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Welcome to the National Bridge Organisation for Scotland
For the first time the Scottish Junior National Pairs for the Robert Frischmann Trophy was held on Bridge Base Online due to the current coronavirus pandemic. As the number of Scottish pairs is always relatively small, Gosia invited junior pairs from all over the UK and Ireland to participate through their national bridge organisations. Even though this idea was only mooted a week before the event, 42 pairs participated today and they were kibitzed by parents and squad leaders from all the other countries. The event was run over 24 boards and expertly directed by Paul and Julia. The Junior Camrose is always the most pleasant home international weekend to run and...
Useful Documents for Online Tournaments
1. Instructions for downloading Masterpoint, results and hand record files from BBO. The document will be revised soon, it is hoped, to offer more advice on Swiss Pairs tournaments. 2. Etiquette and a collection informtion for play on BBO. This is in draft form and comments are welcome. Instructions for playing online: for new and old
Upcoming Events in the SBU Virtual Club
Every Tuesday at 7 pm - 24 boards, Match-Pointed Pairs, 3 BBO$ Commencing Saturday 13th June at 7 pm for 7 weeks - 'Lockdown' Swiss Pairs: Details All proceeds will be used to fund the training of club and district online tournament directors. Instructions for finding SBU events on BBO: From the home page: click on Competitive, All Tournaments, type 'SBU' in the search box or scroll down to find the tournament. The tournament will appear 2 hours before the start time and you can then register - provided your partner is also online. Please remember that registrations are only accepted from those who have provided their BBO username 48 hours in advance. These...
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...
Bridge: A MindSport for All
What Makes Bridge Brilliant? FInd out in this inspirational video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIKfWioojWQ And a wee reminder that it would be great if you would share your experiences of the impact of Covid-19 for our current 'Bridge: A MindSport for All' (BAMSA) research which will provide insights into the short and longer term impacts on the bridge community. You can email your views to Bridge: A Mindsport For All or for more info see:...
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...
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...
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.
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
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...