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Midlands Regional Improvers Pairs - July 3rd.

This competition, taking place at Sollihull, Spondon and Cheltenham, on Sunday July 3rd is open to all bridge players (from EBU affiliated, and non-EBU affiliated clubs) with less than 5 years bridge playing experience.  (EBU members should have no more than 5000 master points.)

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Event

This year's Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green point event will be on Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July 2016 at The Larruperz Centre, HR9 7QD

 
Forthcoming County Events

Mixed/Flitch Pairs  (Click here for more information) - Thursday 9th June 2016

This competition will take place at Wolverhamton Bridge Club on Thursday 9th June 2016 at 7 for 7:15 p.m. Please notify your entry by the 5th June to: Judy Mitchell 6 Hexham Way, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QX. Email: mitchellmj@btinternet.com

Midland Counties Challenge Bowl (Teams) at Solihull - 19th June

Two teams represent each of the 6 counties, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffs & Shrops, Warwickshire and Worcestershire in this competition.  The teams are usually the winning team in league I and the runners up in the Staffs Cup.  The Challenge Bowl winners last year were Worcestershire but Staffs & Shrops teams did very well coming 2nd (Paul Hackett/Dan Crofts with Jason Hackett/Ed Levy) and 3rd (Robin Adey/Geoff Davies with John Day/Geoff Feltbower).   Over the last 8 years Staffs & Shrops have won 3 times!!!

Edgar Foster Cups (Pairs) at Derby - 18th September

Last year the overall result was a team win for the Staffs and Shrops team.

 

 

Staffs Cup Winners

Hackett (Paul, Justin, Jason & Dan Crofts) beat the Keane team (Roger Keane, David Beavan, Paul Cutler & Geoff Davies) in the Staffs Cup Final.  The Hackett team will represent the County in the Pachabo Cup at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport, 11th – 12th June 2016

Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition
Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition

Wolverhampton bridge club’s clubhouse was packed on Sunday, 15 May, 2016, when 72 local, county, national and international players came together to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by the late Roy Edwards to the game of bridge and to compete in a Teams of Four competition, Roy’s favourite game.
 

County Championship Pairs (Bearn) - Sunday 24th April 2016

Championship Pairs(Bearn) The Open event for members of S&SCBA took place at Newcastle Bridge Club. Dawes team players were well represented, the winners were Keith Shuttleworth & Lawrence Haynes, second Geoff Davies & County Captain Paul Cutler with Ed Levy & Adrian Kenworthy third. Newcastle Bridge Club made the County very welcome and laid on excellent refreshments.

 

2016 Shropshire Congress Results
2016 Shropshire Congress Results

Swiss Pairs played Saturday 16th April
1st Barry & Beth Wennell (from Llandudno)
2nd Ken Crane & David Werry
3rd Peter Foster & Mike Amos
with Mike Cornes & Annette from S&SCBA Lucas coming 4th.


SwissTeams played Sunday 17th April
1st Darren Evetts, Margaret Wort, Martin Jones & Alastair Gidman (mainly from Birmingham)
2nd Bob Pitts, Mark Weeks, Alan Stephenson & Stuart Matthews
3rd Bob Loveridge, Helen Montgomery, Tony Carsley & Rod Sheard.

League 2015/16 Results

Division 1

1  Roger Keane, Dave Beavon, Paul Cutler, Geoff Davies
2. Paul Hackett, Dan Crofts, Ed Levy, Jason Hackett & others
3. Kath Adams, Graham Link, Anne & John Seymour.
 

Division 2

=1.  James Vickers, Judy Mitchell, Mike Sherriff, Dave Alderson
=1.  Brian McLachlan, David West, Mike Cornes, Annette Lucas and others
3.   Jeff Jones, Dom Wilson, Mike McCartney, Roger Picton
Welcome
Welcome

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, 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, 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, TettenhallWolverhampton and Wrekin.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in April 2016:

Life Master Mr E Levy
4 Star Master Mr AJ Brian
Advanced Master Mr Charles Mellor
County Master Terry Alexander, Mrs Sheila Palmer
District Master Mr Robert Hunt, Mr Philip Pymm
Area Master Mr David Brewer, Mrs Joyce Drewery, Chris Harman. Mrs Jane Myatt, Jane Sheehan
Club Master Mr Kevin Barry, Mrs Jane O'Brien, Mr Paul O'Brien
Local Master Beryl Marples, Mr John Scorer
SSCBA members to Represent England

Justin and Jason Hackett have been selected to represent England in the European Championships taking place in Budapest from 16th to 26th June.  Jason and Justin were in the winning England team for the Home Nations  Camrose Trophy, playing during the second weekend, 4th to 6th March, held in Llandrindod Wells.

Barbara Hackett has won the German ladies trials and will be representing Germany in the European championship.

Teams for the Dawes

Please contact the SSCBA team captain, Paul Cutler, if you would like to be selected to play in the inter-County Dawes matches.  The new season will be starting in the Autumn.

EBED
EBED

The charity English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), set up in 2014, now manages educational programmes and support for teachers, and also provides Tournament Director training for Clubs and Counties.  Please check their web site for information on TD and Club Teacher training courses.

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.

Contact Webmaster

Please email the webmaster with any news, comments and pictures to be included on the website.

Calendar
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
18th June 2016
Northern Counties President's Cup
Bradford
19th June 2016
Midland Counties Challenge Bowl
Solihull Bridge Club
3rd July 2016
Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs
Sollihull, Spondon & Cheltenham 2:30 p.m.
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Clubs
Results
24th April 2016
Bearn Final (Championship Pairs)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
17th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: SA
16th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
3rd April 2016
Dawes vs Notts (home)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
Welcome
Welcome

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, 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, 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, TettenhallWolverhampton and Wrekin.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in April 2016:

Life Master Mr E Levy
4 Star Master Mr AJ Brian
Advanced Master Mr Charles Mellor
County Master Terry Alexander, Mrs Sheila Palmer
District Master Mr Robert Hunt, Mr Philip Pymm
Area Master Mr David Brewer, Mrs Joyce Drewery, Chris Harman. Mrs Jane Myatt, Jane Sheehan
Club Master Mr Kevin Barry, Mrs Jane O'Brien, Mr Paul O'Brien
Local Master Beryl Marples, Mr John Scorer
SSCBA members to Represent England

Justin and Jason Hackett have been selected to represent England in the European Championships taking place in Budapest from 16th to 26th June.  Jason and Justin were in the winning England team for the Home Nations  Camrose Trophy, playing during the second weekend, 4th to 6th March, held in Llandrindod Wells.

Barbara Hackett has won the German ladies trials and will be representing Germany in the European championship.

Teams for the Dawes

Please contact the SSCBA team captain, Paul Cutler, if you would like to be selected to play in the inter-County Dawes matches.  The new season will be starting in the Autumn.

EBED
EBED

The charity English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), set up in 2014, now manages educational programmes and support for teachers, and also provides Tournament Director training for Clubs and Counties.  Please check their web site for information on TD and Club Teacher training courses.

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.

Contact Webmaster

Please email the webmaster with any news, comments and pictures to be included on the website.

Calendar
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
18th June 2016
Northern Counties President's Cup
Bradford
19th June 2016
Midland Counties Challenge Bowl
Solihull Bridge Club
3rd July 2016
Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs
Sollihull, Spondon & Cheltenham 2:30 p.m.
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Clubs
Results
24th April 2016
Bearn Final (Championship Pairs)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
17th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: SA
16th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
3rd April 2016
Dawes vs Notts (home)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers