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Welcome to the website of the Highland District of the Scottish Bridge Union

Here you will find information for SBU members in the District, and visitors to the Highlands will be able to locate and contact affiliated clubs which would be more than happy to welcome them for a game of bridge.

Coming Events:-
HD Swiss Pairs

This red pointed event will take place in the British Legion, Nairn on Saturday, February 17th at 11.30

Cost will be £8pp including coffee/tea and sandwich lunch

For entry form, click this link

Inverness Congress

The Inverness Congress this year is to take place in the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore over the weekend 23rd - 25th February.  Full details and entry form can be accessed by clicking on this link.  There is a new competition on the Saturday afternoon for beginners, which would be a great way for those still to become regular club players to sample bridge with others of a similar level.  For those peole who would like to spend one or more nights in the hotel rather than travelling, the hotel offers extremely competitive rates. 

2018 Strathpeffer Congress
2018 Strathpeffer Congress

30th March - 1st April

Details here

Recent Results:
SBU National Pairs, British Legion, Nairn on Jan 21st at 11 for 11.30 start

Congratulations to Donald Mackenzie and Allan Whiteford, who won with 62%, ahead of Andy Jamieson and John Copeland on 60%.

3rd place went to George Anderson and Adelaide MacPherson, 4th were Margaret MacDonald & Ann Lloyd, and 5th were Andy Wilson and Jean Armstrong.

These pairs qualify for the final in the Buchanan Club, Glasgow. on April 22nd.

Will all the above please inform John Wilson at johnf.wilson47@gmail.com as soon as possible if they are able to play in the final so that,if not, others may get the chance.

HD Ladies Pairs Winners
HD Ladies Pairs Winners

Muriel and Lesley won this event for the 6th time on October 29th, retain the plate and also gain free entry to the National Women's pairs in Newtonmore in March.

3 Pairs tied for 2nd place and, of them,  Maureen MacKay and Moira Rennie also gain free entry to Newtonmore as highest placed Bronze pair.

Convenor Laura Ross (centre) is shown presenting the trophy to Muriel and Lesley.

Bronze Pairs Winners

Winners of the Highland heat of the SBU Bronze Pairs were Janet Appleton and David Olive, with Allan and Helen Kirkwood in 2nd place. 

In the overall rankings Allan and Helen moved above Janet & David to lie in 5th place nationally.

District Diamond Pairs

Winners of the Highland District heat of the Diamond Pairs were John Copland and Dougie Munroe with nearly 63%, well ahead of 2nd placed pair George Anderson & Elinor Coldron on 55.6%.

John & Dougie were 5th overall in Scotland

Rayne Trophy Heat Winners

Winning team in the Highland Heat of the Rayne Trophy held on October 1st was that comprising Tim Wickens, Kim Fryer, John Copland and Andy Jamieson.  Their score of 125 VPs was well clear of the 2nd placed team of Allan Whiteford, Donald Mackenzie, Dave Cotton and Donnie Mackenzie, who were also well ahead of the 3rd placed team.

Congratulations to all!

Calendar
Sat 17th Feb 2018
District Swiss Pairs, BL, Nairn
Tim Wickens, 01381 621051
Fri 23rd Feb 2018
Inverness Bridge Clubs Congress
Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore
See Main Box
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Mar 2018
District Pairs Final, BL, Nairn
Dave Cotton 01349 877421
Sat 10th Mar 2018
Bronze Teams
Seonaid McLaren
Sat 17th Mar 2018
Women's Weekend
Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Schools Minibridge
Elgin Bridge Centre 10.00
For Schools in Elgin area
Director: Tim Wickens
Results
21st Jan 2018
National Pairs District Qualifier, BL, Nairn at 11.30
6th Jan 2018
Jim MacPherson Final
29th Oct 2017
District Women's Pairs, Legion, Nairn
15th Oct 2017
Bronze Pairs - Highland Heat
8th Oct 2017
Diamond Pairs, British Legion, Nairn
1st Oct 2017
Rayne Trophy, British Legion, Nairn
Jim MacPherson Sat 6 Jan Ness Club 1.30 Clubs inform qualifiers

2018 Elgin Congress

The 2018 Elgin Congress will be held over the weekend 27th - 29th April

Click here for details and entry form

RULES CHANGES 2017

There has been a new rules book issued in August 2017. Changes will affect club players very little.

Each club will get 1 rule book free. Other copies cost £5 and can be obtained from Ronnie McQueen

Calendar
Sat 17th Feb 2018
District Swiss Pairs, BL, Nairn
Tim Wickens, 01381 621051
Fri 23rd Feb 2018
Inverness Bridge Clubs Congress
Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore
See Main Box
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Mar 2018
District Pairs Final, BL, Nairn
Dave Cotton 01349 877421
Sat 10th Mar 2018
Bronze Teams
Seonaid McLaren
Sat 17th Mar 2018
Women's Weekend
Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Schools Minibridge
Elgin Bridge Centre 10.00
For Schools in Elgin area
Director: Tim Wickens
Results
21st Jan 2018
National Pairs District Qualifier, BL, Nairn at 11.30
6th Jan 2018
Jim MacPherson Final
29th Oct 2017
District Women's Pairs, Legion, Nairn
15th Oct 2017
Bronze Pairs - Highland Heat
8th Oct 2017
Diamond Pairs, British Legion, Nairn
1st Oct 2017
Rayne Trophy, British Legion, Nairn
Jim MacPherson Sat 6 Jan Ness Club 1.30 Clubs inform qualifiers

2018 Elgin Congress

The 2018 Elgin Congress will be held over the weekend 27th - 29th April

Click here for details and entry form

RULES CHANGES 2017

There has been a new rules book issued in August 2017. Changes will affect club players very little.

Each club will get 1 rule book free. Other copies cost £5 and can be obtained from Ronnie McQueen