Congratulations to the President’s Team

An exciting final of the Transnational Swiss Teams has finished, with Scottish President’s team victorious over Canada by 70-60. Congratulations to the Scots (Sandy Duncan, Irving Gordon, Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Liz McGowan, Sam Punch).

Open Pairs

The Open Pairs was won by Andrew McIntosh and David Bakhshi.

Pairs detailed results are here. Photo of the winners by Steve Bailey.

TNST Teams

Results from the semi final were:

  • Canadonia 32-53 Scottish President’s
  • Australia 40.5-41 Canada

Scottish President’s will play Canada for the TNST trophy at 14:45. There will be two sessions of 12 boards (14:45-16:15 and 16:30-18:00).

The semifinals are:

  • Canadonia (Helen Kane, Danny Kane, Cliff Gillis, Martin Henneberger)
    v Scottish President’s (Sandy Duncan, Irving Gordon, Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Liz McGowan, Sam Punch)
  • Australia (Adam Edgtton, Andy Hung, Ish Del'Monte, Liam Milne, Nye Griffiths, Peter Hollands)
    v Canada (Bryan Maksymetz, Gray McMullin, Rock Shi Yan, Daniel Korbel, Samantha Nystrom, Tom Walsh).

Day 6 – Saturday

Congratulations to the Chairman’s Team

The Chairman’s team of Paul Hackett, David Bakhshi, Jason Hackett, David Mossop, Justin Hackett and Andrew McIntosh have won the championship, beating Wales 132-62 in the final. Wales have already secured the Gold Medals for being the highest placed national team. England won the silver medals and India the bronze.

Play Off Match

Congratulations to England, who have claimed the silver medal at the Championship, with India taking bronze.

Transnational Swiss Teams

This event ran over two days of qualifying, with four teams to progress to Sunday’s semi finals. Pictured above are Ramula and Vhanumati Shah of Team Kenya in action against George Plant and Peter Moss, one of the teams who entered the TNST event directly. Jimmy Deen from Kenya wants to express thanks to the organisers and all the volunteers who have helped to make the week such an enjoyable experience for the players.

The photos below are of the Canadonia team who have done well, leading for most of the day.

The four semi finalists for Sunday are Canadonia, Australia, Canada and the Scottish President’s team.

Day 5 – Friday

Congratulations to Wales

The new Commonwealth Nations Team Champions, photo by Norma Bain

Congratulations to Wales, who have beaten India by 92-68 to advance to the final of the Championship, where they will face the Chairman’s team on Saturday. The Chairman’s side beat England in an exciting finale by 46-35.

Because the conditions of contest dictate that only national sides are eligible to win the gold medal, this guarantees Wales the title of Commonwealth Nations Team Champions. The Chairman’s team can still win the trophy, but cannot win medals.

Wales are represented by Gary Jones, John Salisbury, Mike Tedd, Patrick Jourdain, Tim Rees, Tony Ratcliff.

England will play off against India for the silver and bronze medals on Saturday.

The Transnational Swiss Teams competition is also in progress. This is being run over six 8 board matches today, and continuing on Saturday. Live scores are being broadcast on Fearghal O’Boyles’s website, we have 42 teams competing.

The Quarter final stages saw some gripping action, with both Scottish sides just falling short in matches which went to the wire.

India held off a spirited Scotland comeback in the second stanza to win by 62 to 60. In the other close encounter, England claimed a late 54-51 win over the Scottish President's side.

Making more comfortable progress were Wales, who did most of the work in the second half to beat Canada by 86-37. Meanwhile the Chairman’s side strolled into the last four by beating Australia 101-27.

Round Robin Cross IMP tables now online at Group 1 and from Group 2.

Quarter Final Draw

The Quarter Final lineup is now complete:

  1. England v Scottish President’s
  2. Canada v Wales
  3. Chairman's v Australia
  4. Scotland v India

24 board matches 10.30 am (in two 12 board stanzas).

Day 4 – Thursday

The Round Robin has now completed. In Group 1 the qualifiers are England, Canada, Chairman's and Scotland, and from Group 2 India, Australia, Wales and the Scottish President’s team.

From that list, the potential winners of the Gold Medal are India, Australia, England, Canada, Scotlandand Wales. The Chairman’s and Scottish President’s teams are eligible however to win the event.

Round 13 winners in Group 1 were Barbados, Pakistan, Chairman’s, Wales, England, Malaysia and South Africa. Group 2 winners were Guernsey, South Africa 2, Northern Ireland, Wales, India, Australia and Scottish President’s.

Rose Moore of Black Swan with England 2 players Paul Fegarty and Catherine Curtis

Mimi Packer of Black Swan and David Kendrick of England 2 in the same match

Round 12 saw wins for Scotland, Wales 2, Guernsey 2, Canada, Chairman’s, Australia Women and Harris in Group 1, and for Kenya, Australia, England 2, Pakistan 2, South Africa 2, India and Scottish President’s in Group 2.

McGowan and Punch in action for Scottish President’s against Plumley and McIntosh of Guernsey

Alex Gauld of Guernsey in the same match, with Irving Gordon of Scottish President’s

Round 11 saw wins for Chairman’ss, England, Canada, Malaysia, Wales 2, South Africa and Guernsey 2 in Group 1, and for India, Wales, SBU, Australia, England 2, Scottish President’ss and Jersey in Group 2.

The Daily Bulletin is now online.

The quarter-finals will be 24-board matches played on Friday 12th September in two stanzas of 12 boards each. The conditions of contest state that a minimum of four Commonwealth Nations teams will go through to the quarter-finals, independent of their ranking in the Round Robins. This means that a maximum of 4 non-Commonwealth Nations teams will qualify for the quarter-finals. Finishing in the top four of your group therefore guarantees you a qualifying place only if you are a Commonwealth Nations team.

It is possible that a non-Commonwealth Nations Team finishing in the top 4 of its group might not qualify for the quarter-finals. If fewer than four Commonwealth Nations teams qualify by right (by finishing in the top 4 of their group), then those Commonwealth Nations teams with the next best rankings will qualify for the quarter-finals, replacing the teams in their group with the worst qualification record. If two teams from different groups are tied with the same ranking, then IMP quotient will be used to break the tie.

Ideally the draw for the quarter-final will be 1st in Group 1 plays 4th in Group 2, 2nd in Group 1 plays 3rd in Group 2, etc. However, since the conditions of contest state that at least two Commonwealth Nations teams will go through to the semi-finals, the draw may have to be adjusted.


The semi-finals will be 32 board matches played on Friday 12th September in two stanzas of 16 boards each. The conditions of contest state at least one Commonwealth Nations team will go through to the final. If only two Commonwealth Nations teams qualify for the semi-finals, they will play each other in the semi-finals with the winner being awarded the Gold Medal and the loser being awarded the Silver Medal. The Commonwealth Nations team having the next best performance will automatically get the Bronze Medal. If three or four Commonwealth Nations teams qualify for the semi-final and there are two teams from the same country, these two teams will play one another in the semi-finals. If there are not two teams from the same country then the team with the best record in the Round Robin phase will select its opponent.

Final and 3rd Place Play-Off

The final will be over 48 boards played on Saturday 13th September in four stanzas of 12 boards each. The play-off for third place will be over 36 boards played on Saturday 13th September in three stanzas of 12 boards each. Full details can be found in the Conditions of Contest.

Day 3 – Wednesday

At close of play on Day 3, Group 1 is led by England (hitting the front for the first time) 155.66, from Canada 146.98, Scotland 143.42 and the Chairman’s Team 131.17, followed by Wales 2 119.26 then Australia Women 102.07. Round 10 saw wins for Chairman's, Pakistan, Scotland, England, Malta, Malaysia and South Africa.

Leading Group 2 are Australia 146.89, India 133.50, Wales 124.83, England 2 117.43, Pakistan 2 116.90, Scottish President’s 104.35, Isle of Man 103.95 and SBU 102.80. Round 10 saw wins for Australia, South Africa 2, Northern Ireland, India, Isle of Man, Black Swan and England 2.

Round 8 saw wins for Pakistan, Scotland, Singapore, Harris, Chairman's, Canada and Barbados in Group 1 and wins for Pakistan, Scotland, Singapore, Harris, Chairman's, Canada and Barbados in Group 2.

Round 7 saw wins for Australia Women, Canada, Wales 2, Pakistan, Scotland, Harris and England in Group 1. In the second group, wins for SBU, Isle of Man, England 2, Wales, Jersey, South Africa 2 and Australia.

The Daily Bulletin is now online.

Day 2 – Tuesday

Four rounds were played on Tuesday, with Scotland, Pakistan 2 and India all winning all their matches.

Group 1 sees 1. Canada 96.20, 2. England 95.17, 3. Chairman's 80.74, 4. Scotland 80.31, 5. South Africa 72.36, 6. Wales 65.66

Group 2 sees 1. Pakistan 2 92.29, 2. India 89.01, 3. Australia 80.22, 4. Wales 71.58, 5. England 2 70.30, 6. Isle of Man 69.49

The Daily Bulletin is now online. The bulletins are edited by Mark Horton and produced by Andrew Barnes and Steve Bailey.

Day 1 – Monday

The opening day of the championship has safely concluded with overnight leads for Canada and India in the two sections. The Canadians dropped just 0.62 VP with impressive big opening wins. In hot pursuit are Malaysia just over 4 VP behind, with Australia Women and England also clearing the 30 VP line on the first day.

The second group saw India, on 33.46, holding a narrow lead against England 2. The pack 5 VPs back are led by Pakistan 2, SBU and Isle of Man.


Each member nation of the 71 Commonwealth states has been invited to enter one or two teams. Teams can consist of up to six members. The entry fee is £1000 per team. 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.

In addition to the main event there will be a two day Transnational Swiss Teams (TNST) event on the 12th and 13th September. This event is open to all players across the UK, Europe and beyond, not just those from Commonwealth countries. The entry cost for this event is £400 per team. Teams eliminated from the main event will be invited, at no additional cost, to compete in the Transnational Swiss Teams. Entries received to date for this event can be seen under ‘participants’.

There will also be an Open Pairs event on the 14th September. This event is also open to all players across the UK, Europe and beyond. Any players in the main event or the Transnational Swiss Teams event will be invited to play in the Open Pairs at no additional cost.

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.

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Scotland is proud to host the 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship in the Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow from 8th - 14th September 2014.

The very popular VuGraph room at the hotel is serving up expert analysis from top players to guide you through some of the play so if you can do so, please drop in to savour the event, or join us on BridgeBase, with lots of action to enjoy – full details of who is on when are published daily in the bulletin.

Photos by Norma Bain.

The Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel
301 Argyle Street
Glasgow G2 8DL


Conditions of Contest

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