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Results: First DivisionSecond DivisionThird Division

 

Update - 31 October 2015

First Division draw for the second weekend (PDF)

Second Division draw for the second weekend (PDF)

Third Division draw for the second weekend (PDF)

Update - 30 October 2015

Following a request by the SBU Council and meetings with divisional representatives, the prize money for all divisions has been adjusted.

Update - 29 October 2015

The timing of the third match for Third Division teams on both Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend has been brought forward to help with catering requirements. Please see the revised SCoC.

Update - 3 October 2015

First Division draw for the first weekend (PDF)

Second Division draw for the first weekend (PDF)

Update - 27 June 2015

The St Andrew Bridge Club is confirmed as the venue for the first weekend, with catering being held at the Buchanan Bridge Club. The lunch break has been extended to accommodate this and the revised timings can be seen in the Supplementary Conditions of Contest.

Update - 18 May 2015

Captain's letter (PDF)

The committee has confirmed the eight teams in the First Division. The remaining teams, assuming it stays at fourteen teams, will play a full round-robin on the first weekend and then split into the Second and Third Divisions for the second weekend. The draft Supplementary Conditions of Contest has been updated with the provisional timetable but the venue for the first weekend has yet to be confirmed.


 

The winning team will be invited to represent Scotland in the first weekend in the Camrose Trophy of the 2016 Home International Series and the Open Series of the 2016 European Team Championships.

The six teams remaining in the First Division (Sime, Piper, Outred, Short, Morrison, and Ash) and the two promoted teams (Smith and Bouverie) may play by right in the First Division, provided that they meet the team continuity requirements:

A player is qualified if he:

    1. is a member of one of the six teams remaining in the First Division or the two promoted teams, and
    2. met the playing requirements, the eligibility requirements, and any other requirements in the Scottish National League 2014 – Supplementary Conditions of Contest.

To maintain team continuity:

    1. For a team that had three, four or five qualified players at the end of the season, the team must retain at least three of those players in the next season.
    2. For a team that had six qualified players at the end of the season, the team must retain at least four of those players in the next season.

If a team has such a quorum it may add any further eligible players it chooses, up to the limit of six players.

There is no absolute requirement for the qualified players from the preceding season to play any minimum number of boards for a team to whose continuity they contributed. However, teams are expected to act in good faith, by submitting only players who intend to play in the League.

If there are fewer than eight teams eligible to play by right in the First Division, then any remaining places will be filled by the teams with the lowest number of qualifying points.  A team's qualifying points is established from the qualifying points of its four best-rated players. In the case of a tie for the eighth place, the Committee will decide based on bridge merit. In the event that there are more than two divisions, the composition of the second and lower divisions will use the same methodology.

  Qualifying Points
Qualified players who played in Div 1 last year and were not relegated 1.5
Qualified players who played in Div 2 last year and were promoted 2.0
Qualified players who played in Div 1 last year but were in a relegated team 2.5
Qualified players who played in Div 2 last year and finished in places 3-6 3.0
Qualified players who played in Div 2 last year but were not in the top six places 3.5
2014 Scottish Cup Winner 1.5
2014 Scottish Cup Runner-up or 2015 Winter Fours winner 2.0
All other players 4.0

 


Entries

The Division is shown when a team is eligible by right to play in that division; it does not preclude playing in a higher division. The qualifying points (QP) are only relevant when a division is not filled with eligible teams by right. Any teams listed may be changed without requiring approval of the Selection Committee prior to the closing date for entry.

The divisions and format will be confirmed in early May following the closing date for entry.

 

Team Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Division QP
 SMITH  Harry Smith  Roy Bennett   Bob McPaul  Tony Wilkinson  Anne Symons  Helen Kane 1 n/r  
 SHORT  Brian Short  Alan Goodman  Sam Punch  Stephen Peterkin  Derek Sanders   1 n/r  
 OUTRED  Charles Outred  Vi Outred  Derek Diamond  David Gerrard     1 n/r  
 MCGOWAN  Liz McGowan  David Liggat  Jun Nakamaru-Pinder  Jim Hay  Sandy Duncan   1 n/r  
 SIME  Iain Sime  John Matheson  John Murdoch  Gerald Haase     1 n/r  
 BOUVERIE  Archie Bouverie  Lucia Barrett  Veronica Guy  Carolyn Peploe  Tim McKay  Derrick Peden 1 n/r  
 PIPER  Douglas Piper  Malcolm Cuthbertson  Frazer Morgan  Phil Stephens  Alex Wilkinson  Phil Morrison 1 n/r  
 KANE  Danny Kane  Irving Gordon  Brian Spears  Paul Barton       8.0 
                 
 ADAMSON  Alex Adamson  Finlay Marshall  Mike Ash  Arend Bayer  Patrick Home     10.5 
 FERGUSON  Cathy Ferguson  Joan Lees  Bob McKinnon  Ian Patrick  Paul Maiolani  Jim McMenemy 2 12.0 
 CLOW  Robert Clow  Anthony Bates  George Plant  Peter Moss  Troy Van de L'isle     12.5 
 FABEN  John Faben  Adam Dickinson  Laura Middleton  Mike McGinley       13.5 
 MALE  Stephen Male  Marilyn Silverdale  Joyce Benson  Raymond Blin  Andrew Symons  Iain Taylor    14.0 
 WICKENS  Tim Wickens  Kim Fryer  Donald MacKenzie  Allan Whiteford  Colin MacDonald     14.0 
 BURN  John Burn  Stewart Duguid  Sandy Anderson  Bobby Moore  Sam Malkani   Stewart Pinkerton   14.0 
 LEITH  Pam Leith  Rona Moss  Peter Hodgson  Willie Nelson  Fiona Greenwood  Dilys Gellatly    14.0 
 SHENKIN  David Shenkin  Martin Diamond  Norman Levitt  Colin Black       14.5 
 MCLEOD  Alisdair McLeod  Steve Pomeroy  Abigail Wilson  Jake Milne  David Leslie     15.0 
 HAMILTON  John Hamilton  Russell Frame  Kirsty Goodman  Andy Bonnes       15.0 
 CAIRNS  Peter Cairns  Laurence Archer  Les Verth  Shirish Chotai       15.0 
 GUTHRIE  Nigel Guthrie  Jim Forsyth  John di Mambro  Ronald Gaffin  Ying Piper  Gints Freimanis   16.0 
 VALENTINE*  Ronan Valentine  Liam O'Brien  Damien Murray  Matthew Robb       16.0 
 MASON  Jim Mason  Eddie McGeough  Sandra Rabbitts  Elizabeth McGuire  Emily Garden  Bill Ross    

 *Standby team to ensure an even number of teams.

 


Player status and qualifying points

The qualifying points have been finalised following the Scottish Cup Final and Winter Foursomes. Note that qualifying points are only relevant when a division is not filled with eligible teams by right.

 

Name Team 2014 Matches Division 2014 Qualified Player 2015 Qualifying Points 2015
Iain Sime SIME 16 1 Yes 1.5
John Matheson SIME 16 1 Yes 1.5
John Murdoch SIME 16 1 Yes 1.5
Gerald Haase SIME 16 1 Yes 1.5
Douglas Piper PIPER 16 1 Yes 1.5
Malcolm Cuthbertson PIPER 8 1 Yes 1.5
Phil Stephens PIPER 12 1 Yes 1.5
Alex Wilkinson PIPER 16 1 Yes 1.5
Frazer Morgan PIPER 8 1 Yes 1.5
Jake Corry PIPER 4 1 No 4.0
Sam Punch PUNCH 16 1 Yes 2.5
Stephen Peterkin PUNCH 16 1 Yes 2.5
Brian Spears PUNCH 16 1 Yes 2.5
Paul Barton PUNCH 16 1 Yes 2.5
Charles Outred OUTRED 16 1 Yes 1.5
Vi Outred OUTRED 16 1 Yes 1.5
David Gerrard OUTRED 16 1 Yes 1.5
Derek Diamond OUTRED 16 1 Yes 1.5
Robert Clow CLOW 16 1 Yes 2.5
Laura Middleton CLOW 12 1 Yes 2.5
William Hawkins CLOW 8 1 Yes 2.5
Keith Youngs CLOW 4 1 No 4.0
Tim McKay CLOW 11 1 Yes 2.5
Derrick Peden CLOW 13 1 Yes 2.5
Mike Ash ASH 16 1 Yes 1.5
Miro Dragic ASH 16 1 Yes 1.5
Danny Kane ASH 16 1 Yes 1.5
Irving Gordon ASH 16 1 Yes 1.5
Jim Hay HAY 16 1 Yes 2.5
Sandy Duncan HAY 16 1 Yes 2.5
Alex Adamson HAY 16 1 Yes 2.5
Finlay Marshall HAY 16 1 Yes 2.5
Phil Morrison MORRISON 16 1 Yes 1.5
Jun Nakamaru-Pinder MORRISON 16 1 Yes 1.5
Liz McGowan MORRISON 16 1 Yes 1.5
David Liggat MORRISON 16 1 Yes 1.5
Brian Short SHORT 16 1 Yes 1.5
Alan Goodman SHORT 16 1 Yes 1.5
Derek Sanders SHORT 12 1 Yes 1.5
Jack Paterson SHORT 7 1 No 4.0
Les Steel SHORT 4 1 No 1.5
Dave Walker SHORT 9 1 Yes 1.5
Tim Wickens WICKENS 18 2 Yes 3.5
Kim Fryer WICKENS 18 2 Yes 3.5
Donald MacKenzie WICKENS 18 2 Yes 3.5
Allan Whiteford WICKENS 9 2 Yes 3.5
Colin Macdonald WICKENS 9 2 Yes 3.5
Harry Smith SMITH 15 2 Yes 2.0
Roy Bennett SMITH 15 2 Yes 2.0
Anne Symons SMITH 6 2 No 4.0
Helen Kane SMITH 6 2 No 2.0
Bob McPaul SMITH 15 2 Yes 2.0
Tony Wilkinson SMITH 15 2 Yes 2.0
Cathy Ferguson FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Ian Patrick FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Bob McKinnon FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Paul Maiolani FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Jim McMenemy FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Stephen Male FERGUSON 12 2 Yes 3.0
Peter Cairns CAIRNS 15 2 Yes 3.0
John McNab CAIRNS 15 2 Yes 3.0
Shirish Chotai CAIRNS 7 2 No 4.0
Les Verth CAIRNS 7 2 No 4.0
Norman McGeagh CAIRNS 14 2 Yes 3.0
John Faben CAIRNS 14 2 Yes 3.0
David Shenkin SHENKIN 18 2 Yes 3.5
Martin Diamond SHENKIN 16 2 Yes 3.5
Norman Levitt SHENKIN 14 2 Yes 3.5
Colin Black SHENKIN 8 2 No 4.0
Alistair Gordon SHENKIN 10 2 Yes 3.5
Oliver Clare SHENKIN 6 2 No 4.0
Ian Burn BURN 11 2 Yes 3.0
Stewart Duguid BURN 13 2 Yes 3.0
Sam Malkani BURN 12 2 Yes 3.0
Eddie McGeough BURN 13 2 Yes 3.0
Ian McClure BURN 12 2 Yes 3.0
Bobby Moore BURN 11 2 Yes 3.0
Pam Leith LEITH 18 2 Yes 3.5
Archie Leith LEITH 4 2 No 4.0
Rona Moss LEITH 14 2 Yes 3.5
Peter Hodgson LEITH 18 2 Yes 3.5
Willie Nelson LEITH 18 2 Yes 3.5
Andrew Symons GREENWOOD 13 2 Yes 3.0
Fiona Greenwood GREENWOOD 13 2 Yes 3.0
George Plant GREENWOOD 18 2 Yes 3.0
Peter Moss GREENWOOD 18 2 Yes 3.0
Troy Van De L'Isle GREENWOOD 5 2 No 4.0
Anthony Bates GREENWOOD 5 2 No 4.0
Archie Bouverie BOUVERIE 18 2 Yes 2.0
Veronica Guy BOUVERIE 18 2 Yes 2.0
Lucia Barrett BOUVERIE 14 2 Yes 2.0
Carolyn Peploe BOUVERIE 13 2 Yes 2.0
William Whyte BOUVERIE 9 2 Yes 2.0
Alisdair McLeod MCLEOD 18 2 Yes 3.5
Steve Pomeroy MCLEOD 18 2 Yes 3.5
Kirsty Goodman MCLEOD 5 2 No 4.0
John Hamilton MCLEOD 18 2 Yes 3.5
Russell Frame MCLEOD 13 2 Yes 3.5