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Midland Counties Events 2021

The six counties involved have agreed dates for the two events as follows: 
Midland Counties Challenge Bowl (2 teams of 4 from each county) will be held on RealBridge on Sunday, 27th June.  Qualifying teams are the winners of the league and the runners up in the Staffs Cup (supplemented by others if necessary).
Edgar Foster Cups (4 pairs from each county) to be held on Sunday 19th September (either F2F or on RealBridge).  Qualifying pairs come from the Championship Pairs – preferably those who will not be playing in the Corwen in June.

Non-SSCBA events

Oxfordshire Congress

Saturday 12th June:  Swiss Pairs 
Sunday 13th June:  Swiss Teams
Sunday 13th June:  Friendly Pairs
Please click here to enter online or here to download an entry form. 

LLANDUDNO Pairs Weekend

Saturday 10th July: GP Pairs
Sunday 11th July: GP Pairs
Please click here to download an entry form. 

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The Midland Counties Congress report  "Following the success of, and feedback from, our recent Eight-High and Nine-High Swiss Teams, we have decided to run further events while we are unable to return to face to face bridge. The next event, on 19th June, will be 6-High and it is planned to publish a programme of further events in due course. Once again, the event will be run on RealBridge, giving you the opportunity of seeing and talking with your partner and opponents and there will be both individual team and also county rankings."

SSCBA entries by email to Paul Cutler please, including names of all the team members, by Monday 14th June 2021.  See poster for more details on

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COMPETITIONS   SECRETARY  for Staffordshire & Shropshire Contract Bridge Association
We need a volunteer to succeed Jeff Jones to organise and promote competitions within our County. 

During the first year, at least, the organisation of the Leagues and the Staffs Cup will be undertaken (with help from the Competitions Secretary with promotion) by Paul Cutler. During the past season he has organised these because both were held on line and are very likely to be on line next season, and with that experience he has volunteered to carry on for another year.

The other events may well be on line rather than face to face for the time being, but the new Competitions Secretary, with help from predecessors if need be, would be in charge of the Championship Pairs in particular and be involved with Midland Counties Challenge (Teams) and Edgar Foster Cups (Pairs), and perhaps with the re-introduction of the No Fears Pairs Day, Mixed Pairs and County Simultaneous Pairs, etc.  Expenses are reimbursed!    In due course when competitions can safely be held face to face, they will be held at Wolverhampton Bridge Club, our County headquarters.

Please nominate yourself or recommend another to Judy Mitchell.

Further details from  Judy Mitchell on 01743 235374 or 

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.

On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
On Line Virtual Club
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On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
20th June 2021
Dawes vs Lincs.(Revised Date)
23rd June 2021
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
27th June 2021
Midland Counties Challenge Bowl
30th June 2021
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
19th September 2021
Edgar Foster Cups

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.