Team for the World Championships
The Scottish Senior Team for Bali in September 2013 is announced as
Derek Diamond, Victor Silverstone, John Murdoch, Iain Sime, Willie
Coyle & Gerald Haase with NPC Harry Smith. We
everyone will join in supporting them – our first ever
Team in the World Championships.
You can now follow the progress of the Seniors team as they prepare
for the World Championships in Bali on Twitter. There will be updates
on the Senior Moments Campaign, announcements of their live and BBO
practice matches and all the results as they happen.
win the Senior
|Congratulations to the
Scotland team of Alan Goodman & Brian
Short, Irving Gordon & Danny Kane, Liz McGowan & David
with NPC Anne Symons on winning the Senior Camrose.
WBU Camrose results site
Dates have been published in the Calendar.
15th June – 29th June 2013
Moments Campaign Update
Our Senior team did us proud at the European Championships in Dublin,
winning a Bronze medal. This is Scotland’s first success at
level, and it means we have qualified for the World Championships in
Indonesia in October 2013.
Our Seniors normally pay all their own expenses when competing abroad
– the Scottish Bridge Union contributes no more than the
fee. But it seems unfair to aks them all to pay the £3000 per
head that travel and hotel bills will cost in Bali.
So we are asking our members to help with fundraising ... more
Members of the teams are running seminars at the GBC and the Carlton.
Rankings with effect from 25th April have been published.
Inverurie AB51 0XA
Please do not send
certificates by Recorded Delivery.
Entry fees for Juniors (i.e. under 25) are 50%
the standard rate.
|SBU National (Red Point)
information contact -
Peter Cohen, 4 Westbrae Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6EQ
SBU Congress Convener
A real opportunity to lead the team running our most prestigious
national and international events. Read more ...
All Clubs Who Want New Members!
We are running a session to share ideas on how to help students who
have completed teaching programmes to progress to be club members and
We have been told that this is a major issue for many clubs.
There are several clubs who have been successful in recruiting
significant numbers of new members from their classes. Also
will be demonstrating the newest version of the SBU teaching materials.
The Workshop will take place on the afternoon before the AGM, which
will be held at Stirling BC on 28 May. Refreshments will be available
at the end for those wishing to stay for the AGM.
The sessions will be facilitated by Russell Frame and Ann
Wickens. While we'd like the discussions to be as wide-ranging as
possible, our indicative agenda is as attached. Everyone
with an interest in promoting teaching and/or helping students progress
to club tournament play is welcome to attend but please email Russell
in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership and Master Point Administration Database (MEMPAD)
Following feedback from Mike Ash's "Your SBU" initiative, as he visited
several clubs over the length and breadth of the country, it was
rapidly confirmed that processing of membership and master point
records in an integrated manner was one of the key areas in which SBU
required to demonstrate improvement. Read more ...
2012-13 Scottish Cup is now complete. Paul Barton, Brian Spears, Alan
Goodman and John Murdoch recorded a convincing win against Iain Sime,
Alan Mould, Jim McGeorge and Jack Paterson.
The match was broadcast on BBO and had more than 600 viewers - sadly
the day of the onsite spectator seems to have passed.
The 2013 competition is underway, and results have been updated
reports here after each Council meeting. Click here
to see his April report on the work of the entire Council.
Letter to all clubs
Mike Ash, SBU President, has now completed his tour of all 7 Districts.
Many thanks to the members who copmpleted the Your SBU
working Group is now consulting more widely on what the SBU might look
like in the future.
A major change to our oldest, most important event!
The Scottish Cup is a knockout event for teams of four, open to all
members of the Scottish Bridge Union. Early rounds are matches of 32
boards played in two halves of 16 boards each. Scoring by International
To ease congestion on the Calendar the SBU has moved the early rounds
of the Scottish Cup to April and May.
The Final will be staged at the 2013 Winter Congress in Peebles.
Read more and entry form ... doc
National League 2013-14
The SBU Council has agreed, in principle, to a number of significant
changes to the Scottish National League and this paper describes the
Selection Committee’s current proposals. Read
Contact the Education
in your District for information on classes in your
Convenors should ensure that the correct
are used. They should also check the default scales on their
computer scoring programs to ensure that the SBU scales are being used
for Scotttish events.
Ethics - Ruling Examples
In an effort to achieve consistency in rulings by Tournament Directors
and Appeals Committees, the Laws and Ethics Committee has launched a
discussion forum. An article on the Bidding Box
can be found here.
If you have any comments please send them to here.
Policy Hesitations,, Revoke,
Nations Bridge Championship
on from successful tournaments in
Melbourne and New Delhi (where Scotland won the gold medal) the 4th
running of this prestigious event is to take place in the Radisson Blu
Hotel, Glasgow from 8th to 13th September 2014.
Planning is already well underway. Following the qualifying
for the main event, we will also be running an open trans-national
teams on 12th & 13th September for those who don't qualify for
semi-finals and supplemented by additional entries from top teams, from
home and abroad.
Furthermore, all participants in the two main events will be given
free entry to an open pairs tournament on Sunday 14th September to
which entries are encouraged from all SBU members. Don't miss
opportunity to play against top international players and put the date
in your diaries now!
A dedicated website
has been set up which contains a link to the event
leaflet - this has been issued to all Commonwealth national bridge
organisations, inviting them to enter a team.