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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).

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.

 
Midlands Counties Congress 6th-8th January

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).

County Simultaneous Pairs - Thursday, 26th January 2017

County Simultaneous Pairs, Thursday, 26th January 2017, club heats, no entry fee to the County.    Please advise John Withers if you will be holding a heat, giving the contact name and phone number and stating visitors are welcome.   John Withers contact details: 01384 271089, email jwithers2@gmail.com

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.

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 October 2016:

3 Star Master Mrs P Grocott
County Master Linda Davies, Mr Eric Lees, Mrs Margaret Lewis, Mrs Pauline Morris
Area Master Mrs Kate Ecclestan, Mrs Hazel Paynte, Mrs Barbara Riddle, Mr G Skene
Club Master Meg Lock
Local Master Mr Robert Foster, Mrs. Joyce Johnstone, Mr Brian Sinker, Mrs Eileen Sinker, Mr Jim Watson
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.

Contact Webmaster

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

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.

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.

Castle Comfort Cup
Castle Comfort Cup

Richard and Jane Mayer from Basford winners of Castle Comfort Cup played at Newcastle-under-Lyme BC on 13th November.

The event was a great success and everyone really enjoyed themselves. There was such an age range, from 17 to 92, with people at all stages of their bridging careers. The players included a group of beginners enjoying their first competitive game and others with 60 years of experience.

Calendar
11th December 2016
Dawes v Derby
Away
14th December 2016
League Division 1 - Round 4
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
14th December 2016
League Division 2 - Round 3
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
6th January 2017
Midlands Counties Congress
Solihull, B91 3EP
7th January 2017
Midlands Counties Congress
Solihull, B91 3EP
Results
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
14th September 2016
League Division 1 - Round 1
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.

Castle Comfort Cup
Castle Comfort Cup

Richard and Jane Mayer from Basford winners of Castle Comfort Cup played at Newcastle-under-Lyme BC on 13th November.

The event was a great success and everyone really enjoyed themselves. There was such an age range, from 17 to 92, with people at all stages of their bridging careers. The players included a group of beginners enjoying their first competitive game and others with 60 years of experience.

Calendar
11th December 2016
Dawes v Derby
Away
14th December 2016
League Division 1 - Round 4
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
14th December 2016
League Division 2 - Round 3
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
6th January 2017
Midlands Counties Congress
Solihull, B91 3EP
7th January 2017
Midlands Counties Congress
Solihull, B91 3EP
Results
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
14th September 2016
League Division 1 - Round 1
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers