The thirty-ninth Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Congress will be held on Sunday, 24 April 2024 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

 

Event Date Sunday 24 Apr 2022 13:00
Event End Date Sunday 24 Apr 2022 20:00
Categories Club Events, Congress, Pairs, Teams

The ED Qualifier for the National Pairs will take place on Sunday 20th March at 1pm on BBO.  There will be a break at some stage.

Cost is dependant on the number of boards, which is dependent on the number of entries!  The price range will be between BBO$6 and BBO$10 per person — with red points awarded to the top pairs.  Please register using the button.

Event Date Sunday 20 Mar 2022 13:00
Event End Date Sunday 20 Mar 2022 20:00
Categories SBU Events

Bronze 1/2 is a friendly tournament aimed at the less experienced Bronze players (novices, club, local and district masters) and will play about 24 boards (you will get slightly longer to finish your boards in this section).

You may play in the Bronze 3/4 instead if you wish, there is a separate entry form for that.  If only one of you is Bronze 1/2 then you must play in the other section.

Note the 1.30pm start time for this section.

he hands will be made up by Liz McGowan and the hand record available to download at the end.  It is hoped to organise a Zoom session when play finishes so that aspects of the bidding and play can be discussed with an expert.

It is an Open event, so players from other Districts are welcome to join us.

The entry fee will be BBO$5 per person and free for Juniors.  Prizes will be issued in BBO$ - the exact number dependent on the entry.

 

Event Date Sunday 6 Feb 2022 13:30
Event End Date Sunday 6 Feb 2022 17:30
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Pairs

Bronze 3/4 is aimed at the more experienced club player and will play about 28 boards - it is also played in a friendly atmosphere!

Note the 1pm start time for this section.

If one of you is B1/2 and one is Bronze 3/4 then you must play in this section.

The hands will be made up by Liz McGowan and the hand record available to download at the end.  It is hoped to organise a Zoom session when play finishes so that aspects of the bidding and play can be discussed with an expert.

It is an Open event, so players from other Districts are welcome to join us.

The entry fee will be BBO$5 per person and free for Juniors.  Prizes will be issued in BBO$ - the exact number dependent on the entry.

 

Event Date Sunday 6 Feb 2022 13:00
Event End Date Sunday 6 Feb 2022 17:00
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Pairs

McGregor Cup  - ED tournament for mixed pairs.  This is an Open event so players from outwith the East District are welcome to play, with the top East pair winning the trophy.

Prizes for winners, 2nd placed and best Silver & Bronze pairsEntry fee £6 per person (the payment link is included in the registration form - you will have to pay £12 for the pair)

Event Date Friday 4 Feb 2022 19:00
Event End Date Friday 4 Feb 2022 22:00
Categories District Trophies, Pairs

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

Start time - 11:00am    Estimated finish time  6:00 pm   (There will be a 60 minute break at half time)

7 rounds of 6 boards

Entry fee  BBO$12 per person

Event Date Saturday 20 Nov 2021 11:00
Event End Date Saturday 20 Nov 2021 19:00
Categories Pairs
Hunter Cup

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

 

 
Event Date Sunday 23 May 2021 11:00
Event End Date Sunday 23 May 2021 19:00
Categories District Trophies
Bronze Teams

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

Event Date Saturday 22 May 2021 14:30
Event End Date Saturday 22 May 2021 17:30
Categories District Bronze Trophies
New Melville BC One Day Congress

Entries are now being taken  at the club website for our popular annual One-Day Congress on Sunday 18 April. 

Event Date Sunday 18 Apr 2021 14:00
Event End Date Sunday 18 Apr 2021 21:00
Categories Club Events
Carlton BC Easter Swiss Teams

Easter Swiss Teams Tournament Saturday April 3rd, 6:30pm TD Mike Baron  ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ 

This  event is open to all SBU members.  It will be run on BBO with enhanced masterpoint awards. There there will be 5, five board rounds.  Masterpoints will be awarded for every match won or drawn. The entry fee is 5 BBO$ per person.  

Please check the Carlton website for full details

Event Date Saturday 3 Apr 2021 18:30
Event End Date Saturday 3 Apr 2021 21:00
Categories Club Events
March X imp  Pairs

21-24 boards depending on numbers, BBO$ 4 per player.

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

Event Date Friday 5 Mar 2021 19:00
Event End Date Friday 5 Mar 2021 22:00
Categories Online Events, Pairs
Allan Flitch Trophy

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.

Event Date Saturday 13 Feb 2021 18:00
Event End Date Saturday 13 Feb 2021
Categories District Trophies, Pairs
February MP Pairs

21-24  boards depending on numbers, BBO$ 4 per player.

This is for players not eligible for or preferring not to play in the Bronze Challenge Pairs

 

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

Event Date Friday 5 Feb 2021 19:00
Event End Date Friday 5 Feb 2021 22:00
Categories Online Events, Pairs
Open Bronze Challenge Pairs

This replaces the Saturday afternoon tournament for Bronze players that we usually hold at the beginning of Feb and is open to any SBU Bronze players.  BB$6 per player

There will be prizes for those doing well

Masterpoint awards will be TOE x6 to the top pair then decreasing to top third

Please register for the event using the Register Button below to give us an idea of numbers.

You will still need to register for the tournament on BBO up to 2 hours before the start (look for SBU_E_DIST) from 4:30pm on the day,   

You must preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD ideally a couple of days prior to the tournament.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

 

Event Date Friday 5 Feb 2021 18:30
Event End Date Friday 5 Feb 2021 21:30
Categories Online Bronze Events, Pairs
New Melville Christmas Congress

The full details have yet to be worked out, but the format is likely be Swiss Pairs on the first day and two sections of normal pairs on day two with one section for Bronze players only. The other section will be open to all. The provisional dates for the congress are Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December. Please try to keep them free!

 

Event Date Tuesday 29 Dec 2020
Event End Date Wednesday 30 Dec 2020
Categories Club Events, Pairs, Teams
Swiss Pairs

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

Event Date Sunday 29 Nov 2020 11:00
Event End Date Sunday 29 Nov 2020
Categories District Trophies, Pairs, Red Pointed
Dunbar Congress Online

This year to replace their Congress, Dunbar BC are running a free online tournament of 24 boards, hosted by Paul Gipson. 

Event Date Sunday 27 Sep 2020 10:00
Event End Date Sunday 27 Sep 2020
Categories Club Events
Event Date Wednesday 2 Sep 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 2 Sep 2020
Categories District Meetings
Event Date Wednesday 22 Jul 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 22 Jul 2020
Categories District Meetings
NEBA A - Newcastle Journal Bridge Challenge Cup

Representative match played annually between the East District and the North East Bridge Association.  

Event Date Sunday 5 Jul 2020
Event End Date Sunday 5 Jul 2020
Categories Other Events
NEBA B - Edinburgh Salver

Representative match played annually between the East District and the North East Bridge Association.  

Event Date Sunday 5 Jul 2020
Event End Date Sunday 5 Jul 2020
Categories Other Events
Summer Teams

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. 

Event Date Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event End Date Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Teams
Summer Novice Teams

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. 

Event Date Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event End Date Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Teams
Kelso Congress

No details yet.  Date is based on last year's calendar and has not been confirmed by Kelso BC.

Event Date Sunday 7 Jun 2020
Event End Date Sunday 7 Jun 2020
Categories Club Events
Event Date Thursday 30 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Thursday 30 Apr 2020
Categories District Meetings
Berwick Congress

The 38th Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club Congress provisional date is Sunday 26 April 2020.

Full details

Event Date Sunday 26 Apr 2020
Event End Date Sunday 26 Apr 2020
Categories Club Events
Men's Teams (Week 2)

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

Event Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Women's Teams (Week 2)

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

Event Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Event Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 22 Apr 2020
Categories District Meetings
Men's Teams (Week 1)

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

Event Date Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 15 Apr 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Women's Teams (Week 1)

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

Event Date Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 15 Apr 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Senior Teams

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

Event Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event End Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Congress, Teams
Bronze Senior Teams

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

Event Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event End Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Congress, Teams
Senior Pairs

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

Event Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event End Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Congress, Pairs
Bronze Senior Pairs

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

Event Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event End Date Tuesday 31 Mar 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Congress, Pairs
National Bronze Teams (District Heat)

National Red Pointed event run across each district, open to all bronze players only.  Event details on the SBU website.

Event Date Saturday 7 Mar 2020
Event End Date Saturday 7 Mar 2020
Capacity 25
Categories SBU Bronze Events, Red Pointed, Teams
Cowan Cup

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

Event Date Sunday 1 Mar 2020 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 1 Mar 2020
Capacity 34
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Pairs
Bronze Pairs

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

Event Date Saturday 1 Feb 2020 12:00
Event End Date Saturday 1 Feb 2020
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Pairs
National Pairs District Final

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.  

Event Date Sunday 26 Jan 2020 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 26 Jan 2020
Categories SBU Events, Pairs, Red Pointed
Johnston Trophy (District Heat)

National Red Pointed Simultaneous match pointed pairs, open to Local Masters and District Masters only.  Each heat should be played as a one winner event.  

Event Date Sunday 24 Nov 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Categories SBU Bronze Events, Pairs, Red Pointed
Jesner Trophy (District Heat)

National Red Pointed Simultaneous Match-pointed pairs, open to Masters and Senior Masters only

Event Date Sunday 24 Nov 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Categories SBU Bronze Events, Pairs, Red Pointed
Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 2)

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. 

Event Date Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 1)

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. 

Event Date Wednesday 6 Nov 2019 19:00
Event End Date Wednesday 6 Nov 2019
Capacity 36
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Simultaneous Pairs

Match pointed pairs, scored on eCats.

Event Date Monday 4 Nov 2019
Event End Date Monday 4 Nov 2019
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Pairs
Thea Teale National Bronze Pairs (Heat)
Event Date Saturday 2 Nov 2019 12:00
Event End Date Saturday 2 Nov 2019
Categories SBU Bronze Events, Pairs
Event Date Thursday 31 Oct 2019 19:00
Event End Date Thursday 31 Oct 2019
Categories District Meetings
Watson Trophy

2 sessions of Swiss Teams.

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

Event Date Sunday 20 Oct 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 20 Oct 2019
Capacity 32
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Congress, Red Pointed, Teams
Chalmers Trophy

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

Event Date Saturday 19 Oct 2019 12:00
Event End Date Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Capacity 72
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Congress, Pairs, Red Pointed
Open Pairs

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

Event Date Friday 18 Oct 2019 19:00
Event End Date Friday 18 Oct 2019
Capacity 24
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Trophies, Congress, Pairs
Diamond Senior Pairs (Heat)
Event Date Sunday 13 Oct 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 13 Oct 2019
Categories SBU Events, Pairs, Red Pointed
Atholl Cup (closing date)

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

Event Date Friday 4 Oct 2019
Event End Date Friday 4 Oct 2019
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Atholl Plate

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.

Event Date Friday 4 Oct 2019
Event End Date Friday 4 Oct 2019
Categories District Trophies, Teams
Faie Rosebowl

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

Event Date Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 15 Sep 2019
Capacity 25
Categories District Trophies, Individual
Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

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.

Event Date Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00
Event End Date Sunday 15 Sep 2019
Capacity 25
Total Price Per Entry Don't change price, links to honours database
Categories District Bronze Trophies, Individual

Setup meeting to arrange league match dates.  All league teams must send a representative.

Event Date Tuesday 3 Sep 2019 19:00
Event End Date Tuesday 3 Sep 2019
Categories District Meetings
MacLaren Cup

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.

Event Date Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Event End Date Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Categories District Trophies, Teams