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 jeffjt@btinternet.com

Congress to be held at Telford Centre Hotel (ex Park Inn), Telford, TF3 4NA, on 25th April 2020.  Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell.

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SSCBA Events in January to March 2020

Some forthcoming events - more details to follow.

County Simultaneous Pairs - Played at clubs on Monday 27th January 2020

6 clubs took part in this event, results in from all 6 with a total of 39 tables as of Tuesday 28th January just short of midnight, thanks to John Withers burning the midnight oil.  First are Linda & Paul Laughlin (playing at Stafford, pictured), with Robert Hunt & Cyril Walker (Oswestry) second by a short head from Mike Sherriff  & Robin Adey (Stafford) who were themselves a short head from Val Prentice & Jill Bird (Nantwich) now fourth after the 6th club's results included.   Slight increase in the numbers taking part this year, 35 tables last year.  Many thanks to John Withers and Jeff Jones for all the work they put in to make the event so successful. Next SSCBA sim pairs is Wednesday 12th August 2020.

No Fear Pairs - Thursday 27th February 2020

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.

Championship Pairs - Sunday 8th March 2020

The first three pairs in this event qualify to play in the national event for the Corwen Trophy on 30th and 31st May 2020. 

Stafford Bridge Club

Stafford Bridge Club is organising an Away Weekend: 17th —20th April 2020 at Crabwall Manor Hotel, Parkgate Road, Mollington Chester CH1 6NE.  Cost £225.00 per person for 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Click here for more information.  If you would like to join the party in the first instance contact the Stafford secretary or David Drinkwater.  The club went to the same venue last year, see report here, a most enjoyable event with bridge in the evenings and sight seeing/retail therapy in Chester during the day.

Shropshire Congress

25th April 2010 - The Shropshire Congress at the Mercure Telford Centre Hotel, TF3 4NA  Green Pointed Swiss Pairs. Please click for brochure.

EBU

Diary

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.

Magazine

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.

Minutes

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 Bridge Warehouse (previously the EBU Shop)Warehouse

The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.

Club Management Focus

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.

New Rule Book

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.

Club Blue Point Events

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
Welcome

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, TettenhallWolverhampton and Wrekin.  Wolverhampton Bridge Club became the playing headquarters of S&SCBA in December 2013.

Recent Success

National Point-a-Board Teams - 25th January


SSCBA members Paul and Jason Hackett were members of the second placed team just one point behind the winners in this competition played at the Young Chelsea Club on 25th January 2020

Teltscher Trophy Senior Trial


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.

Premier League Division 3 - 2019


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.

If you would like to be considered for selection in the team for the 2019/20 season please contact Paul Cutler, 07939 977499.

EBED

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.

Contact Webmaster

Please email the webmaster with any news, comments and pictures to be included on the website.

Calendar
23rd February 2020
Dawes vs Worcs (home)
Wolverhampton 2 p.m.
27th February 2020
No Fear Pairs
Wolverhampton Bridge Club
10:45 for 11:30 a.m. (tbc)
8th March 2020
Championship Pairs (Bearn) Revised date
Wolverhampton Bridge Club
1 p.m. (tbc)
11th March 2020
League
Wolverhampton
5th April 2020
Dawes vs Oxford (away)
2 p.m.
Results
League
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
Staffs League Div 1
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
County Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Pat
Scorer: john bridge
Staffs League 1st Div
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers