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Shropshire Congress

The 23rd Shropshire Congress takes place on Saturday 16th April (Green Pointed Swiss Pairs) and Sunday 17th April (Green Pointed Swiss Teams) at the Park Inn Telford, TF3 4NA. Contact Judy Mitchell on 01743 235374 for further details.

Cheltenham Congress

The Cheltenham Congress runs from Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May at the Chase Hotel, Brockworth.  Click here for an entry form.

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

 
January 2016 - April 2016 County Events

County Simultaneous Pairs  - Tuesday 26th January 2016

A correction to the results for this event - apologies everyone.  37½ tables from six clubs, Eccleshall, Newport, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton played in this event.  The winners were Ruth Timmins & Rob Stevenson playing at Eccleshall with 64.36%, second Paul Cutler & Geoff Davies playing at Stafford with 61.59% and third Arnold Copeland & Judy Midwinter also at  Eccleshall with 61.13%.

 

No Fear Pairs - Thursday 25th February (click here for information)

Another of the popular No Fear Pairs events to be held at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, 10:45 for 11:30 a.m. start, includes a light lunch and should finish around 4 p.m. 

These No Fear events are for players who do not normally attend Congresses and County events and are below the rank of Tournament Master.

Non-EBU members welcome.

 

Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs - Saturday 5th March (click here for information)

This blue pointed event, licensed by the E.B.U. and offering a Superb Afternoon Tea, takes place on Saturday, 5th March 2016 starting at 2 p.m. Held at the Radbrook Community Centre, Calverton Way,Bank Farm Road, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ. Entry Fee: £30 per pair. Enquiries from & entry form to Mrs. Judy Mitchell, 6 Hexham Way, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QX. 01743 235374; mitchellmj@btinternet.com.  Please note it is on a Saturday this time. Holders: Brian Nicholls & Keith Shuttleworth

 

Shropshire Congress (click here for information) - Saturday 16th April 1:30 p.m. and Sunday 17th April 11:30 a.m.

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs on Saturday, Green Pointed Swiss Teams on Sunday.

 

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

Open event for members of S&SCBA is taking place at Newcastle Bridge Club, 6 King Street, ST5 1EL starting at 2 p.m.

 

Ladies' Pairs & Gentleman's Pairs - Advance Notice

These competitions will take place at Wolverhamton Bridge Club on Thursday 12th May 2016.

For the brochures for the S&SCBA events click the links or contact Judy Mitchell on 01743 235374

 

Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition 

To celebrate the outstanding contribution made by Roy Edwards to the game of bridge, Wolverhampton Bridge club will hold  a Teams of Four Competition on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at Wolverhampton Bridge Club.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in January 2016:

National Master Mr J R Hartley
Master Mrs Eileen Pinches
County Master Mrs Janet Johnson
District Master Avis Bargery
Area Master Mrs Toni Hamp
Local Master Mrs Jane O'Brien, Mr Paul O'Brien
Roger Bowles

Shrewsbury Bridge Club is sad to announce the death of Roger Bowles, following a fall at home in Worcestershire over the Christmas weekend. Roger will be a huge loss to bridge generally - being a Grand Master and one of the top 100 players in the country according to the latest National Grading System. He was a greatly respected member of SCBC for several years, and he was probably the best player we have ever had, as well as being a perfect gentleman. While highly competitive, with a tremendous capacity for thinking through the deepest of bridge puzzles, he was always a gentleman at, and away from, the bridge table. As a resident in Wales in recent years he played on a number of occasions in Welsh events, including the Perry, and represented Mid-Wales with either John Waller or Keith Shuttleworth in a number of Welsh National events.


A Personal Tribute from Mike Amos:
I think Roger was the nicest man I’ve ever played bridge with (and that over more than fifty years). One common feature of bridge players is that they think they are much better than they really are. Roger was truly modest. He didn’t bully weaker players, but was generous in his time and pleased to help those who asked him for advice. He was a great team-mate. I’ve missed playing with him since his move back to Worcestershire and am deeply saddened that I will not see him again to talk of hands, squeezes and advanced plays.
31.12.15.

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.

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
10th February 2016
League Div 1, Round 6
Wolverhampton 7:15
10th February 2016
League Div 2, Round 5
Wolverhampton 7:15
21st February 2016
Dawes vs Leics (away)
2 p.m.
25th February 2016
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
10:30 a.m.
5th March 2016
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Shrewsbury 2 p.m.
Results
24th January 2016
Dawes vs Derby (home)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
24th January 2016
County Sim Pairs FinalResult for 6 Clubs
Scorer: john withers
18th January 2016
Staffs Cup
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
13th January 2016
League Div 1, Round 5
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
Roger Bowles

Shrewsbury Bridge Club is sad to announce the death of Roger Bowles, following a fall at home in Worcestershire over the Christmas weekend. Roger will be a huge loss to bridge generally - being a Grand Master and one of the top 100 players in the country according to the latest National Grading System. He was a greatly respected member of SCBC for several years, and he was probably the best player we have ever had, as well as being a perfect gentleman. While highly competitive, with a tremendous capacity for thinking through the deepest of bridge puzzles, he was always a gentleman at, and away from, the bridge table. As a resident in Wales in recent years he played on a number of occasions in Welsh events, including the Perry, and represented Mid-Wales with either John Waller or Keith Shuttleworth in a number of Welsh National events.


A Personal Tribute from Mike Amos:
I think Roger was the nicest man I’ve ever played bridge with (and that over more than fifty years). One common feature of bridge players is that they think they are much better than they really are. Roger was truly modest. He didn’t bully weaker players, but was generous in his time and pleased to help those who asked him for advice. He was a great team-mate. I’ve missed playing with him since his move back to Worcestershire and am deeply saddened that I will not see him again to talk of hands, squeezes and advanced plays.
31.12.15.

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.

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
10th February 2016
League Div 1, Round 6
Wolverhampton 7:15
10th February 2016
League Div 2, Round 5
Wolverhampton 7:15
21st February 2016
Dawes vs Leics (away)
2 p.m.
25th February 2016
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
10:30 a.m.
5th March 2016
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
Shrewsbury 2 p.m.
Results
24th January 2016
Dawes vs Derby (home)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
24th January 2016
County Sim Pairs FinalResult for 6 Clubs
Scorer: john withers
18th January 2016
Staffs Cup
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
13th January 2016
League Div 1, Round 5
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers