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As the new season rolls into life:

The next district event is the Watson Trophy, Teams of Four. 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 is £50 per team, entries to Fiona Greenwood at or 07796 264671.

The Faie Rosebowl is the East District individual tournament, on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Carlton BC (1.00pm). £10 per player, entries to Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634.

The Atholl Cup is the East District Knock-out Teams of Four where the Captain plays 1/3 of the 30 boards with each of their team members. Entry fee is £20 per team. Entries to Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634. by September 30th; a timetable for completion of matches will be issued. Teams knocked out in the first round get at least one other match in the Atholl Plate. This is a unique competition in our calendar, and a lot of fun – please enter a team NOW! More information available from Anne if required.

Other News

Master Point Promotions

Recent promotions in the masterpoint listings include Fiona Greenwood (now a Senior Life Master) and Irene Sime (Life Master), congratulations to them. Irene is now a Gold ranked player for competitions.

League Secretary’s Meeting

This year’s League Secretary’s Meeting will be earlier than usual, due to the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships taking place in Glasgow. The meeting will therefore be held on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at the Carlton Bridge Centre with a 7pm start. Please make a note in your diary now if you will be involved, all league teams are required to send a representative to the meeting.

Stirling Pairs

This year the Stirling Pairs will take place at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh. Here are the details.

Date for your diary is Saturday September 27th 2014 at 12 noon. Entries please to . Entry Fee = £30 per pair. A buffet will be available between sessions for £7 per person to include soup and a variety of finger foods + tea/coffee. Please order this when entering. Also, tea and coffee will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes will be awarded.

Dunbar Congress

The Dunbar Bridge Club Annual Congress will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014, at the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar. Play starts at 1.00 p.m.

Here is the congress brochure and entry form.

Results Board

Scottish Team wins Brighton Bowl

Congratulations to Stephen Peterkin, Derek Sanders, Sam Punch and (Welshman) Tim Rees.

NEBA

The North East Bridge Association welcomed the ED to Berwick-upon-Tweed for their annual match.

The ‘A’ team represented by David Liggatt & Roy Bennett, Liz Mcgowan & Bill Whyte, Brian Short & Fiona Greenwood, Peter Moss & George Plant, played a stong NEBA team. They won the first two stanzas by 17 and 32 imps but lost the third by 25, therefore going into the final 12 boards with a lead of 24 imps and a match which could go either way. Good play resulted in them winning the last stanza by 3 imps and an overall victory of 27 imps.

The ‘B’ team had a much tougher afternoon against an experienced team and lost the first three stanzas by 38, 35, and 36 imps and although the match was now gone they did better in the final one losing it by only 3 imps but going down by 112 imps. Playing for the ‘B’ team were Jake Corry & Jacob Moody, Reg & Diana Drysdale, Pam Leith & Rona Moss, Anne Perkins & Julia Palmer.

So the spoils were shared with the ‘A’ team returning to Edinburgh with the Newcastle Journal Trophy and NEBA going home to Newcastle with the Edinburgh Salver.

Older Results

Details from last season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Thursday 28 August 2014

  • 31/08 Watson Trophy (New Melville 13:00) info
  • 03/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 21/09 Faie Rosebowl (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 28/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00) info
  • 30/09 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries () info
  • 26/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton)
  • 05/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Cup (1) (New Melville 19:00)
  • 10/11 East District Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 12/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Cup (2) (New Melville 19:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

Commonwealth Nations
Bridge Championship

The SBU is hosting the 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship in Glasgow from 8-14 September 2014.

More details.

Notices

Constitution

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

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!

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Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.