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Scottish Online League - Iteration 6
The next iteration of the Scottish Online League (SOL) starts 10th January.Teams of 4 - 8 players are invited to enter. Leagues are great fun and teams play in a division of 10 teams where they are matched against others of equivalent ability. Teams will play a 24 board match against each other team with one match each week. Red points for all matches won. Full details at https://www.sbu.org.uk/images/events/sol/2021-08-30SOL5CoCv4.pdf Entry form at https://www.sbu.org.uk/events/calendar-by-month/650-scottish-online-league-new-entries. Closing date 31st December. It's going to be cold and dark until Spring so why not gather a few bridge playing friends...
President's Newsletter - December 2021
Dear Members I hope that this finds you well, and that you are continuing to enjoy your bridge, whether online or F2F. In this newsletter to SBU members I want to highlight a number of new and exciting developments. Considering our responsibilities as we return to ‘a new norm for bridge clubs’ Firstly, particularly in light of the prevalence of a new strain of COVID-19 and Scottish Government statements, we need to remind players of the legal requirement to wear masks at bridge clubs. It is an individual’s responsibility to wear a mask (although some clubs may be misinterpreting current Scottish Government policy when they ‘allow’ masks not to be worn in...
Lady Milne & Senior Camrose selections
Based on the results of the Lady Milne & Senior Camrose combined trial held this weekend past, I can announce the two teams to represent Scotland. Lady Milne (due to be held in Wales in April 2022) - Abi Milne & Sheila Adamson, Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker and Anne Symons & Sam Punch Senior Camrose (due to be held in Northern Ireland in May 2022) - Bob McPaul & Sandy Duncan, David Shenkin & Cameron McLatchie and Roy Bennett & Harry Smith. Paul Maiolani & Jim McMenemy are named as reserve pair. Congratulations to all these players Anne Perkins (International Committee)
Ranked Pairs Winners
Kennedy for Novices and Club Masters : Jacky Lindsay and Karyn Slatter Johnston for Local and District Masters : Gerald Smith and Barbara Humphries Jesner for Masters and Senior Masters : Shuan Ni and Robert Hickling Fairlie for Regional, Scottish and National Masters : Andrew Harborow and Tom Bagnall Bowman for Life and Senior Life Masters : Martin Damond and Troy Van de l'Isle Arthur for Grand Masters : Cathy Ferguson and Bob McKinnon We had 141 pairs playing in all competitons - over 50% more than last year's entry. Thanks for the patience of those who had problems joining. We will be prepared for you next year if it is still run online. ...
2021 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award
The SBU is proud to announce that the American Contract Bridge League has awarded the Sidney H. Lazard, Jr. Sportsmanship Award to The Scottish Open team, comprising of Alex Adamson, James Hay, Derrick Peden, Stephen Peterkin, Samantha Punch, Derek Sanders, and NPC Anne Perkins, competing at the EBL qualification competitions for the World Team Championships, in August 2021. In 2001, Lazard established the Sidney H. Lazard, Jr. Sportsmanship Award in honour of his son, who died in 1999 after battling cancer. The annual award celebrates sportsmanlike characteristics and aims to recognize those who "play hard but fair and hold no grudges." “I designed the award as a...
Scottish Cup Plate Final (2019-20)
The 2019-20 Scottish Cup Plate Final was played on BBO on bonfire night, but there were few fireworks. DURNING (Bill Durning, Ian McClure, Duncan Rodger, Ian Brookes ) were on top form, whereas runners-up STRATHERN (Kevin Strathern, David Ritchie, Stuart Thomson and Nicol Taylor were having a bad day. STRATHERN conceded after 36 boards when the margin reached three figures. Congratulations to the winners, and to both teams on getting the match played.
SBU WINTER CONGRESS
The Winter Congress will take place on the 11-12th December on BBO. Swiss Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday. Both events are red-pointed. Start times for both events are 11:00 am. The 2nd session will start at 3:30 pm after an interval of 90 minutes. Play will conclude around 6:30 pm. Pre-registration and payment are essential. Please enter through the SBU website. Go to Events/Upcoming Events (Enter Online). Prizes for the top pairs/teams and top Silver/Bronze pairs/teams.
Winter 4s 2022
The Winter 4s is the premier teams event on the SBU calendar. We ran it for the first time online in March 2021 and it proved to lend itself well to the format on Realbridge. The decision has therefore been taken to run it along similar lines again, but to move it to its usual time slot at the end of January over the final two weekends. The attached poster gives you some more details about how to enter. images/users/10590/Winter4'sPoster2022.pdf We hope to see as many teams as possible taking part. Anne Perkins
Back to Bridge: SBU Congress at Peebles Hydro
11-13 March 2022 at Peebles Hydro Celebrate the return of face-to-face bridge in Scotland. Here's the PeeblesMarch2022.pdf brochure with all the details. After what has been a very challenging time for everyone in the bridge-playing world, the SBU asks for your support in making sure we return to face-to-face bridge in numbers. We are going to meet on 11 March 2022 and, with your help, deliver the very best bridge event Scotland can offer: Register now for the Pairs event here, and the Teams event here. We will start officially at 20:00 on Friday with session one of a three-session Swiss Teams and have experts on hand in the bar to support the post-mortem...