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The winning and second-placed teams will be invited to represent Scotland in the first weekend in the Camrose Trophy of the 2017 Home International Series.

The six teams remaining in the First Division (Short, Piper, Kane, Sime, McGowan, and Smith) and the two promoted teams (Adamson and Burn) 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 2015 – Supplementary Conditions of Contest.

To maintain team continuity:

    1. For a team that had three, four or five players, the team must retain at least three of those players in the next season.
    2. For a team that had six players, 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 3 last year and were promoted 3.5
Qualified players who played in Div 2 last year but were in a relegated team 4.0
Qualified players who played in Div 3 last year and finished in places 3-6 4.5
2015 Scottish Cup Winner 1.5
2015 Scottish Cup Runner-up or 2016 Winter Fours winner 2.0
All other players 5.0

 


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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
                  

 


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 2015 Division 2015 Qualified Player 2015 Qualifying Points
Iain Sime SIME 1 Yes 1.5
John Matheson SIME 1 Yes 1.5
John Murdoch SIME 1 Yes 1.5
Gerald Haase SIME 1 Yes 1.5
Douglas Piper PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Malcolm Cuthbertson PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Frazer Morgan PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Phil Stephens PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Alex Wilkinson PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Phil Morrison PIPER 1 Yes 1.5
Charles Outred OUTRED 1 Yes 2.5
Vi Outred OUTRED 1 Yes 2.5
Derek Diamond OUTRED 1 Yes 2.5
David Gerrard OUTRED 1 Yes 2.5
Brian Short SHORT 1 Yes 1.5
Alan Goodman SHORT 1 Yes 1.5
Sam Punch SHORT 1 Yes 1.5
Stephen Peterkin SHORT 1 Yes 1.5
Derek Sanders SHORT 1 Yes 1.5
Liz McGowan MCGOWAN 1 Yes 1.5
David Liggat MCGOWAN 1 Yes 1.5
Jim Hay MCGOWAN 1 Yes 1.5
Sandy Duncan MCGOWAN 1 Yes 1.5
Jun Nakamaru-Pinder MCGOWAN 1 No 5.0
Harry Smith SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Roy Bennett SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Bob McPaul SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Tony Wilkinson SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Anne Symons SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Helen Kane SMITH 1 Yes 1.5
Danny Kane KANE 1 Yes 1.5
Irving Gordon KANE 1 Yes 1.5
Brian Spears KANE 1 Yes 1.5
Paul Barton KANE 1 Yes 1.5
Archie Bouverie BOUVERIE 1 Yes 2.5
Lucia Barrett BOUVERIE 1 Yes 2.5
Veronica Guy BOUVERIE 1 No 5.0
Tim McKay BOUVERIE 1 Yes 2.5
Derrick Peden BOUVERIE 1 Yes 2.5
Carolyn Peploe BOUVERIE 1 No 5.0
Alex Adamson ADAMSON 2 Yes 2.0
Finlay Marshall ADAMSON 2 Yes 2.0
Mike Ash ADAMSON 2 Yes 2.0
Arend Bayer ADAMSON 2 Yes 2.0
Patrick Home ADAMSON 2 Yes 2.0
Cathy Ferguson FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Joan Lees FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Bob McKinnon FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Ian Patrick FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Paul Maiolani FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Jim McMenemy FERGUSON 2 Yes 3.0
Robert Clow CLOW 2 Yes 3.0
Troy Van de L'Isle CLOW 2 Yes 3.0
George Plant CLOW 2 Yes 3.0
Peter Moss CLOW 2 Yes 3.0
John Faben FABEN 2 Yes 3.0
Adam Dickinson FABEN 2 Yes 3.0
Laura Middleton FABEN 2 Yes 3.0
Mike McGinley FABEN 2 Yes 3.0
Pam Leith LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Rona Moss LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Peter Hodgson LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Willie Nelson LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Fiona Greenwood LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Dilys Gellatly LEITH 3 Yes 4.5
Ian Burn BURN 2 Yes 2.0
Stewart Duguid BURN 2 Yes 2.0
Sandy Anderson BURN 2 Yes 2.0
Bobby Moore BURN 2 Yes 2.0
Sam Malkani BURN 2 No 5.0
Stewart Pinkerton BURN 2 Yes 2.0
Tim Wickens WICKENS 2 Yes 4.0
Kim Fryer WICKENS 2 Yes 4.0
Donald MacKenzie WICKENS 2 Yes 4.0
Allan Whiteford WICKENS 2 Yes 4.0
Stephen Male MALE 3 Yes 3.5
Marilyn Silverdale MALE 3 Yes 3.5
Joyce Benson MALE 3 Yes 3.5
Raymond Blin MALE 3 Yes 3.5
Andrew Symons MALE 3 Yes 3.5
Iain Taylor MALE 3 Yes 3.5
David Shenkin SHENKIN 2 Yes 3.0
Martin Diamond SHENKIN 2 Yes 3.0
Norman Levitt SHENKIN 2 Yes 3.0
Colin Black SHENKIN 2 No 5.0
Piotr Burak SHENKIN 2 Yes 3.0
Janusz Ciruk SHENKIN 2 Yes 3.0
John Hamilton HAMILTON 3 Yes 4.5
Russell Frame HAMILTON 3 Yes 4.5
Kirsty Goodman HAMILTON 3 Yes 4.5
Andy Bonnes HAMILTON 3 Yes 4.5
Alisdair McLeod MCLEOD 3 Yes 4.5
Steve Pomeroy MCLEOD 3 Yes 4.5
Abigail Wilson MCLEOD 3 Yes 4.5
Jake Milne MCLEOD 3 Yes 4.5
David Leslie MCLEOD 3 No 5.0
Nigel Guthrie GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
Jim Forsyth GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
Ying Piper GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
John di Mambro GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
Ronald Gaffin GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
Gints Freimanis GUTHRIE 2 Yes 4.0
Ronan Valentine VALENTINE 3 Yes 3.5
Liam O'Brien VALENTINE 3 Yes 3.5
Damien Murray VALENTINE 3 Yes 3.5
Matthew Robb VALENTINE 3 Yes 3.5
Jim Mason MASON 3 Yes 4.5
Eddie McGeough MASON 3 Yes 4.5
Sandra Rabbitts MASON 3 Yes 4.5
Elizabeth McGuire MASON 3 Yes 4.5
Emily Garden MASON 3 No 5.0
Bill Ross MASON 3 No 5.0