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Watson Trophy for Teams of Four

The Watson Trophy for Teams of Four takes place on 4th September (Melville at 1).

Bronze and Silver prizes will be awarded if there are sufficient teams in these categories so get your entries in and encourage your friends to enter a team too. A team’s ranking is based on the rank of the second highest player in the team. Entry fee = £50 per team. Entries to Fiona Greenwood at or 07796 264671.

Watson Trophy Poster

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Bronze News

Novice Teams and Summer Teams

Final result for the novice Summer League — Diamonds Are Forever, Joyce Clemie’s team, get the trophy by winning 4 out of 6 of their home and away matches. Ruff Diamonds and Whatsappateers, Margaret Innes and Johnny Everett’s teams tied with 3 wins each and with 2 Ruff and Ready, Tim Wilkinson’s team. Very close and a very enjoyable and worthwhile summer. Thanks for all their work and indeed to to the Ruff Diamonds who provided home baking for their home matches!

Summer Teams for the slightly more experienced …

First were Fife Aces, Fiona McElhinny’s team, with 12 points. Second were Grange (Hilarie Howarth) with 11 points, Third — Hermiston S (Sarah Gunn) 9 points, Fourth — Warriston (Eldrydd Robinson) 5 points, Fifth — jointly between Invunerables (Christine McLaren) and Hermiston J (Jane Mackie). A lot of positive feed back received and will probably be repeated next year.

The detailed match results can be found on the archive page.

Prize giving will be held on Thursday 1st Sept, New Melville Bridge Club during the break in the No Fears tournament there.

Change to Bronze Rankings

For the commencement of the 2016-17 playing and membership season (1st September) the SBU is changing the MP scheme.

As well as creating a new rank of Regional Master, the Bronze category will be split into four groups (presently three), so that bronze prizes can be better tailored to the mix of players in any particular event. In general terms, entry to ranked events and/or prizes will be based upon a three-monthly snapshot taken on 1st Sept, and thereafter on 1stDec, 1st Mar, and 1st June of each year.

A listing will be published and available on the SBU website and/or MEMPAD shortly after each three-monthly date.

The SBU Council believes these kind of measures will make the ranking system more responsive to the needs of the majority of our members who are bronze players.

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Other News

New Regional Master Ranking

For the commencement of the 2016-17 playing and membership season (1st September) the SBU is introducing a new rank into the MP scheme.

This rank of Regional Master will recognise the endeavours of experienced Bronze players who are half-way to the Scottish Master rank; that is those who have gained an overall total of 100 MP, and within that at least 25 National (red) points. The Regional Master rank is classified as SILVER, thus opening up the possibility of these players now playing in a different set of ranked competitions.

All existing qualifiers for this rank will be informed directly by Sept 1st (please make sure that your details are up to date in MEMPAD).

Also by Sept 1st we will divide the Bronze category into four groups (presently three), so that bronze prizes can be better tailored to the mix of players in any particular event. In general terms, entry to ranked events and/or prizes will be based upon a three-monthly snapshot taken on 1st Sept, and thereafter on 1stDec, 1st Mar, and 1st June of each year.

A listing will be published and available on the SBU website and/or MEMPAD shortly after each three-monthly date.

The SBU Council believes these kind of measures will make the ranking system more responsive to the needs of the majority of our members who are bronze players.

League Secretary’ Meeting

The League Secretary’s Meeting will take place as usual at the Carlton Bridge Centre, starting at 7pm on Tuesday 6th September 2016. A representative from every team planning to play in this year’s leagues (and perhaps the knockout cup?) is required to be there.

Congresses

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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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

European Champions

Olivia Bailey and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder - 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.

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, Dunbar and Peebles. 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. Peebles is on 6th October.

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Saturday 27 August 2016

  • 04/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00) info
  • 06/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 11/09 Bronze 1 & 2 Individual (Carlton 13:00)
  • 11/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 25/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00)
  • 02/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 06/10 National Pairs heat (Peebles)
  • 16/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00)
  • 02/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (1) (Melville 19:00)
  • 07/11 ED Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 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)

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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Notices

Master Points Database

Visit MEMPAD

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!

Constitution

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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