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 - Monday 27th January 2020

The clubs that taking part in this event are:

Venues Contact Tel. No. Visitors
Chasetown Kay Brian 01543 674225 Yes
Nantwich Barrie Milnes 01270 842854 Yes
Newcastle Tracy Aherne 01782 871268 Yes
Oswestry Pat Ramsay 01691 656173 Yes
Stafford David Drinkwater 01889 584119 Yes
Wolverhampton Linda Curtis 01902 765027 Yes

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.

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. 

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

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.

Autumn Congress 2019


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).

Gerard Faulker 2018/19


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! 

Crockfords 31st August - 1st September 2019

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

Madrid Individual Comptition


Jason Hackett came second in the Mutton Cup Individual Competition played in Madrid on 24th August. Several SSCBA members took part. 

Brighton Teams


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.

Scarborough Teams

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.

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
27th January 2020
County Simultaneous Pairs
clubs
12th February 2020
League
Wolverhampton
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)
Results
Staffs League 1st Div
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
Staffs League 2nd Div
Director: James Vickers
Scorer: James Vickers
Staffs League 1st Div
Staffs League 2nd Div