A regular fixture until the 1990's, we brought it back in 2019 only for its forced cancellation in 2020 & 2021 due to Covid restrictions.  However I'm pleased to say it is now returning for 2024.

Full details and registration forms are now available for the Cowan Cup Swiss Pairs and Hunter Cup Swiss Teams.  

Please make sure that you both pay and also click on the 'Process Registration' button.

Our 2 day Congress consists of Swiss Pairs on Saturday June 1st for the Cowan Cup and Swiss Teams on Sunday June 2nd for the Hunter Cup.  Both days start at 11.00am and will finish about 6.00pm.and will be held at the Carlton Bridge Club in Edinburgh.

Both events will consist of 48 boards playing either 8 x 6 board matches or 6 x 8 board matches depending on the numbers participating.  There will be a break midway each day with food and drinks available to purchase from the Carlton caterer.  (It should be noted that players should not bring their own food into the Club though obviously they can eat their own in a car or outside.)

This is an Open event with any SBU players welcome to join us.  Masterpoints will be awarded as follows - 

The win/draw award would be 0.18 for a 6-board match or 0.24 for an 8-board match. These would be Local (Black) points.

The bonus would be TOEx6 for the pairs and TOEx12 for the teams reducing to the top quarter with a maximum of 7.50. These would be National (Red) points.

There will be cash prizes for the top places and also for the best Silver and Bronze Pairs/Teams..

The entry fee is £30 per pair for the Swiss Pairs and £60 per team for the Swiss Teams - you may play in just one event or in both.

Any questions - please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.