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Success for Staffs & Shrops teams

Paul Hackett's team, representing England in the seniors event, won the gold medal at the European Championships in Opatija, Croatia.  The ladies' team won a silver medal and  Jason and Justin Hackett came away with a bronze medal in the Open Team event at the European Championships.  A very successful Championship for the England teams. (Sorry, some of the EBU links may give a problem, hopefully temporary, don't miss this one though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjmYz2gQhCw&feature=youtu.be&t=4m30s -  forget the football disappointment!!!!)

More locally Dan Crofts, Ed Levy, Mike Goldsmith & Andrew Thompson won the Midland Counties Challenge Bowl held in Herefordshire on June 22nd.  12 teams took part in this event, 2 from each of the six Counties.  Placed 4th was Staffs & Shrops other team in the competition, Roy Edwards, Norman Jones, Mike Cornes & Annette Lucas.

Many, many congratulations to you all.

Some Forthcoming Events

Workshops on "Discards and Signals" and "Weak Twos"

Linda Curtis will be taking a workshop on "Signals and Discards" at Wolverhampton on Tuesday August 12th, 1:30 p.m.  Norman Jones will be running another workshop on "Weak Twos" on Saturday 26th July, 10 a.m.  Cost is £5 per person.  Anyone is welcome from any club affiliated or not. Please email Linda Curtis lcalice@btinternet.com or call Linda on 01902 765027 to reserve a place. 


County Sim Pairs - Monday 18th August

Details of participating clubs to follow.  If you wish your club to be included please contact John Withers.


AGM and Pheonix Trophy - 2 p.m. Sunday 31st August (click for poster)

The AGM will take place at Wolverhampton bridge club followed by the Pheonix Trophy pairs event. If you have a proposal, that you wish to be included on the Agenda, it must  be forwarded to, Pat Poxon, the County Secretary,  signed and seconded, by the 10th August 2014


County League

Please register your interest now if you would like to join the County League in 2014. League Matches are played once per month from September to March at Wolverhampton Bridge Club.

For further information about all these events please contact Judy Mitchell, 01743 235374.

No Fear Teams of Four
No Fear Teams of Four

No Fear Teams of Four - Played at Wolverhampton on Thursday 12th June

The No Fear Teams of Four, attracting 12 teams, was organised as a Swiss Teams event and run by Roy Edwards with help from Linda, Judy and Alma.  Each team played four 6 board matches, 2 matches before lunch and another 2 after lunch.  Linda and her team of ladies from Wolverhampton provided the excellent lunch. The winners, shown above, were John Withers, Val Lupton, Paul Keightley and Barrie Tykiff.  Shown below, are the runners up Geoff Thomas, Stan Jarvis, Sally & Gerald Griffin with Pauline Campbell, Audrey Clarke, Rose Jessop & Ann Sleightholme in third place. Click for full results or click here for the simple grid result

This follows on from the success of the No Fear Pairs in February and plans are afoot for more of these in the not too distant future.

County Mixed Championship Pairs

County Mixed Championship Pairs - played on Wednesday 11th June

This event was won by Monica Scott & James Vickers from Mike Cornes & Annette Lucus with Sue Yardley & John Pugh third.  Only 1.51 percentage points separated first from third place in this very keenly fought competition.

Ladies' and Men's Pairs 2014
Ladies' and Men's Pairs 2014

Winners of the Ladies' Pairs were Annette Lucas & Roma Smith, winners of the Men's Pairs were Trevor Freeman & Ron Stevenson. These events, both played on Wednesday 14th May, proved very popular this year, Wolverhampton Bridge Club was almost filled to capacity!  Apologies for the initial slight delay in uploading the results.

Contact Webmaster

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

Edgar Foster Cup - 21st September

Staffs & Shrops are the the host County for the Edgar Foster Cup in 2014.  The competition will take place at Wolverhampton.  Pairs from the Bearn final will be selected to represent S&SCBA.

Coffee Morning Bridge - 26th September

Newcastle Bridge Club will be holding a bridge event for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26th September.

Shrewsbury Bridge Club Celebration

Shrewsbury Bridge Club was founded on 15th July 1954.  The 60th anniversay of the founding was celebrated with a dinner a few days ahead of the actual date on July 1st. 

Kidney Research Sim Pairs - Stone Pair were Winners

Over 1000 pairs from around 60 clubs took part in the Kidney Research Simultaneous Pairs Competition on Thursday 10th July including two clubs within the County area. The two clubs were Tettenhall Bridge Club,an affiliated club, and Stone BridgeClub, a non-affliated club. The winners of the event overall, Anne Jones and John Seymour, were playing at Stone. Congratulations to you both.

Staffs Cup and League

The Hackett team have won both the 2013/14 Staffs Cup and the League (by just 1 VP!) with the Davies team runners up in both events.  The Staffs Cup winning team, Paul, Justin & Barbara Hackett and Dan Crofts, represented the County in the Pachabalo Cup on the 7th and 8th June. The Staffs Cup runners up represent the County in the Midlands Counties Teams Challenge on June 22nd. 

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 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.

18th August 2014
County Sim Pairs
7:15 p.m.
31st August 2014
AGM & Phoenix Pairs
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
21st September 2014
Edgar Foster Cups
26th September 2014
Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Newcastle 10 a.m.
12th October 2014
Dawes (Lincs)
Home at Rothley 2 p.m.
12th June 2014
No Fear Teams
Scorer: john withers
11th June 2014
Mixed Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
5th June 2014
Inter-club Sim Pairs June 2014
Scorer: Sally Boardman
14th May 2014
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
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