Main News & Results

Quicklinks

Top Stories

McGregor Cup

McGregor Cup Winners McGregor Cup Runners Up

Congratulations to Sam Punch and Stephen Peterkin, who won the East District Mixed Pairs Championship at the New Melville on Friday 25 November 2016, with a score of 68.77%.

Runners up were Liz McGowan and David Liggat, on 64.32%.

Full McGregor results on the club website.

McGregor Cup Bronze Winners McGregor Cup Silver Winners

Winners of the Bronze award were Christine Coutts and Bruce Ferguson, while Peter and Heather Braid took the Silver award.

Top of Page

Bronze News

Bronze Swiss Teams Event

There was an ‘open’ event for Bronze level players on Sunday 27 November 2016 at the New Melville Bridge Club.

Full results are here.

Congratulations to Stewart Morris, David Hamilton, Tim Lambert and Rob Thornton, winners on 89VP. Runners up were Roy Heanes, Ian McLean, Sarinder Singh and Jim Mowat on 87, while in third place were Linda Roy, Bob Morris, Geraldine Girvan and Maurice Brady on 78.

No photos due to a technical hitch apparently.

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.

Top of Page

Other News

Scottish Bridge Union Secretary

Applications are invited to replace Cathy Ferguson as our secretary. Please contact Ian Hunter for further information.

National Congress Convener

Applications are invited to replace Joan Lees as National Congress Convener (SBU Summer/Autumn/Winter Congresses) Please e_mail Peter Hodgson who will be able to provide those interested with the details.

Scottish Bridge Union Magazine Editor

Applications are invited to replace Bob McKinnon as our editor. Please contact Ian Hunter for further information.

Education Convener Wanted

Due to personal commitments, Ann Wickens has tendered her resignation as SBU Education Convener. If anyone is interested in taking on this post or a section of it, please contact Ian Hunter who will provide more details.

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.

Top of Page Top of Page

Results Board

ED Swiss Pairs

Swiss Pairs Winners Swiss Pairs Runners Up

Congratulations to (silver pair) Stuart Thomson & Nicol Taylor, who won the district Swiss Pairs on Sunday at the Carlton (results).

Runners up were Bronze 4 pair Marjorie Clark & Pat McCarron, third were the top Gold pair, Mike Baron and David Kaye. Fourth were Bronze 3 pair Tom Bagnall and Andrew Harborow.

Swiss Pairs 3rd Swiss Pairs Fourth

ED Simultaneous Pairs

Congratulations to Kenny Watson and Alex Shields (Peebles), who have won the Sim Pairs event for the fifth time with a score of +90.22.

Runners up were Sarah Davidson and Peter Calder (Berwick) +79.33, third were Troy van de l’Isle and David Weir (New Melville) +78.17. Fourth were David Simmons and Agnes Munro (Dunfermline) +76.74, and fifth Irene Sime and Bron McWhinney (Carlton) +71.08. Sixth place went to Jim and David Dodds from Dunfermline.

Club Code: A=Colinton Castle, B=Berwick, C=Carlton, D=Dunfermline, J=Jedburgh, M=New Melville, P=Peebles

Sim Pairs results

Local winners of the heats (Butler scored within the heat) were as follows:

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

Top of Page

Tournament Updates

Cowan Cup

Here is a list of Cowan Cup qualifiers to date.

National Pairs

These pairs have qualified to play on 21st January 2017. Remaining heats still to come at Dunbar (Sunday 27th November at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 start. Entries can be made to Bett Morrison on 01620 810429) and Carlton (6th December).

Here is a list of National Pairs qualifiers to date.

Atholl Cup Updates

Matches to be completed by 29th January 2017. *Preliminary matches to be completed by 27th November 2016.

The latest Atholl Cup results can be found here.

MacLaren Cup Draw

The draw for the knockout teams competition has now been made.

Top of Page

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Sunday 11 December 2016

  • 10/01 Cowan Cup heat (Carlton 19:00)
  • 22/01 Cowan Cup Pairs Championship (heats) (Clubs)
  • 27/01 SBU Winter Fours (Melville)
  • 28/01 SBU Winter Fours (Melville)
  • 29/01 SBU Winter Fours (Melville)
  • 04/02 Bronze Challenge Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 05/02 Cowan Cup Pairs Championship (final) (Carlton 13:00)
  • 04/03 Allan Flitch (married couples pairs) (Melville 18:00)
  • 20/03 Kelsey/Kennedy ranked pairs (20-24 March) (Various venues)
  • 28/03 Freddie Short Quaich (senior pairs) (Carlton 12:00)
  • 08/04 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 19/04 ED Ladies' Teams (1) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 19/04 ED Men's Teams (1) (Carlton 19:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

Top of Page

East District League & Cup

Updated 01 December 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.

01/12 D1 49ers 12920 Nomads 9330 (10)
30/11 D1 Linlithgow 17750 Falkirk B 16290 (5)
30/11 D2 Athenians 19190 Orion 13730 (10)
30/11 D2 Pentland 15420 Marmion B 14050 (5)
30/11 D5 Ruff Club 14760 Hermitage 18130 (8)
29/11 D1 Falkirk A 14670 Craigleith 16150 (5)
29/11 D1 Nomads 15030 Scramblers 12040 (8)
29/11 D5 Notsimoc 17210 Jethart 17260 (1)*

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Carlton Connection
Div 3: Colinton Castle
Div 4: Gullane
Div 5: Ormiston

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

View most recent 50 results in more detail

08/12 D2 Livingston 18290 Orion 14550 (8)
09/12 D5 Ormiston 9700 Renaissance 13430 (10)
09/12 D5 Hermitage 12880 Notsimoc 13150 (2)
07/12 D5 Diamonds 19780 Ruff Club 18280 (4)
07/12 D3 Dunfermline B 14320 Gosford 14270 (1)
07/12 D5 Brave Knaves 11210 Warriston 8260 (9)
06/12 D1 Linlithgow 13600 Scramblers 13500 (1)
06/12 D3 Kelso 15180 Longniddry Bees 9940 (10)
05/12 D3 Unusual Suspects 10360 Ratten 11020 (4)
05/12 CUP Falcon 19140 Gullane 17960

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.

Top of Page

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.

Top of Page