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Intoductory TD Course

11.00 – 15.00, Sunday 8 September 2019

The East District is organising a short introductory Tournament Director training course which will be delivered by Duncan Cursiter on Sunday 8 September at the New Melville Bridge Club.

This is a one session event designed for players who have recently commenced, or considering, starting to direct at their local clubs.

The course is also very suitable for League Team captains to deal confidently and accurately with simple and straightforward ruling at league matches.

We will spend approximately an hour discussing basic movements for pairs and teams. Then break for soup and lunch, and then spend two hours looking at the most common Law book infringements, eg revokes, faced opening lead out of turn, penalty cards, inadvertent bids, insufficient bids, etc.

Full details in the course PDF outline.

Individual event

The first event of the East District calendar, the Individual competition, is on the 15th September 2019 , midday at the Carlton bridge club.

It is in two sections : the Faie Rosebowl for all East members and the Bronze Individual for only those ranked novice, club master, local master and district masters.

If you have not played in one before, you should try it. You play a couple of boards with (ideally) everyone in the competition. You play a given set simple system which you refer to freely as you play,so you always understand the bidding.

Well worth entering and cheaper than any of the other competitions.

The Bronze 1&2 tournament uses its own standard simple system (updated for 2019) to minimise discussions at the start of every round.

The Faie also has a standard system.

Dunbar Congress

Still spaces at the congress, which starts at 1 pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Jack Taylor Pairs and Skateraw Teams Trophies.

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East District Congress

We are holding the first ED Congress in decades on the weekend of Oct 18th – 20th with Mixed (McGregor Cup) / Open pairs the Friday evening, Swiss Pairs for the Chalmers Cup the Saturday and Swiss Teams for the Watson Trophy on the Sunday. All at the Melville.

Here's the congress flyer.

Learning At Work

Miro Dragic is running bridge lessons in his office, he had 20 people turning up on day 1, mainly in their 20s and 30s. Played mini bridge on 5 tables!!

Club News - Bronze to Silver Classes

The Melville Bridge Academy is offering another running of Iain Sime's popular 'Bronze to Silver' classes this coming autumn. The course is aimed at experienced club players who wish to improve their play. Those who have attended in the past couple of years have found that their bridge improves dramatically! See the club site for details and to register interest.

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Select this to see the tri-fold flyer we've done to promote bridge - Please feel free to print some off and distribute them handily for people to pick up!

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Saturday 24 August 2019

  • 03/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 15/09 * Bronze 1 & 2 Individual (Carlton 12:00)
  • 15/09 Faie Rosebowl (Carlton 12:00)
  • 21/09 Stirling Pairs (SBU) (Melville 12:00)
  • 22/09 Edwin Berry Swiss Teams (SBU) (Carlton 12:00)
  • 29/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00)
  • 04/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 13/10 Diamond Trophy (SBU) ( 13:00)
  • 18/10 ED Congress McGregor Cup (Melville 19:00)
  • 19/10 ED Congress Swiss Pairs (Melville 12:00)
  • 20/10 ED Congress Watson Trophy (Melville 12:00)
  • 02/11 * ED Heat of National Bronze Pairs (Thea Teale) (Melville 12:00)
  • 04/11 ED Sim Pairs (eCats) (Clubs)

* Bronze only event

Full district calendar

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East District League & Cup

Updated 29 April 2019

Results will appear here as soon as submitted. Results shown in red are not yet included in the league tables.

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Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Craigleith
Div 2: Grosvenor Aces
Div 3: Renaissance
Div 4: Unusual Suspects
Div 5: Pinkhill Pandas

MacLaren Cup (Wall Chart)

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Here is the Constitution of the East District as approved at the AGM in May 2011.

The Laws of Bridge

The SBU implemented the new 2017 Laws on 1st September 2017. Copies of the new Laws are available from Anne Perkins.

The End of Paper Masterpoint Slips

Did you know that those paper MP certificates in your bottom drawer are going to be worth as much as a ten-bob bank note in a few days? Either deliver them to Membership Services or bin them; and please do not send them to the Rose St mailbox in Edinburgh, send them along with your cheques and any other correspondence to: G Plant – SBU 21/5 Falcon Road West Edinburgh EH10 4AD

Master Points Database

MEMPAD gives every SBU member access to their current Master Point totals and ranking, updated daily. Clubs submit master points on-line so you will be able to see your MP totals updated relatively soon after you have played at your local club. There’s also information about members, clubs and SBU competitions.

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 your password.

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Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.

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