SBU North District On-Line Teams Event


The SBU North District proposes to run an inter-club, on-line teams’ event and would like to invite all clubs in the North District to submit entries. The event will be run on the BBO platform and will be eligible for SBU Master Points. A nominal entry fee, still to be decided but not exceeding £10/team, may be charged to cover the cost of Master Points. No match fees are payable, as the event will run on the Free Section of BBO.

This event replaces the District Teams of 4 and the District League Teams of 8 for the 2020-21 season.

The rules for the competition together with instructions on how to set up a teams’ event on BBO will be posted on the SBU North District website ( Depending on the number of entries, we propose to split the competition into 2 or possibly even 3 divisions, with teams playing 4-8 matches. Team captains will be responsible for agreeing dates and times and for setting up the match and for communicating results to the convenor.

Entries, to include club and team name, captains name and contact details and the names of the players in the team, should be sent to the Convenor (Alisdair McLeod – e-mail: by Friday 11th September 2020 latest.

SBU Lockdown Swiss Pairs

Every Saturday Evening at 7 pm for 9 Weeks, starting 8th August on BBO

This event is a continuation of an initiative by Harry Smith

All SBU members are invited to enter. Registration for each event from 5 pm on the day, in the SBU Virtual Club on BBO.

Format for each event:
• 5 rounds of 5 boards scored in IMPs converted, post event, to VP
• Open to SBU members on any Saturday, stand-ins will be online to make up a half table
• There is no requirement to play in every tournament
• The sum of each pair’s six best scores will determine the final placings after week 9
• Black masterpoints will be awarded on the club scale for each separate tournament and for the final ranking after week 9
• Entry fee: 4BBO$ pp for each tournament payable online at registration
• Although unlikely, BBO Swiss software does not prevent pairs with similar scores playing each other more than once in the same tournament
• Initial seating in each tournament will be randomly assigned. Proceeds will be used to train online directors for SBU Affiliated Clubs wishing to run their own tournaments

Further details for those new to BBO are available on the SBU website. This is a ‘restricted entry’ event and all those interested MUST ensure that MEMPAD is updated with your BBO username. See SBU Homepage.