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European Champions

Olivia Bailey and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder - European Champions

Congratulations to Jun Nakamaru-Pinder and Olivia Bailey, who have won the Gold Medals for the Mixed Pairs at the 13th European Youth Bridge Pairs Championships tournament in Latvia.

Watch the EBL video of the event here.

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Bronze News

Novice Teams and Summer Teams

The summer competition for newer players is this year split into two, allowing for a Novice Teams and, for the slightly more experienced, main Summer Teams event. Here is the match calendar: all matches begin at 7pm.

  • 8/6/16
    Fife Aces 10040
    Invunerables 8480
    (Dunfermline Bridge Club)
  • 8/6/16
    Grange 7870
    Warriston 5880
  • 13/6/16
    Grange 4720
    Hermiston S 6660
  • 14/6/16
    Ruff and Ready 5220
    Diamonds are Forever 8170
  • 15/6/16
    Ruff Diamonds 1190
    Whatsappateers 800
    (Dunfermline Bridge Club)
  • 21/6/16
    Fife Aces 6410
    Grange 7900
  • 22/6/16
    Ruff Diamonds 5920
    Diamonds are Forever 6440
    (Dunfermline Bridge Club)
  • 28/6/16
    Whatsappateers 4550
    Diamonds are Forever 6940
  • 4/7/16
    Whatsappateers 8920
    Ruff and Ready 5700
  • 6/7/16
    Diamond are Forever 4910
    Ruff and Ready 6190
  • 6/7/16
    Hermiston J 4770
    Warriston 5660 (NMBC)
  • 12/7/16
    Ruff and Ready 6190
    Ruff Diamonds 5960 ( NMBC)
  • 12/7/16
    Warriston 8080
    Invunerables 7880 (NMBC)
  • 13/7/16
    Invulnerables 5990
    Grange 6590 (NMBC)
  • 20/7/16
    Whatsappateers Vs
    Ruff Diamonds (NMBC)
  • 20/7/16
    Hermiston S Vs
    Hermiston J (NMBC)
  • 9/8/16
    Ruff and Ready Vs
    Whatsappateers (NMBC)
  • 26/7/16
    Hermiston J Vs
    Invunerables (NMBC)
  • 3/8/16
    Grange Vs
    Hermiston J (NMBC)
  • 3/8/16
    Hermiston S Vs
    Warriston ( CBC)
  • 9/8/16
    Fife Aces Vs
    Hermiston J ( Aberdour)
  • 11/8/16
    Diamonds are Forever Vs
    Whatsappateers (NMBC)
  • 15/8/16
    Diamonds are Forever Vs
    Ruff Diamonds (NMBC)
  • 16/8/16
    Fife Aces Vs
    Warriston (CBC)
  • 17/8/16
    Ruff Diamonds Vs
    Ruff and Ready (Dunfermline BC)
  • 17/8/16
    Invunerables Vs
    Hermiston S (NMBC)
  • 23/8/16
    Fife Aces Vs
    Hermiston S (Aberdour)

Prize giving 1st September 2016

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Dunbar Congress

Dunbar Bridge Club invites you to a Congress to be held on Sunday 25th September 2016 at Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar EH42 1DX. Play starts at 1 pm.

The Congress will be a two-session event. The afternoon session will be an Open Pairs Championship for the Jack Taylor Trophy, while the evening session is for the Skateraw Teams Trophy.

Dunbar Bridge Club website for full details.

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Other News

League Masterpoint Claims

Claims for league match masterpoints can be done in two ways:

Complete the Claim Form (which is MS Word format) then email it to either as a WORD document or as a scanned image. The Word document has predefined entry fields so is quite simple.

Should you prefer, you may print and complete the form, by hand or in Word, then post to SBU Member Services, SBU Dept #16, 196 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4AT.

Your document will not be receipted, so please retain a copy.

If a division is complete by 1st May then all the teams in that division will be processed within the month. A list of the missing teams will be posted on the East District website on May 2nd. No commitment can be made at this time as to when late entries will be processed.

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Results Board


NEBA (North East Bridge Association....Newcastle area) welcomed the East District to Berwick for their annual matches. The A team were represented by Liz McGowan & David Liggat, Brian Short & Fiona McQuaker, Fiona Greenwood & Veronica Guy and Derrick Peden & Tim McKay.

The match was played over four stanzas of 12 boards. Their first set was -18 imps, recovered in the second to go 5 imps ahead but after losing 17 imps in the third had a deficit of 12 imps going in to the final set. They managed a +10 to narrowly lose a very close match by 2 the Newcastle Journal Trophy travels south.

Representing the B team were Lucia Barrett & Jake Corry, John Hamilton & Gordon Kirk, David & Wendy Chambers and Jim Wilkinson & Catriona Gardiner. They got off to a good start being 19 imps up in the first set but lost the next three sets to lose their match by 20 imps. The Edinburgh Salver also heads south.

This was a reversal of the 2015 results and Eastern District will be hoping to regain both trophies in 2017.

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

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Tournament Updates

National Pairs

The East heats for the National Pairs will be at the Melville, Carlton and Dunbar. The Dunbar heat will be on Sunday 27th November at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 start. Entries can be made to Bett Morrison on 01620 810429.

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Next Events

Calendars updated

The East district, national, international and congress dates for next season have now been updated.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Wednesday 27 July 2016

  • 04/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00)
  • 11/09 Bronze 1 & 2 Individual (Carlton 13:00)
  • 11/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00)
  • 25/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00)
  • 02/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 16/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00)
  • 31/10 ED Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 02/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (1) (Melville 19:00)
  • 09/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (2) (Melville 19:00)
  • 16/11 National Pairs heat (Melville 19:00)
  • 20/11 ED Swiss Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 23/11 Cowan Cup heat (Melville 19:00)
  • 25/11 McGregor Cup (Mixed Pairs) (Melville 18:30)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

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East District League & Cup

Updated 27 April 2016

League wins score 3-0 except * 2-1
AMPs shown in brackets for league matches. Newly submitted results should appear futher down this column.

25/04 CF Phoenix 28310 Carlton Connection 23740
21/04 D1 Pied Pipers 13670 Dundas 18110 (9)
21/04 D5 Ruff Club 12180 Invulnerables 13780 (6)
19/04 D1 Phoenix 15680 Merchiston 12190 (8)
14/04 D4 Brave Knaves 12060 Acolytes 12380 (2)*
14/04 D4 Jethart 11050 Marmion A 12770 (6)
12/04 D5 Ruff Club 7700 Melbas 11240 (10)
11/04 D1 49ers 12050 Dundas 13700 (6)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Scramblers
Div 3: Falcon
Div 4: Unusual Suspects
Div 5: Melbas

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

View most recent 50 results in more detail

These are results which been submitted within the past 7 days. The league tables will only reflect these results once they have been processed and appear in the main list.

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Master Points Database


This season we have a new combined membership and master points database named MEMPAD. Visit it here.

MEMPAD gives every SBU member their own area where current Master point totals and rating can be seen. This information will be updated daily. In the new season clubs will submit master points on-line (only for club one-session events at first) so you will be able to see your MP totals updated relatively soon after you have played at your local club. There’s also various other information available about members, clubs and SBU competitions.

This really is an excellent system, and very easy to use. email the Master Point Secretary () and ask for a login.

Remember to quote your MasterPoint number; you can then register, update your personal details (address, telephone number, email address etc.) and change to your own personal password. Ultimate objective after successive phases — no more wee pieces of paper!


Here is the Constitution of the East District as approved at the AGM in May 2011.

The Official History of the Scottish Bridge Union

176 pages of fascinating information and photographs for just £10. The Book will be on sale at all major SBU events. Or contact Liz McGowan or Anne Perkins to arrange collection.

The Laws of Bridge

The SBU implemented the new laws on 1st September 2008. Copies of the Laws are available from Anne Perkins at a cost of £3

MP Claims

Any paper points, email queries, cheques, and all correspondence related to SBU Master Points must be sent to:

SBU Member Services,
Dept #16,
196 Rose Street,
Edinburgh EH2 4AT.

Any email communications relating to Master Points should be sent to

Web Site

Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.

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