To be played at Wolverhampton Bridge Club. Open to SSCBA members, closing date for entry is 29th February. For further information please contact Jeff Jones on 01952 620496 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress to be held at Telford Centre Hotel (ex Park Inn), Telford, TF3 4NA, on 25th April 2020. Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell.
Some forthcoming events - more details to follow.
The clubs that taking part in this event are:
If as a visitor you would like to play at any of these venues, please telephone beforehand to check start time and whether or not there is room for you.
Contact Jeff Jones or John Withers for any further details.
This day time event takes place at Wolverhampton Bridge Club with a light lunch included. It is aimed at less experienced players who may be partnered by a more experienced player.
The first three pairs in this event qualify to play in the national event for the Corwen Trophy on 30th and 31st May 2020.
Forty-four bridge players from around Oswestry, some of whom have only recently taken up the game, supported another charitable event on 4th January 2020, this time raising £535 for The Samaritans. Speaking on their behalf, Jane Langdon reported that in her area alone some 120 volunteers deal with about 30,000 calls per year, plus texts and face-to-face meetings, as well as working with support groups and fundraising events, while recent initiatives include outreach programmes to prisons, schools, job centres, and businesses.
Oswestry bridge players have, in the last twelve months, raised well in excess of one thousand pounds in support of local, national and international charities in areas such as mental health, cancer care and research, and children's welfare. Oswestry Bridge Club is one of the most thriving of its kind in the area with approaching 100 members and has an active teaching programme for introducing people to the game. For more details visit https://www.bridgewebs.com/oswestry.
25th April 2010 - The Shropshire Congress at the Mercure Telford Centre Hotel, TF3 4NA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs. Please click for brochure.
From 2020, if members wish to receive a copy of the diary they will need to opt in.
The best and easiest way for members to opt-in is by changing the setting on their account on MyEBU. Click on 'account' in the top right corner, select 'My details', and then in the 'account setting' section of the page, under the magazine/diary preference option use the drop down list to choose the preferred setting.
The EBU magazine, English Bridge, can be read on line if you do not receive a printed copy. After December 2017 the County News items will no longer appear, either in the on-line extra or in the printed edition, leaving more space for general interest items. Please ensure that you contact the webmaster with any club news that you would like to appear here on the County website.
The minutes of EBU Board meetings are posted on the EBU website. When minutes are approved at a meeting they are moved in to the archive, accessed further down the page.
The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.
The Autumn 2019 edition of the Club Management Focus is out now see - https://www.ebu.co.uk/newsletters/?id=47
Please keep your contact details, including email address, up to date. Also, if you do not need a diary or printed version of English Bridge magazine please opt out to help reduce costs and waste. Go to www.ebu.co.uk/members/v2/, log-in and use the 'my details' tab to update your details and preferences.
The Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 is available for purchase. These were introduced at EBU events from the start of August 2017 to coincide with the annual updates to the Blue Book and White Book.
Congratulations to those SSCBA members promoted in December 2019
Subject to obtaining an EBU licence clubs are entitled to hold 2 blue pointed events per year, 3 blue points are equivalent to 1 green point.
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, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton and Wrekin. Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.
Paul Hackett was a member of the winning team, team Mossop, at this sennior trials event that took place at the West Midlands Bridge Club on 16th December 2019. They will represent England at the Telcher Trophy taking place on 15th/16th May 2020.
SSCBA members Paul Hackett and Dave Debbage were in the team that ended the season at the top of the EBU Premier League, the final round played 9th/10th November 2019 at The West Midlands Bridge Club.
SSCBA members Paul Hackett and Dave Debbage were in the Hackett team that won Eastbourne Bowl in the EBU Autumn Congress played 18th - 20th September 2019 at The Mercure Hotel in Daventry click for pictures (may not display in old browsers).
Paul Hackett was a member of the Brian Senior winning team in the Gerard Faulkner knock out competition, the final for the 2018/19 competition being played in September 2019 just as the competition for the next year was getting underway!
Several County members were in the team that came second, Diego Brenner, Jason, Justin and Paul joined by David Mossop and Alex Hydes. Dan Croft’s team also got to the final
Jason Hackett came second in the Mutton Cup Individual Competition played in Madrid on 24th August. Several SSCBA members took part.
Another Hackett family success story. Jason, Justin, David Mossop and Paul have won the Brighton teams played on 11th August 2019. The home of the congress is now at Eastbourne but the name lives on! Congratulations all in the team.
Jason Hacket was in the winning team in this event at the Scarbough Summer Congress, 24th - 28th July 2019
If you would like to be considered for selection in the team for the 2019/20 season please contact Paul Cutler, 07939 977499.
Lessons usually start in September. Courses are being run at Newcastle, Oswestry, Shrewsbury Improvers, Stafford, Wolverhampton and Wrekin. Newcastle reports a thriving beginners class. Stafford has an equally popular intermediate class. Click the link here for more details.
The charity English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), set up in 2014, now manages educational programmes and support for teachers, and also provides Tournament Director training for Clubs and Counties. Please check their web site for information on TD and Club Teacher training courses.
SSCBA member Dom Wilson has been appointed as a Trustee from August 1st 2018.
Please email the webmaster with any news, comments and pictures to be included on the website.