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These are national competitions organised by the SBU and are all eligible for National (Red) Masterpoints.  Trophies are awarded at the SBU AGM for these competitions.  Note that while COVID-19 is restricting us to online events trophies are not currently being awarded, and any masterpoints won are Local Points only.

Allan Flitch Trophy

Allan Flitch Trophy

Saturday 13 Feb 2021 18:00
BBO

East District Pairs event for married couples  and those in  civil partnerships only

Playing ~ 26 boards.    BB$8 per player.    Prizes for 1st and 2nd,  Silver, Bronze 1/2 and Bronze 3/4

Open to all levels  - we had people still in classes playing alongside Grand Masters last year and everyone enjoyed it. 

You MUST pre-register for this event  here to enable us to plan the movement - pease use the Register button below.

You must also preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

Atholl Cup (closing date)

Atholl Cup (closing date)

Friday 4 Oct 2019
Venue by arrangement

Knockout Pivot Teams of Four.  Playing dates are by agreement between the captains (the closing date for entries is shown).

Atholl Plate

Atholl Plate

Friday 4 Oct 2019
Venue by arrangement

Knockout Pivot Teams of Four.  Playing dates are by agreement between the captains (the closing date for entries is shown).  No direct entry, teams who lose their first match in the Atholl Cup play in this event.

Benjamin Trophy

Benjamin Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Invitations are issued to the top 19 Grandmasters overall, and the leading six players (other than this 19) 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.  

Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00

East District Individual Championship for Bronze 1 & Bronze 2 players only.   

Approximately 24-28 boards played with a finish time no later than 17.00.  A common simple system will be in use.

Bronze Pairs

Bronze Pairs

Saturday 1 Feb 2020 12:00

Pairs event for Bronze ranked players only.  Approx 24-28 boards.  Starts at 12 noon, finish by 17.00 approx.

Bronze Senior Pairs

Bronze Senior Pairs

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

East District Bronze Senior Pairs event - runs alongside the Freddie Short Quaich -.for bronze players aged 60 or over on 1st January.

Bronze Senior Teams

Bronze Senior Teams

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event Cancelled

East District Bronze Senior Teams event - part of the ED Senior Congress.

Bronze Teams

Bronze Teams

Saturday 22 May 2021 14:30 -17:30

East District Teams event for Bronze ranked players only

You should be a Bronze ranked player on the SBU ranking list.

Here is the LINK TO PLAY IN THE BRONZE TEAMS:

https://play.realbridge.online/cv.html?p=210522125954&q=NZtF39yWvIcJBRONZETEAMSPLAYERLINK

Chalmers Trophy

Chalmers Trophy

Saturday 19 Oct 2019 12:00

2 sessions of Swiss Pairs.  Part of the East District Congress.  Red points awarded for overall placings.

Cowan Cup

Cowan Cup

Sunday 1 Mar 2020 12:00

East District Pairs Championship.  2 sessions of 24-28 boards each.  *Must play both sessions*

ED National Pairs Qualifier

Saturday 10 Apr 2021 11:00 -19:00
BBO

The ED Qualifier for the National Pairs will take place on Saturday 10th April on BBO.

A minimum of 36 boards will be played in 2 sessions with a break.   

Cost  BBO$10 per person  with red points awarded to the top pairs.  Please register using the button below

The National Final will be held on Sunday 9th May

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 1)

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 1)

Wednesday 6 Nov 2019 19:00

East District Teams competition for the Edinburgh Congress Trophy, over two weeks.   The top places qualify for the national Rayne Teams Trophy.  Approx 28 boards each evening, you must play both evenings. 

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 2)

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 2)

Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 19:00

East District Teams competition for the Edinburgh Congress Trophy, over two weeks.   The top places qualify for the national Rayne Teams Trophy.  Approx 28 boards each evening, you must play both evenings. 

Edwin Berry Bowl

Edwin Berry Bowl

Sunday 22 Sep 2019 12:00

Swiss Teams event, for teams of 4, 5 or 6 - playing 8 rounds of 7 boards.   This is an SBU National Event for Red Points.

Faie Rosebowl

Faie Rosebowl

Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00

East District Individual tournament.   Approximately 40-48 boards played.

Harrison Trophy

Harrison Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Individual competition for players with ranks of Regional Master up to Grand Master.  This is an SBU National Event for Red Points.

Hunter Cup

Hunter Cup

Sunday 23 May 2021 11:00 -19:00

Teams of 4 - will be played as Swiss Teams if there are sufficient numbers

Event open to all SBU members

Here is the LINK TO PLAY IN THE HUNTER CUP:

https://play.realbridge.online/cv.html?p=210524125953&q=mTcvLXN16UUkHUNTERPLAYERLINK

 

 
MacLaren Cup

MacLaren Cup

Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Venue by arrangement

The MacLaren Cup is the East District Teams of Eight Knockout Championship.  Participating teams must be registered to play in the District Leagues. The competition is voluntary and free to league teams, hence results are under the 'League' section.

McGregor Mixed Pairs

McGregor Mixed Pairs

Friday 16 Oct 2020 18:30
BBO

East District Mixed Pairs event, running this year on BBO.   1 session of probably 24 boards.

To get a good idea of numbers we are asking you to preregister using the online booking form, but you will ALSO have to sign in to the tournament on the night in the customary BBO fashion!

Men's Teams (Week 1)

Men's Teams (Week 1)

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Men's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Bowman Trophy.

Men's Teams (Week 2)

Men's Teams (Week 2)

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Men's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Bowman Trophy.

National Pairs District Final

National Pairs District Final

Sunday 26 Jan 2020 12:00

There are no heats within the district for the National Pairs this year, entry is via this event.  Your HOME club must be within the East District, also you may not play in this event if you have already played in, or intend to play in the National Pairs in another district.  

Open Pairs

Open Pairs

Friday 18 Oct 2019 19:00

Open Pairs tournament.
Entry fee £15/pair
Entry for all 3 days £60/pair.

SBU Winter Congress

Friday 4 Dec 2020 - Sunday 6 Dec 2020
BBO

See https://www.sbu.org.uk/ for details . . .

Senior Pairs

Senior Pairs

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

East District Senior Pairs competition, for the Freddie Short Quaich  - part of the ED Senior Congress.  

Senior Teams

Senior Teams

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event Cancelled

East District Senior Multiple Teams competition - part of the ED Senior Congress.

Simultaneous Pairs

Simultaneous Pairs

Monday 4 Nov 2019
Held in Clubs

Match pointed pairs, scored on eCats.

Stirling Pairs

Stirling Pairs

Saturday 21 Sep 2019 12:00

Match pointed pairs with 2 sessions of 24 boards, scored across the field.

Full details including online booking at the SBU web site
 

Summer Novice Teams

Summer Novice Teams

Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event Cancelled

Novice Teams is aimed at those in the final couple of years of classes or those who have played socially only.  As much or as little help is given as wanted, except during play.  The competition is for teams of 4, run like the winter league format with an initial meeting to arrange matches. 

Summer Teams

Summer Teams

Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event Cancelled

Summer Teams is for those in division 5 or those experienced non league players wanting to try teams.   There is someone at each match to help set up and direct the match play and scoring.  Matches can be held wherever wanted, ideally in unfamiliar places to broaden experience. 

Swiss Pairs

Swiss Pairs

Sunday 29 Nov 2020 11:00
BBO

This annual ED event will be run on BBO and is open to ALL SBU members.  There will be RED POINTS for matches won or drawn as well as to the top 1/4

Please note the change in start time - now 11:00

Entry fee  BBO$12 per person

Watson Trophy

Watson Trophy

Sunday 20 Oct 2019 12:00

2 sessions of Swiss Teams.

Part of the East District Congress.  Red points awarded for overall placings.

Winter Fours

Winter Fours

Friday 17 Jan 2020 19:30 - Sunday 19 Jan 2020

Open elimination teams of four.  Teams eliminated from the consolation event will be invited to play in the Winter Swiss Teams.  

 

Winter Swiss Teams

Winter Swiss Teams

Sunday 19 Jan 2020 12:00

Swiss teams of four, five or six (6 rounds of 7 boards).  Teams eliminated from Winter Foursomes will be invited to enter at no additional charge. 

 

Women's Teams (Week 1)

Women's Teams (Week 1)

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Women's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase. 

Women's Teams (Week 2)

Women's Teams (Week 2)

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Women's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase.