Congratulations to Bob McPaul and Sandy Duncan, winners of the newly launched ED Swiss Pairs event for the Chalmers Cup on 1st September 2018. 

Full Chalmers results at Melville site.

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Harry Smith & Finlay Marshall won the Freddie Short Quaich (East District Senior Pairs) at the Carlton on Tuesday 27 March 2018.  

Runners up were Cathy Ferguson and Bob McKinnon.

Bronze 3/4: Norman Cooper, Kenny Hunter

Bronze 1/2: Sue & Ian Campbell

The annual match between the East District and the North East Bridge Association is a teams of eight match typically held in Berwick-upon-Tweed on the first Sunday in July.

The Newcastle Journal Challenger Trophy is played for by the A teams and the B teams play for the Edinburgh Salver. Players are invited to represent the district and the B team usually has representatives from the lower division league teams.

2018: The A team lost by 65-127 imps. The team was Liz McGowan, David Liggat, Brian Short, Fiona McQuaker, George Plant, Peter Moss, Fiona Lawson, and John Hamilton, while the B team lost by 81-122 imps. The team was Veronica Guy, Rona Moss, Elizabeth Peckham, Andrew Harborow, Moyra Forrest, Archie Docherty, Katharine Bailey, and David Hamilton.

The Atholl Plate 2018 has been won by the team of Patrick Home, Archie Bouverie, Finlay Marshall & Alistair White.

In the final they beat the team of Bob McKinnon, Cathy Ferguson, John Hamilton & Mike Smith.

Congratulations to Alan Goodman's team, who beat Harry Smith in the Atholl final by 99 to 66 over 36 boards.


Div. 1: 49ers (no photo)

Div 2: Colinton Castle

Div 3: Orion

Div 4: Renaissance

Div 5: Diamonds

MacLaren Cup

Renaissance who beat Waverley to win the MacLaren Cup.  Pictured are Denise King, Amanda Aberdour, David Hamilton, Marina Evans, Robert Waugh, Robyn Glynne Percy, Sarah Gunn and Katharine Bailey.

New Melville, Sunday 27 May 2018.

Hunter Cup 1st - Mike Ash, Miro Dragic, Ronan Valentine, Liam O'Brien

Hunter Cup 2nd - Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, George Plant, David Liggat

Hunter Cup Silver - Catriona Gardiner, Jim Wilkinson, Linda Delworth, Neil Macpherson

Hunter Cup Bronze - Athena Chow, David MacCallum, Tadeusz Janowski, Krzysztof Nguyen

Winners of the Hunter Cup on 26th May 2019 were Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Bob McPaul and Paul Gipson. 


Runners up were John Di Mambro, Dougie Mitchell, Tam Penman and Mark Menzies.

Silver Prize Winners were Tadeusz Janowski, Krzysztof Nguyen, Andrew Muir and Geoff Bailey.

Congratulations to David Kaye and Irene Sime, winners of the Strathpeffer Congress Championship Pairs in 2018.

The Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase for the Women's Teams held at the New Melville on 18th and 25th April 2018 was won by Helen Gipson, Fiona McQuaker, Liz McGowan, Olivia Bailey with Anne Symons and Helen Kane playing in the first week.

Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Anne Symons, Helen Kane, Olivia Bailey, Helen Gipson.  Spirit was a late sub and apparently played a storming match. 

Runners up were Fiona Greenwood, Sara Duncan, Athena Chow and Sheila Adamson, with Maggie Szymanska playing week 1.

The Charles Bowman Trophy for Men's Teams held at the New Melville on 18th and 25th April 2018 was won by Alan Goodman, Miro Dragic, Mike Ash, Paul Gipson and Brian Short in week 1.

Runners up were Iain Sime, Derek Sanders, Stephen Peterkin, Alex Adamson with John Murdoch in week 1.


Congratulations to Malcolm McCardle and Derrick Peden who won the Cowan Cup (East District Pairs Championship) on Sunday 11th March 2018 at the Carlton.

Runners up were Liz McGowan and David Liggat.

Peter and Heather Braid, winners of the Allan Flitch Trophy for married couples, held at the New Melville on Saturday 17th February 2018.


Runners up were Sally and Alan Douglas.

Third were David & Denise King.

5th were Brian & Anne Monaghan

7th were Mike & Ann Royden

The Edwin Berry Swiss Teams at the Carlton in January 2018 was won by Iain Sime, John Matheson, Patrick Home and John Murdoch.

Full details.

The McGregor Cup for Mixed Pairs held at the New Melville on 24th November 2017 was won by John Hamilton and Fiona Lawson.


Runners up were Fiona McQuaker and Iain Sime.

Silver winners were Anne Young and Alex Sutherland.

The Swiss Pairs event held at the Carlton on 19th November 2017 was won by Andrew Harborow and Elizabeth Peckham.

Runners up were jointly Troy van de l'Isle/ Robert Clow and Joan Forsyth/ Diana Drysdale (pictured).


The Silver prize was won by Neil Macpherson and Linda Delworth.

The Bronze prize was won by Ken Blake and Douglas Buchanan.

Full results are on the Carlton site.

The Faie Rosebowl was won by Rose Simpson at the Carlton on Sunday 17th September 2017.

The Watson Trophy held at the New Melville on Sunday 10th September 2017 was won by Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Sandy Duncan and Bob McPaul.

Charles Outred collects the pens on behalf of the Runners Up

Silver: Pam Leith, Rona Moss, Sally Douglas, Alan Douglas

The bronze prize was won by Anne Young, Norrie O’Neill, Tim Lambert and Robert Thornton