Norvite SIMs, Wednesday 16th January

Dear All

Happy New Year to you and your club.

We have the Norvite SIMs coming up next Wednesday 16th January.

Please let your members know and encourage them to enter. They can
contact me to enter – email or on 01224 642897

Best wishes


Istanbul, Turkey

 15th to 29th June 2019

Organised by the European Bridge League

In cooperation with the Turkish Bridge Federation

I am very pleased to inform you that the 9th European Open Bridge Championships will be held at:

Green Park Pendik Hotel & Convention Center

Istanbul – Turkey

Format of the Championships

These Championships include Medal events (Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors – Pairs and Teams) and side events – Pairs and Teams.

All events are transnational. Detailed information is available at

Schedule of play for Medal events

15th to 19th June———           Mixed Teams

18th to 21st June———           Mixed Pairs

22nd to 26th June———          Open Teams

22nd to 25th June———          Women & Seniors Teams

25th to 29th June———           Open Pairs

25th to 27th June———           Women & Seniors Pairs

Death of Louise (Bunty) MacKinnon

Members will be sad to hear that Louise, known to many of us as Bunty, died on 26 Dec.  She had been a member for close to 60 years and her father was a founder member of the club.  She was always gracious and kind; she will be remembered with great fondness.

Her funeral will be on Mon 7 Jan at 10 am at Queens Cross Church.  A reception will follow at the adjacant Cafe Cognito.

Condolences may be sent to

The MacKinnon Family

8 Thorngrove Avenue

Aberdeen  AB15 7XS

Festive Greetings

—The club will be closed from 21st December to the 26th December.
Then the club will re-open on Thursday 27th December.
There will be a sheet on the board for Friday 28th December and if enough members put their names down we will open the club on that day.
Thereafter the club will be closed until Thursday the 3rd January 2019.

World Bridge Federation – Press Release

From Anna Gudge (WBF Communications Manager)

The 44th World Bridge Team Championships comprising the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, D’Orsi Senior Bowl, National Mixed Teams, and the 12th World Transnational Open Teams will be held at the Wuhan International Convention Center, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China from Saturday 14th to Saturday 28th September 2019.

More information will be available in due course – you can find the official announcement of this at:

We would appreciate you publicising this as widely as possible, particularly with regard to the World Transnational Open Teams … this is enjoyed by so many as it gives them the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of a World event.

As more information becomes available it will, of course, be posted on the WBF Website at

The Master Points (WWBC & WBF’s Events)

Please find the message sent on behalf of MP Policy Committee.

To secretary of Aberdeen,

You are being sent this because your clubs participated in a WWBC event  earlier this year, and I know that many players are concerned that their  Master Points have not yet been uploaded to MEMPAD.

At a recent meeting of the Master Points policy committee the following decision was made:

Points will be uploaded for the events played this year, however the SBU  will not honour points awarded for any future events organised by WWBC.  WBF events’ points will continue to be honoured as in the past.

The Master Points Handbook will be updated with this information as soon as is practical.

Kind regards,

Alison Carmichael (on behalf of MP Policy Committee)

Senior National Pairs Diamond Trophy


Match pointed pairs (about 45 boards) – simultaneous.
The same boards will be played at each venue and scored across the field.

Players must be 61 or over on 1st September 2018.
Venue: Bridge Club Aberdeen 14thth October 201 at 1 p.m.

Entry Fee:
£5 per player plus table money £4.00 (light buffet included).

Master Points:
Maximum award of 5 National Points with awards to the top 1/3rd of the field.

ENTRIES TO STEVE FINDLAY or leave message 01224 644773