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Bronze News

Stuff aimed exclusively at Bronze players - don’t forget to check the other news for congresses and open competitions which you are also encouraged to enter.

Bronze Individual Event

Congratulations to Nigel Marlow (Berwick), winner of the Bronze 1 individual competition. Full results.

Sandra Watson was Bronze 1 runner up.

Catherine Jordan was 3rd in Bronze 1.

Congratulations to Clare Douglas, winner of the Bronze 2/3 individual competition.

Susan Gilchrist was Bronze 2/3 runner up.

MEMPAD Demystified

How to get at your points

SBU Summer Bronze Congress

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 — This weekend is a great opportunity for Bronze Level Players to sample the atmosphere of a Bridge Congress at a renowned venue that has a splendid reputation for such events. Only Bronze Level Players are eligible to play in this event and, whilst the weekend will be social in essence, at the same time our aim is to improve your bridge and hone your competitive skills; the main congress should be your goal in future years.

Event poster

Bronze Challenge Teams

Saturday 3rd June 2017

The Bronze Teams event will run at the New Melville, starting at 1pm. Entry fee is £20 per team, with prizes for all levels. All entrants must be bronze and the rank of the team will be determined by the player of second highest rank. If anyone is looking for team mates, please let me know and I will try to help –

Event poster

List of current entrants

District Bronze Individual

Saturday 8th April 2017

The Bronze Individual event will run in parallel with the longer Faie Rosebowl (see main tournament updates panel). Entry fee is £7 per head, expect to play about 24 boards.

As an individual event, you will be changing partners each round so loads of people to blame if things should inexplicably go wrong! It’s great fun provided you take it in the right spirit of adventure :o) Everyone will play the same simple system so no need to worry about system mishaps.

Event poster

List of current entrants

Please note! The results will not appear on this web site until 12th April, so please check the Carlton site for the outcome.

Summer League

The East District Summer League consists of two separate competitions — one for those in lessons or new to competitive play, and one for those playing currently in the lower level wishing some extra practice during the summer.

Both will be Teams of Four events, playing up to 24 board matches, arranged to suit participants on any dates between 1st June and 1st September 2017.

If anyone has any queries would be delighted to hear from you.

National Bronze Individuals

Sunday 28th May 2017 at 1.00pm at Carlton BC.

There are two Bronze national trophies up for grabs (these are very good to play in!) (you can win Red Points!)

  • The Alan Fairlie Trophy is for novices up to District Master level (Event poster)
  • The Shenkin Trophy caters for all Master levels (up to and including 5 Star Masters and Senior Masters) (Event poster)

Enter online via the SBU web site for these.

List of current entrants

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Other News

TD Training

Duncan Cursiter is running a basic training course for TDs at the Carlton on Saturday 29th April starting at 10.00 am, tea/coffee and pastries from 9.45. Finishing by 12:30pm.

The course will cover simple movements and the basic rules. It is designed for anyone interested in directing club tournaments.

All East District clubs are welcome to send people. There will be a cost of £10 per person (free for Carlton members). If you plan to attend please email .

Berwick Congress Entry

The entry form for the Berwick Congress on 7th May is now available — the congress is currently full but you can join the waiting list by contacting the convenor

Swiss Teams

A reminder that the Hunter Cup Swiss Teams event is on Sunday 4th June at the Melville – .

The associated bronze swiss teams event is the day before – on Saturday 3rd June, also at the Melville– .

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Results Board

Faie Rosebowl

Congratulations to Rose Simpson, winner of the Faie Rosebowl individual competition. Full results.

Atholl Cup

The Atholl Cup pivot teams competition has been won by Alan Goodman, Brian Short, Anne Symons and Paul Gipson (beating Harry Smith team in the final).

Senior Pairs

28th April 2017

Congratulations to Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle, winners of the Freddie Short Senior Pairs competition. Full results.

Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle won the competition.

Anne Perkins and Fiona Lawson were runners up.

Congratulations to Anne Young and Alex Sutherland, winners of the Freddie Short Bronze competition. Full results.

Anne Young and Alex Sutherland won the bronze competition.

Jim Williams and Christine Anderson were runners up.

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

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Tournament Updates

Atholl Cup Updates

The latest Atholl Cup results can be found here.

MacLaren Cup latest

With the competition now at the Quarter Final stage, the multi coloured MacLaren Cup wallchart has been updated.

Full cup results and up to date text draw can of course be found at the knockout cup page.

The final will be between Skateraw and either Renaissance or Carlton Connection, should be good.

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Thursday 27 April 2017

  • 04/05 East District AGM (Carlton 19:30)
  • 07/05 Berwick Congress (Scremerston RC) info
  • 28/05 SBU Alan Fairlie Individual (up to District Master) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 28/05 SBU Shenkin Individual (Masters/Senior Masters) (Carlton 13:00) info
  • 28/05 SBU Benjamin Ind. (Grand Masters) (Carlton)
  • 28/05 SBU Harrison Ind. (Carlton)
  • 03/06 Bronze Challenge Teams (Melville 13:00) info
  • 04/06 Hunter Cup Swiss Teams (Melville 13:00) info
  • 11/06 Kelso Congress (Kelso)
  • 25/06 Glenrothes Congress (Central) (Glenrothes)
  • 02/07 NEBA Match (Berwick on Tweed)
  • 05/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 10/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

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East District League & Cup

Updated 26 April 2017

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

20/04 D1 Dundas 10510 Nomads 9680 (5)
20/04 D2 Iconoclasts 16460 Pied Pipers 17700 (4)
19/04 D3 Berwick A 14340 Dunfermline B 11670 (8)
05/04 D2 Dunfermline A 13020 Iconoclasts 10790 (7)
05/04 D2 Skateraw 13460 Pentland 11920 (6)
05/04 D3 Berwick A 10050 Ratten 10710 (4)
05/04 D5 Hermitage 13680 Jethart 11670 (6)
04/04 D1 Phoenix 14050 Falkirk A 13050 (4)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Craigleith
Div 2: Pied Pipers
Div 3: Colinton Castle
Div 4: Gullane
Div 5: Renaissance

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

View most recent 50 results in more detail

22/04 D2 Iconoclasts 16460 Pied Pipers 17700 (4)

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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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!

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the East District of the Scottish Bridge Union will be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 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.


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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