Scotland is proud to host the 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow from 8th - 14th September 2014.

Each member nation of the 71 Commonwealth states is invited to enter a team. Teams can consist of up to six members. The event will take the form of a round robin qualifying stage with the leading teams in each section progressing to head-to-head knockout matches that will identify the eventual Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. The entry fee will be £1000 per team (there is a discounted entry fee of £895 per team if the entry and payment are received before 31st March 2014). Expressions of interest should be sent to

Cathy Ferguson (secretary [at] sbu [dot] org

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Teams eliminated from the main event will be invited, at no additional cost, to compete in a two day Transnational Swiss teams event on the 12th and 13th of September. On the 14th September there will be an Open Pairs, again at no additional cost to participants in the main event.

Generous prizes will be awarded for the TNST and the Open Pairs. Teams from around the world are invited to enter these subsidiary events as this is an opportunity to play against some of the leading players in the Commonwealth. Entry fees for the TNST are £400 per team and, for the Pairs, £80 per pair. Teams entering the TNST will be eligible to play in the pairs at no additional cost.

The final draft of the Conditions of Contest is now available.

8-14 September 2014

enquiries [at]
commonwealth
bridge
scotland
[dot] com

Event Leaflet

Conditions of Contest
(final draft)

The event will be held at

Radisson Blu Hotel
301 Argyle Street
Glasgow G2 8DL
Scotland

Accommodation

Entries

Event Format

General Information

Event Format

All times are indicative only.

DateTimeEvent
Monday 8 September8 - 11amRegistration
11am - 5pmCNBC Round Robin Matches
7pmOpening Ceremony and Civic Reception
Tuesday 9 September10.30am - 8pmCNBC Round Robin Matches
Wednesday 10 September10.30am - 8pmCNBC Round Robin Matches
Thursday 11 September10.30am - 5pmCNBC Round Robin Matches
Friday 12 September10.30am - 2.30pmCNBC Quarter Finals
3.30pm - 7.30pmCNBC Semi Finals
10.30am - 8pmTransnational Teams - Swiss Matches
Saturday 13 September10.30am - 7pmCNBC Final
10.30am - 6pmTransnational Teams - Swiss Matches
Sunday 14 September10.00am - 2pmTransnational Teams - Semi Finals
2.30am - 6.30pmTransnational Teams - Final
10.00am - 6.30pmOpen Pairs
7pmClosing Ceremony and Dinner

In all events, teams and pairs can expect to play around 48 boards per day.

Entries

The following teams have already confirmed that they will be joining us in Glasgow for the event:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Botswana
  • Canada
  • England
  • Guernsey
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pakistan
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Wales

Entries for the TNST or Open Pairs should be sent to

entries [at] commonwealthbridgescotland [dot] com

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The cost of entering these tournaments is as follows:

Transnational Swiss Teams(per team)£400
Open Pairs(per pair)£80

Entry form for the Trans National Swiss Teams.

Members of teams entering the TNST will be able to play in the Open Pairs at no additional cost should their team not make the knockout stages. Entry fees must be paid by 31st August 2014, by bank transfer to the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship account below.

Payments should have a reference of “TNST — captain’s name” or “Pairs — captain’s name”.

Clydesdale Bank
Head Office
40 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G1 2HL
United Kingdom

Teams need to ensure that they have the necessary visas/travel documents in place before travelling to Glasgow – see https://www.gov.uk/sports-visit-visa/documents-you-must-provide. If any team needs a letter from the Scottish Bridge Union to support a visa application, please contact

Cathy Ferguson (secretary [at] sbu [dot] org

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More Information

Further general information about the event, its venue and location.