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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).

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.

 
Edgar Foster Cups
Edgar Foster Cups

Edgar Foster Cups Played at Derby on 18th September 2016

Laurence Haynes & Keith Shuttleworth (Shrewsbury) were the overall winners with Celia Day & David Clarke (Wolverhampton) the runners up.  With the third pair in the team, Marion Jordan & Kevin Sullivan (Newcastle) coming 9th, the team event was easily won by Staffs and Shrops retaining their 2015 title.  This is an event where teams of 8 are entered from Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hereford, Staffs & Shrops, Warwickshire & Worcestershire.  Staffs & Shrops players are chosen from those who have been successful in SSCBA events.

Phoenix Trophy winners
Phoenix Trophy winners

Congratulations to Jane Stirton and Celia Day who won the Phoenix Trophy on a tie-break from Dom Wilson and Jeff Jones.

Isle of Man Congress

Stone members John Hartley and Terry May played in the Isle of Man congress the weekend 2nd/3rd/4th September came 3rd in the teams and joint 4th in the pairs.  John writes: the pair we played with in the pairs was organised by the congress organisers and were the equal 4th pair with us!  Congratulations both.

Bridge Lessons

Did you spot the advertisement in the Weekend section of the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 20th September? Lessons are starting soon at several SSCBA clubs including Newcastle, Stafford and Wolverhampton.

53rd Summer Congress Eastbourne

Congratulations to Jason Hackett coming 2nd in the Harold Poster Trophy with his partner John Sansom from Worcestershire. 270 pairs took part in the event.

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in August 2016:

Premier Regional Master Mrs S Amos
2 Star Premier Master Mrs D Newsome
5 Star Master Mrs EA Berrisford
Advanced Master Mr JH Bulmer
Master Mr G J Wenman
County Master Mr John Higgs, Mrs Adrienne Jones, Mr Harry Jones, Mrs Janis Menage
District Master Mr Steve Burns, Marian Manning, Sylvia Stubbs
Area Master Mrs Nuala Gilchrist, Mr Robert Scott
Club Master Mr Tom Fisken, Beryl Marples, Mr John Scorer, Mr Steve Smith
Local Master Mrs Nicky Grainger, Mrs Eleanor Lochee-Bayne, Mrs Ann Quigley, Ms Helen Roberts, Paddy Wright
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.

Crockfords Cup

Shrops and Staffs members Jason and Justin Hackett, playing in David Mossop's team, have won the Crockfords Cup played on 24th and 25th September 2016, many congratulations.

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.

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.

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.

 

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
12th October 2016
League Division 1 - Round 2
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
12th October 2016
League Division 2 - Round 1
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
16th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
9th November 2016
League Division 1 - Round 3
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
9th November 2016
League Division 2 - Round 2
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
Results
14th September 2016
League Division 1 - Round 1
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 6 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne
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.

Crockfords Cup

Shrops and Staffs members Jason and Justin Hackett, playing in David Mossop's team, have won the Crockfords Cup played on 24th and 25th September 2016, many congratulations.

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.

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.

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.

 

Contact Webmaster

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

Calendar
12th October 2016
League Division 1 - Round 2
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
12th October 2016
League Division 2 - Round 1
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
16th October 2016
Dawes v Worcs
Away
9th November 2016
League Division 1 - Round 3
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
9th November 2016
League Division 2 - Round 2
Wolverhampton 7:15 p.m.
Results
14th September 2016
League Division 1 - Round 1
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
11th September 2016
Dawes v Gloucs
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
4th September 2016
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
15th August 2016
SUMMER SIM PAIRS 6 CLUBS
Scorer: Viv Milne