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Cowan Cup Final

Here is a list of qualifiers for the Cowan Cup final on 1st February 2015.

Also, from the Dunfermline heat: Bruce Ferguson & Catherine Graham, Barbara Sandison & Christine Coutts, John Bielski & Betty Bielska, Jim & Fiona Alcock, Sue Smith & Gertrud Mallon, Alan Alexander & George McBain, Margaret Steel & Helen Allan, Nicola Dean & Fiona McElhinney

Please let Anne Perkins know ASAP if you are unable to play in the final.

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Women’s Pairs

The ED heat of this has now been cancelled as 4 pairs is not a viable tournament. Those wishing to play have the option of playing in Ayrshire on Sat Dec 6th, venue unknown, or in Dundee on Dec 7th at Dundee BC. There is also a midweek evening heat being held at the Buchanan BC, check out the SBU website calendar for further details.

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 (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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SBU Winter Congress

Congratulations to Phil Stephens, Phil Morrison, Alex Wilkinson and Frazer Morgan – winners of the Congress Teams.

Swiss Pairs results are here.

Atholl Cup latest

In the first round of the Atholl:

Giving us a Round 2 draw of:

The draw for the Atholl Plate to follow soon.

McGregor Cup

Friday November 28th 2014, 7pm at New Melville BC. Congratulations to Graham Bullock and Joan Forsyth (64.74%) who have won the McGregor Mixed Pairs event, with Julia Palmer and Derrick Peden runners up (59.78%). The results are on the Melville website.

ED Simultaneous Pairs

Congratulations to John Hughes & Fearghas Torrens (Dunfermline) who have won the ED Sim Pairs event by a large margin, with +100.12 Butler IMPs.

Joint runners up were Liz McGowan & David Liggat, and Ron McCarron & Les Sinclair, who both played in the Carlton heat and ended up with +65.42. Fourth were Veronica Guy and Fiona Greenwood (Melville) on +65.00, and fifth Val Johnstone & Marian Miller (Jedburgh) +60.75.

ED Sim Pairs final scores

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.

Older Results

Details from last season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Sunday 28 December 2014

  • 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)
  • 01/02 Cowan Cup Final (Carlton 13:00)
  • 21/02 No Fear & Next Step Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 07/03 Allan Flitch (New Melville 18:00) info
  • 28/03 National Pairs SF (Carlton)
  • 10/04 Freddie Short Quaich (Senior Pairs) (New Melville 14:00)
  • 15/04 Men's Teams (Bowman) (1) (New Melville 19:00)
  • 15/04 Women's Teams (Bruce Vase) (1) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 22/04 Men's Teams (Bowman) (2) (New Melville 19:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

East District League & Cup

Updated 18 December 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.

17/12 D3 Colinton Castle 14400 Marmion B 16430 (6)
16/12 D1 Craigleith 17970 Grosvenor Aces 17100 (3)
16/12 D1 Falkirk B 15630 Phoenix 14690 (4)
15/12 D1 49ers 20810 Waverley 13130 (11)
15/12 D2 Berwick A 17800 Carlton Connection 15220 (6)
15/12 D2 Scramblers 15530 Royal Scots A 12620 (8)
11/12 D4 Comiston 16410 Randolph 16420 (1)*
10/12 D2 Skateraw 15130 Dunfermline A 17410 (6)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Scramblers
Div 3: Falcon
Div 4: Comiston
Div 5: Hermitage

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

26/12 D 0 0

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.