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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...
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. 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 that the Congress Convenor role is now focused on co-ordinating and helping facilitate the...
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.
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...