcastle under Lyme in the North to Ludlow in the South. Our objectives are to promote duplicate bridge in the counties and to encourage inter-club, etc., competitions and to employ the funds in the best interests of the game.

The County has teams of eight entered in the Midland League (Dawes, Porter and Markham) and annually enters a team in the EBU Tollemache competition. The Midlands league covers Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire in addition to ourselves. The County also participates in the Edgar Foster Cups and Midland Teams Challenge Bowl, events for the six counties of Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and ourselves.

During the winter months teams of four league matches for County members are held on the second Wednesday of the month, and there is also a team of four knock-out competition.  Inter Club Sim Pairs are run regularly, and various pairs competition events are held annually.

County clubs affiliated to the EBU are Basford, Border, Chasetown, Eccleshall, Nantwich, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton.

31st August 2014
AGM & Phoenix Pairs
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
21st September 2014
Edgar Foster Cups
26th September 2014
Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Newcastle 10 a.m.
12th October 2014
Dawes (Lincs)
Home at Rothley 2 p.m.
9th November 2014
Dawes (Notts)
Away 2 p.m.
12th June 2014
No Fear Teams
Scorer: john withers
11th June 2014
Mixed Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
5th June 2014
Inter-club Sim Pairs June 2014
Scorer: Sally Boardman
14th May 2014
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
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