Register here for Winter Foursomes

Available places: 31

Convener: Tournament
Competition Name Winter Foursomes
Enter Online Please note that online booking for the 2017-18 season opens on 1st September 2017.
Holders Charles & Vi Outred, Cliff Gillis, Martin Garvey
Event Type

Open Event - there is no requirement to be a member of the SBU.
Maximum of 32 teams.

Seeding Seeding will be determined from the list of entrants as at the 31st December.
The criteria will be transparent and similar to that used in the National League with discretion for non-Scottish teams.
No. of Boards

Double elimination teams of 4, 5 or 6;
Rounds 1 and 2 are ... 2 x 16-board knockout or 11/16 round-robins;
Rounds 3 to 5 are ... 16 boards;
Quarter finals and semi finals are ... 24 boards; and
FINAL is 32 boards.

Eliminated teams play in a consolation event.
Teams eliminated from the consolation event will be invited to play in the Winter Swiss Teams which is held on the Sunday at the Carlton Bridge Club.

Venue Melville Bridge Club, Edinburgh
Times Friday 7.30 pm, Saturday at 10.30 am and Sunday 10.00am (final), 10.30 am (subsidiary final) or 11.00am (Swiss)
Entry Fee £160 per team (including table money). Payment for national events
Accommodation Please note that players should make their own accommodation arrangements.
The SBU have arranged special rates at the nearby Holiday Inn.
Master Points

Awards are made for each match won according to the round being played.

All points awarded are National Points: red SBU or green EBU.

Main Event

Round 1
Total of 2.00 available, 1.00 for a 16 board match, 0.67 for 11 bds
Round 2 1.00 for a 16 board match, 0.67 for 11 boards.
Pool A 0.25 for each match won.
Round 3 1.50 for a 16 board match.
Pool B 0.50 for each match won.
Round 4 2.00 for a 16 board match.
Quarter FInal 3.00 for a 24 board match, 2.00 for a twice loser playoff.
Semi Final & Final Qualifying for the final = 4.00 plus 6.00 for winning

Subsidiary Final

Those teams qualifying for the Subsidiary Final will be awarded 0.75 for each match won in this event with the top three places being awarded a 3.00, 2.00 and 1.00 bonus.