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Saturday 18th June:
Swiss Pairs ENTRIES

Sunday 26th June:
Swiss Teams ENTRIES

Both events are Green Pointed, played on RealBridge, commence at 11 a.m. with a fee of £15 per player.

2nd & 3rd July 2022 Swiss Pairs
Organised by NWBA
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

£90 per pair for 12 x 8 board matches
Follow the link for more details and to book

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Welcome to Staffs & Shrops Contract Bridge Association

12 pairs took part, all the top three pairs are regular Dawes/MCOL team players. The winners were the SSCBA chair, Pamela Booth-Jones & Sue Yardley, with Tony Togneri & Elisabeth Bingham coming second and David Beavon & county captain Paul Cutler coming third.   A very enjoyable afternoon at the bridge table.

Pam Booth-Jones and Sue Yardley are not available to play in the Corwen on 28th and 29th May. Therefore the next four places are all involved in the Corwen: Tony Togneri & Elisabeth Bingham,  Paul Cutler & Dave Beavon, Celia Day & Claire Marsh together with James Vickers & Martin Church who have agreed to be the stand-by pair.

The Edgar Foster Cups (Gloucestershire) and the Midland Counties Bowl (host Worcestershire) dates not confirmed yet.

Shropshire Congress took place on RealBridge. Numbers higher than last time face to face back in 2019, is online the way for the future of the congress?  

  • with 72 pairs Swiss Pairs on Saturday 23rd April. 
    • The winners were Robin Jepson & Alan Brosgill
    • and joint runners up Warner Solomon & Ian Walsh and Marc Chawner & Ray Clarke
  • with 22 teams Swiss Teams on Sunday 24th April
    • The winning team Andy Cope & Thomas Gardner (Juniors), Graham Cope & Keith Jordan
    • again joint runners up Richard Plackett & Espen Erichsen, Paddy Murphy & Mark Roderick  and Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, Ed Scerri & Louise Selway

Best placed SSCBA players were Robin Adey abd John Hartley in the Swiss Pairs, Robin reports "John Hartley and myself were 2nd after 5 rounds, but eventually finished 8th  out of 72".

Many congratulations all.

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - Special Events

Ukraine Appeal ECATs Sim Pairs at Stafford 11th - 15th AprilStaffs and Shrops players took part in a number of sessions to raise money for the Ukraine appeal funds:

Through these events Staffs and Shrops players raised over £1,600.

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
Director: Eddie
Scorer: Eddie
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Director: Eddie
Scorer: Eddie
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
Director: Eddie
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
1st June 2022
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
6:40 for 7 p.m
Director: Eddie
8th June 2022
Pairs Staffs & Shrops
6:40 for 7 p.m
Director: Eddie
9th June 2022
Mixed Pairs
Wolverhampton Bridge Club WV10 9LE
7 for 7:15 p.m.
Saturday 28th May Corwen Trophy
Sunday 29th May Corwen Trophy
Thursday 9th June Mixed Pairs

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, Eccleshall, Nantwich, Newcastle, Newport, Oswestry, Stafford, StoneTettenhallWolverhampton and Wrekin.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.

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?