European Open Trial
The team of Mike Ash & Miro Dragic and Paul Barton & Jun Nakamaru-Pinder won the Open Trial with a score of 106.6 VPs. The McKay team were second with 95.91 VPs, Smith third with 94.09 VPs and Valentine fourth with 89.56 VPs. The winning team along with the leading pair in the X imps - Abi Wilson & Jim Hay will be our Open European team in Ostend with Sandy Duncan as their NPC.
We are very pleased to announce the following teams have been selected to represent Scotland in the forthcoming Junior International events: JUNIOR CAMROSE (Under 26) Ronan Valentine/Liam O'Brien Stewart Pinkerton/Gints Freimanis Glen Falconer/Botond Hajdara NPC Liz McGowan PEGGY BAYER (Under 21) Christopher Docherty/Gideon Green Adam Tobias/Wan-Hew Tran John Russell/ David Tobias NPC Jim Hay They will be...
A NEW BRIDGE MAGAZINE
A NEW BRIDGE MAGAZINE is a new completely FREE magazine brought to you by editor Mark Horton and his team including: Ron Tacchi in charge of layout along with contributors, David Bird, Alan Mould, Larry Cohen, Alex Adamson & Harry Smith, Sally Brock, Julian Pottage, Liz McGowan and Kit Woolsey. We hope to have many new articles by other well-known bridge personalities in the very near future, including features...
Frischmann Trophy won by Glen Falconer and Damien Murray
Glen Falconer and Damien Murray won the Junior National Pairs for the Robert Frischmann Trophy today at the Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh, narrowly beating Liam O'Brien & Calum Stout with Donald Mackillop and John Russell third. Open the article to see a photo of the winning pair. Full results The event was well supported with participants from Ayrshire, West, North, Central, and East Districts. We'd like to...
- Winter Foursomes 2018 Conditions of Contest
Short beats Duncan to win the Gold Cup (Scottish section)
SHORT [Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin] beat DUNCAN to win the Scottish part of the Gold Cup.
President's Report January 2018
I have not been playing as often as I would have hoped due to a gall bladder problem. The heavy dose of painkillers following this operation did not help for making decisions and a few errors were made that I would like to take back. I did not make Aviemore but did manage Peebles in December though I was worried if I could cope with the long hours as I was told it was a 16-week recovery period. I coped alright but...
The team for the Senior Camrose being held in Wales in May will be Iain Sime & John Matheson, John Murdoch & Gerald Haase and Jim Forsyth & Nigel Guthrie - NPC Anne Perkins The Senior European team for Ostend in June will be Iain Sime & John Matheson, John Murdoch & Gerald Haase and Alan Goodman & Brian Short - NPC Anne Perkins...
Hutchesons' Swiss Pairs
This popular annual Swiss Pairs event will be held on Sunday 4 February 2018. Please note that this event is organised by Hutchesons' school and is not an SBU competition. To enter, please follow this link.
Senior Trial Final Results
Senior Trials have been held to pick the team for the Senior Camrose and for a Senior Team for the European Championship. 9 teams entered and played two round robins of 10 board matches against each other. After 3 days and a total of 1,440 boards the scores have been ageed. The teams selected will be announced shortly. Rank Team Names VPs Bds 1 2 Iain Sime,John Matheson,John Murdoch,Gerald Haase 208.66 160 2 8 Jim Forsyth,Nigel...
- Report on the SBU Winter Congress 2017
Lady Milne Trial Final Results
The final results are Team 1 - Abi Wilson, Sheila Adamson, Fiona McQuaker, Liz McGowan - 166.94 VPs Team 3 - Sam Punch, Paula Leslie, Anne Symons, Helen Kane - 129.72 VPs Team 2 - Cathy Ferguson, Joan Lees, Lucia Barrett, Veronica Guy - 96.69 VPs Team 4 - Rona Moss, Pam Leith, Laura Middleton, Julia Palmer - 86.65 VPs When individual pairs results using X imps were taken into consideration, the International...
- Women's & Seniors National Pairs - Ostend
Rayne Trophy 2017-18 won by Mike Ash, Alan Goodman, Brian Short, Les Steel
The Rayne has been won by Mike Ash/ Alan Goodman/ Brian Short/ Les Steel, with Iain Sime/ John Murdoch/ Douglas Piper/ Liz McGowan runners up and Sandy Duncan/ Jake Milne/ Liam O'Brien/ Ronan Valentine third. Click the heading for the full results ...
Lord Thomson Trophy 2017-18 won by Gwen & Ken Cole (Duns)
Congratulations to Gwen & Ken Cole (Duns) who have won the SBU Simultaneous Pairs for the Lord Thomson Trophy (best result over the 2 days of the event) with a fine score of 72.40%. Runners up were Derek MacKenzie & Jean Macleod (Stornoway) 71.31%, with Abigail Wilson & Jake Milne third at Montrose with 68.16%. Full results: Tuesday 24th October 2017 Final Ranking • Hand Records • Commentary • eCats Statistics...
Autumn Pairs 2017 won by Adelaide MacPherson & Trish Davis (Grantown)
Congratulations to Adelaide MacPherson & Trish Davis (Grantown) who have won this year's Autumn Pairs event, and breaking 70% to do it! 482 pairs played in the competition spread over 38 clubs.
Review of the SBU Autumn Congress held at Peebles Hydro 20-22nd October 2017
Congratulations to Derek Sanders and Stephen Peterkin who won the Congress Pairs final and were also part of the team who won the Congress Teams final. Their team mates were John Matheson and Iain Sime. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Masterclass with John Matheson and Charles Outred. Both are international players who have won many cups at Peebles over the years; so they made it all sound easy as they...
Trialists & Convention Cards 2017-18
Registered system cards for National League and trials Click the pair for their system card. EBL/WBF system categories, other than green, are marked. Systems changed after initial publication will be highlighted. Note that each team is restricted to four system cards per weekend. These are predicted partnerships for the National League. SBU simple system WBF card (doc, odt, pdf) 2017-2018 season Open European...
- Handbook of the Master Point Scheme - current and past versions
European Teams Championships in June 2018
The 54th European Teams Championships will be held at Kursaal Oostende (Sea Promenade), Ostend, Belgium from 6th to 16th June 2018. Information letter (September 2017)
Senior Age Conditions for EBL Events
The minimum age for participants in EBL events is to increase from 60 to 65 gradually over several years. See the the Senior Age Information Letter which has full details. (updated October 2017)
Amendment to Laws 2017
This modification to Law 26B was received after publication. Law 26B now reads: When an offending player's call is withdrawn and it is not replaced by a comparable call, if he becomes a defender declarer may, at the offender's partner's first turn to lead (which may be the opening lead) prohibit offender's partner from leading any (one) suit which has not been specified in the legal auction by the offender. Such...
Other Recent Updates
- Mixed Swiss Pairs - Event Entry Information - Ruby Martyn Trophy
- Mixed Swiss Teams - Event Entry Information - Helen Walton Trophy
- Bronze Teams - Event Entry Information
- National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Scotsman Trophy
- Junior National Pairs - Winners - Robert Frischmann Trophy
- An Index of Players Representing Scotland in International Events
- Winter Foursomes - Event Entry Information - Scottish BBL Cup
- Gold Cup Plate - Winners - Marion Hill Trophy
- Trial Entries Received to Date
- Winter Swiss Teams - Event Entry Information - Peploe Trophy
- Scottish Swiss Pairs - Event Entry Information - T. N. Culbertson Memorial Salver
- SBU National Event Hub
- SBU National Winter Congress - photographs
- Rayne Trophy - Winners - National Teams
- SBU Membership 2017-18
SBU National & Bronze Congresses at Peebles Hydro
For all enquiries please contact sbucongressdesk
Winter National Congress
8-10 December 2017
10th Overseas Congress
Sunday 29 April 2018 to Saturday 5 May 2018
at Athena Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus