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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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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).

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

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.

Junior Pairs Championship
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.

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

League and Cup

The 2016/17 results for these events are now all decided.  The Staffs Cup has been won by Paul Hackett's team of Dan Crofts, Jason Justin and Paul who beat Roger Keane, David Beavon, Geoff Davies and Paul Cutler in the final. In division one of the league the order was reversed with with Roger Keanes's team coming first.  These two events allow the winners to go on to the Pachabo Cup where the Hackett team came 3rd (June 10th/11th) and The Midlands Teams Challenge Bowl (to be played July 2nd at Wolverhampton) competitions respectively.  Jeff Jones' team won division two of the league with Norman Jones' team in second place, both these teams will be promoted next season to division one.

Further Hackett success at the Yorkshire Congress June 3rd & 4th where Jason won both Q1 pairs with Adrian Kenworthy, and Q1 teams events.  3 pairs from SSCBA took part in the Corwen Trophy event on June 3rd and 4th, a clash of dates, but none "on the podium" there.

Championship Pairs 2017 - Results

Ladies’ and Men's Championship Pairs

Due to the numbers taking part on Monday, 15th May 2017,  this was played as a combined movement and the results were:

  Ladies'   Men's
1st Alma Richards & Linda Curtis   Keith Shuttleworth & John Waller
2nd Kath Adams & Terry May   Norman Jones & Roger Turner
3rd Gillian Allsop & Pat Poxon   James Vickers & Bill Sherman
 

Mixed/Flitch Championship Pairs

Played on Thursday, 8th June 2017

1st Colin Draper & Sue Yardley
2nd David Alderson & Elizabeth Clarke
3rd Pam Booth-Jones & Tony Leech

 

EBU Magazine

The EBU magazine, English Bridge, can be read on line if you do not receive a printed copy.   From August 2017 the County News items will  mainly appear in the on-line extra section leaving more space in the printed edition for general interest items.  The EBU will take stock of the situation again at the end of the year to see how popular the change is.

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/v2/, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.

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 May 2017:

1 Star Regional Master Terry May
Premier Master Graham Wenman
4 Star Master Margaret Revell
Advanced Master David Berry,  Paul Laughlin,  Patricia Ramsay
Master Brian Shaw
District Master Lester Broadway,  Kate Eccleston
Area Master Sean Clarke,  Sally Dyas-Brown,  Helen Edwards,  Eileen Greenwood,  Sandra Houghton
Club Master Terry Gurd,  Chris King, Shirley Ann Radford
Local Master Glen Coldwell,  Jane Croft, Tom Croft,  Mary Richards
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
8th July 2017
Junior Pairs Championships
Stoke City FC
15th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
16th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
15th August 2017
Summer Sim Pairs
Results
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Scorer: john withers
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Teams
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
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 May 2017:

1 Star Regional Master Terry May
Premier Master Graham Wenman
4 Star Master Margaret Revell
Advanced Master David Berry,  Paul Laughlin,  Patricia Ramsay
Master Brian Shaw
District Master Lester Broadway,  Kate Eccleston
Area Master Sean Clarke,  Sally Dyas-Brown,  Helen Edwards,  Eileen Greenwood,  Sandra Houghton
Club Master Terry Gurd,  Chris King, Shirley Ann Radford
Local Master Glen Coldwell,  Jane Croft, Tom Croft,  Mary Richards
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
2nd July 2017
Midland Counties Challange (Teams)
Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
8th July 2017
Junior Pairs Championships
Stoke City FC
15th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
16th July 2017
President's Cup
Manchester BC
15th August 2017
Summer Sim Pairs
Results
8th June 2017
Mixed/Flitch Pairs
Scorer: john withers
15th May 2017
Ladies' Pairs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Teams
22nd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Sw Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Scorer: James Vickers & Rob Dixon