- Last Updated on Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:29
The SBU is the National Governing Organisation for Bridge in Scotland.
Chairman's Cup, Sweden
Stephen Peterkin, Alex Adamson, Derek Sanders, and Finlay Marshall who represented Scotland at the Chairman’s Cup in Sweden. They finished in the middle of the field. -- tournament website.
European Youth Teams Championship
The 25th European Youth Team Championships was held in Tromsø, Norway, from 18-25 July. For the first time there was a Kids (under 16) series and Scotland sent a team for this and the under 21 series – tournament website.
Hutchesons’ Grammar has a long and well-established tradition of producing talented juniors, many of whom continue to play at the highest level. Recently, four young boys from this School were selected to represent Scotland in the forthcoming European Youth Bridge Championships being held in Tromsø, Norway in July. They will be playing in the so-called “Kids Series” where they will meet up with similarly aged young players from different parts of Europe.
The boys are incredibly and naturally talented and their game is improving all the time. As well as being aspiring internationalists, they are also wonderful ambassadors of junior bridge and will carry the Scottish Flag with distinction. Here are shown Ronald Gaffin and John Di Mambro who are accompanying (from left to right) David Tobias, Saketh Jampana, Wan-Hew Tran and Adam Tobias.
Scottish School Teams Championship
The Scottish Schools’ Trophy was retained by Hutchesons’ Grammar School on Friday 12 June. The five-man team consisted of brothers Callum and Angus Townsley with Adam Tobias, Christopher Docherty and Gideon Green.
A hybrid team from Aberdeen schools consisting of P Maganti, A Reid, John Russell and Charlotte Rutherford won the Abbott Salver.
Annual General Meeting
The 81st AGM took place on Tuesday 26 May 2015 at the Mayfield Centre, Sunnybank Road, Stirling, FK7 0DP starting at 7.00pm (map).
At the AGM, Russell Frame was re-elected President, Cathy Ferguson was re-elected Secretary and George Plant was elected Treasurer. The year end of the SBU was changed to the 31st August bringing it into line with both the playing and the subscription year. Club fees were increased to £17 from 1st September2015 and member fees will be increased by £1pp for four years commencing 1st September 2016. Russell Frame presented the President's Prize to Tim Wickens in recognition of his services as treasurer to the SBU.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:07
The committee has confirmed the eight teams in the First Division and the introduction of a third division. The latest information is on the 2015 National League page.
Gold Cup Plate
The final will take place between Ian Dick's team and Mike Ash's team on Saturday 29 August at the Ayrshire Bridge Centre, starting at 11am.
Scottish Cup 2015
32 teams have entered and the draw took place on Sunday, 12th April at the Ayrshire Bridge Centre. The finalists from 2014, Short and Kane have been seeded and will enter the event at round of 16. Results Outred beat Briggs and Barton beat Dragic.
7 teams have entered the Highland draw, 2 of which will make up the final 16. Results Wickens join main draw (Highland 2) and Craig (Highland 1)
Scottish Cup Plate 2015
Highland - Ramsay and Whiteford are through to the final. The winner will enter the main draw.
2016 World Bridge Games
Formerly called the Olympiad, first information available in international activities.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:24
2015 SBU Congresses at Peebles Hydro Hotel
Autumn : 16-18 October 2015
Winter : 11-13 December 2015
Review of Overseas Congress 2015 - Corfu
- Last Updated on Sunday, 19 July 2015 20:53
S B News - July edition
Some copies have missing pages .....more
Minibridge enjoys a revival
see article in GTC Ann Wickens, our Education Officer will be in Glasgow on 16th July to meet with prospective tutors .
At the 2014 AGM it was agreed that there should be an independent review of Mempad. The executive appointed Sandy Duncan to undertake this task – Report.
Women's Pairs 2016
There will be two qualifying heats prior to the final on Sunday 28th February. The first is on Sunday the 25th October in Nairn and the second is on Sunday the 29th November at Stirling Bridge Club.
Women's Teams 2016
This event will take place at the Melville BC Edinburgh on Saturday 16th January and Sunday 17th January 2016. Special rates have been agreed with the Holiday Inn which is very close to the club – more.
Winter 4's 2016
This event will take place at the Melville BC in Edinburgh the weekend of the 29th January . The Winter Swiss teams will be on Sunday 31st January at the Carlton BC. Special rates have been negotiated with the Holiday Inn – more.
Strathpeffer Congress 2016
A new date and an old venue. The congress returns to the Ben Wyvis Hotel . The weekend of the 1st to 4th April is devoted to the bridge congress and DBB will be £99 pp for 3 nights.
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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.
EBU Blue Points
As the SBU does not issue Blue Points, this is the current policy for handling them.
World Bridge Championships
No Scottish representation this time – event details.