Release 2.19o

Annual Congress

30th Oct – 31st Oct

The KCBA's Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams are being held online on RealBridge starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 45 minutes after match 3. 'Really Easy' Pairs on the Saturday. 
Please click here to enter online.

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

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Welcome to Staffs & Shrops Contract Bridge Association

At the regular Wednesday evening session 18 Staffs and Shrops pairs took part in the EBU Autumn Sim pairs on 13th October 2021.  As at 10:50 a.m. 14/10/21 best placed SSCBA pair were Tony Spiers and John Sanders, playing EW being 8th out 133 pairs, Sue Maxwell and Michael McCartney playing NS not far behind, there may be more results yet to come. Congratulations Tony & John and Sue & Michael. EBU links here for the session full results, club results and commentary in addition to the usual SSCBA Wednesday results for the session. A commentary on hand 19 can be found here

16 teams took part in this most enjoyable event, sadly only two teams from Staffs and Shrops, best placed of which were Viv Milne's team coming 4th with 62 VP.  The winning team, the Sheppard team from Oxforshire, scored 75 VP over the 5 rounds. Oxfordshire and Avon were well represented, 6 teams from Oxfordshire!  A  discussion of interesting hands followed on after the event itself took place on zoom.   The organiser was able to bring up the hands, scores and bidding as the hand selected was discussed, at the start players were encouraged to make a note of suitable hands to talk over at this zoom meeting. Those that entered will be able to see the scores here.

The next Midlands 9 high event takes place 29th January 2022 and there will be 6 high events 27th November and 29th March.

In addition the Malvern Congress is holding 9 high pairs event on Friday 29th October 2021.

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.

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 regularly from 10 to 12 tables each week.

Click here for information on how to join the group.

#98215 Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Scorer: Eddie
EBU Autumn Sim Pairs
Scorer: Eddie
On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
21st November 2021
Dawes vs Warks
2 p.m.
12th December 2021
Dawes vs Gloucs
2 p.m.
16th January 2022
Dawes vs Worcs.
2 p.m.
John Withers Presented with Award
John Withers Presented with Award

Finally, September 2021, Covid restrictions have eased enough to allow Pamela Booth-Jones, the SSCBA Chairman, to present John Withers in person with the the prestigious Dimmie Fleming Award which John was awarded in 2020 for services to bridge. Read more from the original notice in 2020.

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?

Wednesday Pairs, 8th September

We had six tables on 8th September. Congratuations to winners Tony Spiers and John Sanders with 66%, and runners-up James Vickers and Judy Mitchell with 63%. The full results can be found here, and a commentary on an interesting board may follow shortly. 


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.