SBU Members Survey

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.

All responses received by Wednesday 11 May 2022 will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 e-voucher for a retailer of the winner's choice. Just provide your details at the end of our questionnaire to . . .

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.

Full details at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/congress and there is a brochure attached.

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