Results of National League 2017
Division 1 has been won by the team of Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin, and these four along with Mike Ash & Arend Bayer who finished second in the cross imping, will be the Scottish team for the 1st Camrose weekend to be held just outside Belfast the weekend of January 5-7. Sandy Duncan will be the NPC. Division 2 has been won by the team of Nigel Guthrie, Jim Forsyth, Jim McMenemy, Paul...
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 Women's Trials...
- Handbook of the Master Point Scheme, 8th Edition (August 2017)
Senior Supplemental CoC 201718
Further information about the Senior trial for the Teltscher Trophy and the Senior Europeans can be found in the attached document below. Senior Supplemental CoC 2017-18
National League Divisions 2017
The document below lets you see which Division your team is in for the forthcoming season of National League. Schedules for the first weekend will be sent out to team captains. National League qualifying points 2017
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)
- Supplementary CoC for Women's Trial
Holiday Inn (Edinburgh West) booking codes
Special rates have once again been negotiated with the Holiday Inn for weekend long events being held at the New Melville BC. Those being held in December (Women's trial Dec 1st & 2nd, Senior trial Dec 15th & 16th) and in January (Open trial Jan 12th & 13th and Winter 4's Jan 26th & 27th) will be £80 single B&B and £100 twin B&B. The National League weekend (Nov 18th) unfortunately clashes with an All Blacks rugby...
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
- National League Div 2 (1st Weekend)
- National League Division 2 - Winners - Alexander Trophy
- National League Division 1 - Winners - Matheson Trophy
- Trial Entries Received to Date
- Kennedy Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Club Master and Novices
- National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Scotsman Trophy
- Jesner Johnston 2017 Overall Split
- December Congress 2017 Incomplete Teams
- National League Div 2 (2nd Weekend)
- National League Div 1 (2nd weekend)
- National League Div 1 (1st Weekend)
- Winter Foursomes - Event Entry Information - Scottish BBL Cup
- Bobby Allan Trophy - Event Entry Information - Simultaneous Mixed Pairs
- Lord Thomson Trophy - Winners - SBU Simultaneous Pairs
- Autumn Pairs - Winners
Scottish Bridge News (SBN)
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