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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.

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Coming soon!

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. Entries to Anne Perkins or 0131 539 6634. by September 30th; a timetable for completion of matches will be issued. Teams knocked out in the first round get at least one other match in the Atholl Plate. This is a unique competition in our calendar, and a lot of fun – please enter a team NOW! More information available from Anne if required.

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.

League Secretary’s Meeting

This year’s League Secretary’s Meeting will be earlier than usual, due to the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships taking place in Glasgow. The meeting will therefore be held on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at the Carlton Bridge Centre with a 7pm start. Please make a note in your diary now if you will be involved, all league teams are required to send a representative to the meeting.

Ian McRoberts and Mike Rixon

Ian McRoberts and Mike Rixon were awarded Honorary Life Membership at the Dunfermline Bridge Club AGM on Thursday 28 August in recognition and appreciation of their long service to the club. Both men are past presidents and longstanding leading members of Dunfermline A team.

Ian is a founder member of Dunfermline Bridge Club in the late 1950s, and continues to direct Thursday evenings and some competitions. Ian was also a member of the SBU Council.

Mike, although not a founder member of the club, has been a member for over 50 years. Mike taught bridge to many of our current and past members and also directs some evenings.

Here are Ian and Mike with president Jane Carnegie in the middle.

Stirling Pairs

This year the Stirling Pairs will take place at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh. Here are the details.

Date for your diary is Saturday September 27th 2014 at 12 noon. Entries please to . Entry Fee = £30 per pair. A buffet will be available between sessions for £7 per person to include soup and a variety of finger foods + tea/coffee. Please order this when entering. Also, tea and coffee will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes will be awarded.

Dunbar Congress

The Dunbar Bridge Club Annual Congress will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014, at the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar. Play starts at 1.00 p.m.

Here is the congress brochure and entry form.

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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 Tuesday 23 September 2014

  • 28/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00) info
  • 10/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries () info
  • 26/10 Carlton Congress (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 05/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Cup (1) (New Melville 19:00)
  • 10/11 East District Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 12/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Cup (2) (New Melville 19:00)
  • 17/11 National Pairs heat (New Melville)
  • 19/11 National Pairs heat (New Melville)
  • 21/11 National Pairs heat (New Melville)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

East District League & Cup

Updated 23 September 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.

22/09 D3 Marmion B 17190 Peebles A 12820 (9)
22/09 D5 Hermitage 14510 Diamonds 13240 (5)
19/09 D1 Merchiston 14750 Dundas 14680 (1)*
16/09 D1 49ers 19650 Falkirk B 16510 (7)
15/09 D2 Carlton Connection 15150 Dunfermline A 15230 (1)*
11/09 D5 Optimists 10830 Ruff Club 10880 (1)*
03/09 C1 BYE Comiston
03/09 C1 Ormiston BYE

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Dunfermline A
Div 3: Marmion B
Div 4:
Div 5: Hermitage

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

23/09 D5 Hermitage 14510 Diamonds 13240
22/09 D3 Marmion B 17190 Peebles A 12820
20/09 D1 Merchiston 14750 Dundas 14680

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.