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Red Pointed Swiss Pairs in the East District
The East District are holding their annual Red Pointed Swiss Pairs on Sunday 29th November. This tournament is open to ALL SBU members including those from other districts How many boards - The tournament will consist of 7 rounds of 7 boards What time - Start time is 11am. There will be a 1 hour break after 4 rounds and we expect the event to finish around 6:30pm Where - The event is being held on BBO bu iyou will need to register your intention to play in advance on the East District website. Red points - There will be red points awarded for matches won or drawn as well as red point awards to the top 1/4 of the field How much - The...
SBU Winter Weekend Congress
The SBU will hold its first Online Congress, starting in the evening of Friday 4th December with a choice of a BBO hosted open pairs event or a Real Bridge hosted Bronze Mixed pairs event. Both these Friday events are run by SBU TD. Saturday 5th December will feature a two-session Swiss Pairs event followed on the Sunday by a two-session Swiss Teams event, both run by the IBEX team. The IBEX team ran the recent successful NIBU weekend. Entries will open later today (Sat 21st November). For the details of each specific event, see under EVENTS.
Registration for Stirling Pairs now open
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Charges for SBU Online Tournaments
Charges for SBU Online Tournaments Available as a PDF at Charges for SBU Online Tournaments 2020 It is anticipated that events run by the SBUwill be online for the rest of this current season, and in the light of this, a framework for charges, prizes and masterpoints which is fair and consistent has been developed as follows (Note that clubs and districts do not need to make any changes and should continue to follow the Guidance for Clubs & Districts running tounaments on BBO.) : Event Masterpoints Online Charge Current Charge Prizes Club tournaments 1 x local points BBO$ 3 £ 3.00 (BBO$ 4.00) Clubs to determine District tournaments 2 x local points BBO$ 5 £ ...
Stirling Pairs Sunday 22 November 11am
The SBU is pleased to announce the final arrangements for this major pairs event, for ALL SBU members. The cost payable in advance is £24 per pair. Play will start at 11am and comprise two sessions of 14 x 2 boards with a ninety minute break halfway. Estimated finish time is 7pm. The event will be run by IBEX using a movement to ensure that no pairs will play each other twice. Futher details Results...
International Committee Matters
Attached below are the minutes from the recent committee meeting which were subsequently ratified at the SBU Council meeting on Sunday. images/MinutesofInternationalCommitteeMeetingofFridayNovember6th2020.pdf Camrose 1 - Jan 8-10 2021 The Committee has decided that the team to represent us on Realbridge in January will be our European Open team of Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin, Alex Adamson & Derek Sanders and Finlay Marshall & Patrick Home with NPC Anne Symons. Camrose 2 - Mar 5-7 2021 The intention is to select a team for the second weekend (which will also be held on Realbridge) by holding a team trial on a date in January to be confirmed. Teams who would have...
Edwin Berry Results Posted
The first major event from the SBU face to face calendar, the Edwin Berry, ran very smoothly today. The boards just kept on coming. Congratulations to the winners: Gints Freimanis, Stewart Pinkerton, Derek Sanders & Alex Adamson. https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwoo/bw.cgi?pid=display_rank&event=20201107_1&club=mitch
Calling All Bronze Players - Thea Teale Saturday 14 November
Start time 2pm; entry Fee BBO$7.50; registration on the day; 24 boards. More information here
SOL registration will close at 10pm on Thusday 5 November. Divisions and fixtures will be posted by 10pm Saturday 7 November. If you cannot find the opposition's convention cards then please contact Anne Coles to ask to be put in touch with the team captain. Cards can be found at https://www.sbu.org.uk/images/events/sol/cc/
The Scottish Online League - SOL - Commencing Monday 9 November
SBU are pleased to announce the start of this new event for ALL SBU members. SOL will provide a weekly teams competition on Monday nights. Entries are invited from all SBU members, from new less experienced teams, through aspiring, to those with the greatest experience and record of success. All players will find the competition suitable as they will be playing against those at a similar level. It is hoped that registration will go live on the evening of Sunday 25 October. Meanwhile please organise your teams: a core of four with the option to register two reserve members. Master points will be awarded: black points for iterations 1 and 2, and national points for...
Young Chelsea Women's Swiss Teams
The Young Chelsea Bridge Club is delighted to announce its fourth Women’s Swiss Teams To be held ONLINE for the first time either on BBO or RealBridge on 14-15 November 2020. Full details in this PDF.
Bronze League 2 (August - October) - The Winners
I am pleased to announce the winning teams for each division of the Bronze League 2, played on BBO over 7/9 Wednesdays from the 26th August to the 21st October. Divisions 1 to 7 played in groups of 8 over 7 weeks, and Division 8 had two extra teams playing over 9 Wednesdays. The Winners and Runners-Up in each Division are: Division 1 Winners Winners:LouisRaiders (Raymond Blin, Louis Glekin, David Edelman, Charles Fogelman)94.83 VPs Runners-Up:EastNeuk (Marc Shearer, George Watson, Michele Grainger, Peter Thommeny)94.05 VPs Division 2 Winners Winners:ColintonFive (Ian Thomson, David Nisbet, Jane Harper, Sue Campbell, Ian Campbell)94.22 VPs Runners-Up:ElsAngels (Tom Aitchison,...
Gold Cup 2021
The Gold Cup is the UK's most prestigious team competition run by Bridge Great Britain. And because there is a 'consolation event' for 1st and 2nd round losers, everybody is guaranteed at least two matches. Normally teams from Scotland play one another in order to keep travel to a minimum but this year, because of Covid, all 1st and 2nd round matches are being played on-line. This gives us a unique opportunity to play teams from far flung parts of England and Wales. I think that Scottish teams will enjoy the opportunity this brings, particularly because the seeded teams do not join in until Rd 3 so we all have a good chance to win some matches. And if you do...
Sunday Afternoon Teatime Individuals
Following the success of the Bronze Brunches, which continue to run at 11:45 every Saturday, a 12 board individual tournament will be trialed on Sunday 25 October at 3pm. The trial will run under SBU_N_DIST and will be called SBU Teatime Individual. The event is open to all SBU members who must use the simple system described here: Teatime Individual Convention Card Registration is on the day within the two hour window before the start time. Registation fee BBO$1.50 If the trial is successful the event will take place weekly every Sunday afternoon. The host club or district will be responsible for payment for Master Points and will in return be paid the net...
New Event: The SBU Online League - SOL
The new SBU Online League will commence on Monday 9 November following the conclusion of Harry Smith's Swiss Teams on 2 November. Registrations from teams of up to six members are invited. Matches will be played weekly on Mondays as head-to-heads of 2x12 board matches on BBO. How to register, Conditions of Contest and registration fees will be published shortly. Initially the event will be Black-Pointed, but once the divisions are judged to have settled Red Points will be awarded. For any further information please contact: emailProtector.addCloakedMailto("ep_f2a77bcd", 0);
SBU National Events on BBO - Dates for your Diary
The Online Tournament Committee is very pleased to announce a number of 'traditional' National events which will be played online before the end of the year. These will be Red-Pointed, and trophies and BBO$ prizes will be awarded: Edwin Berry Swiss Teams: Saturday 7 November Thea Teale Bronze Pairs: Saturday 14 November at 2pm Stirling Pairs: Sunday 22 November Ranked Individuals (Fairlie, Harrison and Shenkin): Sunday 29 November Entry fees and start times, if not shown, will be posted as soon as possible. Registrations for the Edwin Berry will be taken in advance. Further information as to how to register will be posted as soon as possible. Registration for the...
SBU Lockdown Swiss Pairs 3
Every Saturday Evening at 7pm for 9 Weeks, starting 10th October on BBO. This event is a continuation of an initiative by Harry Smith. All those who are members of the SBU are invited to enter Full details
Applicants are sought by the SBU from members, in the first instance, for the post of the Congress Convenor. The post would commence from appointment, although the organisation of the newly announced online Congress in December 2020 would not be part of the remit. Applications to Joan Forsyth (select name to send a message) by Friday 9th October 2020 The SBU considers that their 3 annual National Congresses (2 Home and 1 Overseas) should showcase all that is best in Scottish Bridge. They wish to offer good, well-managed competition across the spectrum in a well packaged, pleasant social setting. A new partnership with GEBOS (formally Bridge Overseas) means...
It is some time since my last message. Many of you have been in touch in the interim period seeking advice and/or updates on many of the items I referenced as “works in progress” or “under development”. The most important consideration which really underpins everything else is which rules, advice and guidance should be adhered to and/or followed by the SBU, Districts and Clubs when considering if and when it is safe to return to face to face (F2F) bridge in Scotland. It is relatively easy to provide good advice as to how best to ensure safety, once it is clear that any bridge provider is, all things being equal, free to consider restarting F2F bridge. There...
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 Saturday 14th November 2pm: Thea Teale Bronze Pairs. Next Brunch 21st November. 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...
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...