The Scottish Bridge Union (SBU) is seeking feedback from members and former members to understand better how you want to play bridge in the post-pandemic world. Playing bridge face-to-face (F2F) in clubs was the norm and, during the pandemic, online bridge enabled us to continue to play. Whilst the essence of bridge clubs is playing in-person, the SBU wants to support clubs restarting F2F bridge whilst retaining the benefits of bridge online.
Please take just 5-6 minutes of your time to complete this survey – your feedback is invaluable, and will help shape the future of bridge in Scotland.
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The SBU has published new information about reopening after COVID, this can be seen here: https://www.sbu.org.uk/news/covid-reopening-and-revised-risk-assessment-april-2022
The thirty-ninth Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Congress will be held on Sunday, 24 April 2022 on Bridge Base Online (BBO).
The afternoon session, starting at 1pm, will be an Open Pairs Championship, 12 two-board rounds. The evening session, starting at 5pm, will be a Swiss Teams event with five 5-board matches.
Each event will cost BB$4 per person and you must register on BBO in the two hours before the event. The events are run by SBU_E_BER. There is no need for SBU members to pre-register, just turn up, pay and play. You may play in one or both events.
If you're not quite sure how playing on Bridgebase Online works, here are a few tips:
Before you begin!
In order to make sure you are "recognised" as a member of SBU East District on BBO it is essential that you add your BBO ID into your Mempad account.
How do you do that?
- Sign on to MEMPAD
- Select "MY CONTACTS" on the tab towards the top your screen
- Select "EDIT", scroll about two thirds the way down the page, and type your BBO name in the labelled box
- While you are on this "EDIT" page please check all your other contact details are up to date.
Once you're all registered, here's what to do:
- No earlier than 2 hours before the start time of the event — LOG ON to BBO using their app or at bridgebase.com — do . . .
These useful documents are available onthe SBU web site. Please note they'll probably be updated from time to time so keep an eye on them. https://www.sbu.org.uk/tournaments/playing-online/guidelines-for-players