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Simultaneous Pairs - Tuesday 26th January 2016

Judy will be producing a poster for the sim pairs soon. Please could Club Captains/Secretaries keep John Withers posted if your club would like to be included in this event taking place on Tuesday 26th January 2016.

League and Cup

The time tables for the league, the draw for the Staffs Cup and progress so far can be seen under the "league and cup" tab on the left hand side.  League results can also be seen on the EBU league management system.


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.

Staffs & Shrops win Edgar Foster Cups

This event between teams representing Derbyshire, Gloustershire, Hereford, Staffs & Shrops, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, was played in Cheltenham on 20th September 2015. The overall result was a team win for the Staffs and Shrops team.  In 2nd place overall were Keith Shuttleworth & Lawrence Haynes, with Annette & Mike Cornes (last year's winning pair) in 4th place and Helen & Peter Lees coming 7th, so Staffs & Shrops won the 2015 Team trophy.  Congratulations to you all.  The pairs that represent the County are chosen from those that do well in the Bearn final so make sure you enter the Bearn which is next taking place at Newcastle on 24th April 2016.

News from the AGM - 6th September 2015

Pat Poxon has hung up her hat as secretary of S&SCBA after 23 years loyal service,  Pat has seen many a club chairman come and go in those 23 years.  Many thanks to Pat for so many years hard work for the County.  We welcome Kate Eccleston from Tettenhall Bridge Club who has stepped into Pat's shoes and hope that she enjoys her new role. Otherwise no change on the County committee.

All clubs should be visited by a committee member over the year for an exchange of ideas, what would each club like to indicate that the County and EBU should be providing and for the County committee member to show what is being provided at the moment.

A couple of dates to write down, The Shropshire Congress is taking place at the Park Inn, Telford on 16th/17th April.  This conflicts with the date shown in the EBU diary.  The Bearn, 24th April, is now open to all S&SCBA members and does not involve club quailfying competitions.  The Bearn is a one day green point event taking place over two sessions, afternoon and evening, at Newcastle Bridge Club in 2016. The leading pairs at the end of the day go forward to the national Corwen pairs event

Andrew Robson is not available to give the County a masterclass in 2016, his time is at a premium, but maybe in 2017....................  Meanwhile Andrew is coming to a fund raising function in Crewe for St Luke’s Hospice.

Following their success last year the Hackett family, Jason, Justin and Paul, went to Chennai to represent England in the Bermuda Bowl and D'Orsi Bowl at the end of September.  Sadly not the winners this year, see EBU reports http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2169 (Open) and http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2163 (Seniors).

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in October 2015:

Advanced Master Mrs C Catchpole
County Master Mrs Jean Livingston
District Master Mrs D Kelly
Area Master Mr Steve Burns,  Mr Ken Stevenson
Club Master Mr Roy Jennings, Mrs Joanne McClauchlan, Mrs Helena Thompson, Mr Phil Thompson
Local Master Mr Terry Hollinshead, Mrs Sandra Houghton, William McClauchlan, Mrs Pam Westwood, Mrs Christine Whittingham, Mr. John Whittingham


Roy Edwards
Roy Edwards

The County is very sad to hear that Wolverhampton member, Roy Edwards, aged 75 years, died on Friday 23 October 2015, in Compton Hospice, after a long and difficult battle against cancer.


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.

Midlands Counties Bowl - 2015

Two teams represent each of the 6 counties, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffs & Shrops, Warwickshire and Worcestershire in this competition.  The winners this year, played on June 21st, were Worcestershire but Staffs & Shrops teams did very well this year coming 2nd (Paul Hackett/Dan Crofts with Jason Hackett/Ed Levy) and 3rd (Robin Adey/Geoff Davies with John Day/Geoff Feltbower).  Congratulations all.

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.

6th December 2015
Dawes vs Oxon (away)
2 p.m.
9th December 2015
League Div 1, Round 4
Wolverhampton 7:15
9th December 2015
League Div 2, Round 3
Wolverhampton 7:15
8th January 2016
Midland Counties Congress
9th January 2016
Midlands Counties Congress
11th November 2015
County league
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
1st November 2015
Dawes vs Worcs (home)
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
14th October 2015
League Div 2, Round 1
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
11th October 2015
Dawes vs Glos (away)
Director: TBC
Scorer: Mike W
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