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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.

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.

 
Dawes match report

A report of some interesting hands played against Leicestershire has been posted on the Dawes page. James would welcome any comments and contributions, as ever (J.Vickers@wlv.ac.uk).

County Simultaneous Pairs - Thursday, 26th January 2017

S & S C B A

Simultaneous  Pairs

Thursday, 26th January 2017

at Clubs

Free Entry

 (though clubs may charge their own table money)

Prize for overall winning Pair

Handout with commentary 

Venues Contact Tel. No. Visitors
Newcastle Ray Stubbs 01782 711755 yes
Newport David West 01639 661314 yes
Oswestry Anita Sherlock 01691 654084 yes
Stafford Mike Sherriff 01889 882296 yes
Tettenhall David Glasscock 01384 346131 yes
Wolverhampton John Withers 01384 271089 yes

If as a visitor you would like to play at any of these venues,
please telephone beforehand to check.

There may still time to enter your own club as a venue for a heat.
Please let John Withers know asap (tel: 01384 271089).

No Fear Pairs - 23rd February 2017

The next No Fear Pairs event will be held at Wolverhampton on 23rd February 2017, 10.45 a.m. for 11:30 start and finishing around 4 p.m.  This event is aimed at players who do not normally attend Congresses and County events and are below the rank of Tournament Master. Non-EBU members welcome.

Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs - Sunday 5th March 2017

A blue pointed event with a superb afternoon tea.  Starting at 2 p.m. at Radbrook Community Centre, SY3 6DZ.  Click here for a brochure and the entry form to complete and send to  Mrs Judy Mitchell.

County Championship Pairs - 19th March 2017

The County Championship Pairs for the Bearn Trophies takes place at Wolverhampton on Sunday 19th March, starting at 1 p.m. This is a green pointed event.  Entries by 14th March to Jeff Jones.

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

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. 

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.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in December 2016:

5 Star Master Mrs RM Ashmore
1 Star Master Mr Brian McLaughlan,  Mr G Williams
Advanced Master Maureen Kenny
Master Mr Alan Ashmore, Mrs G Hope, Mr Harry Jones
County Master Mrs Beryl Metcalf, Bronwyn Pixton, Mrs J Rissbrook, Mrs Megan Walton
District Master Mr Peter Crozet, Mr Tom Fisken, Miss June Goldstone. Mr Victor Marsh, Mrs Jane O'Brien, Mrs J Owen, Mrs Linda Richards, Mr Robert Scott, Mrs Anne Smith, Mrs Alexandra Sparks, Mr David Sparks
Area Master Mrs J Briffett, Mrs Lizzie Burton, Valerie Chapman, Ms Lesley Chew, Penny Daggett, Mr Phil Inch, Mrs Jean James,  Mr Peter Marsh, Mrs Joanne McClauchlan, Carolyn Page, Mrs Joan Roberts, Mr John Scorer, Mr Richard Shortridge, Mr Alfred Stewart, Mr Neville Sutcliffe, Mr Nigel Williams
Club Master Ms Zena Hargest, Dorothy Powell, Ms Helen Roberts, Mr Colin Whitehead
Local Master Eileen Ayres, Mrs Margot Hull, Mrs Angela Hunt, Mr Derek Hunt, Mr Frank Townsend, Mrs SM Townsend
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Please email the webmaster with any news, comments and pictures to be included on the website.

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.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17

Dan Crofts won the Santa Claus Pairs in Manchester and Jason Hackett won the Open Pairs and the teams at the Blackpool year end congress.  Dave Debbage won the pairs, with Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy coming second at the Manchester Congress Pairs event.   Helen & Peter Lees won the Flitch Pairs at the Midland Counties Congress.  Also at the Midlands Counties Congress. 7th equal in the Swiss Pairs:  Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls from Shrewsbury, and Dan Crofts & Andrew Thompson (Wolverhampton and Newport) out of 112 pairs; 5th in the Swiss Teams:  Annette & Mike Cornes, Linda Curtis and Alma Richards (Wolverhampton) out of 52 teams.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17
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.

 

Calendar
26th January 2017
County Sim Pairs
Clubs
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
8th February 2017
League Division 2 - Round 5
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
19th February 2017
Dawes v Notts
Away
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
Results
15th January 2017
Dawes v Leics
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
9th November 2016
League Division 1 - Round 3
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
12th October 2016
League Division 1 - Round 2
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.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17

Dan Crofts won the Santa Claus Pairs in Manchester and Jason Hackett won the Open Pairs and the teams at the Blackpool year end congress.  Dave Debbage won the pairs, with Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy coming second at the Manchester Congress Pairs event.   Helen & Peter Lees won the Flitch Pairs at the Midland Counties Congress.  Also at the Midlands Counties Congress. 7th equal in the Swiss Pairs:  Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls from Shrewsbury, and Dan Crofts & Andrew Thompson (Wolverhampton and Newport) out of 112 pairs; 5th in the Swiss Teams:  Annette & Mike Cornes, Linda Curtis and Alma Richards (Wolverhampton) out of 52 teams.

Success for Staffs and Shrops players Dec 16/Jan 17
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.

 

Calendar
26th January 2017
County Sim Pairs
Clubs
8th February 2017
League Division 1 - Round 6
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
8th February 2017
League Division 2 - Round 5
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
19th February 2017
Dawes v Notts
Away
23rd February 2017
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton
Results
15th January 2017
Dawes v Leics
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
9th November 2016
League Division 1 - Round 3
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
12th October 2016
League Division 1 - Round 2
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers