Beijing Hua Yuan Cup World Women Elite Bridge Tournament
Breaking news - After the first match of RR2 Scotland drop back to 5th having been well beaten by the strong USA team who currently lie in 1st place. Following their excellent performance in Wroclaw in September 2106, the Scotland team of Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie and Anne Symons & Helen Kane - captained by Brian Short - are guests of the Chinese Contract Bridge Association in their...
Bronze Pairs 2017 won by Keith Clark & Ishbel Clark
Congratulations to Keith & Ishbel Clark, playing in the New Melville heat of the Thea Teale Bronze National Pairs. Final Ranking With the winners on 66.96%, runners up were Aileen Cunningham & Janice Hutchison (64.64%) with Hazel Rutherford and David Sands third on 61.70%. Master Points Heat winners: Ayrshire: Hazel Rutherford & David Sands Central: Angus MacArthur & Mairi McGarry East: Keith Clark & Ishbel Clark Highland:...
Diamond Trophy 2017 won by Ian Taylor & Robert Thomson
Congratulations to Ian Taylor & Robert Thomson, from the Central District heat, who won the Senior National Pairs on 8th October 2017 with 65.39%. Diamond Trophy 2017 results Runners up were Iain Sime & John Murdoch (New Melville) 62.08%, with David Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard (Ayrshire) third on 61.68%, Mike Ash & Liz McGowan fourth and Dougie Munroe and John Copland (Highland) 5th. Master Point awards table....
Trialists & Convention Cards 2017-18
Registered system cards for National League and trials Click the pair for their system card. EBL/WBF system categories, other than green, are marked. Systems changed after initial publication will be highlighted. Note that each team is restricted to four system cards per weekend. These are predicted partnerships for the National League. SBU simple system WBF card (doc, odt, pdf) 2017-2018 season National League...
- Handbook of the Master Point Scheme, 8th Edition (August 2017)
Edwin Berry 2017 won by Iain Sime, John Matheson, Patrick Home & John Murdoch
Congratulations to Iain Sime, John Matheson, Patrick Home and John Murdoch, winners of the 2017 Edwin Berry competition at the Carlton BC in Edinburgh on 1st October. [Amended results] Full results (amended as per note) The winners scored 118 VPs, 9 ahead of runners up David Shenkin, Alistair Gordon, George Plant & Peter Moss. Third were Troy van de l'Isle, Robert Clow, Keith Youngs & Tim McKay (104). The Silver prize...
Stirling Pairs 2017 won by John Murdoch & Iain Sime
Congratulations to Iain Sime and John Murdoch, winners of the 2017 Stirling Pairs competition at the New Melville in Edinburgh on 23rd September. Full Stirling Pairs results are at the Melville site. Iain and John hit 65.73%, and were followed in the top five by Robert Clow & Troy van de l'Isle (61.70%), Alistair Gordon & David Shenkin (57.55%), Harry Smith & Roy Bennett (57.53%) and bronze winners Ronan Valentine...
Senior Supplemental CoC 201718
Further information about the Senior trial for the Teltscher Trophy and the Senior Europeans can be found in the attached document below. Senior Supplemental CoC 2017-18
National League Divisions 2017
The document below lets you see which Division your team is in for the forthcoming season of National League. Schedules for the first weekend will be sent out to team captains. National League qualifying points 2017
European Teams Championships in June 2018
The 54th European Teams Championships will be held at Kursaal Oostende (Sea Promenade), Ostend, Belgium from 6th to 16th June 2018. Information letter (September 2017)
- Supplementary CoC for Women's Trial
Holiday Inn (Edinburgh West) booking codes
Special rates have once again been negotiated with the Holiday Inn for weekend long events being held at the New Melville BC. Those being held in December (Women's trial Dec 1st & 2nd, Senior trial Dec 15th & 16th) and in January (Open trial Jan 12th & 13th and Winter 4's Jan 26th & 27th) will be £80 single B&B and £100 twin B&B. The National League weekend (Nov 18th) unfortunately clashes with an All Blacks rugby...
Senior Age Conditions for EBL Events
The minimum age for participants in EBL events is to increase from 60 to 65 gradually over several years. See the the Senior Age Information Letter which has full details. (updated October 2017)
Amendment to Laws 2017
This modification to Law 26B was received after publication. Law 26B now reads: When an offending player's call is withdrawn and it is not replaced by a comparable call, if he becomes a defender declarer may, at the offender's partner's first turn to lead (which may be the opening lead) prohibit offender's partner from leading any (one) suit which has not been specified in the legal auction by the offender. Such...
Other Recent Updates
- Autumn Pairs 2017
- Autumn Pairs - Event Entry Information
- 2017 WBF Women’s Online Autumn Festival
- Bronze Teams - Winners
- Trials 2017-18 General Conditions of Contest
- Diamond Trophy - Winners - Senior National Pairs
- Johnston Trophy - Event Entry Information - for District Masters
- Junior National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Robert Frischmann Trophy
- Jesner Trophy - Event Entry Information - for Masters & Senior Masters
- Women's Teams of Four - Event Entry Information - Glasgow Bulletin Trophy & Beatrice Craig Cup
- Women's National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Cyril Breene Trophy
- SBU Simultaneous Pairs - Event Entry Information
- National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Scotsman Trophy
- National Swiss Teams - Winners - Edwin Berry Bowl
- Scottish Cup 2017 (updated 1/10)
SBU National & Bronze Congresses at Peebles Hydro
For all enquiries please contact sbucongressdesk
Autumn National & Bronze Congresses
20-22 October 2017
Winter National Congress
8-10 December 2017
Winter Congress Brochure (for both events)
10th Overseas Congress
Sunday 29 April 2018 to Saturday 5 May 2018
at Athena Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus