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Midlands Regional Improvers Pairs - July 3rd.

This competition, taking place at Sollihull, Spondon and Cheltenham, on Sunday July 3rd is open to all bridge players (from EBU affiliated, and non-EBU affiliated clubs) with less than 5 years bridge playing experience.  (EBU members should have no more than 5000 master points.)  Please return completed entry form to Linda Curtis by 22nd June.

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).

 
Recent and Forthcoming County Events

Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs (click here for entry form) - 3rd July at Solihull, Derby (and Cheltenham)

A new event open to all bridge players, including players from non EBU-affiliated clubs, with less than 5 years bridge-playing experience. (EBU members should have no more than 5000 master points). Several Staffs and Shrops students have entered, good luck to you all

Kidney Research Sim Pairs - Thursday 14th July at Stone

It is a Sim pairs in aid of Kidney Research on Thursday 14th July - at 7:15 - £3:00 at Stone Bridge Club, ST15 8LQ.  Visitors Welcome. Contact Geoff & Heather Gardner for details.

County Summer Simultaneous Pairs Monday 15th August 2016

If your club plays or is prepared to play on this Monday and to host a heat please let John Withers know – tel: 01384 271089  as soon as possible to advise him: 1: the contact name & tel. no.; 2: whether or not you will accept visitors; 3: and how many tables you expect to have.

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.

Mixed/Flitch Pairs  (Click here for more information) - Played onThursday 9th June 2016

This competition took place at Wolverhamton Bridge Club was won by Roger & Elaine Turner (63.14%) with Mike Cornes & Annette Lucas (62.18%) and Helen & Peter Lees (56.73%).

Midland Counties Challenge Bowl (Teams) at Solihull - 19th June

Two teams represent each of the 6 counties, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffs & Shrops, Warwickshire and Worcestershire in this competition.  The teams are usually the winning team in league Division I and the runners up in the Staffs Cup.   Staffs & Shrops teams came 5th and 9th this year, the winning team were from Gloucestershire. Over the last 9 years Staffs & Shrops have won 3 times!!!

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.

Staffs Cup Winners

Hackett (Paul, Justin, Jason & Dan Crofts) beat the Keane team (Roger Keane, David Beavan, Paul Cutler & Geoff Davies) in the Staffs Cup Final.  The Hackett team represented the County in the Pachabo Cup at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport, 11th – 12th June 2016, coming third overall.

Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition
Roy Edwards Celebration Teams of Four Competition

Wolverhampton bridge club’s clubhouse was packed on Sunday, 15 May, 2016, when 72 local, county, national and international players came together to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by the late Roy Edwards to the game of bridge and to compete in a Teams of Four competition, Roy’s favourite game.
 

League 2015/16 Results

Division 1

1  Roger Keane, Dave Beavon, Paul Cutler, Geoff Davies
2. Paul Hackett, Dan Crofts, Ed Levy, Jason Hackett & others
3. Kath Adams, Graham Link, Anne & John Seymour.
 

Division 2

=1.  James Vickers, Judy Mitchell, Mike Sherriff, Dave Alderson
=1.  Brian McLachlan, David West, Mike Cornes, Annette Lucas and others
3.   Jeff Jones, Dom Wilson, Mike McCartney, Roger Picton
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.

John Armstrong Trophy

Some Staffs and Shrops players took part in the John Armstrong trophy green pointed Swiss Pairs event at the Merseyside club on 22nd May 2016.  Click here for the results.

SSCBA members to Represent England

Justin and Jason Hackett were selected to represent England in the European Championships that took place in Budapest from 16th to 26th June coming 10thJason and Justin were in the winning England team for the Home Nations  Camrose Trophy, playing during the second weekend, 4th to 6th March, held in Llandrindod Wells.  The England Ladies' Team won their event in Budapest and are now European Champions!!

Barbara Hackett won the German ladies trials and represented Germany in the European championship, Barbara's team came 11th.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in May 2016:

Life Master Mr JB Seymour
2 Star Master Mrs J Clowes
1 Star Master Mrs Mary Bound
Advanced Master Mr Will O'Hanlon
Master Mrs Margaret Latham
County Master Mr Martin Aherne,  Mr John Bridge, Mr Ian Greer, Mrs Anita Sherlock
Area Master Mrs Corrine Bradley,  Mrs R Valerie Griffiths, Mrs Wendy Pitt
Club Master Mr Archie Burton, Mrs Lizzie Burton, Mr Sean Clarke,  Mr Graham Hoppington,  Mr John Povall, Mr Jason Webb
Local Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Janet Furber, Mrs G Moore,  Mr Clive Shepherd
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
3rd July 2016
Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs
Sollihull, Spondon & Cheltenham 2:30 p.m.
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
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.

John Armstrong Trophy

Some Staffs and Shrops players took part in the John Armstrong trophy green pointed Swiss Pairs event at the Merseyside club on 22nd May 2016.  Click here for the results.

SSCBA members to Represent England

Justin and Jason Hackett were selected to represent England in the European Championships that took place in Budapest from 16th to 26th June coming 10thJason and Justin were in the winning England team for the Home Nations  Camrose Trophy, playing during the second weekend, 4th to 6th March, held in Llandrindod Wells.  The England Ladies' Team won their event in Budapest and are now European Champions!!

Barbara Hackett won the German ladies trials and represented Germany in the European championship, Barbara's team came 11th.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in May 2016:

Life Master Mr JB Seymour
2 Star Master Mrs J Clowes
1 Star Master Mrs Mary Bound
Advanced Master Mr Will O'Hanlon
Master Mrs Margaret Latham
County Master Mr Martin Aherne,  Mr John Bridge, Mr Ian Greer, Mrs Anita Sherlock
Area Master Mrs Corrine Bradley,  Mrs R Valerie Griffiths, Mrs Wendy Pitt
Club Master Mr Archie Burton, Mrs Lizzie Burton, Mr Sean Clarke,  Mr Graham Hoppington,  Mr John Povall, Mr Jason Webb
Local Master Ms Lesley Chew,  Janet Furber, Mrs G Moore,  Mr Clive Shepherd
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
3rd July 2016
Midland Regional Improvers Sim Pairs
Sollihull, Spondon & Cheltenham 2:30 p.m.
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
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)