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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2023 EBU Master Point Promotions

One Star Master (10,000 MPs)

  • E Clarke

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • K Davies
  • H Thompson

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • A Singh

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • A Codling

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


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.

Welcome to Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
Christmas Events 2023
Christmas  Events 2023

Events planned so far shown here. It would be good if you could indicate if you plan to come, not essential but it does help the session organiser to have an idea of the numbers.

Session Date Time Where to sign up What to bring
Thursday Morning Lessons Thursday 14th December 9:45 for 10 a.m. Please advise Robin if you are coming 07927 202211 or 01785 661059 or Please bring a little food, drink or a pressie for the Competition
Friday Evening Session Friday 15th December 7 for 7:15 p.m. Contact Ann or sign up here Please bring a little food, drink or a pressie for the Competitions
American Supper Saturday 16th December 6:45 for 7 p.m. Please sign up on the notice in the club house . Usual format, one partner brings food to share and the other a prize
Morning Lessons, 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday mornings


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

Lesson Christmas PartyBridge Club Lessons Xmas Party 14th. December 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. with a prompt start at 10:00am. Picture above from last year's party. Christmas Competition over 16 or so Boards. All Welcome. Please bring a little food, drink or a pressie for the Competition. To ensure we don't have an odd number, please advise Robin if you are coming 07927 202211 or 01785 661059 or  Robin and Terry look forward to seeing old and new members.

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.

Second Round Shelley Handicapped Teams - 16th November 2023

The second round of the Shelley was played on Thursday 16th November. Now 7 teams which makes for a far easier movement, no sharing tables and very straightforward movement for the players for each new round. A certain amount of reorganisation needed to achieve the extra team and two that played as reserves in the first round now playing as fixtures in the new team.  Back to the drawing board for Terry with the handicap calculations. The new team finished well ahead of the field, well done, Clive, Eleanor, Carol and Dave. 

Very many thanks to David, as non-playing director, for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly.

The handicapped results shown here, the raw unhandicapped results can be seen here.  In the lead after round one and including their handicap were Terry's team, after round 2 the new team, Clive's team, have shot into the lead.

Please note there will be no round of the Shelley in December, a round will be fitted in on a date yet to be decided.  The next round will be on January 18th 2024.

Tuesday SBC Club Event with Deal corrected noon 7-12-23
Director: David
Scorer: David
Monday SBC Club Event
Director: Terry
Friday SBC Club Event (no partner required)
Director: Ann
Scorer: Ann
7th December 2023
6:45 for 7 p.m.
8th December 2023
Friday SBC Club Event (no partner required)
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Director: Ann
Host: Ann
10th December 2023

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.  See 'Club Sessions and Times', and 'Calendar'.

(18th Jul 2022)
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County Captain, Paul Cutler wins Dimmie Flemming award

Many Stafford members will have met Paul Cutler, he has played many times in the Shelley competition over the years,  Congratulations Paul,   he is seen here being presented with the award by Pam Booth-Jones, SSCBA chair.Paul wins Dimmie Flemming

SSCBA Teams of Four League 2023/24.

10 teams entered, including 2 from Stafford, and the first round was played on 14th September. ..........

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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.

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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