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Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Event

This year's Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green point event will be on Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July 2016 at The Larruperz Centre, HR9 7QD

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

S & S C B A

Simultaneous Pairs

Monday, 15th August 2016
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
Chasetown Kay Brian 01543 674225 welcome
Newcastle Ray Stubbs 01782 711775 welcome
Oswestry Anita Sherlock 01691 654084 welcome
Stafford Mike Sherriff 01889 882296 welcome
Wolverhampton John Withers 01384 271089 welcome

If as a visitor you would like to play at any of these venues, please telephone beforehand to check start-time and whether or not there is room for you.

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

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 May and June 2016:

Life Master Mr JB Seymour
Premier Regional Master Miss L Curtis
Premier Master Dr Dominic Wilson
2 Star Master Mrs G M Caddick, Mrs J Clowes
1 Star Master Mrs Mary Bound
Advanced Master Mr Will O'Hanlon, Mr. David Richards
Master Mrs Margaret Latham
County Master Mr Martin Aherne, Mrs Margaret Atkins , Mr John Bridge, Mr John Davies, Mr Ian Greer, Mrs Anita Sherlock
District Master Mr Ed Richardson, Mrs Val Richardson
Area Master Mrs Corrine Bradley,  Mrs R Valerie Griffiths, Mrs Wendy Pitt
Club Master Mr Archie Burton, Mrs Lizzie Burton, Mr Sean Clarke, Mr Terry Hollinshead,  Mr Graham Hoppington, Mrs Sandra Houghton,  Mr John Povall, Mr Jason Webb
Local Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Janet Furber, Mrs G Moore,  Mr Clive Shepherd, Mrs Arline Wilson
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
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Clubs
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Home
9th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Home
Results
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
24th April 2016
Bearn Final (Championship Pairs)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
17th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: SA
16th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)
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 May and June 2016:

Life Master Mr JB Seymour
Premier Regional Master Miss L Curtis
Premier Master Dr Dominic Wilson
2 Star Master Mrs G M Caddick, Mrs J Clowes
1 Star Master Mrs Mary Bound
Advanced Master Mr Will O'Hanlon, Mr. David Richards
Master Mrs Margaret Latham
County Master Mr Martin Aherne, Mrs Margaret Atkins , Mr John Bridge, Mr John Davies, Mr Ian Greer, Mrs Anita Sherlock
District Master Mr Ed Richardson, Mrs Val Richardson
Area Master Mrs Corrine Bradley,  Mrs R Valerie Griffiths, Mrs Wendy Pitt
Club Master Mr Archie Burton, Mrs Lizzie Burton, Mr Sean Clarke, Mr Terry Hollinshead,  Mr Graham Hoppington, Mrs Sandra Houghton,  Mr John Povall, Mr Jason Webb
Local Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Janet Furber, Mrs G Moore,  Mr Clive Shepherd, Mrs Arline Wilson
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
15th August 2016
SSCBA Sim Pairs
Clubs
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Home
9th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
13th November 2016
Dawes v Oxford
Home
Results
9th June 2016
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
24th April 2016
Bearn Final (Championship Pairs)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
17th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Teams)
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: SA
16th April 2016
Shropshire Congress (Swiss Pairs)