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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.

American Supper - Saturday 25th January 6:45 for 7 p.m. start

Fun social event, one partner brings food, the other a prize. Liz and Ivor are running this one and a partner is not required.

SSCBA sim Pairs - Monday 27th January 1:15 for 1:30

Terry has entered Stafford Bridge Club in the Staffs and Shops winter sim pairs event again this year.  This will run alongside the regular Dash ladder competition at Stafford. There is an overall county prize and a prize for the winner at each club that enters.

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 2019

Following the success of last year's away weekend a provisional booking has been made at the same hotel, the  Crabwell Manor Hotel near Chester.  A list is up on the notice board to sign up to show an interest in joining the party, not a firm commitment at this stage.

Recent Results

Fourth Round of the Shelley played 9 January 2020

The results (to be confirmed) after 4 rounds including the handicaps are:

Pos Name Oct Nov Dec Jan Total HCap
1 Woodward -4 54 34 49 133 2
2 Seymour 29 58 0 -36 51 -62
3 Eaves 35 -1 6 -46 -6 22
4 Clarke 9 -73 21 32 -11 -26
5 Hensby 38 -61 13 24 -12 14
6 Metcalf -26 10 -29 -15 -60 13
7 Sleightholme -81 13 -19 -8 -95 37


Holders: Team Davies


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

Forthcoming Events

  • Monday 27th January - Simultaneous Pairs.  Monday afternoon SBC session will be taking part (at Stafford of course) alongside the Dash ladder.
  • 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.

22nd January 2020
Wednesday Afternoon
1:15 for 1:30 p.m
Director: Adrienne
23rd January 2020
Thursday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: John
24th January 2020
Friday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Ann
Host: Ann
25th January 2020
American Supper (partner not required)
6:45 for 7 p.m.
Director: Ivor and Liz
27th January 2020
SSCBA Sim Pairs/Dash Ladder
1:15 for 1:30 p.m.
Director: Sylvia
28th January 2020
Tuesday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Mike S
29th January 2020
Wednesday Afternoon
1:15 for 1:30 p.m
Director: Harry
30th January 2020
Thursday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: David
31st January 2020
Friday Evening
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Ann
Host: Ann
3rd February 2020
Dash Ladder
1:15 for 1:30 p.m.
Director: Sam
3rd Attempt
Director: M Metcalf
Scorer: B Metcalf
Dash Ladder
Director: Sam
Scorer: Sylvia