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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

 
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Championship Pairs

Ladies’ and Men's Championship Pairs

Due to the numbers taking part on Monday, 15th May 2017,  this was played as a combined movement and the results were:

  Ladies'   Men's
1st Alma Richards & Linda Curtis   Keith Shuttleworth & John Waller
2nd Kath Adams & Terry May   Norman Jones & Roger Turner
3rd Gillian Allsop & Pat Poxon   James Vickers & Bill Sherman
 

Mixed/Flitch Championship Pairs

Thursday, 8th June at Wolverhampton Bridge Club starting at 7:15 p.m.  Entries by 3rd June. 
Holders: Roger & Elaine Taylor .

Entry fee is £8 per pair payable on the day.  Please notify your entry for these events to  Jeff Jones , Telephone: 01952 620496.

League and Cup

The 2016/17 results for these events are now all decided.  The Staffs Cup has been won by Paul Hackett's team of Dan Crofts, Jason Justin and Paul who beat Roger Keane, David Beavon, Geoff Davies and Paul Cutler in the final. In division one of the league the order was reversed with with Roger Keanes's team coming first.  These two events allow the winners to go on to the Pachabo Cup and The Midlands Teams Challenge Bowl competitions respectively.  Jeff Jones' team won division two of the league with Norman Jones' team in second place, both these teams will be promoted next season to division one.

Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017

The 2017 Shropshire Congress was held at the Park Inn, Telford.  The winners of the pairs event, played on 22nd April were Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy just ahead of David Debbage & Paul Hackett with Tim Chanter & Helen Wildsmith in third place.  The winners of the Teams Event played on 23rd April were Jill Mumford & Arni Anidjar-Romain and Aleksandar Lishkov & John Dakin from Stuart Matthews & Mark Weeks and Julian Merrill & Paul Roberts with Tim & Babs Matthews and Ken Johnston & Ian Reeves in third place.

Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017

SSCBA Simultaneous Pairs - Tuesday 15th August

Please let Judy Mitchell (01743 235374) know if your Club is prepared to hold a heat for the SSCBA Summer Sim Pairs on 15th August, giving a contact name, telephone number and whether you welcome visitors.  Holders: Penny Grocott & Albert Pankhurst (37 tables).

Andrew Robson Thursday 23rd November
Andrew Robson Thursday 23rd November

Andrew will be giving one of his master classes on Thursday November 23rd at The Stone House Hotel ST15 0BQ, an afternoon and an evening session.

  • Afternoon session  Suit establishment in trump contract, take out double, showing your share.  Starting at 2pm.  
  • Evening  session    After INT opener, bidding big hands, cheat seat.  Starting at 7pm.

Costs:

  • £10 per ticket per session
  •  £8 for optional fish and chip supper with a dessert, in between the two sessions, watch for details of venue.

Booking/Enquiries: Kath Adams 01785 748941 / kathadams28@hotmail.co.uk

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.

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 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.

Junior Pairs Championship
Brand new event, do you have a young family member who would like to take part?  Pairs competition for existing players, plus taster sessions available to introduce newbies to the game. For more information/pre-registration contact Richard Banbury  01296 317218 or click here.  See also Junior Teach-In at Loughborough University 1st - 3rd September.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in March & April 2017:

1 Star Premier Master Pennie Ayton
Premier Master Sebastian Jones
3 Star Master June Ross
2 Star Master Nat White
Advanced Master Mike Ingle
Master Tom Swain
County Master William Arthur, Libby Dale,  Johan van Helmond,  Ernest Houghton, Viv Milne, John Whiteman  
District Master John Scorer, Ken Stevenson
Area Master Alwyn Edwards,  Lesley Howse,  Duncan Kerr,  Najma Khan
Club Master Eileen Ayres,  David Merriott, Brian Sinker,  Eileen Sinker,  Pam Westwood
Local Master Anjie Bennett,  Heather Lakin,  Chris Lamb,  Colin Logan,  Janet Stevens
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
8th July 2017
Junior Pairs Championships
Stoke City FC
15th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
16th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
Results
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Teams
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
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 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.

Junior Pairs Championship
Brand new event, do you have a young family member who would like to take part?  Pairs competition for existing players, plus taster sessions available to introduce newbies to the game. For more information/pre-registration contact Richard Banbury  01296 317218 or click here.  See also Junior Teach-In at Loughborough University 1st - 3rd September.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in March & April 2017:

1 Star Premier Master Pennie Ayton
Premier Master Sebastian Jones
3 Star Master June Ross
2 Star Master Nat White
Advanced Master Mike Ingle
Master Tom Swain
County Master William Arthur, Libby Dale,  Johan van Helmond,  Ernest Houghton, Viv Milne, John Whiteman  
District Master John Scorer, Ken Stevenson
Area Master Alwyn Edwards,  Lesley Howse,  Duncan Kerr,  Najma Khan
Club Master Eileen Ayres,  David Merriott, Brian Sinker,  Eileen Sinker,  Pam Westwood
Local Master Anjie Bennett,  Heather Lakin,  Chris Lamb,  Colin Logan,  Janet Stevens
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
8th July 2017
Junior Pairs Championships
Stoke City FC
15th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
16th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
Results
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Teams
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers