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Congress to be held at Park Inn, Telford, TF3 4NA, on 28th/29th April 2018. Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell.

The Cheltenham Congress runs from Friday 4th May until Sunday 6th May at the Chase Hotel, Brockworth.  Click here for an entry form.

Welcome to Staffs & Shrops Contract Bridge Association
Championship Pairs - Sunday 18th March

Who would believe that snow would cause a problem in mid-March.  Unfortunately a number had to pull out due to the road conditions but the competition nevertheless went ahead with a field mainly drawn from those who play in Dawes matches.  Winners were James Vickers & Martin Church, second Paul Cutler & Geoff Davies with Marianne Alexander & Judy Mitchell third.

Shropshire Congress

at Park Inn, Telford, TF3 4NA

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Holders: Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy

Saturday, 28th April 2018

starting at 1.30 p.m.; prize-giving c.9.30 p.m.
7 x 7 board matches; interval for early supper after 4 matches


Green Pointed Swiss Teams

Holders: Jill Mumford, Arni Anidjar-Romain, Aleksander Lishkov & John Dakin

Sunday, 29th April 2018

starting at 11.30 a.m.; prize-giving c. 7.15 p.m.
7 x 7 board matches; interval of 45 mins. for light lunch after 2 matches

 Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell, Tel: 01743 235374

Championship Pairs

Thursday, 14th JUNE 2018

revised date owing to the weather in March

Contact: Jeff Jones Telephone: 01952 620496. Click here for the revised poster.

Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs - Sunday 4th March
A very enjoyable afternoon, the thaw came just in time to permit the event to go ahead.  The winners were Helen and Peter Lees who led from the start and never looked back.  The Prize for the non-expert leading pair went to Julia Fletcher & Roy Clifford.




The EBU magazine, English Bridge, can be read on line if you do not receive a printed copy.   After December 2017 the County News items will no longer appear, either in the on-line extra or in the printed edition, leaving more space for general interest items.  Please ensure that you contact the webmaster with any club news that you would like to appear here on the County website.

The Bridge Warehouse (previously the EBU Shop)Warehouse

The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.

Club Management Focus

The Autumn 2017 edition of the Club Management Focus is out now see -

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, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.

New Rule Book

The Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 is now available for purchase.  The new law must be introduced by the end of September but the intention is to use them at EBU events from the start of August to coincide with the annual updates to the Blue Book and White Book.


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.

Dawes Matches - 2 p.m.

The results of the Dawes match against Nottinghamshire have been uploaded to the results section, and a Butler ranking list and a match report can be found in the Dawes folder. James would welcome any comments on any of the hands (

Please note that Dawes matches will be starting at 2 p.m. this season.

If you would like to be considered for selection in the team please contact Paul Cutler, 07939 977499.


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 Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in  February 2018

Tournament Master Sheila Mudge
Master Elizabeth Clarke, Robert Hunt, Roger Picton
County Master Roma Welch
District Master Patricia Davis, Wendy Pitt, Mary Wheatley
Club Master Christine Whittingham
Local Master Dorothy Savage

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.

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25th March 2018
Dawes v Gloucester (revised date)
Away 2 p.m.
28th April 2018
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
29th April 2018
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
14th June 2018
Mixed Pairs (revised date)
15th August 2018
Summer Sim Pairs
Championship Pairs (Bearn Final)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
No Fear Pairs
Scorer: john withers
Dawes v Warwick