Main News & Results

Quicklinks

Top Stories

Allan Flitch

Our annual competition for Married Couples takes place on Saturday 4th March at the New Melville Bridge Club, start time is 6pm.

This is a fun evening of bridge! All married couples welcome. Entries please to .

Full information on the event poster.

Camrose Comes to Town

The second weekend of the Camrose takes place at the Holiday Inn in Edinburgh (across from the New Melville, next to the Zoo) from 3rd to 5th March 2017. Sessions run from 7pm until 11:35 on Friday, and from 10am to 2:35 (first match) and 3:20pm until 7:55 (Saturday and Sunday).

Scotland are represented by two teams this year, with Alan Goodman, Brian Short, Sam Punch, Stephen Peterkin, John Matheson, Iain Sime, Mike Ash, Arend Bayer, Jim Hay, Sandy Duncan, Mike McGinley and Alex Adamson all in action. Malcolm Cuthbertson and Anne Symons are NPCs for the two teams.

The competition website is at camrosebridge.com.

Also, please don’t forget to check in on BBO for the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer in Dublin from 17th to 19th February.

Hunter Cup, Faie and Bronze Teams dates

Some date changes for you — Bronze teams event will be on Saturday June 3rd, and Hunter Cup on Sunday June 4th – both at the Melville — entries to . Faie Individual with parallel Bronze individual will be on Saturday April 8th at the Carlton – entries for both to .

Top of Page

Bronze News

Bronze Challenge Pairs

4th February 2017, Carlton Bridge Club, Edinburgh.

Elaine and Peter Henderson, who were the winners of the novice prize

Elaine and Peter Henderson, who were the winners of the novice prize

Alan Sayle and Rosemary Hartill who won the B1 section

Alan Sayle and Rosemary Hartill who won the B1 section

Catherine Watt and Susan Stuart who were second in B1 section

Catherine Watt and Susan Stuart who were second in B1 section

David and Wendy Chambers who won the B2 section

David and Wendy Chambers who won the B2 section

Jane Mackie and Sarah Gunn who came second in B2

Jane Mackie and Sarah Gunn who came second in B2

Diana Fairlie and Mary Storrar who won B34

Diana Fairlie and Mary Storrar who won B34

Ken Blake and Douglas Buchanan who were second in B34

Ken Blake and Douglas Buchanan who were second in B34

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.

Top of Page

Other News

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.

Top of Page

ED Sim Pairs Master Points

The MP credits for the ED Sims have now been done — listed with the date 6/11/2016, i.e. the date of the event.

Top of Page

Results Board

Older Results

Details from earlier this season.

Top of Page

Tournament Updates

National Pairs District Final

Qualifiers to the final of the National Pairs from the ED are George Plant & Peter Moss, Irene Sime & David Kaye, Anne Perkins & Fiona Lawson, Julia Palmer & Dougie Munroe, Norman & Bett Morrison and Reg & Diana Drysdale.

Berwick Congress Entry

The entry form for the Berwick Congress on 7th May is now available.

Changes to Calendar

To avoid clashing with the Lady Milne weekend, the SBU Individual competitions have been moved from April to 28th May at the Carlton. This in turn has forced a rescheduling of the Hunter Cup, which currently has no date allocated to it. Further announcements will follow in due course.

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 QF lineup is thus:

  1. Pinkhill Pandas v Randolph
  2. Skateraw v Nomads
  3. Pied Pipers v Renaissance
  4. Grosvenor Aces v Carlton Connection

Then 1 v 2 and 3 v 4

Top of Page

Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Monday 20 February 2017

  • 03/03 Camrose Trophy (Weekend 2) (Edinburgh 19:00) info
  • 04/03 Camrose Trophy (Weekend 2) (Edinburgh 10:00) info
  • 04/03 Allan Flitch (married couples pairs) (Melville 18:00) info
  • 05/03 Camrose Trophy (Weekend 2) (Edinburgh 10:00) info
  • 20/03 Kelsey/Kennedy ranked pairs (20-24 March) (Various venues)
  • 28/03 Freddie Short Quaich (senior pairs) (Carlton 12:00)
  • 08/04 Bronze Individual (Carlton 13:00)
  • 08/04 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Carlton 13:00)
  • 19/04 ED Ladies' Teams (1) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 19/04 ED Men's Teams (1) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 26/04 ED Ladies' Teams (2) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 26/04 ED Men's Teams (2) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 07/05 Berwick Congress (Scremerston RC) info

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2016-17

Top of Page

East District League & Cup

Updated 15 February 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.

14/02 D3 Kelso 15010 Peebles A 11920 (8)
13/02 D2 Pied Pipers 15090 Marmion B 14580 (2)*
13/02 D3 Ratten 11590 Colinton Castle 12340 (4)
09/02 D1 Waverley 12080 Nomads 14460 (7)
09/02 D2 Athenians 10530 Livingston 11920 (6)
09/02 D5 Notsimoc 11890 Warriston 10360 (6)
08/02 D3 Unusual Suspects 14050 Gosford 13340 (3)
08/02 D4 Pinkhill Pandas 11920 Gullane 12630 (3)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Craigleith
Div 2: Carlton Connection
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

16/02 D1 Craigleith 16490 Dundas 16000 (2)
16/02 D4 Optimists 13800 Invulnerables 15130 (5)
16/02 D2 Skateraw 14570 Dunfermline A 14660 (1)
15/02 D5 Ruff Club 12790 Ormiston 15890 (8)
16/02 D1 Waverley 11500 Falkirk A 14340 (8)
15/02 D3 Unusual Suspects 18000 Dunfermline B 17640 (2)
14/02 D3 Kelso 15010 Peebles A 11920 (8)

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.

Top of Page

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.

Top of Page