Winter Fours - Event Details

Event DateSaturday 22 January 2022 - Sunday 23 January 2022
ConvenerAnne Perkins
Event Capacity48
Available Places23

Please enter here for the whole event (which is over two weekends), and use "YOURNAME W4" as your payment reference.  The cost is £140 per team.  See the event poster.

Please send your convention cards to Anne Perkins.

Notes: we need to collect BBO usernames from everyone so that in the event of your team playing in the Swiss event, we have everything we need without having to chase people at the time.

(The red asterisk in the booking form shows a compulsory field.  Clearly if you have more than 4 players we need full details of players 5,6,7 and 8 also)

Contact Anne Perkins

2020 Winter Fours timetable and round 1 draw

Competition Name Winter Foursomes — Event Poster
Holders Brian Senior, Sandra Penfold, Nevena Senior and Roumen Trendafilov (2019)
Event Type

Open Event - there is no requirement to be a member of the SBU. Players should, however, be a member of an officially recognised (EBL) NBO.
Maximum of 32 teams

2020 Specific Conditions of Contest


Unmatched pairs please send your names to the event Convener below who will coordinate making up teams.

Seeding Seeding will be determined from the list of entrants on the closing date.
The criteria will be transparent and similar to that used in the National League with discretion for non-Scottish teams.
System Cards

Brown sticker users supply a suggested defence and leave on the table.

No. of Boards


Double elimination teams of 4, 5 or 6;
Rounds 1 and 2 are ... 2 x 16-board knockout or 11/16 round-robins;
Rounds 3 to 5 are ... 16 boards;
Quarter-finals and semifinals are ... 24 boards; and
FINAL is 32 boards.

Eliminated teams play in a consolation event.
Teams eliminated from the consolation event will be invited to play in the Winter Swiss Teams which is held on the Sunday at the Carlton Bridge Club.

Venue Melville Bridge Club, Edinburgh
Times Friday 7pm, Saturday at 10.30am and Sunday 10.00am (final), 10.00am (subsidiary final) or 11.00am (Swiss - at Carlton BC.)
Entry Fee £180 per team (including table money). Payment for national events

Saturday: 2 courses: Steak & Ale Pie with veg and potatoes, Baked Chicken and Fajhitas or Roast Vegetable Rissotto / Apple Crumble and custard or Fruit Salad. £9. Saturday one hour meal break starting aproximately either 2.45 or 3pm approximately.

Please order Saturday requirements for the team at time of entry, or by emailing the convener.

Sunday: Soup & Sandwiches. £6. Orders for Sunday will be taken on Saturday evening, once the finalists are known.



Accommodation Please note that players should make their own accommodation arrangements.
The SBU have arranged special rates at the nearby Holiday Inn.
Master Points

Awards are made for each match won according to the round being played.

All points awarded are National Points: red SBU or green EBU.

Main Event

Round 1 Total of 2.00 available, 1.00 for a 16 board match.
Round 2 1.00 for a 16 board match.
Pool A 0.25 for each match won.
Round 3 1.50 for a 16 board match.
Pool B 0.50 for each match won.
Round 4 2.00 for a 16 board match.
Quarter-final 3.00 for a 24 board match, 2.00 for a twice loser playoff.
Semifinal & Final Qualifying for the final = 4.00 plus 6.00 for winning

Subsidiary Final

Those teams qualifying for the Subsidiary Final will be awarded 0.75 for each match won in this event with the top three places being awarded a 3.00, 2.00 and 1.00 bonus.

Directors: Christine Walker, Chris Goode