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MacLaren Cup won by Renaissance

Congratulations to Renaissance, who capped a perfect Division 5 winning season by adding the MacLaren Cup to their trophy shelf, with a win over Skateraw by “a couple of hundred” in the final, played on 22nd May 2017.

Well done to the Renaissance team (pictured L to R) — Amanda Douglas, Sarah Gunn, John Gunn, Marina Evans, Denise King, Robyn Glynne-Percy, Katharine Bailey and Captain Robert Waugh — and the rest of their squad, Kairen Bergius, Simon Ross, Adam Gordon, Jenny Middleton, Margaret Anne and Amanda Aberdour.

Bronze News

Stuff aimed exclusively at Bronze players - don’t forget to check the other news for congresses and open competitions which you are also encouraged to enter.

MEMPAD Demystified

How to get at your points

National Bronze Individuals

Sunday 28th May 2017 at 1.00pm at Carlton BC.

There are two Bronze national trophies up for grabs (these are very good to play in!) (you can win Red Points!)

  • The Alan Fairlie Trophy is for novices up to District Master level (Event poster)
  • The Shenkin Trophy caters for all Master levels (up to and including 5 Star Masters and Senior Masters) (Event poster)

Enter online via the SBU web site for these.

List of current entrants

Bronze Challenge Teams

Saturday 3rd June 2017

The Bronze Teams event will run at the New Melville, starting at 1pm. Entry fee is £20 per team, with prizes for all levels. All entrants must be bronze and the rank of the team will be determined by the player of second highest rank. If anyone is looking for team mates, please let me know and I will try to help –

Event poster

List of current entrants (now viewable!)

SBU Summer Bronze Congress

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 — This weekend is a great opportunity for Bronze Level Players to sample the atmosphere of a Bridge Congress at a renowned venue that has a splendid reputation for such events. Only Bronze Level Players are eligible to play in this event and, whilst the weekend will be social in essence, at the same time our aim is to improve your bridge and hone your competitive skills; the main congress should be your goal in future years.

Event poster

Summer League

The East District Summer League consists of two separate competitions — one for those in lessons or new to competitive play, and one for those playing currently in the lower level wishing some extra practice during the summer.

Both will be Teams of Four events, playing up to 24 board matches, arranged to suit participants on any dates between 1st June and 1st September 2017.

If anyone has any queries would be delighted to hear from you.

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Other News

MacLaren Cup Final

The knockout cup final match will take place on Monday 22 May, contested by Skateraw and Renaissance.

National Individuals

The four SBU individual tournaments will take place at the Carlton on Sunday 28th May, still time to get your name in for any of these. The Harrison (Regional Masters and above) is full but there is always a good chance that some players may move into the Benjamin event for the sake of numbers, so please do register your interest anyway.

Still plenty of room in the Fairlie (Bronze 1 and 2) and Shenkin (Bronze 3 and 4) events!

Swiss Teams

A reminder that the Hunter Cup Swiss Teams event is on Sunday 4th June at the Melville – .

Check out the entries so far

The associated bronze swiss teams event is the day before – on Saturday 3rd June, also at the Melville– .

Check out the entries so far

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Results Board

Teltscher Trophy - Senior Camrose

England won the Teltscher Trophy at the Le Mon Country Club just outside Belfast. Scotland ended up fourth, represented by the team of John Matheson & Iain Sime, John Murdoch & Gerald Haase and Harry Smith & Roy Bennett. Anne Perkins was NPC.

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The Bowman Trophy for Men’s Teams was won by Brian Short, Alan Goodman, Mike Ash and Paul Gipson.

The Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase for Women’s Teams was won by Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Anne Symons, Helen Kane and Athena Chow.

Faie Rosebowl

Congratulations to Rose Simpson, winner of the Faie Rosebowl individual competition. Full results.

Atholl Cup

The Atholl Cup pivot teams competition has been won by Alan Goodman, Brian Short, Anne Symons and Paul Gipson (beating Harry Smith team in the final).

Senior Pairs

28th April 2017

Congratulations to Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle, winners of the Freddie Short Senior Pairs competition. Full results.

Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle won the competition.

Anne Perkins and Fiona Lawson were runners up.

Congratulations to Anne Young and Alex Sutherland, winners of the Freddie Short Bronze competition. Full results.

Anne Young and Alex Sutherland won the bronze competition.

Jim Williams and Christine Anderson were runners up.

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

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Tournament Updates

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Thursday 25 May 2017

  • 28/05 SBU Alan Fairlie Individual (up to District Master) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 28/05 SBU Shenkin Individual (Masters/Senior Masters) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 28/05 SBU Benjamin Ind. (Grand Masters) (Carlton)
  • 28/05 SBU Harrison Ind. (Carlton)
  • 03/06 Bronze Challenge Teams (Melville 13:00) info
  • 04/06 Hunter Cup Swiss Teams (Melville 13:00) info
  • 11/06 Kelso Congress (Kelso)
  • 25/06 Glenrothes Congress (Central) (Glenrothes)
  • 02/07 NEBA Match (Berwick on Tweed)
  • 05/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 10/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00)
  • 17/09 Bronze 1 & 2 Individual (Carlton 13:00)
  • 17/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

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East District League & Cup

Updated 18 May 2017

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

08/05 CS Renaissance 18090 Carlton Connection 10100
20/04 D1 Dundas 10510 Nomads 9680 (5)
20/04 D2 Iconoclasts 16460 Pied Pipers 17700 (4)
19/04 D3 Berwick A 14340 Dunfermline B 11670 (8)
05/04 D2 Dunfermline A 13020 Iconoclasts 10790 (7)
05/04 D2 Skateraw 13460 Pentland 11920 (6)
05/04 D3 Berwick A 10050 Ratten 10710 (4)
05/04 D5 Hermitage 13680 Jethart 11670 (6)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Craigleith
Div 2: Pied Pipers
Div 3: Colinton Castle
Div 4: Gullane
Div 5: Renaissance

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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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!


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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