- Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:07
The SBU is the National Governing Organisation for Bridge in Scotland.
After more than 13 years, Tim Wickens is standing down from the post of SBU Treasurer.
The SBU is looking for someone to take over this role. The post attracts an honorarium and would suit a retired accountant or someone who has undertaken a similar role for an organisation in the past.
Weekend national results
CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth McGuire and Sandra Rabbits on winning the Cyril Breene Trophy for the Women's National Pairs, a notable double for Elizabeth who won the Women's National Teams at the start of February. Muriel Hamilton and Lesley Annand were second, only four matchpoints behind, with Ann Wickens and Edna Cameron third, just three matchpoints further back on a top of 14. Full results.
CONGRATULATIONS to Eddie McGeough and Jim Mason on winning the Buchanan Cup for the Men's National Pairs. They finished about one board ahead of Les Verth and Shinish Chotai with Harry Smith and Mike McGinley just behind. Full results
CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Ash, Alex Adamson, Finlay Marshall, and Patrick Home on winning the Benny Dexter Cup for the Men's National Teams. They finished just 1VP ahead of Peter Moss, George Plant, Derek Sanders, and Stephen Peterkin, both teams well clear of third-placed Harry Smith, Mike McGinley, Bob McPaul, and Tony Wilkinson. Full Results
Hall of Famer
Congratulations to Michael Rosenberg who has been elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the Summer Nationals in Chicago later this year.
Although born in New York, Michael grew up in Scotland (he still has a distinctive accent) and learned to play bridge in Glasgow during the 1960s where he was mentored by many of the Scottish greats, although they never let him win the Scottish Cup. This, and perhaps the Bermuda Bowl (he was runner up in 2007), are the only major trophies missing in a glittering career although still plenty of time for him to rectify these omissions.
Juniors and Seniors
Scotland finished second in the Junior Camrose (U25) in Porthcawl this weekend, well behind England but comfortably ahead of the rest of the field. In the Peggy Bayer (U20), England dominated as expected and Scotland lost out to Ireland for second place - full results - Paul Gipson's review of the event.
Congratulations to Danny Kane & Irving Gordon on winning the Seniors Trials this weekend, with Charles Outred & Vi Outred in second place. They have been selected for the Teltscher Trophy and the Selection Committee has chosen Harry Smith & Roy Bennett as the third pair. The NPC will be Anne Symons - Senior Trials results.
Entries now welcome for the Scottish Cup.
Mixed Swiss Weekend
Mixed Swiss Pairs - Congratulations to Liz McGowan and David Liggat on winning this event. The Silver prize was won by Heather and Peter Braid and the Bronze prize was won by Robert Dickson and Ina Atkins. results
Mixed Swiss Teams - Congratulations to John Di Mambro, Maria Jackson, Sheila Macdonald, and Ronald Gaffin on winning by 13 VP - Full results
Women's Teams - 7-8 February
CONGRATULATIONS TO Elizabeth McGuire, Abi Wilson, Emily Garden, and Sadie Craig on winning.
Second were Fiona Greenwood, Veronica Guy, Carolyn Peploe, and Lucia Barrett with Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sheila Macdonald, and Maida Grant third.
Silver was won by Ann Wickens, Muriel Hamilton, Claire Whiteford and Alison MacDonald.
Bronze was won by Caroline Atkins, Lesley Galloway, Pat Duncan and Marion Cadogan
Information now available on the 2015 National League page.
The winners will represent Scotland in next year's Camrose Trophy and the Open Series of the European Team Championships.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 10:01
National Pairs Semi Final Q
This event takes place on Saturday 28th March at 12 noon at St Andrew Bridge Club, Glasgow. Qualifiers
Lady Milne Trophy
The Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the team to represent Scotland at the Lady Milne Trphy in Birmingham on 17-19 April will be Sam Punch & Paula Leslie, Anne Symons & Helen Kane and Liz McGowan & Michele Gladstone with Alan Goodman as NPC.
Scottish Cup 2014
The final of this prestigious event between SHORT and KANE took place at the Glasgow Bridge Centre on Sunday 1st February 2015. Congratulations to Brian Short, Dave Walker Les Steel and John Matheson. This is John's 15th victory equalling Victor Goldberg's total. The team have amassed 43 victories between them.
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.
Winter Fours 2015
Congratulations to Les Steel, John Matheson, Brian Short and Alan Goodman on winning the Winter Fours and being unbeaten throughout the weekend. The winners of the consolation final were Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Iain Sime and John Murdoch. Sam Punch, Paula Leslie, Charles Outred and Vi Outred won the Swiss Teams event.
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 Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:20
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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:13
Does you club need to renew their stock of playing cards? The SBU are selling Commonwealth Games cards for £1 per pack. Contact
Better Behaviour at Bridge
The February edition of Better Behaviour at Bridge is out! Please see Don't Abuse the Bidding Box!
January edition in the post!
Anyone who has forgotten to renew, or wants to start subscribing, or if you think we have forgotten you, or you have any other delivery or payment query, contact Bill Whyte at Membership.
The mempad site was taken off-line on the 14th January so that encryption could be added. This led to some browsers claiming wrongly that it was an ‘unsafe site’. The site is now working again (you will see a green padlock in the top left hand corner) but it is best to clean out your browser to avoid any conflict between old and new data. Some restrictions have been placed on editing data, these will gradually be lifted during the next few days. Thanks, Bill Whyte – Member Services
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.