- Minibridge Ayrshire
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Letter from the WBF
A letter has been received today outlining changes to WBF event timetables that are being made in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic. images/LetterfromthePresident-28May2020.pdf There is also a separate letter outlining new risk assessment regulations and I can make that available to anyone who wishes to see it. Anne Perkins (International Committee)
Scottish Cup Final 2019-20 Postponed
The final of the 2019-20 event is postponed until circumstances allow it to be played. The closing date for the 2020-21 event has also been lifted: there seems little point in closing entries when we have no idea when it will be possible to arrange matches. Which gives you all more time to enter for some real bridge with real people at the table: teams of four matches should be possible even before the clubs are able to re-open for tournaments. Those of you engaged in lockdown events might decide that this is the year to enter! You can enter online at...
EBL Events 2020
The following information is now posted on the EBL website. At its meeting on April , the EBL Executive Committee made the following decisions: National Teams Championships in Madeira – The event will be postponed until June 2021, hopefully at the same location. The local government in Madeira did not permit a postponement until later this year. The Transnational Championships normally held in June of odd-numbered years will not be staged in 2021. No decision was taken concerning the event cycle as of 2022. National Youth Pairs Championships in Salsomaggiore – The event will be cancelled. A decision about which Youth event will be staged, and where, in 2021 will be...
SBN April 2020 (Issue 117)
The April 2020 issue of Scottish Bridge News is now available for online viewing on this occasion. Our printer is in lockdown too, and at this stage, it is not known when they will reopen, so this is an exceptional measure. Here it is! SBN April 2020 (Issue117)
Overseas Congress 2020 Update
On Monday 20th April, Bridge Overseas Ltd.will be sending the following statement to all SBU members who have booked the May 2020 Congress event: --------------------- Due to FCO travel advice against all but essential travel, we are disappointed to announce that we now cannot go ahead with our planned holiday congress to Majorca due to start on the 6th May 2020. Insurance policies should cover you for this eventuality. Bridge Overseas Ltd (BOS) has a list of those companies that do, and do not unless you have paid a premium. BOS can supply a cancellation invoice if you wish to claim your money back from your insurance or credit card provider. They can also...
World Bridge Championships
Information received from the WBF yesterday Cancellation of the 2020 World Bridge Championships It is with regret that the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships and the World Bridge Games, both to be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, respectively from 31st July to 9th August and from 21st August to 4th September have been cancelled. Both the events have been postponed to 2021, still to be hosted in Salsomaggiore Terme and retaining their names of 2020 Championships. The exact dates and the 2021 WBF Calendar of Events will be defined in due time. The WBF apologises for any inconvenience caused in taking the...
Lady Milne & Senior Camrose
Bridge Great Britain today announced that these 2 events postponed because of Coronavirus, are planned to run concurrently in Coventry the weekend of Oct 30, 31 & Nov 1 2020.
Online Bridge Links
Help on getting started with Online Bridge is available via the following links: English Bridge Union Paul Gipson's Guide & You Tube Video at Berwick Bridge Club. Pete Holland's Videos to get started on BBO are on YouTube You can usually play for free or set up your own table(s) to invite others to join on BBO. Some online Bridge Platforms: Bridge Baso Online (BBO) Bridge Club Live How to create a bridge tournament for your club on Funbridge Aberdeen Bridge Club is running online tournaments for club members. Glasgow Bridge Centre hopes to do so. Harry Smith organises bridge events on BBO on Monday and Saturday evenings. The format is a 24-board match and for...
Easter Sims and Bobby Allan
The full results for this competition are to be found under the 'Resuts' tab. Daily overall winners come from clubs across Scotland: Lerwick, Kyle of Lochalsh, Montrose and Berwick. Congratulations to Colin Edney and Penny Davidson from the Berwick club who are the winners of the Bobby Allan Trophy.
Update from EBL and BGB re Covid 19
The attached letter has just been received from the EBL outlining what might possibly happen to the European events scheduled for Madeira in June. images/EBLCovid-19_infolettertoNBOs-240320.pdf BGB has postponed both the Lady Milne due to be played in Coventry in April and the Senior Camrose in Dublin in May. They are hoping to hold both events in England the same weekend in the autumn. In this period of uncertainty, the International Committee wants to reassure those players who were selected for events affected by Covid 19 that they expect the same teams to represent Scotland when it is possible to hold them. Please stay safe and let your NPCs know if you...
ALL SBU EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ALL SBU EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Having considered the updated “COVID-19 Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare settings” from Health Protection Scotland, taking account of our Duty of Care to and the vulnerable demography of our bridge playing population, at a specially convened online meeting today, 16th March, the SBU Council decided to cancel ALL future events until further notice. This includes the Kennedy bronze Sims but not the Hugh Kelsey, as some clubs have already played their heat or are playing tonight. If possible, we will try to reschedule some events before the new season starts in September. We are in consultation with Bridge Overseas...
- Message from the WBF President on 17th March 2020
Mixed European Trial
Team Gerrard - David & Catherine Gerrard and Martin Diamond & Joyce Benson won the trial held this weekend in St Andrew BC, Glasgow. The 3rd pair added to the team for the European Championships will be Charles & Vi Outred. Catherine Gerrard will be playing captain. The full results can be found under International & Trials. Anne Perkins (International Committee)
Dear Fellow Members, Given the current escalating Coronavirus outbreak, I am writing to advise on not only good practice from a Public Health point of view at District level, but also the current SBU position on the likely safety of bridge players attending the Overseas Congress in Majorca in May and the possible viability of our first home Congress of the year in Stirling in July. Generally, the SBU is following the recommendations provided by the World Health Organisation, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Public Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and, in respect to the Overseas Congress, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Bridge Overseas and our...
Bronze Teams Final 2019-20 qualifiers
The following teams have qualified for the Bronze Team Final on Sunday 5 April 2020. Full details for the final can be seen in the entry details for the event here and qualifiers should confirm to the convener that they will be attending the final. District Team Score District Allocation Finalists and Reserves Playing in Final Highland Sheila Cochrane Wilma Halliburton Alistair Smillie Roy Laing 66 2 F Yes Highland Cath MacKay Pat Henderson Fiona Scully David Olive 63 F No Highland Steve Terry Gill Terry Mary-Jane Campbell Connie McCulloch 59 R No Highland David McLeod Miriam Drysdale Janet MacPherson Louise James 50 R No Highland Pam Hogan Margaret Lewis Carol...
Easter Sims & Bobby Allan 2019-20 Final Results
The Bobby Allan Trophy, awarded to the highest scoring mixed pair over the whole week's competition, is won by Colin Edney and Penny Davidson with a national score of 71.59% Monday 1st: Mark Sandison & Edith Beattie, Lerwick Bridge Club Tuesday 1st: Ray Gallacher & Scott Gallacher, Montrose Bridge Club Wednesday 1st: Steve Terry & Gill Terry, Kyle of Lochalsh Bridge Club Thursday/Friday 1st: Colin Edney & Penny Davidson, Berwick Bridge Club Prizes are awarded to the highest placed five pairs for each day's tournament: Ecats event home (results, commentary books, deal files) SBU Easter Sims & Bobby Allan Thursday/Friday 12-13 March 2020 SBU Easter Sims & Bobby...
Camrose Trophy 2020 won by England
England have won the 2020 Camrose Trophy with a dominant performance over the two weekends. Ireland finished second with Wales climbing above Scotland to take third place. It was a disappointing weekend for the Scotland team (Jun Nakamaru-Pinder, Paul Barton, Frazer Morgan, Phil Stephens, Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin, npc Anne Symons) who started the first match against Ireland well, but could not hold their lead and fell to their biggest defeat of the weekend. Subsequent losses to England, Northern Ireland and Wales meant that their only win was against Northern Ireland's second team. Final table Place Team VP 1 England 162.13 2 Ireland 132.92 3 Wales 100.83 4 Scotland 88.35 5 Northern...
World Bridge Games 2020 team selections
The 16th World Bridge Games will be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy from 21 August – 4 September 2020. This event was previously known as the World Team Olympiad. No trials were necessary and the International Committee is pleased to announce the following have been selected to represent Scotland: National Open Teams Harry Smith, Jim Hay, Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin National Women's Teams Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sheila Adamson, Abi Milne National Seniors' Teams Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Anne Symons National Mixed Teams Jim Forsyth, Susan Aitchison, Bob McKinnon, Cathy Ferguson, Martin Diamond & Joyce Benson NPC Angus Macdonald...
Scotland win 2020 Junior Camrose!
Congratulations to Jun Nakamaru-Pinder & Stewart Pinkerton, Ronan Valentine & Liam O’Brien, Athena Chow & Glen Falconer, npc Malgorzata Rozman who have won the Junior Camrose Trophy for the first time since 2012. England's second team, EBU, finished less than 1VP behind in an exciting finish with England third. Full results Ronan Valentine, Liam O'Brien, Stewart Pinkerton, Athena Chow, Glen Falconer, Jun Nakamaru-Pinder npc Gosia Rozman behind the camera Chloe Farrell & John Russell, Adam Tobias & Wan Hew Tran, David Tobias & Aidan Woodley, npc George Plant finished fourth in the Peggy Bayer Trophy in an event dominated by the two England...
National Pairs Finalists and Reserves - Scotsman Trophy
Qualifiers and reserves are now listed. Please advise whether or not you wish to take up your place in the final as soon as possible.
European Open Trial 2019-20 Results
The Final Results of the Open Trial have resulted in a tie for first place between Team PETERKIN and Team HAY. Teams have been playing for the right to represent Scotland in the Open event at the European Championships in Madeira in June. It has been decided to split the tie on the basis of who won the head to head match between the 2 teams. Team Peterkin (Stephen Peterkin & Sam Punch, Alex Adamson & Derek Sanders) will thus represent Scotland with Finlay Marshall & Patrick Home added as the 3rd pair. Anne Symons will be the NPC for the team. 5 March 2020: EBL statement on European Bridge and Covid-19...
Senior Teams for 2020 announced
The Senior Trial held this past weekend was won by the Silverstone team. Following discussions with them the International Committee is pleased to announce the following teams for the Teltscher Trophy in Ireland in May and for the Senior European event in Madeira in June. Senior Camrose team for the Teltscher Trophy - Victor Silverstone & Irving Gordon, Derek Diamond & Brian Spears, Jim Hay & Derrick Peden - NPC John Murdoch Senior European team - Victor Silverstone & Irving Gordon, Derek Diamond & Brian Spears, Mike Ash & Robert Ferrari - NPC John Murdoch All best wishes to the teams for both events. 5 March 2020: EBL statement on European Bridge and...