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Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017

Congress to be held at Park Inn, Telford, TF3 4NA, on 22nd/23rd April 2017. Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell.

Cheltenham Congress

The Cheltenham Congress runs from Friday 28h April until Sunday 30th April at the Chase Hotel, Brockworth.  Click here for an entry form.

President's Cup

The Northern Counties President's Cup will be held on 15/16 July 2017 at Manchester Bridge Club.  This is an invitational teams event.

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Event

This year's Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green point event will be on Saturday 22nd July (Swiss Pairs) and Sunday 23rd July (Swiss Teams) 2017 at The Larruperz Centre, HR9 7QD

 
The Hackett Team wins in Japan

Jason Hackett has retained the NEC cup,  played 7th - 12th Feruary 2017 in Yokohama, Japan.  Others in the team were Paul Hackett (Captain), Brian Senior and Alex Hydes. 53 teams took part in this international event.  The Hackett team winning in the final against the England/USA team of Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Karen McCallum, Cenk Tuncok

No Fear Pairs - 23rd February 2017

The next No Fear Pairs event will be held at Wolverhampton on 23rd February 2017, 10.45 a.m. for 11:30 start and finishing around 4 p.m.  This event is aimed at 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 - Sunday 5th March 2017

A blue pointed event with a superb afternoon tea.  Starting at 2 p.m. at Radbrook Community Centre, SY3 6DZ.  Click here for a brochure and the entry form to complete and send to  Mrs Judy Mitchell.

County Championship Pairs - 19th March 2017

The County Championship Pairs for the Bearn Trophies takes place at Wolverhampton on Sunday 19th March, starting at 1 p.m. This is a green pointed event.  Entries by 14th March to Jeff Jones.

County Sim Pairs - 26th January 2017

Eventually 5 clubs took part in this event, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Stafford, and Tettenhall. As the scores came in from the clubs John Davies and Judith Clowes were "top of the leader board" closely followed by Pat Andrews and Michael Seavers.  Such are the complexities of scoring for sim pairs, that only adding the results from the 5th club, the order of these two pairs was reversed with Pat and Michael finally the winners.  Click here for the detailed results. Apologies for the delay in adding that vital last club's results.

Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017

Congress to be held at Park Inn, Forgegate, Telford, TF3 4NA.  For further information please contact: Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell 01743 235374 or email mitchellmj@btinternet.com

Dawes match report

A report of some interesting hands played against Leicestershire has been posted on the Dawes page. James would welcome any comments and contributions, as ever (J.Vickers@wlv.ac.uk). Mike Beach's thoughful comments have now been added.

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. 

Club Blue Point Events

Subject to obtaining an EBU licence clubs are entitled to hold 2 blue pointed events per year, 3 blue points are equivalent to 1 green point.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in January 2017:

Master Mr Sandy Calder,  Mrs Elaine Watterson
County Master Tracy Aherne,  Mr. Bernard Colclough
District Master Mrs Lizzie Burton,  Tricia Wilson
Area Master Mrs Jackie Bannister,  June Stanton
Club Master Ms Elizabeth Allan,  Mrs Nicky Grainger,  Mrs Lyn Williams
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

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.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17

Dan Crofts won the Santa Claus Pairs in Manchester and Jason Hackett won the Open Pairs and the teams at the Blackpool year end congress.  Dave Debbage won the pairs, with Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy coming second at the Manchester Congress Pairs event.   Helen & Peter Lees won the Flitch Pairs at the Midland Counties Congress.  Also at the Midlands Counties Congress. 7th equal in the Swiss Pairs:  Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls from Shrewsbury, and Dan Crofts & Andrew Thompson (Wolverhampton and Newport) out of 112 pairs; 5th in the Swiss Teams:  Annette & Mike Cornes, Linda Curtis and Alma Richards (Wolverhampton) out of 52 teams.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17
New Year - new home for Tettenhall Bridge Club

From Tuesday 3rd January 2017,  Tettenhall has relocated to the Friends Meeting House, 8b Somerfield Road, West Park, Wolverhampton, WV1 4PR.

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.

Please keep your contact details, including email address, up to date.  Also, if you do not need a diary or printed version of English Bridge magazine please opt out to help reduce costs and waste. Go to www.ebu.co.uk/members, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.

 

Calendar
19th February 2017
Dawes v Notts
Away
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
5th March 2017
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
8th March 2017
League Division 1 - Round 7
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
Results
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6
27th January 2017
County Sim -Jan 26th 2017 Final Result
Director: Guy
Scorer: David
15th January 2017
Dawes v Leics
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
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.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17

Dan Crofts won the Santa Claus Pairs in Manchester and Jason Hackett won the Open Pairs and the teams at the Blackpool year end congress.  Dave Debbage won the pairs, with Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy coming second at the Manchester Congress Pairs event.   Helen & Peter Lees won the Flitch Pairs at the Midland Counties Congress.  Also at the Midlands Counties Congress. 7th equal in the Swiss Pairs:  Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls from Shrewsbury, and Dan Crofts & Andrew Thompson (Wolverhampton and Newport) out of 112 pairs; 5th in the Swiss Teams:  Annette & Mike Cornes, Linda Curtis and Alma Richards (Wolverhampton) out of 52 teams.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17
New Year - new home for Tettenhall Bridge Club

From Tuesday 3rd January 2017,  Tettenhall has relocated to the Friends Meeting House, 8b Somerfield Road, West Park, Wolverhampton, WV1 4PR.

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.

Please keep your contact details, including email address, up to date.  Also, if you do not need a diary or printed version of English Bridge magazine please opt out to help reduce costs and waste. Go to www.ebu.co.uk/members, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.

 

Calendar
19th February 2017
Dawes v Notts
Away
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
5th March 2017
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs
8th March 2017
League Division 1 - Round 7
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
Results
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6
27th January 2017
County Sim -Jan 26th 2017 Final Result
Director: Guy
Scorer: David
15th January 2017
Dawes v Leics
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers