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Chairman's Cup Sweden
Attached is the poster and Information letter about the Chairman's Cup which is a popular event held in Sweden but is this year online on Realbridge and hence more accessible to players in Scotland of good standing. The entry fee for Pairs of 150 SEK per person translates to around £12.50 per person and that of 2400 SEK for Teams is about £200. images/SwedishOnlineFestival210619low.pdf images/SwedishOnlineFestivalInfo.pdf Anne Perkins (International Committee)
The Trials for the Camrose weekends in 2022 will be in the format of a Pairs Trial and will be held over 3 weekends. W/E 1 is Sept 4th & 5th and will be a Pre-trial with some pairs exempt through to W/E 2 (Oct 2 & 3) and W/E 3 (Oct 9 & 10). Please read the attached Conditions of Contest for more information. Pairs who wish to enter should all do so by July 25th. The International Committee will then make decisions as to which pairs will be exempt from W/E 1. Please do not pay the entry fee until instructed to do so - this will be done on a per weekend basis. images/SBUTrialsGCoC202122.pdf images/CamroseTrialSCoC2022.pdf Anne Perkins (SBU International...
Online Euro Qualifiers August 23-28
With the announcement that the zonal qualifiers for the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d'Orsi Senior Trophy and Wuhan Trophy will now be held online on Realbridge, we have some enforced changes to the 4 Scottish teams. Our teams will assemble at the Holiday Inn, Edinburgh where EBL have approved the use of one of the large rooms in the business section. Play online will be under the scrutiny of neutral observers and with a specified room layout. The Scottish teams are as follows: Open - Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin, Alex Adamson & Derek Sanders, Derrick Peden & Jim Hay - NPC Anne Perkins Women - Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker, Sheila Adamson & Abi Milne, Fiona...
President's address to the 2021 AGM
Here is Joan Forsyth's address to the 2021 AGM2021.pdf
Aces & Knaves
ACES & KNAVES (showandtell.film) Now’s the chance to watch the bridge documentary everyone’s talking about! ACES & KNAVES is a tale of triumph and tears, points and partners, crime and punishment, told by world champions and mere mortals (Bill Gates among them). The film is available to view at any time from now until the end of Sunday 30 May. A share of the proceeds of ticket sales will support the ongoing work of Bridge: A MindSport for All (BAMSA) at the University of Stirling. Included in the ticket price is an invitation to join an online discussion about the film on Sunday 23 May at 7.30pm. In conversation with the director Jackie Paré will be bridge...
Charges have been made against Mr Stewart Pinkerton (SBU Member No 12868) that while playing online on BBO in the period between 2 and 14 July 2020 he had illicit knowledge of the layout of some hands obtained by ‘self-kibitzing’ and that he took advantage of that knowledge to improve his scores. The defendant admitted the charges. The Disciplinary Tribunal found that the defendant’s conduct constituted an offence under paragraph 2.2 of the SBU Disciplinary Code. The Disciplinary Tribunal, at a hearing on 13 April, imposed a sanction of suspension of SBU membership for a period of 15 months from 14 April 2021 to 14 July 2022. The period of suspension has been...
South Africa Bridge Congress
Please find below a copy of the poster advertising a Congress over 2 weekends in online South Africa. This was received from Michele Alexander who now mainly lives there. The Pairs event is in mid-June and the Teams in mid-July. Since the pandemic began, the SBU has had quite a bit of contact with bridge players in South Africa both at Club and International level and 2 or 3 teams are currently entered in the latest Lockdown Swiss event on a Thursday evening. They will be delighted to have you play in their Congress - the entry fee translates to roughly £15/person/event. ...
Ranked Pairs Winners
Congratulations to the winners of five ranked pairs events: Arthur: Charles Outred & Nigel Guthrie; Bowman: David Ripley & David Wiseman; Fairlie: Eilidh Rennie & David Hamilton; Jesner: Marina Evans & Sarah Gunn Johnston: Barbara Reay & Stuart Morrison The Kennedy was combined with the Johnston but unfortunately there were not enough entrants to score separately.
Bridging Academia, Policy and Practice Conference, Mon 28 June – Thurs 1 July 2021
Bridge: A MindSport for All (BAMSA) is bringing together bridge teachers, players, NBO administrators and academics from twenty countries. The aim is to exchange ideas, review case studies and share good practice in order to promote bridge more widely in society. For example, the final session will lead to the creation of a marketing campaign to increase participation in the game. The sessions will explore what drives individuals at different lifecourse stages to learn and continue playing. The conference will develop an understanding of the barriers to learning and benefits gained from the leisure activity. Insights will be shared in relation to inclusivity,...
Congratulations to the Lockdown 4 winners: Angus Macdonald and John P Hamilton. The Lockdown Swiss is open to all and Series 5 will commence on Saturday 17 April. Please see full details under 'Upcoming Events'. New entrants are always welcome.
SBU Overseas Congresses
The SBU and GEBOS confirm this year's overseas congress will take place in October, 14th to 21st, on the beautiful island of Crete. The new brochure is here. Booking arrangements through https://www.guaranteedevents.com/sbu-congress The Mallorca Overseas Congress, originally booked for 2020, is to be held from 4 - 11 May 2022 at no additional cost. Here is the newly updated brochure, again with booking arrangements through https://www.guaranteedevents.com/sbu-congress. Please read the President's Congresses Update for full...
SBU Summer Congresses
This summer we are running two online congresses. The Bronze Congress is on Sat June 26th (Swiss Pairs) and Sun 27th (Swiss Teams). Register for the Swiss Pairs here and the Swiss Teams here. The Main Congress is on Fri 2nd July to Sun 4th. Friday evening and Saturday morning are the qualifying sessions run as Swiss Pairs. The Pairs Finals and Consolation Finals are on Saturday afternoon. Register for the Congress Pairs here. Sunday morning is the Swiss Teams Qualifier with the finals on Sunday afternoon. Register for the Congress Teams here. All of these events...