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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
Social Events starting Sunday September 17th
Social Events starting Sunday September 17th

The first of the two September weekend social events got underway on the 17th with 5½ tables.  David was the non playing director.  An enjoyable afternoon with a good mix of players from all the regular sessions which will hopefully be repeated before too long.

  • The club’s first Sunday social bridge was on Sunday 17th September. There was a short break for refreshments.
  • American SupperAmerican supper Saturday 30th September The club is now resuming the popular American suppers commencing on Saturday 30th September. The usual format being one partner brings some food and the other a raffle prize. This event commences at 6.45 for 7.00 p.m. start with an interval for the bring and share supper. 

To see there is sufficient interest to run these please sign up on the lists on the notice board.

Shelley Handicapped Teams Competition
Shelley Handicapped Teams Competition

The Shelley this year will be restricted to a maximum of 9 teams, and will usually* be held on the 3rd Thursday in the month (*except for 14th December), starting on Thursday 19th October 2023.

Note the start time of 7.00 p.m. prompt.   Please print your team members’ names on the notice on the club's board if you are taking part.

  • Thursday Robin's Intermediates Lessons:
    • 31st  August end of year party celebration  A very enjoyable event, just look at the smiles in the pictures!  A well organised group, exactly 4 tables, managed to play 15 out of the 18 prepared boards. Many, many thanks to Robin for all the hard work on the day and throughout the year.  Many thanks also to second in command, Terry, who not only helped throughout the year but also prepared 4 sets of boards for the party (to ensure no sharing necessary) and looked after the scoring.  Thanks too to Pat and Nicky for organising the spread in the kitchen and thanks to all the players who contributed to the food, drinks and prizes.  All in all a fun event, click here for the results

      If anyone would like a copy of any of the pictures larger versions are available either from Steve or Ann. 

      Several hands went up for taking part the Shelley handicapped teams competition in the coming season which was very encouraging following the Lesson Teams practice.

    • No lesson Thursday lesson 7th, 14th & 21st. September
    • First 'Autumnal' Thursday lesson will therefore be on the 28th September, Robin hopes to see as many as possible please for this lesson.
  • Friday Terry's Improvers lessons: Currently the Friday morning lessons are taking a break but all the pupils are welcome at the Thursday morning lessons when they are on. 

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.

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Tuesday SBC Club Event
Director: Garry
Scorer: Garry
Monday SBC Club Event
Director: Harry
Scorer: adrienne
Social Bridge Event (player name corrected)
Director: David
Scorer: David
20th September 2023
SSCBA BBO STA pairs session for players registered beforehand with John Withers
6:40 for 7 p.m.
21st September 2023
STAFRD 4-B-3 Thursday Virtual Club
6:45 for 7 p.m.
21st September 2023
No Morning lesson

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)
County Events
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SSCBA Teams of Four League 2023/24.

10 teams entered, including 2 from Stafford, and the first round is to be played on 14th September. Click here for details 

SSCBA Sim Pairs 16th August 2023. ..........

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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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