- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:34
The SBU is the National Governing Organisation for Bridge in Scotland.
2015 Lady Milne Trophy
The Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the team to represent Scotland at the Lady Milne in Birmingham in April will be Sam Punch & Paula Leslie, Anne Symons & Helen Kane and Liz McGowan & Michele Gladstone with Alan Goodman as NPC.
2015 Camrose Trophy
The Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the Scotland Camrose team for the second weekend in Belfast will be John Matheson & Iain Sime, Phil Stephens & Frazer Morgan, and Phil Morrison & Jun Nakamaru-Pinder with Sandy Duncan as NPC.
Our best wishes go with them in trying to move up a few places in the rankings.
Winter Foursomes – 16-18 January 2015
Scotland's premier weekend of double-elimination teams played at the Park Hotel, Falkirk.
to Les Steel, John Matheson, Brian Short and Alan Goodman.
The winners of the Subsidiary event were Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Iain Sime and John Murdoch. Results.
Winter Swiss Teams – 18 January 2015
A one-day Swiss Teams played at the Park Hotel, Falkirk that will also feature teams eliminated from the Winter Foursomes.
to Sam Punch, Paula Leslie, Charles Outred and Vi Outred
The silver prize was won by Kevin Strathern, David Ritchie, Stuart Thomson and Nicol Taylor.
Seven bronze teams entered and the winning team was Ross and Anne Torkington and Robin and Jan Sharp. Results
Women's Teams - 7-8 February
Entries are still being taken for the SBU Women's Teams that will be held at the Queen's Hotel, Dundee, on 7-8 February.
Mixed Swiss Weekend - 14-15 February
The popular Mixed Swiss weekend returns on 14-15 February at Hutchesons' School, Glasgow, with the Mixed Pairs on Saturday and Mixed Teams on Sunday.
Chairman’s Cup 2015
The SBU has been invited to send a representative team to the Chairman’s Cup in Sweden from Saturday 25 July to Thursday 30 July 2015. Entry to the event and accommodation will be provided by the Swedish Bridge Federation.
It has been decided to ask for expressions of interest from teams or pairs in any category (Open, Women, Seniors, Juniors). This interest should be made to Anne Perkins by 28 January 2015. The Selection Committee will then award seeding points on the basis of performances in recent events and, if necessary, a maximum of four teams will be invited to play off during Feb/March in the manner of the Scottish Cup to decide who will represent the SBU.
Further information, including some details of the Swedish Bridge Festival that runs alongside the main event, is provided in the official invitation.
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Scottish Cup 2014
The final of this prestigious event between SHORT and KANE will take place at the Glasgow Bridge Centre on Sunday 1st February 2015. Spectators are welcome.
Junior Camrose 2015
The following teams have been selected for the Junior Camrose Trophy and Peggy Bayer Trophy in Porthcawl, Wales, on 21-22 February:
Jun Nakamaru-Pinder and Stewart Taylor Pinkerton
Abi Wilson and Jake Milne
Damien Murray and Matthew Robb
Olivia Bailey and Katherine Dempsie
Liam O'Brien and Ronan Valentine
Tom Browning and Calum Stout
The Scotland team for the second weekend in Belfast is:
- Iain Sime and John Matheson
- Frazer Morgan and Philip Stephens
- Phil Morrison and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder
- NPC Sandy Duncan
Full details can be found on the NIBU IMM website.
Scottish Cup Plate 2014
Congratulations to the winners, Peter Cairns and Jim McLaughlin, Shirish Chotai and Les Verth of the final held at the Peebles Congress on the 13 December 2014.
2016 World Bridge Games
Formerly called the Olympiad, first information available in international activities.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:32
2015 SBU Congresses at Peebles Hydro Hotel
Summer: 10-12 July 2015
Autumn: 16-18 October 2015
Winter: 11-13 December 2015
2014 Winter Congress
Congratulations to Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield for winning the Swiss Pairs and to Phil Stephens, Phil Morrison, Alex Wilkinson and Frazer Morgan on their success in the Swiss Teams.
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Scotsman Bridge Column
Better Behaviour Campaign
The January topic is Misexplanations – Monthly Memo
These tournaments are being held at the Carlton Bridge Club in Edinburgh. Please note that there are no qualifying heats and that this one day event will be held on Saturday the 25th April 2015 – Information
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. details
Each member will receive a diary for 2014/15. These have now been received and are being distributed to clubs for their home members from the various districts. The website should be checked for up to date information on competitions as well as entry forms. There will be no competition brochure this year – Changes
EBU Blue Points
As the SBU does not issue Blue Points, this is the current policy for handling them.