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Events with a red date are not currently scheduled and will be reactivated when COVID-19 permits.

Alan Fairlie Trophy

Alan Fairlie Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Individual competition for Novices, Club Masters, Local Masters and District Masters only

This is a National Event with Red Points at stake.

Allan Flitch Trophy

Allan Flitch Trophy

Saturday 15 Feb 2020 18:00

East District Pairs event for married couples only.  Approx playing about 28 boards.  open to all levels - we had people still in classes playing alongside Grand Masters last year and everyone enjoyed it. 

Atholl Cup (closing date)

Atholl Cup (closing date)

Friday 4 Oct 2019
Venue by arrangement

Knockout Pivot Teams of Four.  Playing dates are by agreement between the captains (the closing date for entries is shown).

Atholl Plate

Atholl Plate

Friday 4 Oct 2019
Venue by arrangement

Knockout Pivot Teams of Four.  Playing dates are by agreement between the captains (the closing date for entries is shown).  No direct entry, teams who lose their first match in the Atholl Cup play in this event.

Benjamin Trophy

Benjamin Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Invitations are issued to the top 19 Grandmasters overall, and the leading six players (other than this 19) who have won the most National Master Points over the last 3 years as at 1st March.  Places not taken up will be filled by Grandmasters lower on the overall ranking list.  

Berwick Congress

Berwick Congress

Sunday 26 Apr 2020
Event Cancelled

The 38th Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club Congress provisional date is Sunday 26 April 2020.

Full details

Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

Bronze 1 & 2 Individual

Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00

East District Individual Championship for Bronze 1 & Bronze 2 players only.   

Approximately 24-28 boards played with a finish time no later than 17.00.  A common simple system will be in use.

Bronze Pairs

Bronze Pairs

Saturday 1 Feb 2020 12:00

Pairs event for Bronze ranked players only.  Approx 24-28 boards.  Starts at 12 noon, finish by 17.00 approx.

Bronze Senior Pairs

Bronze Senior Pairs

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

East District Bronze Senior Pairs event - runs alongside the Freddie Short Quaich -.for bronze players aged 60 or over on 1st January.

Bronze Senior Teams

Bronze Senior Teams

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event Cancelled

East District Bronze Senior Teams event - part of the ED Senior Congress.

Bronze Teams

Bronze Teams

Saturday 23 May 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

East District Teams event for Bronze ranked players only.

Chalmers Trophy

Chalmers Trophy

Saturday 19 Oct 2019 12:00

2 sessions of Swiss Pairs.  Part of the East District Congress.  Red points awarded for overall placings.

Cowan Cup

Cowan Cup

Sunday 1 Mar 2020 12:00

East District Pairs Championship.  2 sessions of 24-28 boards each.  *Must play both sessions*

Dunbar Congress Online

Dunbar Congress Online

Sunday 27 Sep 2020 10:00
BBO

This year to replace their Congress, Dunbar BC are running a free online tournament of 24 boards, hosted by Paul Gipson. 

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 1)

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 1)

Wednesday 6 Nov 2019 19:00

East District Teams competition for the Edinburgh Congress Trophy, over two weeks.   The top places qualify for the national Rayne Teams Trophy.  Approx 28 boards each evening, you must play both evenings. 

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 2)

Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (Week 2)

Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 19:00

East District Teams competition for the Edinburgh Congress Trophy, over two weeks.   The top places qualify for the national Rayne Teams Trophy.  Approx 28 boards each evening, you must play both evenings. 

Edwin Berry Bowl

Edwin Berry Bowl

Sunday 22 Sep 2019 12:00

Swiss Teams event, for teams of 4, 5 or 6 - playing 8 rounds of 7 boards.   This is an SBU National Event for Red Points.

Faie Rosebowl

Faie Rosebowl

Sunday 15 Sep 2019 12:00

East District Individual tournament.   Approximately 40-48 boards played.

Harrison Trophy

Harrison Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Individual competition for players with ranks of Regional Master up to Grand Master.  This is an SBU National Event for Red Points.

Hunter Cup

Hunter Cup

Sunday 24 May 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

An open event for teams of 4. Entry fee £50 per team. Approx 48 boards  12:00 start with approx. finish of 19:30. Will be played as a Swiss teams if there are sufficient entries.

January MP Pairs

January MP Pairs

Friday 22 Jan 2021 19:00
BBO

20 boards, BBO$ 3 per player.

You must preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

January X IMP Pairs

January X IMP Pairs

Friday 8 Jan 2021 19:00
BBO

20 boards, BBO$ 3 per player.

You must preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

Jesner Trophy (District Heat)

Jesner Trophy (District Heat)

Sunday 24 Nov 2019 12:00

National Red Pointed Simultaneous Match-pointed pairs, open to Masters and Senior Masters only

Johnston Trophy (District Heat)

Johnston Trophy (District Heat)

Sunday 24 Nov 2019 12:00

National Red Pointed Simultaneous match pointed pairs, open to Local Masters and District Masters only.  Each heat should be played as a one winner event.  

Kelso Congress

Kelso Congress

Sunday 7 Jun 2020
Event Cancelled

No details yet.  Date is based on last year's calendar and has not been confirmed by Kelso BC.

MacLaren Cup

MacLaren Cup

Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Venue by arrangement

The MacLaren Cup is the East District Teams of Eight Knockout Championship.  Participating teams must be registered to play in the District Leagues. The competition is voluntary and free to league teams, hence results are under the 'League' section.

McGregor Mixed Pairs

McGregor Mixed Pairs

Friday 16 Oct 2020 18:30
BBO

East District Mixed Pairs event, running this year on BBO.   1 session of probably 24 boards.

To get a good idea of numbers we are asking you to preregister using the online booking form, but you will ALSO have to sign in to the tournament on the night in the customary BBO fashion!

Men's Teams (Week 1)

Men's Teams (Week 1)

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Men's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Bowman Trophy.

Men's Teams (Week 2)

Men's Teams (Week 2)

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Men's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Bowman Trophy.

National Bronze Teams (District Heat)

National Bronze Teams (District Heat)

Saturday 7 Mar 2020

National Red Pointed event run across each district, open to all bronze players only.  Event details on the SBU website.

National Bronze Teams (Final)

National Bronze Teams (Final)

Sunday 5 Apr 2020
Venue to be confirmed

ED heat is on March 7th 2020.

National Pairs District Final

National Pairs District Final

Sunday 26 Jan 2020 12:00

There are no heats within the district for the National Pairs this year, entry is via this event.  Your HOME club must be within the East District, also you may not play in this event if you have already played in, or intend to play in the National Pairs in another district.  

NEBA A - Newcastle Journal Bridge Challenge Cup

NEBA A - Newcastle Journal Bridge Challenge Cup

Sunday 5 Jul 2020
BBO

Representative match played annually between the East District and the North East Bridge Association.  

NEBA B - Edinburgh Salver

NEBA B - Edinburgh Salver

Sunday 5 Jul 2020
Event Cancelled

Representative match played annually between the East District and the North East Bridge Association.  

New Melville BC Online Congress

New Melville BC Online Congress

Saturday 1 Aug 2020 11:00 -15:00
BBO

The first ever New Melville Bridge Club On-Line Congress.  This Swiss Pairs congress is open to all members of the SBU.

New Melville Christmas Congress

New Melville Christmas Congress

Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 - Wednesday 30 Dec 2020
BBO

The full details have yet to be worked out, but the format is likely be Swiss Pairs on the first day and two sections of normal pairs on day two with one section for Bronze players only. The other section will be open to all. The provisional dates for the congress are Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December. Please try to keep them free!

 

Not The Carlton Congress

Not The Carlton Congress

Sunday 25 Oct 2020 12:00
BBO

Please check the Carlton website for authoritative details.  The congress is open to all SBU members.  There is no need for pre-registration.  The host will be SBU_E_CAR     Search for SBU in All Tournaments on BBO.

November  X IMP Pairs - all ranks

November X IMP Pairs - all ranks

Friday 13 Nov 2020 19:00
BBO

20 boards, BBO$ 3 per player.

You must preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

Open Bronze Pairs

Open Bronze Pairs

Friday 5 Feb 2021 19:00
BBO

This replaces the Saturday afternoon tournament for Bronze players that we usually hold at the beginning of Feb and is open to any SBU Bronze players.

Open MP Pairs - 4 Sep 2020

Open MP Pairs - 4 Sep 2020

Friday 4 Sep 2020 19:00 -19:00
BBO

Our first online event - you should register in the usual way on BBO and the cost will be $3 BBO per person.  Please read the full details.

You should register in the usual way on BBO and the cost will be $3 BBO per person.

The registration desk will opens at 5pm (2 hours prior to the event). You and your partner both need to be online at same time to register. After that you can sign off, but best to be back online by 6.55pm.

 

Open Pairs

Open Pairs

Friday 18 Oct 2019 19:00

Open Pairs tournament.
Entry fee £15/pair
Entry for all 3 days £60/pair.

SBU Winter Congress

Friday 4 Dec 2020 - Sunday 6 Dec 2020
BBO

See https://www.sbu.org.uk/ for details . . .

Senior Pairs

Senior Pairs

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

East District Senior Pairs competition, for the Freddie Short Quaich  - part of the ED Senior Congress.  

Senior Teams

Senior Teams

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 16:15
Event Cancelled

East District Senior Multiple Teams competition - part of the ED Senior Congress.

September Bronze X IMP Pairs

September Bronze X IMP Pairs

Friday 18 Sep 2020 19:00
BBO

20 boards, BBO$ 3 per player.

This event is restricted to BRONZE players only and you must preregister your BBO login name in MEMPAD.  Please allow plenty time to join the event on the night.

Shenkin Trophy

Shenkin Trophy

Saturday 25 Apr 2020 12:00
Event Cancelled

Individual competition for Masters and Senior Masters only.  

Simultaneous Pairs

Simultaneous Pairs

Monday 4 Nov 2019
Held in Clubs

Match pointed pairs, scored on eCats.

Stirling Pairs

Stirling Pairs

Saturday 21 Sep 2019 12:00

Match pointed pairs with 2 sessions of 24 boards, scored across the field.

Full details including online booking at the SBU web site
 

Summer Novice Teams

Summer Novice Teams

Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event Cancelled

Novice Teams is aimed at those in the final couple of years of classes or those who have played socially only.  As much or as little help is given as wanted, except during play.  The competition is for teams of 4, run like the winter league format with an initial meeting to arrange matches. 

Summer Teams

Summer Teams

Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
Event Cancelled

Summer Teams is for those in division 5 or those experienced non league players wanting to try teams.   There is someone at each match to help set up and direct the match play and scoring.  Matches can be held wherever wanted, ideally in unfamiliar places to broaden experience. 

Swiss Pairs

Swiss Pairs

Sunday 29 Nov 2020 12:00
BBO

Full details to follow.

Watson Trophy

Watson Trophy

Sunday 20 Oct 2019 12:00

2 sessions of Swiss Teams.

Part of the East District Congress.  Red points awarded for overall placings.

Winter Fours

Winter Fours

Friday 17 Jan 2020 19:30 - Sunday 19 Jan 2020

Open elimination teams of four.  Teams eliminated from the consolation event will be invited to play in the Winter Swiss Teams.  

 

Winter Swiss Teams

Winter Swiss Teams

Sunday 19 Jan 2020 12:00

Swiss teams of four, five or six (6 rounds of 7 boards).  Teams eliminated from Winter Foursomes will be invited to enter at no additional charge. 

 

Women's Teams (Week 1)

Women's Teams (Week 1)

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Women's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase. 

Women's Teams (Week 2)

Women's Teams (Week 2)

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 19:00
Event Cancelled

East District Women's Teams event run over two weeks, for the Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase.