Release 2.19q
2023 Level 4 changes and 2022 Announcing/ Alerting Rules

See David's 2023 summary of Level 4 2023 changes, see complete revised Blue Book.

Some changes in the EBU announcing/alerting September 2022. David drew up a summary of the 2022 changes for directors.

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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.

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OnLine Bridge
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If you would like to give Bridge Club Live a try click here for the basic instructions, around 35 SBC members are active on BCL. ..........

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2024 EBU Master Point Promotions

Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)

  • B Metcalf

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • D Nelson

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • Jeanette Gillen

For information source see EBU website.  See also the county overall board and SSCBA members ranks and  current NGS scores.

Welcome to Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
Friday 13th July Results - Correction made

Some experimentation of moving the desktop computer eventually meant tablets appeared to function but too late for them to be used, Board 14 had to be averaged as error made at some point with the cards,

Tuesday and Friday evening start time from July 2nd

Earlier Tuesday and Friday Evening Start time at Haling Dene Sessions

There now seems to be a consensus among players and the Committee that we should try bringing the Tuesday and Friday evening sessions forward - 6.45 for a 7.00 start. Michael proposes that we do this from July 2nd onwards, 

Morning Lessons, 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday mornings

Lessons are now at Tixall village Hall, ST18 0XT at 9:45 for 10 a.m.


  • Robin's intermediate lessons: Thursday morning lessons.
  • Terry's Improvers lessons: Friday morning lessons.

Robin has produced plenty of material for the website, including one on Splinter bids, Gambling 3NT, CRO, Redoubles, Trial Bids, Jacoby and his all time most read page on McKenny signals and Discards. Summary of his lessons can be seen here with links to the individual lessons.

Robin's Thursday morning popular lessons for intermediates start at 10 a.m. (please contact Robin if you would like to attend) as do Terry's Friday morning lessons for improvers (please contact Terry if you would like to attend those). Please contact Ann if you would like to join beginner's lessons.

Monday SBC Club Event at Haling Dene
Club Event - Moved the desktop
Director: Terry
Scorer: Terry
16th July 2024
Tuesday SBC Club Event at Haling Dene
6:45 for 7 p.m. note new time
19th July 2024
Friday SBC Club Event at Haling Dene (please contact Ann if coming without a partner)
6:45 for 7 p.m. note new time
Director: Ann
22nd July 2024
Monday SBC Club Event at Haling Dene
1:15 for 1:30

Contact Numbers: 

  • 01785 600260 (Chairman),
  • 01785 665020 (Secretary),
  • 01889 801996 (Captain)
  • 07301 777735 (Club at Haling Dene during sessions only)
  • 07368 857441 (During Lessons at Tixall)

From Monday 3rd June 2024, The Haling Dene Centre in Penkridge, ST19 5DT, will be the venue for our Monday afternoon (1 pm for a 1.15pm start), Tuesday and Friday evening (6:45 for 7 p.m. start)

From Thursday 6th June 2024, Tixall Village Hall, ST18 0XT, will be the venue for our Thursday and Friday lessons (start time 9:45 for 10 am).  

(18th Jul 2022)
County Events
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SSCBA virtual BBO county on line group at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays 

If you would like to be a member of this “Club” please email the Membership Secretary –  John Withers on jwithersx@gmail. ..........

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In addition BCL are looking to introduce a new virtual club for EBU members as clubs reopen.  See

Bridge Club Live is the online favourite Stafford Bridge Club Members are invited to use to enjoy the on line club activities, to get going click here to see the basics and here for general information.