Junior National Pairs

Sunday 29 Mar 2020 12:00 -18:00

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.


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.


Spence Cup

Saturday 23 May 2020

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.


Scottish Cup 2020-21

Saturday 17 Jul 2021

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 
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.


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


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. 


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  


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.