Report of National Congress at Peebles Hydro 13th-15th July 2018
Congratulations to the winners of the Congress Teams for the Edward Whittaker Trophy who were Sam Punch, Tim Rees, Stephen Peterkin and Les Steel. The winners of the Pieter van Dijk Trophy for Congress Pairs were Mike Ash and Robert Ferrari. Their winning result meant that we all listened even more attentively to the Mikes seminar on Sunday morning when he led the discussion around the bidding and play of the hands from the previous day. The Bronze section also loved their Masterclass with Sandy Duncan and Tim McKay; they said it gave them confidence to learn that the experts also make mistakes. The October Congress brochure is now available online and in clubs. You will see that we are continuing to experiment with the formula of the various congresses to see if we can attract more players. In October we will be trialling early starts and finishes. Then in December will be using the...
Scotland Team for Venice Cup
The International Committee is pleased to announce that the Women's Team who finished in a qualifying position of 7th in the European Championships in Ostend will be our team for the Venice Cup in Sanya, China in October 2019. The team will therefore be Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie, Anne Symons & Helen Kane with Alex Adamson as NPC.
Junior European Pairs in Croatia
In the European Youth Pairs Championship in Croatia, none of our pairs made the top 26 places to make the U26 A final: Liam O'Brien and Ronan Valentine were 30th, Jun Nakamaru-Pinder and Stewart Pinkerton were 40th, and Glen Forester and Botond Hajdara 54th. In the consolation final, all three pairs finished above average with Glen & Botond 12th, Jun & Stewart 26th, Liam and Ronan 35th. Ex-Scottish junior Yvonne Wiseman came fourth in the final of the Women’s U26 pairs.
European National Mixed Team Championships
The European National Mixed Team Championships will be held in the VIP Executive Entrecampos Hotel & Conference, Avenida 5 De Outubro, 295, Lisbon, Portugal from 22–28 February 2019. Further details will be available from the EBL and SBU Selection Committee in due course.
- Scottish Cup & Plate Draw 2018 (updated July 16th)
Professor Samantha's hard work pays off
International Bridge player, Professor Samantha Punch and her colleagues at the University of Stirling are bridging the gap between generations - as well as the local community - by inviting people to join a new bridge club. The University Bridge Club has been set up as part of a series of research projects into the health and well-being benefits of playing the card game. A study, funded by English Bridge Education and Development (EBED), found that those who play bridge have higher levels of well-being than those who do not play. The new club will also help build intergenerational relationships within and beyond the University. Professor Punch is leading the research together with Dr Caroline Small, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. The project will look at what drives people to take up bridge and keep playing throughout their lives. It will also explore the...
National League 2018 - Teams Entered as of July 16th
A reminder that the closing date for entries for the National League 2018 is July 15th. The CoCs were published previously and can be found attached to the article further down the front page of the website. To date the following teams have entered. Another couple of weeks will be added on to enable those still trying to put a team together to get themselves organised, so the revised closing date will be July 31st. Taylor - Iain Taylor, Andrew Symons, Peter Hodgson, Willie Nelson Ash - Mike Ash, Arend Bayer, Frazer Morgan, Phil Stephens Smith - Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Tony Wilkinson, Bob McPaul Adamson - Alex Adamson, Derek Sanders, Irving Gordon, Danny Kane Sime - Iain Sime, John Matheson, John Murdoch, Douglas Piper Outred - Charles Outred, vi Outred, Derek Diamond, David Gerrard Short - Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin Patrick- Ian Patrick, Bob McKinnon,...
National League 2018
Entries are now being taken for the National League 2018. Attached are the GCoC for Trials in 2018 and the Supplementary CoC specific to the National League. Any queries should be directed to emailProtector.addCloakedMailto("ep_f3f7b500", 0);. images/TrialsGCoC18.pdf images/NLSCOC2018.pdf
- Summer Congress 2018 entry forms now available
SBU National Bronze Event at Peebles
There is a National Bronze Congress at Peebles Hydro on 14th and 15th July, running in parallel with the main SBU Summer Congress. More information
Other Recent Updates
- Congresses & One Day Events
- Arthur Trophy - Event Entry Information - Grand Master Pairs
- Diamond Trophy - Event Entry Information - Senior National Pairs
- Stirling Pairs - Event Entry Information
- Kennedy Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Club Master and Novices
- Johnston Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Local and District Masters
- Mixed Swiss Pairs - Event Entry Information - Ruby Martyn Trophy
- Mixed Swiss Pairs - Winners - Ruby Martyn Trophy
- Mixed Swiss Teams - Winners - Helen Walton Trophy
- Mixed Swiss Teams - Event Entry Information - Helen Walton Trophy
- Harrison Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Regional Masters and above
- Scottish Bridge News
- SBU National Summer Congress - photographs
- SBU National Summer Congress - Consolation Teams Final
- SBU National Summer Congress - Teams Final
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