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 24th Results

A great evening to finish nearly 50 years at the show ground. Results for Friday 24th proved difficult to upload, Please report to  Ann if your score card does not agree with online result.    

SSCBA Mixed Pairs - Thursday 16th May
Mixed Pairs 2024 Winners Mixed Pairs 2024 Runners up Move "mouse" over thumbnail to change

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This event was played at Stafford Bridge club at the county showground with 7 tables and players from far and wide within the county. The winners were Anne Seymour & Geoffrey Neal with Terry Maltby & Liz Clarke second and Alan Codling & Ann Sleightholme third, congratulations all. David Drinkwater directed a very friendly event which is sadly the end of the near 50 year spell at the showground. Stafford bridge club is moving to the Hayling Dene centre in June as the lease at the showground premises comes to an end. Hopefully the competition will be played at Hayling Dene next year.. Pictures by David Drinkwater show SSCBA chair,, Pam Booth Jones presenting the prizes to the winners and runners up.

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


  • 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.

Friday SBC Club Event RESULTS to be CONFIRMED
Director: David
Scorer: Ann Sleightholme
Tuesday SBC Club Event
Director: David
Scorer: David
Monday SBC Club Event
Director: Sylvia
Scorer: Sylvia
27th May 2024
No Bridge
28th May 2024
No Bridge
30th May 2024
6:45 for 7 p.m.

Contact Numbers: 

  • 01785 600260 (Chairman),
  • 01785 665020 (Secretary),
  • 01889 801996 (Captain)

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 evening (7pm for a 7.15pm start) and Friday night club sessions (7pm for a 7.15pm start)

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

(18th Jul 2022)
County Events
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SSCBA Thursday 16th May Mixed Pairs at Stafford

Stafford hosted this again in 2024 with 7 tables  Winners were Anne Seymour & Geoffrey Neal with Liz Clarke & Terry Maltby second and Ann Sleightholme & Alan Codling third.  All either regular or subs in the Shelley during the 2023/24 season!

SSCBA Sunday `21st April ChampionshipTeams at Newcastle Bridge Club - 11:15 for 11:30

A green-pointed SSCBA teams competition, the, qualifying event to select a team to represent the County at the EBU Pachabo Cup 8th/9th June and the regional Midlands Challenge Bowl to be held at Newcastle in September, click for details.

SSCBA Championship Pairs played on Sunday 17th March at Newcastle Bridge Club

The  green-pointed event was won by a Stafford member and his partner from Stone, both are regular Shelley players.   Five Stafford players took part in this and enjoyed a wonderful meal in addition to the bridge. ..........

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AGM - Tuesday 14th May 6.00 pm

The Club's AGM, followed by a "farewell party" with light refreshments and then by the normal Tuesday duplicate session which was very well attended.  (Click to read the chair's report)

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.