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Notification of S&SCBA AGM

Staffordshire & Shropshire Contract Bridge Association  A.G.M will be held on Sunday 6th September at 2pm, at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, Shaw Park, Bushbury, Wolverhampton, WV10 9LE

If you have a proposal, that you wish to be included on the Agenda, it must be signed & seconded, and  forwarded to the County Secretary, Pat Poxon, 10 Edward Rd, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7NA, by the 23rd August 2015.

For those attending the A.G.M, which normally takes 30 minutes there is bridge afterwards playing for the Phoenix Trophy.

Please make every effort to attend.

Pat Poxon
S&SCBA Secretary

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.

Summer Sim Pairs - Wednesday August 19th
Summer Sim Pairs - Wednesday August 19th

All six S&SCBA clubs that play on Wednesdays took part in this event making a total of 40 tables.  Congratulations to the winning pair, playing at Wolverhampton, David Clarke & Gillian Allsop, to the runners up Marion Jordan & Kevin Sullivan playing at Newcastle and the third placed pair, Paul and Linda Laughlin playing at Stafford.

Bridge Lessons

Several bridge clubs in the Stafford and Shropshire County (S&SCBA) area offer lessons at various levels, beginners, improvers etc.  In particular:

  • Newcastle (beginners & improvers, Tuesday evenings - contact John Bridge on 01782 411737 or Martin Aherne on 01782 871268)
  • Oswestry (beginners, Tuesday evenings; intermediates, Thursday evenings – contact Nat on 01691 830376)
  • Shrewsbury at Shrewsbury Improvers (beginners and improvers, Monday evenings - contact Mike and Sarah on 01691 623984)
  • Stafford (beginners, Monday evenings - contact Ann on 01785 822233, improvers/intermediates Thursday afternoons - contact Robin on 01785 661059)
  • Wolverhampton (beginners, Thursday evenings – contact Linda on 01902 765027 or Ron on 01902 751337).

These clubs presently (as at 26/08/15) have information regarding bridge lessons and their location on their websites (click the links).

EBU Master Point Promotions
EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in August:

2 Star Regional Master Mr J T Jones
Premier Tournament Master Mrs P M Andrews
Master Mr JS Sadler
County Master Mr Christopher Gilbert, Mrs Jennie James
District Master Mrs Diane Biddle
Area Master Mr Ray Andrews, Ms Jan Fox, Ian Scanlan, Elizabeth Vernon
Club Master Steven Lister
Local Master Ms Helen Hood, Mrs Joanne McClauchlan


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.


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.

Welcome Wrekin Bridge Club
Welcome Wrekin Bridge Club

Staffs and Shrops welcomes Wrekin Bridge Club. The club became affiliated to the EBU in May 2015 and is celebrating its 60th year this year.   The club started from humble beginnings in 1955 with a group of friends meeting in a local pub, and making the boards out of cardboard.  One of the founder members, Nellie Simpson, started the club with her husband Bert, and is still playing at Wrekin in 2015.  The club members were asked to join with a bridge club run at Sankeys Social Club and this venue continued until Sankeys closed its social club.  Wrekin moved to several different venues until it settled at its present venue some 15 years ago.  Wrekin is a small, friendly club which welcomes new members.  It meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.15 pm at Shawbirch Community Centre.  Visitors are welcome, and partners found.

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6th September 2015
AGM & Phoenix Trophy
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
9th September 2015
League Div 1, Round 1
Wolverhampton 7:15
13th September 2015
Dawes vs Warwick (home)
2 p.m.
20th September 2015
Edgar Forster Cups
24th September 2015
Dawes Training
Wolverhampton 7 p.m.
1st September 2015
Inter Club Sim Pairs -Sept t2015
Scorer: Sally Boardman
19th August 2015
County Summer Simultaneous Pairs
Scorer: john withers
4th August 2015
Scorer: john withers
9th July 2015
Director: Wolverhampton Bridge Club
Scorer: john withers
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