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Midlands Counties Congress 6 - 8 January 2017

Green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams Level 4 events taking place in Solihull, B91 3EP, click here for a brochure.  Also Blue Pointed Pairs and Open teams (Friday).

 
Summer Simultaneous Pairs - Played on 15th August 2016

Six clubs, Basford, Chasetown, Newcastle, Oswestry, Stafford and Wolverhampton took part in the S&SCBA sim pairs on Monday 15th August, making a total of 37 tables.  The winners were Penny Grocott & Albert Pankhurst playing at Basford, second Paul Leese & Harold Godwin playing at Newcastle and third Nat White & Mary Bound playing at Oswestry  Congratulations to you all.

Bridge Lessons

Did you spot the advertisement in the Weekend section of the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 20th September? Lessons are starting soon at several SSCBA clubs including Newcastle, Stafford and Wolverhampton.

53rd Summer Congress Eastbourne

Congratulations to Jason Hackett coming 2nd in the Harold Poster Trophy with his partner John Sansom from Worcestershire. 270 pairs took part in the event.

Recent and Forthcoming County Events

AGM -  2 p.m Sunday 4th September

The AGM will be taking place at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, click here for details.

Staffs Cup and League 2016/17 (Click the event name for the poster)

Entries are invited for these events.  Please contact Judy Mitchell if you would like to enter a team.

Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs (click here results)

Regional Pairs

Staffordshire & Shropshire County players came first and second in the first Midlands Regional Improvers Pairs competition, played on Sunday 3 July 2016.  Steve Smith & Jason Webb (Newcastle) won with an impressive score of 73% and Anna Lis & John Higgs (Wolverhampton) were runners–up. The competition was played simultaneously by 17 pairs at Solihull and 18 pairs at Spondon bridge clubs, Staffs & Shops were represented by players at both venues. The prizes were on July 20th presented to Steve and Jason at Newcastle Bridge Club by Darren Evetts from the English Bridge Union’s Board of Directors with SSCBA chairman Linda Curtis.

This first competition was much enjoyed by all. Anna Lis writes that it was a pleasure to meet players from clubs from all corners of the Midlands region. The competition was well directed by a good team who ensured that all players were able to complete all 24 boards in a timely manner.

The competition will be played annually and all clubs are encouraged to ensure that their less experienced players have the opportunity to take part.

Edgar Foster Cups (Pairs) at Derby - 18th September

Last year the overall Edgar Foster result was a team win for the Staffs and Shrops team.  Players are chosen from those who have been successful in SSCBA events.

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 Basford, 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 July 2016:

4 Star Regional Master Mrs J Wellsbury
1 Star Master Mrs P Elphick
Master Mrs PJ Allen
County Master Mr Mark Elliott, Mrs P Goggin,  Mrs Anna Lis
District Master Betty Anslow, Mr Maurice Barton, Mrs Carole Bowen
Area Master Mr Ed Barron, Mrs J Owen, Mrs Joyce Smith
Club Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Mrs June Jones, Chris Maughan
Local Master Mrs Angela Axson,  Rose Evans,  Mr Tom Fisken,  Mr Steve Smith
Congratulations Wolverhampton

It is Wolverhampton Bridge Club's 10th Anniversary at the Shaw Rd Business Park Premises on Sunday August 28th. Rob Marris, the MP For Wolverhampton South West, will be there. Rob originally cut the ribbon in 2006 and he is returning for a celebratory drink, cake and a game of bridge on the 28th.

Teams for the Dawes

Please contact the SSCBA team captain, Paul Cutler, if you would like to be selected to play in the inter-County Dawes matches.  The new season will be starting in the Autumn.

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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Home
18th September 2016
Edgar Foster Cups
Derby
16th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Home
Results
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Scorer: john withers
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 15 AUG 5 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 6 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch 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 Basford, 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 July 2016:

4 Star Regional Master Mrs J Wellsbury
1 Star Master Mrs P Elphick
Master Mrs PJ Allen
County Master Mr Mark Elliott, Mrs P Goggin,  Mrs Anna Lis
District Master Betty Anslow, Mr Maurice Barton, Mrs Carole Bowen
Area Master Mr Ed Barron, Mrs J Owen, Mrs Joyce Smith
Club Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Mrs June Jones, Chris Maughan
Local Master Mrs Angela Axson,  Rose Evans,  Mr Tom Fisken,  Mr Steve Smith
Congratulations Wolverhampton

It is Wolverhampton Bridge Club's 10th Anniversary at the Shaw Rd Business Park Premises on Sunday August 28th. Rob Marris, the MP For Wolverhampton South West, will be there. Rob originally cut the ribbon in 2006 and he is returning for a celebratory drink, cake and a game of bridge on the 28th.

Teams for the Dawes

Please contact the SSCBA team captain, Paul Cutler, if you would like to be selected to play in the inter-County Dawes matches.  The new season will be starting in the Autumn.

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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Home
18th September 2016
Edgar Foster Cups
Derby
16th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Home
Results
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Scorer: john withers
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 15 AUG 5 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 6 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers