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Bronze National Pairs

This is a new event open to all bronze ranked players in the SBU. It will be a match-pointed pairs event playing between 24 and 28 boards. Heats will be held at nominated District centres. Pairs will play the same boards as other heats and scores will be combined to give an overall winner.

Cost – £5 per head plus table money. Prizes for overall and heat winners. Red Points for the top places.

Entries please to Fiona Greenwood .

List of current entrants

Event poster

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Bronze News

Bronze Swiss Teams Event

There will be an ‘open’ event for Bronze level players on Sunday 27 November 2016 at the New Melville Bridge Club. Time: 11 am start. Finishing at 6 pm (approx.)

Entry is £40 per team, includes soup + bread roll after 24 boards. Cash Prizes for each of the leading B1, B2, B3 and B4 teams plus a prize for the overall winning team. See the club website for more details.

Entry is to be made on-line. A single £40 payment should be made by the team captain. This should be done on-line if possible using Internet Banking. If you fancy being a standby team and are needed, you will get free entry — again, see the club website for details.

Change to Bronze Rankings

For the commencement of the 2016-17 playing and membership season (1st September) the SBU is changing the MP scheme.

As well as creating a new rank of Regional Master, the Bronze category will be split into four groups (presently three), so that bronze prizes can be better tailored to the mix of players in any particular event. In general terms, entry to ranked events and/or prizes will be based upon a three-monthly snapshot taken on 1st Sept, and thereafter on 1stDec, 1st Mar, and 1st June of each year.

A listing will be published and available on the SBU website and/or MEMPAD shortly after each three-monthly date.

The SBU Council believes these kind of measures will make the ranking system more responsive to the needs of the majority of our members who are bronze players.

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Other News

National Congress Convener Wanted

Applications are invited to replace Joan Lees as National Congress Convener (SBU Summer/Autumn/Winter Congresses) Please e_mail Peter Hodgson who will be able to provide those interested with the job specification.

Education Convener Wanted

Due to personal commitments, Ann Wickens has tendered her resignation as SBU Education Convener. If anyone is interested in taking on this post or a section of it, please contact Ian Hunter who will provide more details.

Faie Rosebowl POSTPONED

The Faie and Bronze individual tournament(s) will be rescheduled later in the season. Unforunately it will not be possible to run it on its original date in September. Apologies for any inconvenience.

New Regional Master Ranking

For the commencement of the 2016-17 playing and membership season (1st September) the SBU is introducing a new rank into the MP scheme.

This rank of Regional Master will recognise the endeavours of experienced Bronze players who are half-way to the Scottish Master rank; that is those who have gained an overall total of 100 MP, and within that at least 25 National (red) points. The Regional Master rank is classified as SILVER, thus opening up the possibility of these players now playing in a different set of ranked competitions.

All existing qualifiers for this rank will be informed directly by Sept 1st (please make sure that your details are up to date in MEMPAD).

Also by Sept 1st we will divide the Bronze category into four groups (presently three), so that bronze prizes can be better tailored to the mix of players in any particular event. In general terms, entry to ranked events and/or prizes will be based upon a three-monthly snapshot taken on 1st Sept, and thereafter on 1stDec, 1st Mar, and 1st June of each year.

A listing will be published and available on the SBU website and/or MEMPAD shortly after each three-monthly date.

The SBU Council believes these kind of measures will make the ranking system more responsive to the needs of the majority of our members who are bronze players.

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World Bridge Games

Congratulations again to the Scottish Ladies’ team who finished a fabulous fourth in a largely pro field at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw. Well done to our team of Sam, Anne, Helen, Fiona, Liz and Paula. Photo by Danny Kane.

Tournament knockout scores are here … and the main tournament website is here.

Participation of clubs in SBU events like the Simultaneous Pairs and Easter and Autumn Pairs helps us to finance our teams abroad and every little helps.

Watson Trophy for Teams of Four

Watson Trophy 2016 Winners

Watson Trophy 2016 Winners (with Fiona Greenwood presenting)

The Watson Trophy for Teams of Four took place on 4th September at the New Melville. Congratulations to Joan Forsyth, Keith Youngs, Lucia Barrett and Laura Middleton.

The Silver Award went to Pam Leith, Rona Moss, Nicol Taylor and Stuart Thomson.

The Watson results are on the club web site.

Half of the Watson Trophy 2016 silver winners

Half of the Watson Trophy 2016 silver winners (with Fiona Greenwood presenting)

Watson Trophy 2016 Runners Up

Watson Trophy 2016 Runners Up (with Fiona Greenwood presenting)

European Champions

Olivia Bailey and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder - European Champions Olivia Bailey and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder - European Champions

Congratulations to Jun Nakamaru-Pinder and Olivia Bailey, who have won the Gold Medals for the Mixed Pairs at the 13th European Youth Bridge Pairs Championships tournament in Latvia.

Watch the EBL video of the event here.

Novice Teams and Summer Teams

Carolyn Girvan accepts the Novice League Trophy on behalf of Diamonds Are Forever

Carolyn Girvan accepts the Novice League Trophy from Denise King on behalf of Diamonds Are Forever

Summer Teams for the slightly more experienced …

Sue Smith, Nicola Dean, Gertrud Mallon and Fiona McElhinny receive the Bronze Salver for the 2016 Summer Teams

Sue Smith, Nicola Dean, Gertrud Mallon and Fiona McElhinny receive the Bronze Salver for the 2016 Summer Teams

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

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Tournament Updates

National Pairs

The East heats for the National Pairs will be at the Melville, Carlton, Dunbar and Peebles. The Dunbar heat will be on Sunday 27th November at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 start. Entries can be made to Bett Morrison on 01620 810429. Peebles is on 6th October.

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Tuesday 27 September 2016

  • 02/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 02/10 SBU National Swiss Teams (Edwin Berry) (Carlton)
  • 06/10 National Pairs heat (Peebles)
  • 16/10 Bronze National Pairs (Melville 13:00)
  • 16/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00)
  • 02/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (1) (Melville 19:00)
  • 07/11 ED Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 09/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (2) (Melville 19:00)
  • 16/11 National Pairs heat (Melville 19:00)
  • 17/11 National Pairs heat (Falcon)
  • 20/11 ED Swiss Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 23/11 Cowan Cup heat (Melville 19:00)
  • 25/11 McGregor Cup (Mixed Pairs) (Melville 18:30)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

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East District League & Cup

Updated 24 September 2016

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

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1:
Div 2:
Div 3:
Div 4:
Div 5:

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

View most recent 50 results in more detail

22/09 D5 Hermitage 12400 Ormiston 16150 (9)
22/09 D4 Melbas 10510 Optimists 11390 (5)

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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Notices

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!

Constitution

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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