Bronze Page


Stuff aimed exclusively at Bronze players - don’t forget to check the other news for congresses and open competitions which you are also encouraged to enter.

Senior Congress

The Bronze Pairs event was won by David & Gill Simmons. Bronze Results at the Carlton website.

Runners up were Roy Heans and Ian Maclean.

Cowan Cup

Bronze prize won by Allan Ainslie and David Houston.

McGregor Cup

Bronze prize winners Malgorzata Rozman and Tadeusz Janowski.


Thea Teale Pairs

Congratulations to Tom Bagnall and Malgorzata Rozman, winners of the National Thea Teale Bronze Pairs event - results are at eCats.

David and Shona Anderson were runners up, with Sarinder Singh and Jim Mowat sixth.

Mary Stewart wins the Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

Congratulations to Mary Stewart who with 65% won the East District Individual competition for Bronze 1 & 2 players at the Melville on 16th September.

Kairen Bergius was runner up on 61.9%, with Rod Masson third on 60.48%.

Well done to Judith Smeaton, who was the highest placed Novice player with 53.1%.


A great friendly competition!

ED Congress

Congratulations to Ian & Sue Campbell, David Nisbet and Ian Thomson, Bronze winners at the Watson Trophy event on 2nd September at the Melville. Full results

Congratulations to Rose Simpson and Kathy Whaler, Bronze winners at the Chalmers Cup Swiss Pairs event on 1st September at the Melville. Full results

Here are the current standings and results.

What Else Is Out There?

The national SBU web site has a section dedicated to Bronze players. There may be bronze events run nationally or in other districts which you might be interested in.

MEMPAD Demystified

How to get at your points

New Summer Leagues for 2019!

The Summer and Novice Leagues will take place again this year, from June through August. Why not have a look at the poster and have a go!?

These competitions are designed to introduce the ideas and skills needed for league play to some and allow others to practice.

This summer there are two leagues running again; one for complete beginners or those still in classes called 'The Novice League'. The other for those more experienced bronze players, including those who have played in division 5 of the East District league The competitions are both teams of 4, run as the winter league format with an initial meeting to arrange matches. A lot of help is available so that no knowledge of teams competitions is required. All those wanting help will be taken through the process of arranging teams, matches, play tactics, filling out scorecards, etiquette, etc. Indeed the option is there to have someone on hand for all matches to act as TD and help if required.

Cost is £10 per team, suggested 8 members max per team, with 18-24 board matches which can played where ever suits. Boards, bidding boxes etc can be provided.

If you have any questions please ask, I would be delighted to hear from you - Thank you,

Denise King - ED Bronze Coord, tel 07840931921

2018 Summer Leagues

So what happened last year? After a great summer with 27 Bronze matches, the winners of the Novice Teams was Ruff Dummies closely followed by New Tricks, and in the Summer Teams Warriston won with Grange just one amp behind. Ruff Dummies 2018

From top left:
Thora Walker, Trish Gordon, Iris Harvey, John Tumelty, Alan Thomson, Fergus Nicol, with Dave Walker presenting, Wendy Pratt (bottom left) and Dorothy Weir (bottom right). Many congratulations and look forward to seeing their future successes.

Novice Teams 2018									
  Team	                P  W3  W2   D  L1  L0  Pt  AMP
1 Ruff Dummies	        5   4   0   0   0   1  12   33
2 New Tricks	        5   2	0   0   1   1  10    5
3 Heebie Jeebies	5   2   0   0   1   2   7   15
4 Diamonds in the Rough	5   1	2   0   0   2   7  -10
5 A King & Four Queens	5   2	0   0   0   3   6  -19
6 All Hands On Deck	5   1	0   0   0   4   3  -24
Summer Teams 2018,(D5+)									
  Team	                P  W3  W2   D  L1  L0  Pts  AMPs
1 Warriston	        6   3	1   0	0   2   11    8
2 Grange	        6   3   1   0   0   2   11    7
3 Fife Aces	        6   3   0   0   1   2   10   10
4 Coast	                6   1   0   0   1   4    4  -25

Warriston 2018

Warriston, from left to right: Alan Brown, John Wilson, Marilyn McDonagh, Eldrydd Robinson, Carole McCartney, Sheena Spence. There were four others not available at the time: Helen Mackinnon, Sheila Allan, Val Beamish and Rosie McFie.

Thanks to all those who took part.