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Faie Rosebowl

Congratulations to Liz McGowan, who won the Faie Rosebowl individual event on Sunday 13th September – just ahead of joint runners up Tom Bagnall and Jim McDowall. Faie results.

Congratulations also to David Hamilton, who won the No Fears Individual event on the same day. No Fear results.

Watson Trophy

Congratulations to Iain Sime, Fiona McQuaker, John Murdoch and Patrich Home, who won the Watson Trophy multiple Teams of Four event on Sunday 6th September.

The Bronze prize was won by Diana Fairle, Pat Booth, Janet & Tim Hedley; the Silver award went to David King, John Cowan, David Briggs and John Ferguson.

Here is the Watson results matrix.

Accompanying this event was a No Fears Teams event, which was won by Denise King, Tom Bagnall, David Hamilton and Allan Ainslie.

Other News

Last chance to enter Atholl!

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.

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

National Events

Please consider entering these fabulous national events:

The Edwin Berry is a National Swiss Teams event, this year at the Carlton in Edinburgh. Start time is 12 noon on Sunday 4th October 2015.

The Diamond Trophy is a Pairs event for players who had their 60th birthday prior to 1st September 2015, our district heat is at the Abbey Row Community Centre in Kelso. Start time is 1pm on Sunday 11th October 2015.

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Summer League

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.

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 06 October 2015

  • 11/10 Senior National Pairs (Diamond) (Kelso 13:00)
  • 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)
  • 18/12 Cowan Cup Heats to be completed (Clubs)
  • 06/02 No Fear & Next Step Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 07/02 Cowan Cup Pairs Final (Carlton 13:00)
  • 05/03 Allan Flitch (married couples pairs) (Melville 18:00)
  • 29/03 Freddie Short Quaich (senior pairs) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 13/04 ED Ladies' Teams (1) (Melville 19:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2015-16

East District League & Cup

Updated 02 October 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.

01/10 D1 Dundas 22190 Falkirk A 23330 (3)
01/10 D4 Pinkhill Pandas 16270 Unusual Suspects 17230 (3)
30/09 D3 Dunbar 13540 Dunfermline B 11930 (6)
29/09 D1 Pied Pipers 12830 Grosvenor Aces 13040 (1)*
29/09 D2 Carlton Connection 11860 Scramblers 14100 (7)
29/09 D3 Comiston 11560 Ratten 11230 (2)*
24/09 D4 Carlton Camden 14380 Pinkhill Pandas 15290 (4)
22/09 D1 Falkirk A 18240 Falkirk B 19160 (3)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Falkirk B
Div 2: Scramblers
Div 3: Dunbar
Div 4: Unusual Suspects
Div 5:

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

05/10 D1 49ers 12900 Pied Pipers 10880
01/10 D4 Pinkhill Pandas 16270 Unusual Suspects 17230
01/10 D1 Falkirk A 23330 Dundas 22190
30/09 D3 Dunbar 13540 Dunfermline B 11930
29/09 D3 Comiston 11560 Ratten 11230
30/09 D2 Carlton Connection 11860 Scramblers 14100

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!

Web Site

Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.