Events Archive

29
Mar
2020

Junior National Pairs

Sunday 29 Mar 2020 12:00 -18:00
Event CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.

Frischmann Trophy.  New Melville BC. Single-session matchpointed pairs.  Open to all junior players (born on or after 1 January 1995). It is not necessary to be an SBU member.  Entry is free and the Melville Bridge Club will not charge table money. The winners will be invited to represent Scotland Juniors in the Chairman's Cup in Sweden in July.

25
Apr
2020

Scottish Cup Plate

Saturday 25 Apr 2020
Venue by arrangement

Knockout teams of four, being a consolation event for teams eliminated from the Scottish Cup in the first round in which they play, providing this is no later than the second round. This competition is run according to the rules of the Scottish Cup.  There is no direct entry into the Plate.

23
May
2020

Spence Cup

Saturday 23 May 2020
Event CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.

Match pointed pairs (39 boards) for the winners and runners-up in the Pairs Championship of each of the seven Districts.  Venue rotates around the districts.

17
Jul
2021

Scottish Cup 2020-21

Saturday 17 Jul 2021
£40

Announcement 13th July 2021

The entry closing date has been reached, and fresh information including the draw will be released by July 17th. However, as we have an odd number of entrants and a spare pair, late entrants are welcome.

The list of entrants is not current, please ignore it and communicate directly with the Convenor (Bill Whyte) or 'masterpoints' at the domain of sbu.org.uk. 
End of Announcement

Scoring by International Match Points (IMP).  Seeds will be limited to FOUR.  32, 48, or 64 boards. Entry is £40 per team:  Two matches are guaranteed as 'unlucky' teams who lose in the early rounds are automatically entered into the Scottish Cup Plate.  Click on the EVENT name above for more details.

18
Oct
2021

SBU Sims - Lord Thomson Trophy

Monday 18 Oct 2021 - Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Simultaneous pairs with heats held in clubs during the week of 18th - 21st  October

Heats will be held in clubs on each night of the week, with different boards in each heat from Monday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday heats use the same boards.  

The Sims will be run by ECATS and will include a commentary on the hands played.  

Check to see if your club is running a heat

24
Oct
2021

Diamond Trophy

Sunday 24 Oct 2021

National Simultaneous match pointed senior pairs - you must have been 62 on the 1st January 2020 to be eligible to play.

Players are expected to play in the heat of their home district. Partnerships with players from 2 districts should agree with one of these districts which heat they will play in.

Results from heats in districts will be merged to give a final ranking.  Approximately 45 boards to be played in each heat

10 National points for the winners with bonus points to the top half

BBO$15  or  £12  per person.   Enter via your district. 

06
Nov
2021

Thea Teale Bronze Pairs

Saturday 6 Nov 2021 11:00 -15:00

The Thea Teale Pairs is the SBU National Pairs tournament for Bronze ranked players.  You must be a bronze ranked player on the 1st September ranking list on the SBU website to be eligible to play.

Heats will be held in districts and then the results from all districts merged to produce a single winner. Approximately 24 boards will be played. 3 National Points to the winners with awards to the top third.

Cost  BBO$ 7.50 per person.  Enter via your district  

27
Nov
2021

Rayne Trophy

Saturday 27 Nov 2021

Multple teams of four for the Edward Rayne Trophy.  

District heats were cancelled due to low entries. 

All teams who had entered the heats have been invited to play in the final

The final will start at 11am and will be held on Real Bridge.  Instructions will be sent out to players.

 

28
Nov
2021

Arthur Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021
Grand Master Pairs

IMP-scored pairs event open strictly to Grand Masters ONLY - reference the September 2021 ranking list

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing approximately 48 boards with 90 minute break at the half-way point.  Estimated finish time is 6pm.

Entry fee $15 per person.

28
Nov
2021

Kennedy Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021

Match Pointed pairs event for players ranked as Novice and Club Masters ONLY:  reference the September 2021  ranking list

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing approximately 24 boards.  Estimated finish time is 2pm.

Entry fee $7.50

28
Nov
2021

Bowman Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021
Life & Senior Life Master Pairs

Match Pointed pairs event open to Life and Senior Life Masters, you may play with a lower ranked player. Your rank for this tournament is the one on the September 2021 ranking list shown on the RHS of the SBU website homepage.

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing approximately 48 boards with 90 minute break at the half-way point.  Estimated finish time is 6pm.

Entry fee $15 per person.

SBU Tournament Convener

28
Nov
2021

Fairlie Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021

Match Pointed pairs event open to Regional, Scottish and National Masters, you may play with a lower ranked player. Your rank for this tournament is the one on the September 2021 ranking list shown on the RHS of the SBU website homepage.

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing approximately 48 boards with 90 minute break at the half-way point.  Estimated finish time is 6pm.

Entry fee $15 per person.

SBU Tournament Convener

28
Nov
2021

Jesner Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021
Master & Senior Master Pairs

This is a match pointed pairs event for Masters and Senior Masters, you may play with a lower ranked player:  Your rank for this tournament is the one on the September 2021 ranking list shown on the RHS of the SBU website homepage.

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing aprroximately 32 boards with a 45 minute break at the half way point.  Estimated finish time is 4pm.

Entry fee $10

SBU Tournament Convener

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28
Nov
2021

Johnston Trophy

Sunday 28 Nov 2021

Match Pointed pairs event for Local Masters and District Masters, you may play with a lower ranked player.  Your rank for this tournament is the one on the September 2021 ranking list.

Red points will be awarded.

Start time 11am on BBO, playing approximately 28 boards.  Estimated finish time is 3pm.

Entry fee $9

SBU Tournament Convener

 

10
Jan
2022

Scottish Online League 6

Monday 10 Jan 2022

Teams from SOL5 wishing to continue in SOL6 should complete this form  

New teams interesting in joining SOL for the first time should also complete this form

The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 31st December

Payment arrangements will be communicated in due course.

22
Jan
2022

Winter Fours

Saturday 22 Jan 2022 - Sunday 23 Jan 2022
Online
Elimination Teams of Four

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)


29
Jan
2022

Winter Fours (2nd Weekend)

Saturday 29 Jan 2022 - Sunday 30 Jan 2022
Online
Elimination Teams of Four

See the first weekend on 21-23 January for details

30
Jan
2022

Winter Swiss Teams

Sunday 30 Jan 2022
BBO
Swiss Teams (Winter 4s Weekend)

Swiss teams of four, five or six.  8 rounds of 6 boards.

Starting 11am on BBO with 90 minute break after round 3/4.  Estimated finish time 18:10pm

Entry Fee £48 per team  (this event was £60 per team when F2F).  BBO$ prizes. Payment should be made to the SBU in advance.

Members of teams registering only for the Winter Swiss Teams must all be SBU members

Teams eliminated from the Winter Foursomes will be invited to enter at no additional charge: there is no need for these teams to enter the event directly and they need not be SBU members.

12
Feb
2022

Mixed Swiss Pairs (Ruby Martyn)

Saturday 12 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:30
Ruby Martyn Trophy

Open to all SBU members and played on Real Bridge.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  

Starting at 11am, 8 rounds of 6 boards with a 90 minute break after round 4

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm.   Estimated finish 6:10pm

Entry Fee

£12 per person  (this tournament was charged at £16 per person when it was F2F). Payment should be made to the SBU account.

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on a minimum entry of 48 pairs. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field. An award of 0.25 National Points will be made for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

13
Feb
2022

Mixed Swiss Teams (Helen Walton)

Sunday 13 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:30
BBO
Helen Walton Trophy

Open to all SBU members and played on BBO.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  NOTE all must register on BBO in the period two hours before the start time.  Entries on the day will be accepted.  Pairs seeking team mates, please contact the convenor.  Please read: How to Register for Swiss Teams

Starting at 11am, 6 rounds of 8 boards with a 90 minute break after round 4

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm.   Estimated finish 6: 30pm

Entry Fee

BBO$15 per person to be paid at registration on the day (this tournament was charged at £16 (over $21) per person when it was F2F). 

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on a minimum entry of  24 teams. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field. An award of 0.25 National Points will be made for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

26
Feb
2022

Men's National Pairs

Saturday 26 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:10
Buchanan Cup

Open to all SBU members and played on Real Bridge.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  

Buchanan  Cup

Starting at 11am, Swiss Pairs (8 rounds of 6 boards) with a 90 minute break after round 4

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm. Estimated finish 6:10pm

Entry Fee

£12 per person  (this tournament was charged at £16 per person when it was F2F). Payment should be made to the SBU account.

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on a minimum entry of 32 pairs. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field. An award of 0.25 National Points will be made for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

 

26
Feb
2022

Women's National Pairs

Saturday 26 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:10
Cyril Breene Trophy

Open to all SBU members and played on Real Bridge.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  

Cyril Breene Trophy

Starting at 11am, Swiss Pairs (8 rounds of 6 boards) with a 90 minute break after round 4

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm. Estimated finish 6:10pm

Entry Fee

£12 per person  (this tournament was charged at £16 per person when it was F2F). Payment should be made to the SBU account.

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on a minimum entry of 32 pairs. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field. An award of 0.25 National Points will be made for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

 

27
Feb
2022

Men's National Teams

Sunday 27 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:30
BBO

Open to all SBU members and played on BBO.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  NOTE all must register on BBO in the period two hours before the start time.

For the Benny Dexter Trophy

Starting at 11am, Swiss Teams  6 rounds of 8 boards  with a 90 minute break after round 3

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm.  Estimated finish 6:10pm

Pairs seeking team mates, please contact the convenor.  Please read: How to Register for Swiss Teams

Entry Fee

BBO$15 per person to be paid at registration on the day (this tournament was charged at £16 (over $21) per person when it was F2F).  

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on an entry level of 24 teams. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field with an award of 0.25 for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

 

27
Feb
2022

Women's National Teams

Sunday 27 Feb 2022 11:00 -18:30
BBO

Open to all SBU members and played on BBO.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  NOTE all must register on BBO in the period two hours before the start time.

For the Glasgow Bulletin Trophy and the Beatrice Craig Cup,

Starting at 11am, Swiss Teams  6 rounds of 8 boards  with a 90 minute break after round 3

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 3:20pm.  Estimated finish 6:10pm

Pairs seeking team mates, please contact the convenor.  Please read: How to Register for Swiss Teams

Entry Fee

BBO$15 per person to be paid at registration on the day (this tournament was charged at £16 (over $21) per person when it was F2F).  

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on an entry level of 24 teams. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field with an award of 0.25 for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

20
Mar
2022

National Pairs Qualifiers (all districts)

Sunday 20 Mar 2022

All District heats of the National Pairs will be held on Sunday 20th March

At least one player must be a member of the District in order to play in that District heat. 

Pairs consisting of players from 2 different districts must play in one of those District heats.

Please see the District websites or contact your District Chair for further details of your heat.

25
Mar
2022

Hugh Kelsey Cup

Friday 25 Mar 2022 - Thursday 31 Mar 2022

For bona fide Learners attending classes for beginners or improvers - not regular club players!  Since the same boards will be played nationally, a Learner may participate once only although players may choose to play in any District heat.

See this link on the Education Tab for more details https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwop/bw.cgi?club=sbuhighland&pid=display_page49

03
Apr
2022

National Bronze Teams

Sunday 3 Apr 2022 11:00 -16:15
BBO

All ranks below Regional Master

This means you must be a Bronze ranked player on the mid-March Ranking List to play in this event.

11 am on BBO.  Swiss Teams  - 7x5 board rounds with a 60-minute break after 4 rounds.  Pre-registration is indicative only.  BBO$15 per person
Registration will be taken on the day from 9 am on BBO.  

A  STANDBY TEAM IS NEEDED, you will play for free if needed.  

Please contact: SBU Tournament Convener to volunteer

 

04
Apr
2022

Easter Sims and Bobby Allan

Monday 4 Apr 2022 - Friday 8 Apr 2022
Held in Clubs

Easter Simultaneous Match pointed pairs - clubs can choose whether to play F2F or online.  Clubs should request the Deal file for the day they are holding the event from Anna Gudge

The highest scoring mixed pair over the week will be awarded the Bobby Allan Trophy (you do not have to be a Mixed Pair to play in the Easter Sims).

Entry Fee

£1.60 per player to the Scottish Bridge Union. Entry charge at the club’s discretion.  Please Use Reference such as E/ORM EP 2022 for  East District Ormiston club. 

Results 

Scoring is via eCats - all results will be on the Ecats site https://www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/results.asp?eventid=005684

Master Points

Maximum award of 5 National Points with awards to the top 1/3rd of the the field. (Each day).

 

09
Apr
2022

Kennedy Pairs Final

Saturday 9 Apr 2022

This event has been cancelled.

09
Apr
2022

National Pairs Final

Saturday 9 Apr 2022 11:00 -18:00
BBO

For those qualifying for the final, this will start at 11am and will be played on BBO

Cost per person  BBO$ 15

It will be a full Howell with a break part way through. A finish time of 6pm is anticipated

 

30
Apr
2022

Benjamin Trophy [by invitation]

Saturday 30 Apr 2022 11:00
BBO
Grand Master Individual (invitation)

General Information

Match pointed one day event, 48 boards.  Starts at 11:00 am.  Please note that it is acceptable to enter the Harrison Individual and then withdraw to play in the Benjamin.

Invitations are issued to the top 18 Grandmasters overall, and the leading six players (other than this 18) who have won the most National Master Points over the last 3 years as at 1st March.  Places not taken up will be filled by Grandmasters lower on the overall ranking list. 

Ranking is determined by the mid March Ranking List.

Specific Requirements

Players are required to play a designated system - Simple system for Benjamin and Harrison

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points, based on a minimum entry of 25 players; awards to the top half of the field with at least 36 boards in play, otherwise to the top third.

 

30
Apr
2022

Harrison Trophy

Saturday 30 Apr 2022 11:15
BBO

Individual competition

Regional Masters and all Higher Ranks. 

Check with the mid-March Ranking List

Start time 11:15 am playing two sessions of 24 boards each, 90-minute break at halfway point.

BBO$ 15.00  per person.   Note that there is no limit on entries online.

10 National Points to the winners with awards to the top 1/2

Please note the requirement to use a specific convention card: Simple system for Benjamin and Harrison

 

 

30
Apr
2022

Shenkin Trophy

Saturday 30 Apr 2022 11:30
BBO
Master & Senior Master Individual

Individual competition for players with ranks of Master up to and including Senior Master, reference the mid March ranking list.

Start time 11:30am playing two sessions of 18 boards each 60 minute break at halfway point.

BBO$ 10.00  per person. 

8 National Points to the winners with awards to the top 1/2

Players are required to play a designated  Fairlie/Shenkin Simple system for Fairlie and Shenkin

 

    

30
Apr
2022

Alan Fairlie Trophy

Saturday 30 Apr 2022 11:45
BBO
Individual for up to District Masters

Individual competition Novices, Club Masters, Local Masters and District Masters only.  Check with the mid-March Ranking List

Start time 11:45 am playing two sessions of 16 boards each 60-minute break at halfway point.

BBO$ 9.00  per person

6 National Points to the winners with awards to the top 1/3

Players are required to play a designated  Fairlie/Shenkin simple system

 

 

09
May
2022

Scottish Online League 7

Monday 9 May 2022

Teams from SOL6 wishing to continue in SOL7 should complete this form  

New teams interesting in joining SOL for the first time should also complete this form

Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 1st May

Payment arrangements will be communicated in due course.

15
May
2022

Scottish Swiss Pairs

Sunday 15 May 2022 11:00 -18:15

Swiss Pairs for the T. N. Culbertson Memorial Salver.

Open to all SBU members and played on Real Bridge.  Please register here to give an idea of numbers.  

Starting at 11am, 8 rounds of 6 boards with a 60 minute break after round 4

Estimated break time 1:50pm - 2:50pm.   Estimated finish 6:15pm

Entry Fee

£12 per person  (this tournament was charged at £16 per person when it was F2F).

Payment should be made to the new SBU account.  

Scottish Bridge Union
Sort code 80-22-60
Account 22494862

Master Points

Maximum award of 10 National Points based on a minimum entry of 48 pairs. Awards to the top 1/4 of the field. An award of 0.25 National Points will be made for each match won and 0.13 for each match drawn.

 

Contact Fiona Greenwood