On-line Womens teams
The WBF has asked me to publicise this opportunity
“The World Bridge Federation is delighted to bring a new women’s event to the 2024 calendar.
It takes place on 16-18 February 2024, which is not so far away. Please can you publicise this event and encourage teams to take part?
You will notice that this online event is both accessible and affordable. The format allows for women players to compete in the company of others, that maybe they’d never be able to meet in person, and experience competitive bridge.
As with all online WBF events, we will . . .
Cyprus Bridge Festival 5-9 April 2024
Information on this event can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SmVDvqpsYDvkioosLI30HQ4RctxYo0NT/view?usp=sharing
Selections for Lady Milne Home International
The Director of International Performance and Selection has considered all of the data from last year’s Lady Milne event, Performance Events over recent weeks and other performance data. It has been decided to select the team as early as practicable so that they can have plenty of time to prepare. Consequently, the following players have been invited to represent Scotland in the Lady Milne Home International, which is being held on 19th- 21st April in Gormanstown, Ireland.
Sheila Adamson & Abi Milne
Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker
Samantha Punch & Anne Symons
Reserve pair:- Katharine Bailey & Amanda Douglas
The non-playing captain will . . .
Announcement on selections for international events 2023/4
The SBU is using a new approach to selecting teams for international events this season. As well as taking into account achievements of pairs in recent high-level events, such as the Scottish and Gold Cups, last year’s Home Internationals and various events organised by other countries (some of them on-line), three Performance Events (PE’s) were organised in which 31 pairs took part.
The Selection Committee (SC) has gone through all of the over 300 hands played in the three PE’s. Although the results in the final event, involving a reduced field, have been given more weight than the other two,
Conditions of Contest
Performance Events & Senior Trials Conditions of Contest
Supplementary Conditions of Contest
PE3(A) - Overall results
Details of each session can be found via the Results section of the SBU website. Overall rankings and cross imping is at RESULTS PE3(A)
Could you be a non-playing captain of one of our international teams?
The Board has recently endorsed new guidlines on the ROLE OF NON-PLAYING CAPTAINS
Have you got a balance of practical, technical, organisational and interpersonal soft-skills to manage relationships and communicate effectively with individuals, partnerships, teams and organisational bodies? The ability to keep a level head and manage teams who are facing emotional pressures in high stake environments; a willingness to adapt strategies to the needs of the team, and the resilience to make difficult decisions that may upset players in the short-term for the good of the team; the ability to build a squad mentality in an environment where players will sometimes find . . .
Overseas tournament opportunities
Home International Conditions of Contest 2023-24
Supporting material for Seminars and Play & Discuss updated 7th August 2023 July
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Video of Seminar 1:- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GlBG4BCE5KNvD2iLcqF8_R6OTyEizXOe/view?usp=sharing
Weblinks for documents refered to by Paul GipsonIndex from Paul and Alex’s system - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WBGw943IY4rf27jDhMUs4clSxmj_6mRB/view?usp=sharing Doubles- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VxS9J4g_QM1QyGv2jqHZbJixak1sm-PeumoiiMyb5oU/edit?usp=sharing How to use Double Dummy Solver - https://youtu.be/mLOuLd2pvAw. Double Dummy Solver - https://www.bridgecaptain.com/downloadDD.htmlRobson & Segal Partnership Bidding: The Contested Auction - http://bridge.mgoetze.net/robson-segal.pdfKit’s Korner - weekly series on bridgewinners.com (archive: https://bridgewinners.com/article/series/kits-korner/)
Paul has also made short video on how to use Double Dummy Solver - https://youtu.be/mLOuLd2pvAw
Video of Seminar 2 - 22 June PLAYOF THE HAND - PRESENTED BY BRIAN SHORT
It is suggested that you start watching at 5 . . .