Tournament Director’s Course - Saturday & Sunday 29/30th September 2018
The SBU is looking for new Directors for National Events. This includes One Day Events, Congresses and Trials. Directors who are interested in scoring would be very welcome. The course will take place in Edinburgh at the New Melville Bridge Club. It is open to anyone interested in directing at a national level including those who want to refresh or improve their directing skills. No prior knowledge is assumed. Day 1 is an introduction to National Directing. This will include: the role of the director; running an event including the selection of movements; an introduction to the laws and rulings; how to deal with director calls: and the basics of EBU Score, the main scoring programme used. Day 2 is more advanced and is suitable for those with directing experience as well as those who have attended the first day. There will be workshops on the laws including the recent revisions: table...
European National Mixed Team Championships - expressions of interest sought
The European National Mixed Team Championships will be held in the VIP Executive Entrecampos Hotel & Conference, Avenida 5 De Outubro, 295, Lisbon, Portugal from 22–28 February 2019. We are still not in the position to say what - if any - funding will be available so will work on the assumption that there will not be any until a decision is made at the September Council meeting. However, depending on the level of interest, it may be necessary to instigate some sort of selection process. Therefore teams containing 2 or 3 mixed pairs (or mixed pairs prepared to team up with other available mixed pairs) are asked to submit their interest to me (Anne Perkins) by August 25th so that something can be put in place.
Scotland Women still winning
Congratulations to Sam Punch, Paula Leslie, Liz McGowan, and Fiona McQuaker who have reached the final of the EBU Online Knockout Teams. Last night they beat Richard Plackett's team of mostly Welsh internationals by 113-58 IMP over 32 boards. They will face the Kent-based team of Michael Prior, Michael Hampton, Norman Selway, and Kay Preddy in the final sometime in the few weeks, again over 32 boards. Unfortunately kibitzers will not be permitted for security reasons.
Due to retirement of Ann Wickens, the SBU are seeking a new Education Convener who can continue and expand bridge education in Scotland.
Report of National Congress at Peebles Hydro 13th-15th July 2018
Congratulations to the winners of the Congress Teams for the Edward Whittaker Trophy who were Sam Punch, Tim Rees, Stephen Peterkin and Les Steel. The winners of the Pieter van Dijk Trophy for Congress Pairs were Mike Ash and Robert Ferrari. Their winning result meant that we all listened even more attentively to the Mikes seminar on Sunday morning when he led the discussion around the bidding and play of the hands from the previous day. The Bronze section also loved their Masterclass with Sandy Duncan and Tim McKay; they said it gave them confidence to learn that the experts also make mistakes. The October Congress brochure is now available online and in clubs. You will see that we are continuing to experiment with the formula of the various congresses to see if we can attract more players. In October we will be trialling early starts and finishes. Then in December will be using the...
Scotland Team for Venice Cup
The International Committee is pleased to announce that the Women's Team who finished in a qualifying position of 7th in the European Championships in Ostend will be our team for the Venice Cup in Sanya, China in October 2019. The team will therefore be Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie, Anne Symons & Helen Kane with Alex Adamson as NPC.
Junior European Pairs in Croatia
In the European Youth Pairs Championship in Croatia, none of our pairs made the top 26 places to make the U26 A final: Liam O'Brien and Ronan Valentine were 30th, Jun Nakamaru-Pinder and Stewart Pinkerton were 40th, and Glen Forester and Botond Hajdara 54th. In the consolation final, all three pairs finished above average with Glen & Botond 12th, Jun & Stewart 26th, Liam and Ronan 35th. Ex-Scottish junior Yvonne Wiseman came fourth in the final of the Women’s U26 pairs.
- Scottish Cup & Plate Draw 2018 (updated July 16th)
National League 2018 - 24 teams entered
A reminder that the closing date for entries for the National League 2018 is July 15th. The CoCs were published previously and can be found attached to the article further down the front page of the website. To date the following teams have entered. As we currently have 23 teams, we are hoping to add in a 24th to avoid sit-outs in one of the Divisions. Taylor - Iain Taylor, Andrew Symons, Peter Hodgson, Willie Nelson Ash - Mike Ash, Arend Bayer, Frazer Morgan, Phil Stephens Smith - Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Tony Wilkinson, Bob McPaul Adamson - Alex Adamson, Derek Sanders, Irving Gordon, Danny Kane Sime - Iain Sime, John Matheson, John Murdoch, Douglas Piper Outred - Charles Outred, vi Outred, Derek Diamond, David Gerrard Short - Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin Patrick- Ian Patrick, Bob McKinnon, Cathy Ferguson, Joan Lees Faben - John Faben, Phil Morrison, Jun...
National League 2018
Entries are now being taken for the National League 2018. Attached are the GCoC for Trials in 2018 and the Supplementary CoC specific to the National League. Any queries should be directed to emailProtector.addCloakedMailto("ep_1da83c66", 0);. images/TrialsGCoC18.pdf images/NLSCOC2018.pdf
SBU National Bronze Event at Peebles
There is a National Bronze Congress at Peebles Hydro on 14th and 15th July, running in parallel with the main SBU Summer Congress. More information
Other Recent Updates
- SBU Membership 2018-19
- SBU National Summer Congress - photographs
- Stirling Pairs - Event Entry Information
- Winter Foursomes - Event Entry Information - Scottish BBL Cup
- Congresses & One Day Events
- Improvers Bidding Challenge 11 Results
- Improvers' Bidding Challenge No. 12
- Beatrice Craig Cup - Winners - Women's Teams
- Women's Teams of Four - Event Entry Information - Glasgow Bulletin Trophy & Beatrice Craig Cup
- Women's National Pairs - Event Entry Information - Cyril Breene Trophy
- Winter Swiss Teams - Event Entry Information - Peploe Trophy
- Spence Cup - Event Entry Information - Inter District Pairs
- Spence Cup - Winners - Inter-District Pairs
- Lord Thomson Trophy - Event Entry Information - SBU Simultaneous Pairs
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