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The Watson Trophy is a multiple Teams of Four event, on Sunday 6th September at 1pm. It’s at the Melville. 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, and entry is £50 per team. Entries to Fiona Greenwood or 07796 26671.

Accompanying this event will be a No Fears Teams event, same place, same time. This will be for players up to and including District Masters, or anyonw with a Masterpoint Number higher than 12000. You will play approximately 24 of the same boards as the Watson event, and will finish about 5:30pm. Entry for this event is £20 per team (including table money). Entries to Anne Perkins or 07941 817395.

The Faie individual will take place at the Carlton on Sunday 13th September with a 1pm start. £10 will get you into this event. Entries to Anne Perkins or 07941 817395.

This year there will also be a No Fear individual event running in parallel with the Faie, entry is only £5 per player, and you will have the opportunity to play with everyone else who is participating in the No Fears section, it should be fun! This will be for players up to and including District Masters, or anyonw with a Masterpoint Number higher than 12000.

Both individual tournaments will utilise a set (simple) system to reduce (if not remove!) the chances of misunderstandings in the bidding!

Also, please don’t forget to enter the Atholl Cup, which is our pivot teams championship (teams switch partnerships during the match). Entries for this will be accepted until 2nd October. Entries to Anne Perkins or 07941 817395.

Full details of all our tournaments can be found in the ED Tournaments list.

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More events for No Fear and Next Step players

We are trying where possible to run parallel No Fears tournaments for the less experienced players, e.g. the Watson, Faie and Hunter — please keep a check on the website or in your own club for more information as events approach.

Important Change to MP Claims

Please be aware that the arrangements for sending in Master Points (including League Claim Forms) has changed.

With immediate effect (8 April 2015) any paper points, email queries, cheques, and all correspondence related to SBU Master Points must now be sent to the following address:

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

Any email communications relating to Master Points should be sent to

Dunbar Congress

The Dunbar Congress is on Sunday 27th September at 1pm – Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar. The entry form is now available. The Jack Taylor Pairs and Skateraw Teams trophies will be contested as usual.

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Summer League Update

The East District Summer League has now completed, congratulations to Hermitage A, winning all five of their matches. The Summer League is aimed at people who have attended classes for the past year or two and anyone who is of a master point ranking of Novice or Club Master – in other words everyone will be relative beginners, and it’s an opportunity to play team bridge rather than pairs.Any given match will be teams of 4, but each team can have up to 8 members. All 24 board matches to be played by September 1st. Entry fee £20 per team.

Hermitage A55
Ruff Won53
Hermitage 152
Ruff Too51

NEBA match

The Eastern District welcomed NEBA ( North East / Newcastle area) to Berwick-upon-Tweed for their annual matches.

A Team against NEBA 2015

The "A" team were represented by Iain Sime & John Murdoch, Brian Short & Fiona McQuaker, Peter Moss & George Plant and Veronica Guy & Fiona Greenwood. The match was played over 4 stanzas of 12 boards with the ED losing the the first 3 to be -37 imps. A despondent team at the tea break in the Cobbled Yard Hotel, It required a strong word from Iain to rally his team to win the final stanza by +43 imps to retain The Newcastle Journal Trophy. A great recovery and win.

B Team against NEBA 2015

Representing the "B" team were Laura Middleton & Lucia Barrett, Reg & Diana Drysdale, John Hamilton & Fiona Lawson and Brian Thomas & George Martin. They lost the first 2 stanzas narrowly to be -10 imps but recovered in the 3rd, winning it by +17 imps and likewise in the 4th by +34 imps for an overall victory of +41 imps. Team captain John Hamilton collected The Edinburgh Salver which had gone to Newcastle the previous year.

Good results from the Eastern District teams but I am sure NEBA will back to try and reverse these in 2016

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Tuesday 01 September 2015

  • 06/09 No Fear Teams of 4 (Melville 13:00) info
  • 06/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00) info
  • 08/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 13/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 13/09 No Fears Individual (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 27/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00) info
  • 02/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries () info
  • 25/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00)
  • 02/11 ED Sim Pairs (Clubs)
  • 04/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (1) (Melville 19:00)
  • 11/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (2) (Melville 19:00)
  • 22/11 ED Swiss Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 27/11 McGregor Cup (Mixed Pairs) (Melville 18:30)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2015-16

East District League & Cup

Updated 10 August 2015

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

16/04 D1 Falkirk A 12810 Merchiston 12820 (1)*
15/04 D4 Brave Knaves 13280 Marmion A 17140 (8)
09/04 D1 Phoenix 18130 Dundas 24620 (9)
08/04 D2 Iconoclasts 13600 Linlithgow 16320 (7)
07/04 CF Carlton Camden 20420 Phoenix 18290
01/04 D3 Athenians 11510 Marmion B 6640 (12)
31/03 D1 Livingston 11420 Merchiston 15550 (9)
30/03 D2 Pentland 15420 Pied Pipers 16030 (2)*

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Linlithgow
Div 3: Colinton Castle
Div 4: Comiston
Div 5: Berwick Bears

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

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 all recent results to be submitted is available.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the East District of the Scottish Bridge Union will be held on Wednesday 29th April 2015 in the Carlton Bridge Centre, 36B Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 5NE at 7.30 pm.

All members of the East District are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Please consult the full notice of AGM here

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Wednesday April 30th 2014.


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!

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Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.