Upcoming events in February
Mixed Swiss Pairs and Mixed Swiss Teams
Mixed Pairs on Saturday 13 February, starting at 1pm.
Mixed Teams on Sunday 14 February, starting at 11am
Both events will be held at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow
National Men's Pairs and Men's Teams
Men's Pairs on Saturday 27 February, starting at 1pm
Men's Teams on Sunday 28 February, starting at noon.
Both events will be held at the Dundee Bridge Club.
Scottish Swiss Pairs
Please note change of date and venue.
This will take place on Sunday 1st May at the Aviator Suite, Prestwick Airport (free parking). Catering details to follow.
Winter Foursomes and Winter Swiss Teams
Congratulations to Charles & Vi Outred, Cliff Gillis, and Martin Garvey for winning the Winter Foursomes. They beat the previously undefeated Sanders (Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Sam Punch, Tim Rees) team in the final by 22 IMP. Miro Dragic, Anne Symons, Helen & Danny Kane were third.
Paul and Alex Gipson, Mike Ash, and Arend Bayer won the Consolation Final, closely followed by the Philip and Steel teams.
The Winter Swiss teams was won by:
John di Mambro, Ronald Gaffin, Jun Nakamaru-Pinder, and Gints Freimanis.
Silver award to Nicol, Kevin,Stuart and David.
Bronze 3 award to Jane,Elizabeth,Catriona and Linda
Bronze 1 & 2 award to Graham, Hazel, Yuen Man and Simon
The International Committee has announced that the team for the second Camrose weekend on 4-6 March in Llandrindod Wells will be:
- Alan Goodman and Brian Short
- Stephen Peterkin and Derek Sanders
- Irving Gordon and Danny Kane
- NPC: Sandy Duncan
Congratulations to the winners - Anne Symons, Helen Kane, Sam Punch and Paula Leslie. The runners up were Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sheila MacDonald and Maida Grant. The silver prize was won by Kathleen Craig, Sheena Hamilton, Grace Walker and Peggy Donaldson. The bronze prize was won by Elizabeth Peckham, Jane Harper, Catriona Gardiner and Linda Delworth. photos and results
Thanks to all who participated and to those who ran the event in our clubs......more
Chairman's Cup, Sweden
The SBU has received an invitation for a Scotland team to play in the prestigious team tournament Chairman’s Cup during the 22nd Swedish Bridge Festival. The Chairman’s Cup is played from Saturday July 30 to Thursday August 4, 2016. The venue is Conventum Arena in Örebro, Sweden. The Bridge festival itself is played from Friday 29 July to Sunday 7 August.
The organisers will provide accommodation and pay the entry fee for the Chairman's Cup - full details.
The following teams have expressed interest in representing Scotland:
- Alex Adamson, Mike McGinley, Stephen Peterkin, and Sam Punch
- Phil Stephens, Phil Morrison, Frazer Morgan, and Alex Wilkinson
- Jim Hay, Andy Philip, Finlay Marshall, plus one
- Bob McKinnon plus three
- Ronald Gaffin, Gints Freimanis, John di Mambro, and Douglas Mitchell
- Helen and Danny Kane, John Murdoch, and Cliff Gillis
There will be no financial support from the SBU.
Scottish Cup and Plate
Congratulations to the Short team who successfully defended their title. The team of Brian Short, Dave Walker, Les Steel and John Matheson had a further reason to celebrate as John is now the record holder with 16 Scottish Cup victories.
Congratulations to the Bennett team (Roy Bennett, Fiona McQuaker, David Liggat and Liz McGowan) on winning the Scottish Cup Plate.
Lady Milne Trophy
Following the Lady Milne Trial, the International Committee is pleased to announce the following team for the Lady Milne Trophy on 15-17 April 2016 in Northern Ireland
- Paula Leslie and Samantha Punch
- Helen Kane and Anne Symons
- Michele Gladstone and Liz McGowan
- NPC: Alan Goodman
World Bridge Games, 3-17 September 2016
The World Bridge Games, previously known as the Olympiad, will be held in Wroclaw, Poland. The International and Finance Committees will consider the extent to which we are able to support Scottish participation in this event and further details will be made available after the Council meeting on 2 February.
Any Scottish pair in good standing will be eligible to play in the World National Open, Women’s, Seniors, or Mixed Pairs that run from 11-16 September, although there is no commitment of financial support at this stage.
More information (PDF)
Scotland teams for the European Team Championships
The International Committee has announce the following Scotland teams for the European Team Championships in Budapest in June 2016 (website):
Peggy Bayer and Junior Camrose selections
The Peggy Bayer Trophy and Junior Camrose Trophy will be held in Edinburgh on 19-21 February. As host country Scotland will have two teams where it makes an even number of competing teams (website).
Junior Camrose (U25)
|Peggy Bayer Trophy (U20)|
2015 National League Winners
Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Alan Goodman, Brian Short (Capt), Samantha Punch
The 2015 National League was convincing won by the SHORT team with PIPER (Douglas Piper, Malcolm Cuthbertson, Alex Wilkinson, Phil Morrison, Frazer Morgan, Phil Stephens) winning the race for second place from KANE and SIME.
The Second Division was won by ADAMSON (Alex Adamson, Mike Ash, Finlay Marshall, Arend Bayer, Patrick Home) with BURN in second place.
The Third Division was won by MALE (Stephen Male, Marilyn Silverdale, Iain Taylor, Andrew Symons, Joyce Benson, Raymond Blin) with VALENTINE in second place.
Women's Pairs Final
This takes place at Perth Bridge Club on Sunday 28th February. Qualifiers
2016 World Bridge Games
Latest information (PDF)
2016 SBU Congresses at Peebles Hydro Hotel
2016 - Croatia
Please call bridge Overseas to check availability before booking your flights if you are extending your stay.
Review of Overseas Congress 2015 - Corfu
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Strathpeffer Congress 2016
A new date and an old venue. The congress returns to the Ben Wyvis Hotel . The weekend of the 1st to 4th April is devoted to the bridge congress and DBB will be £99 pp for 3 nights.
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Information for clubs
This is a new section within the Support tab. Many thanks to Fort Matilda BC for sharing their experience of lottery funding, first published in the SB News, July 2012.
EBU Blue Points
As the SBU does not issue Blue Points, this is the current policy for handling them.