Scotland wins Senior Camrose in Wales
Scotland Seniors dominated the Senior Camrose in Mold, Wales, winning all ten matches as they won the Teltscher Trophy almost 16VP ahead of England. Congratulations to John Matheson, Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Gerald Haase, and debutants Jim Forsyth and Nigel Guthrie with NPC Anne Perkins. Full Results at fob.ie.
European Senior Team
John Matheson has unfortunately had to withdraw from the Senior European team due to health problems. At this late stage, the International Committee has therefore taken the decision (invoking item 7. under Authority of the GCoC, and the agreement of Council) to invite Victor Silverstone to join the team to play with Gerald Haase, and John Murdoch will play with Iain Sime - the third pair being Alan Goodman & Brian Short.
Ian Morrison, the 36th President of the SBU, died suddenly on 5 May at the age of 77. Ian was a rising star in the 1970s, when he seemed to win everything in sight. He was the second player to reach the rank of Grand Master, immediately after Tom Culbertson, and he won the Gold Cup in 1981. He was prominent in bridge administration till the death of his parents in the mid eighties, when he seemed to lose interest in bridge. Recently he has played in Dunfermline Bridge Club with Ian MacRoberts. The funeral will be on Thursday 24 May in Dunfermline Crematorium at 11.30 am
2018 Gold Cup & Marion Hill Trophy
Entries are invited for Britain's premier knockout event - but designed to give aspiring players a good quality Scottish consolation event with generous Red point allocations. All the Scottish teams will play in Scotland until the later rounds and the first round draw will be regionalised to cut down on travelling. Any team losing in Round 1 or Round 2 will automatically be eligible for the marion Hill trophy at no additional cost. Entries should be made on the Bridge Great Britain website BGB. Top left for entry form. Mike Ash Convener Scottish Section
Annual General Meeting 2018
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Constitution, notice is hereby given that the 84rd Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Bridge Union will be held in the Mayfield Centre, Sunnybank Road, Stirling FK7 0DP at 7.00pm on Tuesday 29th May 2018. For the full AGM notice please read SBU AGM Notice 2018.pdf Prize-winners are welcome to attend the AGM to collect their prizes in person, and this is very much appreciated. The list of prizewinnners: AGM List of Prize Winnners 2017-18.pdf Here are the Accounts: SBU accounts to 31st August 2017.pdf
Kennedy Trophy 2018 won by Carole Macartney & Sheena Spence
Carole and Sheena receiving the Kennedy from last years winners Mary and Norman Stewart.
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_67399141", 0);. images/TrialsGCoC18.pdf images/NLSCOC2018.pdf
Double Dummy – a Bridge Film
It would be great if all local areas (including Dundee, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Perth, Falkirk, Linlithgow, Edinburgh, etc) could help to promote the film. I’ve been going to all the different bridge sessions/evenings at Stirling bridge club to talk for a few minutes and hand out colour posters and leaflets asking others to distribute them too. It would be helpful if many of you could do something similar face-to-face in your local bridge clubs and encourage as many players and non-players to attend. I shall also be going into lectures at Stirling and getting it into the University newsletters for staff and students. Even if it is unlikely that many will travel long distances, it will help to raise awareness about bridge and Peter, as the key contact for follow-up lessons, will soon have details of all bridge tutors in all districts to pass on to any enquirers. Do let us know if you have...
Scottish Cup Draw 2018
Scottish Cup Draw 2018 ScottishCupDraw2018.pdf
Scotland win Lady Milne Trophy 2018
The Scottish team of Abi Wilson, Sheila Adamson, Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch and Paula Leslie (with Alan Goodman as npc) have won this year’s Lady Milne trophy, with England a close second. The presentation of the trophy to Alan Goodman by Mike Ash for Bridge Great Britain.
- 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
Junior European Pairs in Croatia
The following pairs have been selected to play in the Junior European Pairs in Croatia, in July: Jun Nakamaru-Pinder & Stewart Pinkerton Ronan Valentine & Liam O'Brien Glen Falconer & Botond Hajdara Best wishes to them.
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.
Other Recent Updates
- Basic Tournament Directing 2008
- Johnston Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Local and District Masters
- Jesner Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Masters & Senior Masters
- Diamond Trophy - Event Entry Information - Senior National Pairs
- Bronze Pairs - Event Entry Information - Thea Teale Trophy
- (Ayr) Scottish Swiss Pairs
- Club GDPR Bulletins
- Scottish Swiss Pairs - Event Entry Information - T. N. Culbertson Memorial Salver
- Oversesa Congress 2018 Closing Pairs
- Overseas Congress 2018 Open Teams 2
- Overseas Congress 2018 Swiss Teams
- Overseas Congress 2018 Swiss Teams 1
- Overseas Congress 2018 MLX Pairs
- 3 year PhD Studentship about Bridge
- Model Template - Club New Member Application form - 2018
Scottish Bridge News (SBN)
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SBU Summer Congress
Peebles Hydro Hotel
13-15 July 2018
A Bronze Congress will run concurrently on 14-15 July.
10th Overseas Congress
Sunday 29 April 2018 to Saturday 5 May 2018
at Athena Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus