Gerald Haase 1950-2019
We are sorry to report the death of Gerald Haase, one of our most successful players. We have just heard that his funeral will take place at Glenduffhill Cemetery on Thursday 17th January 2019 at 1.30pm. He learned bridge at University, and soon became proficient. He played his first Camrose match in 1973, aged 23, with Michael Rosenberg, aged 19. Scotland won that series. Later he played with George Cuthbertson, and it is a matter of record that the partnership never lost a Camrose match. Gerald moved to England, but remained steadfastly Scottish. He played two more Camrose matches, with...
Camrose Weekend 2
The International Committee is pleased to announce that after consideration it has been decided to field the same team as for the first weekend. It will therefore be Danny Kane & irving Gordon, Alex Adamson & Derek Sanders, John Faben & Phil Morrison with NPC Jim Hay. The event is being organised by the EBU and will take place at the Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry the weekend of March 1st - 3rd.
9th European Open Bridge Championships
These are being held in Istanbul, Turkey between June 15th and 29th 2019. The letter attached at the end of this article gives information about the specific dates of particular competitions, details of entry procedures etc. images/1stinfoletterNBOsOpenIstanbul-211218.pdf
Report on SBU Winter congress at Peebles Hydro 7-9th December 2018
Congratulations to Mike Baron, David Kaye, Anne, Perkins, and Irene Sime who won the Swiss teams event and also to Paul Barton and Iain Sime who won the Swiss pairs event. We were especially pleased when Iain won the pairs event because that gave him added authority when he was giving the masterclass on Sunday morning! Numbers attending the Congress were down; but it was a really good natured event. Our President said that the group of 17 younger players brought the average age of attendees down to 102. I especially appreciated the effort those younger players made to be smartly dressed in...
Lady Milne Team 2019
The International Committee is pleased to announce that the Lady Milne team for 2019 in Dublin will be Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie and Anne Symons & Helen Kane - NPC Alex Adamson. Sheila Adamson & Abi Milne will be the reserve pair.
- Venice Cup November Update
1st European National Mixed Team Championships, Lisbon, Feb 22-28 2019
Following the play-off match today in Stirling, the team of Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin, Anne Symons & Brian Short will be representing Scotland in the 1st European National Mixed Teams event in Lisbon at the end of February.
9th European Open Championships (updated)
Together with the Turkish Bridge Federation, the EBL is pleased to confirm that the venue for the 9th European Open Championships will be the Green Park Pendik Hotel and Convention Center, on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey. Visit http://thegreenparkpendik.com/en/ Situated just 8 kilometres from the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) airport, which has many low cost carrier connections across Europe, the 4 star Green Park Pendik Hotel has excellent playing areas, more than 500 bedrooms and the largest Spa and wellness center in Istanbul, right on the seafront. The Turkish Bridge Federation is...
Venice Cup Update
The Venice Cup is the bridge equivalent of the Women’s World Cup in Football – and Scotland has qualified for both! The venue has been moved to Wuhan in Central China: sometime in September / October 2019. Which means we have a year to raise about £16,000 for travel and hotel bills. So far we have raised £200 from donations and Coaching Fees. Not quite there yet! October should see us raise another £200 from Coaching fees, plus the proceeds from a raffle at the October Congress….. How can you help? Persuade your club to enter the Simultaneous Valentine’s Pairs on 11-15 February 2019. You can...
The Venice Cup
Scotland’s Women’s Team has qualified to play at the World Championships in China in 2019! They finished 7th out of 23 Teams at the European Championships in Ostend. Now they need your help to raise funds for their world trip. How can you help? We shall run a one-off Simultaneous Valentine’s Pairs on the week 11-15 February 2019. It would be nice if your club would run a heat – you can play on any afternoon/evening. Enter via Anna Gudge. If you cannot play on that week, there will be a copy of the hands with information about the hands and tips from the players for sale, which you can...
Due to retirement of Ann Wickens, the SBU are seeking a new Education Convener who can continue and expand bridge education in Scotland.