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Summer League Update

The East District will for the third year running be organising a Summer League. 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 – in other words everyone will be relative beginners, and it’s an opportunity to play team bridge rather than pairs.Any given match will be teams of 4, but each team can have up to 8 members. All 24 board matches to be played by September 1st. Entry fee £20 per team.

Here is the timetable (all matches at 19:00):

Other News

National Pairs Update

The semi-finals for the National Pairs are now both in Glasgow at St Andrew BC so is no longer at the Carlton as expected. Apparently there were a lot more people from the West in the preliminary events, so it was decided to move them both to the same venue.

Charity Congress

There will be a Charity Congress at Lennoxtown on Sun 31 May, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care. To find out more contact Margaret Morton 01236-825566 or ). Cost is £20 per person which includes a two course meal and two sessions of bridge. Starting time is 1 pm.

SBU Summer Congress

The programme for the Summer Congress in Peebles is now available.

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

Better Behaviour at Bridge

The April edition of Better Behaviour at Bridge is out! Please see Please Ask Nicely!

Recent Promotions

Congratulations to Liz Henderson, now a Scottish Master, and silver ranked. Other promotions can be perused at the MEMPAD web site.

Results Board

Summer League Table

Ruff Won11
Hermitage A11
Hermitage 121
Ruff Too20

Hunter Cup

Hunter Cup Winners 2015

The Hunter Cup is the East District Swiss Teams competition, and was held on Sunday 31st May 2015 at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh.

Congratulations to Liz McGowan, David Liggat, Jim McMenemy and Paul Maiolani, who won the event with 87 VP. Runners up were Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Bob McPaul and Tony Wilkinson (85) with Iain Sime, John Matheson, John Murdoch and Jun Nakamaru-Pinder third on 84.

The silver prize was won by Willie Nelson, David Ritchie, Nicol Taylor and Stuart Thomson. The bronze prize was won by Ross and Anne Torkington, Robin and Jan Sharp.

Hunter Cup results

NO FEARS TEAMS at the Hunter Cup

There was a No Fears Teams event run on the same day as the Hunter Cup, Sunday 31st May 2015 at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh. No Fear Teams results.

In a very tight contest, the winners by 1 IMP were Diana Fairlie, Andy Younger, Alison and Robert Carmichael. Congratulations to them.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was duly held on 20th April 2015 at the Carlton Bridge Centre. Here are some photos of the prizewinners (a full list of prizewinners is available on the season’s Archived News page).

Carlton Camden - MacLaren Cup Winners 2015 Greenwood, Peploe, Guy, Barrett, Middleton - Ladies’ Teams Winners 2015 Colinton Castle - Division 3 Winners 2015 Smith and Marshall - Cowan Cup Winners 2015 Comiston - Division 4 Winners 2015 Reg Drysdale - Faie Rosebowl Winner 2015

Fairlie Individual

Anne Young - Fairlie Individual Winner 2015

Congratulations to Anne Young who has won the national Alan Fairlie Trophy for District Masters and below.

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Thursday 02 July 2015

  • 06/09 Watson Trophy (Teams of 4) (Melville 13:00)
  • 08/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 20/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00)
  • 27/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00) info
  • 02/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 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)
  • 20/02 No Fear & Next Step Pairs (Carlton 13:00)
  • 21/02 Cowan Cup Pairs Final (Carlton 13:00)

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2014-15

East District League & Cup

Updated 20 April 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.

16/04 D1 Falkirk A 12810 Merchiston 12820 (1)*
15/04 D4 Brave Knaves 13280 Marmion A 17140 (8)
09/04 D1 Phoenix 18130 Dundas 24620 (9)
08/04 D2 Iconoclasts 13600 Linlithgow 16320 (7)
07/04 CF Carlton Camden 20420 Phoenix 18290
01/04 D3 Athenians 11510 Marmion B 6640 (12)
31/03 D1 Livingston 11420 Merchiston 15550 (9)
30/03 D2 Pentland 15420 Pied Pipers 16030 (2)*

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Linlithgow
Div 3: Colinton Castle
Div 4: Comiston
Div 5: Berwick Bears

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

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!

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Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.