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Championship Pairs 2015 - Wolverhampton

Ladies' and Men's Championship Pairs - Played on Thursday 14th May 2015

The ladies' pairs were won by Pam Booth-Jones & Sue Yardley, with Terry May and Kath Adams second just ahead of Celia Day & Alma Richards.  The Men's pairs were won by Robin Adey & Geoff Davies with Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls second and Nicholas Thorne & John Seymour third.

Mixed/Flitch Championship Pairs - Wednesday 10th June 2015

7 for 7:15 start.  Entries to Kath Adams, Telephone: 01785 748941 , Email kathbertadams@hotmail.com by the previous Sunday.  Holders:

These events are taking place at Wolverhamption Bridge Club, 4 Shaw Park, Shaw Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 9LE. Clubs are invited to send their leading pairs from their own Championships to represent their clubs at the County Championships.

Shropshire Congress - 11th & 12th April 2015
Shropshire Congress - 11th & 12th April 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Swiss Pairs on Saturday: John Currie & Rodney Lighton from Manchester;  Brian Nicholls and Keith Shuttleworth from Shrewsbury Bridge Club came a close second, with Dan Crofts and Gary Hyett coming third.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Swiss Teams on Sunday:  Ed Levy, Ollie Burgess, Dan Crofts and Gary Hyett, mainly from Manchester.   Second were Richad Horsley, Malcolm Young, Jeff Calladine and Janusz Adamowicz  from Derbyshire.   Third were Mike Cornes, Annette Lucas, Linda Curtis and Alma Richards from Wolverhampton Bridge Club.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the No Fear Pairs Pat Embrey and John Higgs, from Wolverhampton Bridge Club, and to the runners up Judith Griffiths and Shirley Redford from Shrewsbury.

Bearn Final Played Sunday, 22nd March 2015
14 pairs, played 39 boards over the afternoon and early evening. The winners were Roger Keane and Dave Beavon;  2nd Annette Lucas and Mike Cornes;  3rd Pam Booth-Jones & Tony Leech. These players qualified to represent the County in the Corwen Trophy event taking place at  the Holiday Inn Hotel at Birmingham Airport on 30th-31st May.
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs Sunday 8th March
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs Sunday 8th March

This popular event was held at Radbrook Community Centre on Sunday 8th March directed by Sarah Amos.  Going into the last match the leaders were all very close so it was all to play for.  The winners were Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls (84 VPs), second Roy Edwards & Norman Jones (81VPs) with Pamela Booth-Jones & Tony Leech in third place (79 VPs).  A very enjoyable afternoon with a wonderful tea!

Sim Pairs - Tuesday 27th January 2015

This year the County Simultaneous Pairs event took place at the following clubs: Eccleshall, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton.  A total of 79 pairs took part.  The results are now complete and the winners were Ann Berrisford & Geoffrey Neal, playing at Eccleshall, second Pat Davis & Jane Randall with third Mark Story & Colin Stewart (all four playing in the ground floor group at Wolverhampton).  Congratulations to you all.  Apologies - some of the commentary booklets were incorrect.

League and Staffs Cup

Congratulations to Geoff Davies’s team for winning League division 1;  to Celia Day’s team for winning division 2;   and to the Hackett team for winning the Staffs cup. The Staffs Cup winners will represent the County in the Pachabo Cup on 6th & 7th June 2015 in West Bromwich.

Silver Plate Win

Another national success for Dan Crofts, his team won the Silver Pate event (as reported on 9th March 2015).  Playing in the final with Dan were Graeme Robertson (Beds), Gary Hyett (Manchester) and Andrew Thompson (Norfolk).  Staffs & Shrops players Celia Day and Sandra Fenton were also members of the winning team playing in earlier rounds. 

Premier Grand Masters Win

Staffs & Shrops member Dan Crofts playing with Jason Hackett won the Premier Grand Masters Pairs played on 28th Feb/1st March (picture).  They finished on 53.13 IMPs with Patrick Shields (Gloucs) & Filip Kurbalija (Avon) second on 49.49. A terrific achievement.

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.


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.

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6th June 2015
Pachabo Cup
West Bromich
7th June 2015
Pachabo Cup
West Bromich
10th June 2015
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
21st June 2015
Midland Counties Challenge Teams
Cutnall Green Memorial Hall, Worcestershire
28th June 2015
Dawes postponed
14th May 2015
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
14th May 2015
Men's Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
12th April 2015
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Director: MA
Scorer: MA
12th April 2015
No Fear Pairs
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: Rachel Oliver
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