The East District Swiss Pairs event at the New Melville on Saturday 19 October 2019 was won by Douglas Piper and Miro Dragic.Chalmers Results Winners were Douglas Piper and Miro Dragic Runnersup were Fiona Greenwood and Julia Palmer Joint 3rd were Diana Drysdale and Joan Forsyth, with Helen Wood and Earl McGregor Silver prize was won by Liam O'Brien and Jake Milne
The East District Congress Mixed Pairs event held the New Melville on Friday 18 October 2019.
The 2019 Atholl Cup Plate has been won by Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Alex Adamson and Glen Falconer.
Runners up were David and Wendy Chambers, David Nisbet and Ian Thompson.
Liz McGowan beat Alan Goodman in the Atholl Cup Final of 2019 by 3 imps after 36 boards. Goodman had a small lead after the first 2 stanzas winning both by a small margin. The last set of 10 boards were apparently a bit wild with big swings both ways.
Liz's team was David Liggat, Tim McKay and Peter Moss.
Goodman and McGowan beat Sime and Home respectively in the semifinals.
Congratulations to Grosvenor Aces who won the 2019 MacLaren Cup for Teams of Eight last week. Runners up were the cup holders (2 seasons in a row) Renaissance.
Winners of the Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase 2019 by a comfortable margin were Veronica Guy, Lucia Barrett, Rona Moss and Laura Middleton.
The 26th March 2019 Senior Teams event was won by Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Bob McPaul and Tony Wilkinson.
Congratulations to Liz McGowan and David Liggat, who won the McGregor Cup on 23rd November 2018 at the Melville (trophy presentation by Anne Perkins).
Congratulations to Anne Perkins and Fiona Greenwood, who have won this year's Simultaneous Pairs on 5th November 2018.
Edinburgh Congress Trophy for Rayne qualifier – Liz McGowan, Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Douglas Piper
The East District Sim Pairs event on 6th November 2017 was this year as a Match Pointed Pairs event. Heats in Berwick, Dunfermline, Carlton, New Melville, Jedburgh, Peebles.
The final Top 10 is now confirmed as follows:
- 1. Catherine Hepburn & Margaret Ross (Carlton) 65.75%
- 2. Valerie Barnes & Evelyn Baird (Peebles) 65.57%
- 3. Elisabeth von Breitenbuch & Alex Shields (Peebles) 65.48%
- 4. Gary McGinley & Gordon Finch (Peebles) 61.64%
- 5. Sandy Moor & Brian Griffihs (Berwick) 61.32%
- 6. Keith Youngs & Tim McKay (New Melville) 59.67%
- 7. Mike Baron & Jane Stephenson (Carlton) 59.59%
- 8. Ann Delaney & Kathleen Marr (Carlton) 58.98%
- 9. Willie Wilkinson & Robin Bauld (Peebles) 58.66%
- 10.= Ros French & Diana Drysdale (Berwick) 58.33%
- 10.= Julia Palmer & Rona Moss (New Melville) 58.33%
Top Dunfermline pair were Jane Carnegie & Gill Simmons (56.73%);
Congratulations to Kenny Watson from Peebles, who (playing with Martin Garvey) won the Congress Swiss Pairs event, played over three days from 8-10 September. Kenny reports a decent standard, green pointed,with one or two big hitters playing, including John Holland.
We introduced a Red Pointed weekend at the Melville on 1st and 2nd September 2018, incorporating and expanding on the Watson Trophy for Teams.
Congratulations to Joyce Benson, Martin Diamond, David Shenkin and Alistair Gordon, who won the Watson Teams trophy on 2nd September 2018.
Runners up were Derek Sanders, Alex Adamson, John Murdoch and Iain Sime, and with the top Silver pair in 3rd - Jane Stephenson, Rosemary McKinnel, Rose Simpson and Kathy Whaler, the Silver prize was awarded to Peter Cairns, Jim McLaughlin, Shirish Chotai and Les Verth. Bronze winners were Ian & Sue Campbell, David Nisbet and Ian Thomson.