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East District Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Yvonne and David Wiseman, who won the East District Swiss Pairs event, winning all their matches with a fine total of 122/140 VPs. Runners up were Kevin Strathern and David Ritchie (95) followed by Nigel Guthrie & Jim Forsyth (93) – tied with the Silver award winners, Jennifer Marshall and Diana Yates-Watson.

The Bronze prize went to Danny Hamilton and Anna Logan (9th overall with 83VP), and the runners up Norma Robertson and Marjorie Murray (21st with 71). The runners up in the silver event were Adam and Becky Dickinson (note that the overall runners up were also classified as silver).

Pictured above are the winning pair with the brand new trophy, presented by Norma Bain for the East District. Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1pm in the Carlton Bridge Centre. Below we have the silver and bronze winning presentations. Photos by Sara.

Here are the full results from the Swiss Pairs event.

ED Simultaneous Pairs

Nearly there . . .

The district Sim event took place recently, the final result will hopefully be posted on Tuesday.

At the moment, with the Butler scoring 1st are John Hughes & Fearghas Torrens (Dunfermline), 2nd are Liz McGowan & David Liggat (Carlton) and third Les McCarron & Les Sinclair (Carlton) with Veronica Guy & Fiona Greenwood (Melville) fourth and John Matheson & Iain Sime (Melville) fifth.

The top places are tightly packed, but the leading pair now have clear water of over 30 Butler IMPs behind them.

ED Sim Pairs interim

Other News

McGregor Cup

Friday November 28th 2014, 7pm at New Melville BC. Entries to Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634. Entry fee £15 per pair including table money. Raffle in aid of Junior/Minibridge in ED (donations of prizes gratefully received). McGregor Cup poster

Women’s Pairs

The ED heat of the Women’s Pairs will take place on Sunday Dec 7th at 1pm at the Melville BC, Edinburgh. Entries please to the ED Secretary (Anne Perkins) by Sun Nov 30th – or 0131 539 6634. This is the only heat in the East, but you can of course play in a heat in another District – consult their websites for dates.

Melville Christmas Congress

Saturday 27th December starting at 1.30 pm Swiss Pairs
Sunday 28th December at 1.30 pm Swiss Teams
Both events expected to finish by 9.30 pm at the latest.

Buffet Supper available on both days.
Cash Prizes including Bronze and Silver prizes.

Entry forms available at the club or they can be downloaded from the club’s website.

Atholl Cup Draw and Lineups:

Atholl Cup 2014

Camrose 2015

The event website for the January 9-11 Camrose held in Edinburgh will be hosted at

National Pairs heats

Colinton Castle BC are holding a National Pairs heat on Tuesday 25th November as pasrt of their usual club night at the Braid Hills Hotel.

National Pairs (A note to all clubs)

You can hold one or more heats of the National Pairs for only an extra 50p on your usual table money to cover MP costs. Heats should be held before the end of December, and results and cheques for 50p per head sent to Anne Perkins. The East District quarterfinal will be held on Sat Jan 31st at the Carlton BC. If your club elects to hold one or more heats please let us know so that we can add it to the events calendar.

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Edinburgh Congress Trophy and Rayne Cup Qualifier

Congratulations to Brian Short, Alan Goodman, John Matheson and Les Steel, who have won the Rayne Qualifier over two nights, and with it the Edinburgh Congress Trophy (134VP).

Runners up were Iain Sime, Patrick Home, Paul Barton, John Murdoch and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder (117) after a split tie with Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Sam Punch, Jack Paterson and George Plant.

Here is the 2014 Rayne scoresheet.

SBU Autumn Congress

Congratulations to Yvonne Wiseman & Jake Corry, winners of the Congress Pairs. Also congratulations to John Matheson, Les Steel, Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin, who won the Congress Teams.

Photos of all winners

Faie Rosebowl

Congratulations to Reg Drysdale, who was won the East District’s individual tournament, the Faie Rosebowl, at the New Melville BC. Deirdre Sanders was runner up with Liz McGowan third.

Faie results.

Watson Trophy result

Congratulations to Robert Clow, Eric Nolf, Jake Corry and Troy Van De L’Isle, who won the Watson Trophy on Sunday at the New Melville. Runners up were Sime, Murdoch, McQuaker and Cuthbertson and in third (also winning the bronze prize) were Steve Bailey, John McIntyre, Nicol Taylor and Stuart Thomson.

Watson Trophy results

Older Results

Details from last season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Friday 28 November 2014

  • 28/11 McGregor Cup (New Melville 19:00) info
  • 01/12 Celtic Sim Pairs (Carlton 13:20)
  • 01/12 National Pairs heat (Carlton 19:00)
  • 01/12 Celtic Sim Pairs (Longniddry)
  • 02/12 Celtic Sim Pairs (Berwick)
  • 07/12 Women's National Pairs Qualifier (New Melville 13:00)
  • 14/12 Cowan Cup Heats to be completed (Clubs)
  • 27/12 Melville BC Congress (New Melville 13:30)
  • 28/12 Melville BC Congress (New Melville 13:30)
  • 21/01 Bobby Allan Mixed Pairs (SBU Sim) (New Melville 19:00)
  • 21/01 Bobby Allan Mixed Pairs (SBU Sim) (Longniddry)
  • 22/01 Bobby Allan Mixed Pairs (SBU Sim) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 31/01 National Pairs QF (Carlton)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

East District League & Cup

Updated 28 November 2014

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

27/11 D2 Iconoclasts 12380 Pied Pipers 13570 (5)
27/11 D4 Carlton Camden 13140 Comiston (12)
26/11 D3 Borderers 12020 Athenians 11670 (2)*
26/11 D3 Dunfermline B 9860 Colinton Castle 12500 (8)
26/11 D3 Gosford 16120 Marmion B 18880 (6)
26/11 D5 Hermitage 18110 Melbas 16050 (6)
25/11 D1 Craigleith 13970 Falkirk B 8970 (11)
25/11 D1 Grosvenor Aces 15980 49ers 17780 (5)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Falkirk A
Div 2: Dunfermline A
Div 3: Falcon
Div 4: Randolph
Div 5: Hermitage

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

27/11 D2 Iconoclasts 12380 Pied Pipers 13570
27/11 D4 Carlton Camden 13140 Comiston 16580
25/11 D5 Warriston 13590 Ruff Club 12610
26/11 D3 Dunfermline B 9860 Colinton Castle 12500
26/11 D3 Borderers 12020 Athenians 11670
27/11 D3 Gosford 16120 Marmion B 18880

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. A more detailed log of the last 30 results to be submitted is available.



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

A list of all recent MP promotions is held on the main SBU site, as is a full list of East ranked players.

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

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!

Web Site

Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.