Release 2.19o

Green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams Level 4 events taking place on BBO, click here for a brochure.  

Midlandscc No Fear events 

9 high 29th Jan 2022

6 high 26th Mar 2022

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Welcome to Staffs & Shrops Contract Bridge Association

We need a new Competitions Secretary to administer the county’s competitions, gradually taking over control from those who are currently organising them.   Computer and typing skills (for posters) are required; but support from current administrators will be readily available.

For further information please email or telephone Judy Mitchell on or 01743 235374

Staffs & Shrops Online Bridge


Wednesday Evenings 7 p.m.

Regular SSCBA Virtual Bridge Club

SSCBA  set up a virtual “Club” with the help of the EBU and Bridge Base Online (BBO), holding sessions on Wednesday evenings (a traditional County night). The first SSCBA Club on line session was on  Wednesday, 10th June 2020, at 7 p.m. There are still regularly around 7 or 8 tables each week even though some clubs have opened up. Click here for information on how to join the group.

From Online Membership Secretary's Newsletter of 29th November 2021

Robots:  We believe that when we set up the online club on Wednesdays we stipulated that robots would only be used in an emergency:  loss of partner or to complete a full table (BBO can’t cope with half-tables).    No one likes to meet a robot at the table so we have asked our current TD to tweak the rules of our game to exclude starting to play with a robot.    The county has to pay the BBO fees and the P2P fees for stand-in players and robots. 
“Partnership Desk”:    If you are without a partner for the evening, I understand that this site is a place you could try to find one.   Such a partner has to be a member of our club though:  so that means other members have to use that system too.     Alternatively, if you are prepared to play with another person or a robot, the TD might invite you to be part of that standby pair.
Alerts & Explanations:   These are much improved, but don’t forget to add an explanation if you click on Alert.
System cards:   You can complete any number of convention cards, one for each partner, and your opponent can look at yours by clicking on one of the white lines in the blue box at top left.   A shorter version can be completed under Account to the right of the page, and opponents can look at that by clicking your user name.
Names:   How nice and friendly it would be if we had a name for each player rather than a blank.   Someone might greet you by name!   You can presumably delete it if you are playing elsewhere and you want to remain anonymous.

Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Scorer: Eddie
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Scorer: Eddie
8th December 2021
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
6:40 for 7 p.m.
12th December 2021
Dawes vs Gloucs
2 p.m.
15th December 2021
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
6:40 for 7 p.m.
Dates for your Diary
Saturday 29th January    8High Swiss Teams
Thursday 3rd March   No Fear Pairs
Saturday 26th March   6High Swiss Teams
Sunday 8th May Championship Pairs

James has added a new section to this site with interesting hands he has met at the table.  Topics to date (16th August 2021) are:

James has started a  "Hand of the Week" section,  any hands you would like to see there?

Wanted for RealBridge

Some volunteers are wanted to train to set up RealBridge sessions for Dawes matches over the coming season.  Please contact Paul Cutler if you are willing to take on this role.


Welcome to Staffordshire and Shropshire Contract Bridge Association (S&SCBA). The area covered by the Association ranges from the Welsh border in the West to Burton on Trent in the East, Newcastle under Lyme in the North to Ludlow in the South. Our objectives are to promote duplicate bridge in the counties, to encourage inter-club, etc., competitions and to employ the funds in the best interests of the game.

The County has teams of eight entered in the Midland League (Dawes, Porter and Markham) and annually enters a team in the EBU Tollemache competition. The Midlands league covers Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire in addition to ourselves. The County also participates in the Edgar Foster Cups and Midland Teams Challenge Bowl, events for the six counties of Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and ourselves.

During the winter months teams of four league matches for County members are held on the second Wednesday of the month, and there is also a team of four knock-out competition.  Inter Club Sim Pairs are run regularly, and, various pairs competition events are held annually.

County clubs affiliated to the EBU are Border, Chasetown, Eccleshall, Nantwich, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Stafford, TettenhallWolverhampton and Wrekin.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.