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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

 
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Shropshire Congress 22nd/23rd April 2017
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

Junior Pairs Championship - 8th July at Stoke City Football Club
Junior Pairs Championship  - 8th July at Stoke City Football Club

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.

Championship Pairs

Ladies’ Championship Pairs

Monday, 15th May 2017 at Wolverhampton Bridge Club at 7:15 p.m. Entries by 8th May.

 

Men’s Championship Pairs

Monday, 15th May 2017 Wolverhampton Bridge Club at 7:15 p.m. Entries by 8th May.

 

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.

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 Club Liason Officer visit.

EBU Club Liaison OfficerBev Purvis, the EBU club liaison officer, visited three Staffs and Shrops clubs over the period 20th/21st/22nd March 2017. Bev was accompanied by S&SCBA Chairman Linda Curtis to Nantwich and Eccleshall and by SSCBA webmaster to Stafford.  Bev, seen here at Stafford, was keen to get the views of club members as to how best the EBU could serve all members with the changed EBU membership demographic since p2p introduced.  Topics discussed were p2p (of course), teaching (particularly in schools), the magazine content, master points and plenty more besides.

Warwickshire match report

James's report of the match against Warwickshire posted in the Dawes folder has been updated. Any further comments for inclusion would be welcome, J.Vickers@wlv.ac.uk.

A summary of the results can also be found in the Dawes folder.

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.

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.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in February 2017:

Premier Master Mr M A McCartnery
2 Star Master Mrs J Hodgson, Mrs Valerie Prentice
Advanced Master Mrs Rosie Ingle
Master Ms L Cockin
County Master Mr Robert Hunt, Mr R J Lumsden, Mrs S Martin, Mr John Whilton
District Master Chris Harman, Maureen Lowe
Area Master Moya Holmes, Dr Bridget Lawrence, Mr Steve Smith, Mr Malcolm Wright
Club Master Mr C Haigh, Mrs Eleanor Lochee-Bayne, Mrs AF Smout
Local Master Mr Anthony Ashley, Ms Sue McMahon, Miss Norma Purdy
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.

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.

 

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Wolverhampton
15th May 2017
Men's Pairs
Wolverhampton
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
Results
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Scorer: john withers
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6
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.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in February 2017:

Premier Master Mr M A McCartnery
2 Star Master Mrs J Hodgson, Mrs Valerie Prentice
Advanced Master Mrs Rosie Ingle
Master Ms L Cockin
County Master Mr Robert Hunt, Mr R J Lumsden, Mrs S Martin, Mr John Whilton
District Master Chris Harman, Maureen Lowe
Area Master Moya Holmes, Dr Bridget Lawrence, Mr Steve Smith, Mr Malcolm Wright
Club Master Mr C Haigh, Mrs Eleanor Lochee-Bayne, Mrs AF Smout
Local Master Mr Anthony Ashley, Ms Sue McMahon, Miss Norma Purdy
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.

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.

 

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Wolverhampton
15th May 2017
Men's Pairs
Wolverhampton
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Wolverhampton
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
Results
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
19th March 2017
Championship Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Scorer: john withers
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6