Letter From Wuhan
Bringing you the latest news from the Venice Cup at the World Championships courtesy of Alex Adamson, our man in Wuhan - get the full story from @SBUWomen at Facebook, and #SBUWomen on twitter. For those who don't do either, edited highlights here! Sunday 22 September So ends our Venice Cup campaign. It started in Ostend last year, it saw the team practicing in many countries including Sweden, Turkey, Poland, England and Ireland. It saw fourteen wins and nine defeats in the main event here in Wuhan. We defeated three of the teams that qualified. We may not have made the very top tier but we showed that we well and truly belonged at this level. The pairs were...
This popular tournament is now increased to a field of maximum 50 entrants. As many are aware late entrants were disappointed last season. The format will be decided early next year. Because of the expected increase in numbers the Individuals will be split between two venues: Carlton and Melville BCs in Edinburgh. Which goes where is yet to be decided.
Holiday Inn Codes and Prices 201920
As in previous years, special rates have been negotiated with the Holiday Inn for events being held at the Melville. The prices vary according to the time of year. In each instance, 20 rooms are being held for a specified period at the rate quoted with the exception of the Winter 4's when 40 rooms have been allocated. Full information is given in the attached pdf document - see below. images/HolidayInnSpecialBookingRatesforSBU.pdf
National League 2019
Attached below is the allocation of teams to the two divisions - 10 in the first and 14 in the second - based on the criteria from the qualification points document previously issued. Also attached are the schedules for the two divisions - the order of play will be produced nearer the time and issued to team captains. images/NationalLeague2019Teams&Points.pdf images/FirstDivisionSchedule2019.pdf images/SecondDivisionSchedule2019.pdf...
SBU and Pianola
The SBU wishes to thank Pianola (https://www.pianola.net/) for its continuing support of the SBU Junior program. Pianola has provided the platform for the SBU Junior club for the last year and will continue to do at no cost to the SBU. Pianola gives the SBU secure handling of personal information and the juniors control of their own data. It also provides secure messaging and easy handling of junior membership with associated financial information. The juniors' website, https://site.pianola.net/sbu-juniors, has also become an important part of the junior program with coaching courses, results, training guides, and club information. Pianola has increased its...
- Venice Cup Update
Please note that the closing dates for both the Women & Seniors trials have been changed to October 27th 2019 The Women's Trial for the Lady Milne 2020 and the Europeans 2020 will be a team trial as will the trial for the Senior Camrose and Senior Europeans and the Open Europeans. The closing date for the Women & Seniors is October 27th 2019 - that for the Open is November 30th. Any team wishing to be considered for the Open event as well as one of the others should enter both. Attached below are the Supplementary Conditions of Contest for all three trials plus the General Conditions of Contest for Trials. SBU International Committee...