- Chair of North District & Tournament Committee
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Over the Rainbow Bridge Club
The land of Oz has featured in books and films, but not until Alex Adamson & Harry Smith started investigating did it become clear that most of the population are bridge players. Focusing their attention on the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club in Munchkinland in the land of Oz, they have found a bridge club full of characters with so many of the features of players to be seen in all the bridge clubs in Scotland, and, doubtless, elsewhere. Visit the website In Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, the third and final volume, the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club is threatened by dark forces. Can Dorothy and her friends come to the rescue? Will the Lion have the courage to stand...
Learn to Play Bridge
The SBU promotes the teaching of bridge and supports all bridge tutors whoever they are, and wherever they are based, across Scotland and beyond. To support this aim, the SBU is launching two new SBU branded courses for beginners and offering free access to all resources for each course to all teachers. One, a shorter 20 lessons course, the other a longer 60 lessons course. Resources for both courses are electronically based comprising Powerpoint Slides, Notes for students and teachers, Quizzes, and Deal files of 8-12 set hands for each lesson. The SBU is also encouraging beginners to learn to play bridge online this Autumn at their local club, but if that’s not...
"Bronze Brunches" Saturdays 11:45 The SBU is pleased to continue its weekend event for all Bronze Players. 12 Boards Bronze Pairs $1.50 on BBO. Registration opens 2 hours beforehand (both players must be online at the same time to register). Login to BBO. Click Competitive, All Tournaments and search for an SBU host (SBU_x_xxx where "x_xxx" will vary), with BRONZE BRUNCH in title Next host: SBU_W_HAM N.B. 1. The host will vary from week to week, but will be of the form SBU_x_xxx. 2. The event is restricted to SBU Bronze players who have saved their BBO name on Mempad. Avoid last minute panic by having your BBO username recorded on Mempad at least 24 hours...
Senior Camrose 2020
It has been decided that the Senior Camrose and Lady Milne events scheduled to be in Coventry the weekend of October 30, 31 and November 1 will now be played online. As a result of this and a further partnership break-up, the Senior Camrose team will now be Jim Hay & Derrick Peden, Mike Ash & Robert Ferrari and Brian Short & Alan Goodman with NPC John Murdoch. Alex Adamson will now replace Alan Goodman as NPC for the Lady Milne.
Lockdown Swiss Pairs 2
The overall winners of the Lockdown Swiss Pairs Series 1 were Harry Smith & Roy Bennett. Click here for standings after Round 7 The second series of the Lockdown Swiss Pairs begins on Saturday 8th August and will run for 9 weeks. Overall rankings will be determined by the best six scores for each pair. Masterpoints will be awarded for each individual and the overall event. Click here for Current Standings Swiss Pairs Series 2 Each tournament is a 'standalone' and pairs are invited to enter as few or as many Saturdays as they wish. Note that on Saturday 1 August there will be MP pairs at 7pm - just for the one Saturday. Futher details of this and all upcoming...
Bronze League (May-July 2020) - The Winners
I am pleased to announce the winning teams from the recent SBU Bronze League run on BBO. The winners for each division are as follows: Division 1 – Fidra from the Marmion Club with 96.76 VPs Alastair White Norman Lazonby Alan Reid John Skillen Veronica Reid Division 2 – EastNeuk from the St. Andrews Club with 98.67 VPs Marc Shearer Michèle Grainger Peter Thommeny George Watson (Division 2 was a very closely fought contest with 3 teams all in the 90+VP range, and only 0.76 of a VP between the winners and second place Acuity. Third place was taken by LouisRaiders, also with more than 90 VPs) Division 3 – ColintonFive from the Colinton Castle Club with 97.94 VPs...
Dear Members, I was so pleased to see so many of you in attendance via Zoom at the virtual 86th AGM of the SBU on Tuesday 30th June. I hope that you all have been managing to play bridge in some way or other over the last few months? As you know, the SBU have now entered into a contract with BBO to run “proper” tournaments on the site and are enabling many Clubs and Districts, in turn, to run their own. Being a BBO TD Director requires special skills and many have been trained already to a National level and those trained, in turn, have been training others to run club and district tournaments in these virtual clubs. Clubs and Districts should soon start to receive...
SBU Bronze (Silver) Teams League
The SBU has been looking at ways in which more on-line bridge can be played during the Coronavirus Lockdown. To this end, the SBU is proposing to run a Bronze League for SBU Members over the coming weeks. This event will be open to all Bronze members and limited Silver members, as of 1 April 2020. Teams may have up to six members, including up to 1 Silver.. The event will be run on BBO. There may be several divisions, depending on how many teams would like to play in the league. Placement of teams in a particular division will be based on the number of masterpoints acquired cumulatively by the members of the team. For those teams with more than 4 members this...