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Women’s Pairs

The ED heat of the Women’s Pairs will take place on Sunday Dec 7th at 1pm at the Melville BC, Edinburgh. Entries please to the ED Secretary (Anne Perkins) by Sun Nov 30th – or 0131 539 6634. This is the only heat in the East, but you can of course play in a heat in another District – consult their websites for dates.

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Atholl Cup

The Atholl Cup is the East District Knock-out Teams of Four where the Captain plays 1/3 of the 30 boards with each of their team members. Entry fee is £20 per team. The convener is Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634. Teams knocked out in the first round get at least one other match in the Atholl Plate.

Atholl Cup Draw and Lineups:

Atholl Cup 2014

Ranked Pairs

The Arthur is on Nov 1 & 2 at the New Melville BC. The Bowman and Fairlie are on Nov 2 at the New Melville. The Jesner and Johnston ranked pairs are also on Sunday Nov 2nd (again in the New Melville). All entries to Cathy Ferguson via the SBU website.

East District Swiss Pairs

Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1pm in the Carlton Bridge Centre. National Red Points awarded for every match won as well as overall results. £25 per pair. Prizes available for top Bronze and Silver pairs provided sufficient entries in these categories are received. Swiss Pairs poster

Master Point Promotions

Recent promotions in the masterpoint listings include Fiona Greenwood (now a Senior Life Master) and Irene Sime (Life Master), congratulations to them. Irene is now a Gold ranked player for competitions.

National Pairs heats

Colinton Castle BC are holding a National Pairs heat on Tuesday 25th November as pasrt of their usual club night at the Braid Hills Hotel.

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.

McGregor Cup

Friday November 28th 2014, 7pm at New Melville BC. Entries to Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634. Entry fee £15 per pair including table money. Raffle in aid of Junior/Minibridge in ED (donations of prizes gratefully received). McGregor Cup poster

Rayne Cup

SBU Eastern District Heats, Teams of 4. Weds 5th and 12th November 2014, New Melville BC at 7pm. The winners over 2 nights will receive the Edinburgh Congress Trophy and the right to represent the East District in the Rayne Cup Final on Saturday 29th November at Dundee BC. Entry fee is £3 per player over and above table money. Entries to Fiona Greenwood 0131 3329719 . Rayne poster. This is a national competition with red points.

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SBU Autumn Congress

Congratulations to Yvonne Wiseman & Jake Corry, winners of the Congress Pairs. Also congratulations to John Matheson, Les Steel, Sam Punch & Stephen Peterkin, who won the Congress Teams.

Photos of all winners

Faie Rosebowl

Congratulations to Reg Drysdale, who was won the East District’s individual tournament, the Faie Rosebowl, at the New Melville BC. Deirdre Sanders was runner up with Liz McGowan third.

Faie results.

Watson Trophy result

Congratulations to Robert Clow, Eric Nolf, Jake Corry and Troy Van De L’Isle, who won the Watson Trophy on Sunday at the New Melville. Runners up were Sime, Murdoch, McQuaker and Cuthbertson and in third (also winning the bronze prize) were Steve Bailey, John McIntyre, Nicol Taylor and Stuart Thomson.

Watson Trophy results

Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship

Scotland have been knocked out of CNBC in the Quarter Finals, losing 60-62 to India despite a stirring comeback. Scotland’s second team SBU failed to qualify from the Round Robin phase, but the third Scottish lineup also made the Quarter Finals under the name of the Scottish President’s team – but they also failed narrowly to progress further, losing 51-54 to England. All Scottish teams were parachuted into the Transnational Swiss Teams event, and the Scottish President’s team duly won that event!.

Congratulations to Sandy Duncan, Irving Gordon, Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Liz McGowan and Sam Punch.

Scottish Team wins Brighton Bowl

Congratulations to Stephen Peterkin, Derek Sanders, Sam Punch and (Welshman) Tim Rees.


The North East Bridge Association welcomed the ED to Berwick-upon-Tweed for their annual match.

The ‘A’ team represented by David Liggatt & Roy Bennett, Liz Mcgowan & Bill Whyte, Brian Short & Fiona Greenwood, Peter Moss & George Plant, played a stong NEBA team. They won the first two stanzas by 17 and 32 imps but lost the third by 25, therefore going into the final 12 boards with a lead of 24 imps and a match which could go either way. Good play resulted in them winning the last stanza by 3 imps and an overall victory of 27 imps.

The ‘B’ team had a much tougher afternoon against an experienced team and lost the first three stanzas by 38, 35, and 36 imps and although the match was now gone they did better in the final one losing it by only 3 imps but going down by 112 imps. Playing for the ‘B’ team were Jake Corry & Jacob Moody, Reg & Diana Drysdale, Pam Leith & Rona Moss, Anne Perkins & Julia Palmer.

So the spoils were shared with the ‘A’ team returning to Edinburgh with the Newcastle Journal Trophy and NEBA going home to Newcastle with the Edinburgh Salver.

Older Results

Details from last season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Friday 24 October 2014

  • 26/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 01/11 Arthur Grandmaster Pairs (Carlton 12:00)
  • 02/11 Arthur Grandmaster Pairs (Carlton 12:00)
  • 02/11 Bowman Life and Senior Life Masters Pairs (New Melville 13:00)
  • 02/11 Fairlie Scottish and National Masters Pairs (New Melville 13:00)
  • 02/11 Jesner Pairs (New Melville 13:00)
  • 02/11 Johnston Pairs (New Melville 13:00)
  • 05/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Cup (1) (New Melville 19:00) info
  • 10/11 East District Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

East District League & Cup

Updated 23 October 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.

22/10 D5 Jethart 13750 Optimists 15050 (5)
21/10 D1 49ers 17480 Merchiston 14910 (6)
21/10 D1 Falkirk A 18880 Falkirk B 15610 (7)
21/10 D4 Brave Knave 18900 Pinkhill Pandas 18120 (3)
20/10 D1 Livingston 10960 Nomads 15610 (10)
20/10 D3 Dunbar 13320 Peebles A 11810 (6)
20/10 D5 Berwick Bears 17640 Coast 8400 (12)
16/10 D1 Falkirk A 15020 Livingston 10490 (10)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Falkirk A
Div 2: Pentland
Div 3: Dunbar
Div 4: Brave Knave
Div 5: Melbas

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

24/10 CUP Carlton Connection 19610 Pied Pipers 15810
23/10 D5 Jethart 13750 Optimists 15050
21/10 D1 49ers 17480 Merchiston 14910
21/10 D4 Brave Knaves 18300 Pinkhill Pandas 16720
21/10 D1 Falkirk A 18880 Falkirk B 15610

These are results which been submitted within the past 3 days. The league tables will only reflect these results once they have been processed and appear in the main list.



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.