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If you know of any member of the club who is unwell please let either Pat Martin or a member of the committee know so that appropriate wishes can be sent on behalf of all members.
The quickest response will be to tell either Pat Martin or any member of the committee at the bridge session then a card can be signed & posted immediately. Alternatively, you can email the secretary.

Please Arrive 15 minutes before play

At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.

Welcome to Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated

See also Events Calendar, Membership Info including Diary dates and general items of interest,  SSCBC County News and EBU News.

No Fear Pairs - Thursday 27th February 10:45 for 11:30 a.m.

Aimed at less experienced players, particularly pupils at the Thursday and Friday morning lessons.  More experienced players might like to encourage a less experienced partner to take part in this fun day time SSCBA event at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, click for details and entry form.  A light lunch is included.

Teams of Four - Thursday 27th February 7 for 7:15 p.m.

An unfortunate clash of events but just time to fit both in, the No Fear Pairs will finish about 4 p.m.!  Time to start organising your team.  Holders: David & Janet, Ivor & Pat.

Away Weekend 17th - 20th April 2020

Following the earlier notice our venue at The Crabwell Manor Hotel, has now been confirmed. It will shortly be necessary to make the room reservations to the hotel. Please print your name on the notice board list and indicate any room requirements (although there could be some limitations for rooms on ground floor) e.g. a double, twin or single occupancy room, with shower etc. A deposit of £25.00 per person (or full payment if you prefer) will be required, by Friday 20th March; payment by bank transfer (or cheque as last resort). The balance of £200.00 per person, paid as bank transfer (or cheque) not later than Friday 3rd April.

Recent Results

Fifth Round of the Shelley played 13 February 2020

The results after 5 rounds (to be confirmed) including the handicaps are:

Pos Name Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Total HCap
1 Woodward -4 54 34 49 -20 113 2
2 Seymour 29 58 0 -36 41 92 -62
3 Eaves 35 -1 6 -46 25 19 22
4 Metcalf -26 10 -29 -15 35 -25 13
5 Clarke 9 -73 21 32 -15 -26 -26
6 Hensby 38 -61 13 24 -51 -63 14
7 Sleightholme -81 13 -19 -8 -15 -110 37

Holders: Team Davies

See recent competitions page for past event reports and news page for earlier items of interest.

Forthcoming Events

  • Thursday 27th February - No Fear pairs, day time event with light lunch, at Wolverhampton.  Many of the SBC lesson pupils went along to this last year.
  • Sunday 8th March - Championship Pairs at Wolverhampton.  Winners get entry into the National Corwen Trophy event, 30th/31st May.
  • Saturday 25th April - Shropshire Congress, Telford.

Inter County Dawes Matches

If you wish to be selected for a team in the inter county Dawes matches contact Paul Cutler on 07939 977499.

See also County News page on this site for more information and pictures.

EBU informationEBU

Please keep your contact details, including email address, up to date with the EBU.  If you do not need a printed version of English Bridge magazine please opt out to help reduce costs and waste. Go to, log-in and click 'my details'  under the "account tab" (extreme right) to update your details and preferences'. Please note that by May 2020 you will need to set 'opt in' in 'my details' to continue to receive a diary.  The default value for all members has been reset to exclude the diary as of August 2019.  You may ask Carol (who may be able to do it for you at the club), email the EBU membership manager or phone (01296 317201) if you need any help with updating your details.

Club Management Focus

Click link for Autumn 2019 edition - Christmas party games, Jack High Swiss Pairs, Sims 2020 dates to name but a few topics covered.

See also EBU News page on this site for more information and pictures, the EBU home page and the EBU members area.


Contact Numbers: 

  • 01785 600260 (Chairman),
  • 01785 665020 (Secretary),
  • 01889 801996 (Captain),
  • 01785 246611 (Club, during bridge sessions).

Stafford Bridge Club is located at the back of the Grandstand on the County Showground, ST18 0BD (Ordnance Survey ref:  SJ 958 053).  This "Staffs & Shrops" EBU affiliated club meets regularly throughout the year except during the County Show etc on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings (7:00 for 7:15 p.m.) and Monday & Wednesday afternoons (1:15 for 1:30 p.m.).  In addition the club also holds American Suppers on Saturday evenings usually on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the winter months (6:45 for 7:00 p.m.), see 'Club Sessions and Times', 'SBC dates' and 'Calendar'.

PARTNER FINDER AND HOSTINGMembers are encouraged to use the web page facility to find a partner, see also who is already looking for a partner. If you have any difficulties please email the webmaster.

18th February 2020
Handicapped Pairs
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: John
Host: Peter
19th February 2020
Wednesday Afternoon
1:15 for 1:30 p.m
Director: Harry
20th February 2020
Thursday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Michael M
21st February 2020
Friday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Ann
Host: Ann
22nd February 2020
American Supper (partner not required)
6:45 for 7 p.m.
Director: Micheal and Beryl
24th February 2020
Dash Ladder
1:15 for 1:30 p.m.
Director: Beryl
25th February 2020
Tuesday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Mike S
26th February 2020
Wednesday Afternoon
1:15 for 1:30 p.m
Director: Pat
27th February 2020
Teams of Four
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: John
27th February 2020
No Fear Pairs (Wolverhampton)
10:45 for 11:30
Dash Ladder
Director: Sam
Scorer: Sylvia
Friday Evening
Director: Ann
Scorer: Ann
Morning Lesson
Director: Steve
Scorer: Ann