Scottish Cup Final 2019
The Scottish Cup Final was played on Saturday 16 March. Winners were Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Paul Barton & Brian Spears, beating the holders, Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Sam Punch and Tim Rees, by 127 imps to 76,. This is Sime's first win after 30-odd years of trying - in desperation he joined up with three members of the team that beat him in the Final in 2013. The Scottish Cup Plate Final was played on the same day in Glasgow. Winners were David Shenkin, Ali Gordon, Derek Diamond and Martin Diamond. They had a convincing win over Ian Patrick, Bob McKinnon, George Plant and Peter Moss, Time to enter this year's event: closing date 17...
SBU Congress 2019
Marking the end of an era and saying goodbye to Peebles in style. The SBU has set out the approach to the 2019 congress in this article, that will be published in the SBU magazine. PDF Article The brochure with entry details and schedule for the SBU congress can be found here. PDF Brochure If you would like to support this event by advertising in your local clubs, congresses or at national events please see the link to an advertising flyer. The campaign team would love to hear from you as they will pushing this event across the country and it would be great to co-ordinate our efforts with the help bridge players across the UK. Advertising Flyer Any questions...
Come to La Manga
A reminder that the Overseas Congress in Spain runs from 8th to 14th May 2019, and there are still some places available. Here is a link to the information brochure.
The second Camrose Trophy weekend in Coventry finished with both England teams leading the way, although it was their second team on top of the table. EBU 141.58 VP England 126.41 VP N Ireland 109.65 VP Wales 85.21 VP Scotland 77.96 VP Ireland 58.24 VP Scotland (Phil Morrison, John Faben, Alex Adamson, Derek Sanders, Danny Kane, Irving Gordon, NPC Jim Hay) started the weekend with a big win against Wales on Friday night but struggled for the rest of the weekend, finishing in the fifth position where they started. It's no surprise to finish below the professional English teams, but disappointing to not head the rest of the pack. Next year's Camrose Trophy will...
Team from Scotland win Silver Plate for 1st time
Well done to John Dick, Kevin Strathern, David Wiseman & Eddie McGeough who won the Silver Plate against a team from Wales in Cardiff. Click her for details
Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer
Congratulations to the English Juniors and Peggy Bayer teams who won both events at the weekend. Scotland finished 2nd in the Junior Camrose just 6.5 VPs behind England in a closely fought contest but the English Peggy Bayer team had a massive win with Ireland 2nd and Scotland 3rd. Full details can be found at the link below. This weekend sees our Junior Camrose team of Jun Nakamaru-Pinder & Stewart Pinkerton, Ronan Valentine & Liam O'Brien and Glen Falconer & Athena Chow (NPC - Anne Symons) and the Peggy Bayer team of Chloe Farell & John Russell, Adam Tobias & Wan-Hew Tran and David Tobias & Saketh Jampana (NPC - Andrew Symons) playing against the other home...
Keep Bridge Alive Campaign
Hit the green and black box to donate (or follow this link)! The University of Stirling has just launched the ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ CrowdFund campaign to establish the Sociology of Bridge, and it runs until 31st March 2019. Led by Samantha Punch (Professor of Sociology and international bridge player), the purpose of the ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ campaign is to communicate messages about the benefits of bridge beyond the bridge world. This emerging academic field explores interactions within the mind sport, well-being, healthy ageing and social connection as experienced in the bridge community. The key goals of this research are to transform the image of bridge, to...
The End of Paper Masterpoint Slips
Did you know that those paper MP certificates in your bottom drawer are going to be worth as much as a ten-bob bank note in a few days? Either deliver them to Membership Services or bin them; and please do not send them to the Rose St mailbox in Edinburgh, send them along with your cheques and any other correspondence to: G Plant – SBU 21/5 Falcon Road West Edinburgh EH10 4AD
Senior Camrose Team Announced
The Scotland Senior team to defend the Teltscher Trophy in Edinburgh the weekend of April 5-7 2019 will be John Matheson & iain Sime, Liz McGowan & David Liggat and Irving Gordon & Danny Kane with Brian Short as NPC. The results of the trial can be found under 'Recent Updates' at the right hand side of the Home Page of the website. As Scotland is the host nation we shall also have a sponsors SBU team of Stewart Duguid & Sandy Anderson, John Dick & Stuart McCreadie and Sam Malkani & Ian Burn with Kate Malkani as NPC.
- Keep Bridge Alive
Venice Cup January Update
Read about the Women's Training Weekend and the latest update on fundraising! Make sure you enter the Valentine's Simultaneous Pairs 11-15 February. Venice Cup Update January.pdf
- Venice Cup November Update