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Green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams Level 4 events taking place on BBO, click here for a brochure.  Also Blue Pointed Pairs and Open teams. Pre-Entry is required, as is registration on BBO (BridgeBase Online).

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Dawes match vs Nottinghamshire

On Sunday 8th November we played our first online Dawes (Midland Counties) match against Nottinghamshire. The results were: 

1st team lost 1-19 VPs

2nd team won 17-3 VPs 

3rd team lost 5-15 VPs

The results have all been compiled by Patrick Shileds on the Gloucestershire website and can be found here

SSCBA 2020/21 On Line League

Staffs & Shrops Online League 2020/21

Nine captains have registered with Paul, they have been sent full instructions. Please read carefully!  Click the link here for the time table, dates shown are the final day to complete the match, that is round 1 match to be played by November 29th.  Some matches already played, see local and EBU sites.

Staffs & Shrops Online Bridge



Evenings 7 p.m. Regular Bridge (started on June 10th)

SSCBA has 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). Our first SSCBA Club on line session was on  Wednesday, 10th June 2020, at 7 p.m. A second session, No Fears, in the afternoons started on July 8th but has had to be abandonned due to lack of support following the game on August the 5th.   Those that have taken part in the No Fears events have all enjoyed the sessions, just not enough players.  If there is demand a second attempt to run No Fears could be made in the Autumn.

The winners of the 24th Staffs and Shrops online game were Keith Shuttleworth and Brian Nicholls (NS) with 64%, and Tony Leech and Linda Curtis (EW) with 59%. The full results can be found here, and a report of some hands here.  

The winners of the 23rd Staffs and Shrops online game on 11th November were Paul Amison and Geoffrey Williams (NS) with 64%, and Tony Leech and Linda Curtis (EW) also with 64%. A link to the full results can be found here, and a brief report of some hands here

Many thanks are due to Judy Mitchell, John Withers and James Vickers and others for the considerable amount of work they have put in to setting the virtual club up. Feedback from one of the players "Most important is thanks for getting this going. I'm certain it is absolutely the right thing to do for local bridge in the lockdown. Keep up the good work."

Congratulations to the winners of the opening session NS Keith Shuttleworth & Brian Nicholls and EW Paul Cutler & Martin Aherne. 

Guidance for Bridge Base Online

Here are links to the documents which will help you to start playing with BBO:

How to create your BBO account (despite what it says in these instructions we do want you to put your real full name here, and we would like to you give a summary of your system under ‘Other’. This would have to be altered if you play a different system with another partner.)

When you are ready to join the on-line virtual Club you should register with the Membership Secretary, John Withers, on, giving: 

  • your name,
  • your user name,
  • EBU number if you have one,
  • contact telephone and email address.
  • which section you wish to play in Staffs & Shrops Online Bridge Club or the NoFears Online Bridge Club

Only those who have registered will be able to play at the Club, and we need to know which group you wish to play in.

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with one of these listed below:
Judy Mitchell –  01743 235374
John Withers -  01384 271089
James Vickers  - 
Paul Cutler –  07939 977499
Pam Booth Jones –  01952 222421

Judy Mitchell
S&SCBA Secretary.

01743 235374

On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
No Fears
Scorer: William Clennell
On Line Virtual Club
Scorer: Eddie
No Fears
Scorer: William Clennell
25th November 2020
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
2nd December 2020
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
9th December 2020
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
16th December 2020
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.
23rd December 2020
On Line Virtual Club
6:40 for 7 p.m.

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.

Never played bridge on-line - and intimidated by what's involved? Don't be! Some clubs have set up on-line bridge groups.  Two main platforms, BBO (Bridge Base Online) and BCL (Bridge Club Live), both offer social and competitive games.  BBO offers the facility to set up a virtual bridge club. Lessons are available from Andrew Robson and Mr Bridge,  Watch over the shoulder of the experts, youtube videos, pick and possibly question, your expert in real time with Zoom.

Oswestry and Border Bridge Clubs have set up a very successful BBO virtual clubs getting 9 or more tables twice a week.   Wolverhampton and Stafford have set up BCL groups.  Stafford is running a league competition with 9 teams of 4 taking part.  Bridge is alive and well in the Staffs and Shrops area.  The unaffiliated Monday Bridge Club in the Shrewsbury area has also set up a virtual club.