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Edgar Foster Cups
Edgar Foster Cups

Staffs & Shrops pair win the Edgar Foster Cups

The Edgar Foster competition, played on 21st September at Wolverhampton, is a pairs event with 4 pairs invited to take part from six counties in the region.   The four pairs selected to represent Staffs and Shrops were chosen from those that played in the Bearn final played on 6th April.  Congratulations to Mike Cornes and Annette Lucas (S&SCBA and members Newport and Wolverhampton Bridge Clubs) who were the winners, with pairs from Warwickshire  Herefordshire coming 2nd and 3rd.     Dave Clarke & Gillian Allsop from Wolverhampton Bridge Club came 7th and Dave Rowley & Peter Collier from Stafford Bridge Club came 12th (24 pairs).  The team trophy was won by Warwickshire.

AGM - 31st August

The AGM took place on Sunday 31st August at Wolverhampton.  The resolution to increase the subscription to £3 was carried by a large majority. Clubs were asked to volunteer to host No Fear events at other locations around the County.  Such had been the success of the events so far put on that a newcomers team had entered the Telford mid week Congress Swiss Teams event.

The Phoenix Trophy was won by Kath Adams and Mike Beach.

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Coffee Morning Bridge - 26th September

Newcastle Bridge Club held an enjoyable bridge event for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26th September.  Thanks to the generous support and donation of cakes, a total of £300.00 was raised for this very worthwhile cause.The event was won by Tessa Toone and John Ogden with an impressive 71.30%

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
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 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.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.

Calendar
9th November 2014
Dawes (Notts)
Away 2 p.m.
12th November 2014
League Round 3
Wolverhampton
7:15 p.m.
7th December 2014
Dawes (Oxford)
Home 2 p.m.
10th December 2014
League Round 4
Wolverhampton
7:15 p.m.
4th January 2015
Dawes (Derby)
Away 2 p.m.
Results
2nd October 2014
Inter-Club SIMS - Oct 2014
Scorer: Sally Boardman
21st September 2014
Edgar Foster Cups
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
4th September 2014
Inter Club Sim Pairs - Sept 14
Scorer: Jeanette Townley
31st August 2014
AGM & Phoenix Pairs
Director: Wolverhampton Bridge Club
Scorer: john withers
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