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Atholl Cup - Pivot Teams

Jack Paterson, Brian Short, David Liggat and Derek Sanders

Cowan Cup - Pairs Championship

Derrick Peden & Malcolm McCardle

Silver: Anna St Clair & Fiona Greenwood
Bronze: Sandy Kirkwood & Robin Martin

Watson Trophy - Teams

Harry Smith, Jim Hay, Bill Innes & Adrian Orlowski

Consolation Final: Reg & Diana Drysdale, Brian Thomas and George Martin
Silver: Anne Perkins, Julia Palmer, Mike Baron & Irene Sime
Bronze: I Taylor, J Young, J Brown & R Thomson

Faie Rosebowl - Individual

Jim McDowall

Allan Flitch Trophy - Married Couples

Peter & Heather Braid

Hunter Cup - Teams

Harry Smith, Adrian Orlowski, Paul Gipson & Alex Adamson

Bronze: Anne Perkins, Jake Corry, Julia Palmer & Claire Hargan


Bowman Trophy - Men's Teams

Mike Ash, Alan Goodman, David Liggat & Roy Bennett



McGregor Cup - Mixed Pairs

Grant Harrower & Jean Bidwell

Silver: David Kaye & Irene Sime
Bronze: Peter & Heather Braid

Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase - Women's Teams

Sheila Adamson, Anne Symons, Liz McGowan and Sam Punch


Simultaneous Pairs

Kenny Watson & Alex Shields



Edinburgh Congress Trophy (& Rayne Cup Qualifier)

Tim McKay, Robert Clow, Laura Middleton & Lucia Barrett

Swiss Pairs

Ian & Irene Hunter

Next Step Pairs

John Soutar & Jim Herbert (pictured in 2010 on his retirement as East District Treasurer)

No Fear Pairs

Jacob Moody & Katherine Dempsie

League Division 1


documents/season/2010-11/league/Final League Tables 2010-2011.pdf


League Division 2


League Division 3


League Division 4

Colinton Castle

League Division 5


MacLaren Cup



NEBA Match

East District


Borders Match

East District


Club Congresses

  • Berwick Congress Pairs was won by Avril Ronald & Donald Swanson from Melrose. The Teams was won by the Berwick/Edinburgh team of George Martin, Brian Thomas, Derrick Peden & Malcolm McCardle.
  • Dunbar Congress Skateraw Teams was won by Annie Mitchell, Bob Stevenson, Rena Stewart and Archie Stewart.  Pairs won by Annie Mitchell and Bob Stevenson.
  • Carlton Congress Teams was won by Malcolm McCardle, Derrick Peden, John O’Connor & Keith Youngs.  Pairs won by Peter & Heather Braid.  Novice Pairs was won by Carolyn Cuthbert & Sheila Yale and Christine McNaughton & Alastair Robertson.
  • Dunfermline Congress Teams: Brenda Cullen, Liz Buchan, Jane Harper and Catriona Gardiner
  • Kelso Congress Teams: M McMillan, J Marshall, H MacNeill & L Henderson, Pairs: Andrew & Mary Grant
  • Glenrothes Congress Pairs won by Anthony Bates & Troy van de l'Isle

National Events

  • Bobby Allan: Paul & Helen Gipson
  • Arthur Grandmaster Pairs: Roy Bennett & Mike Ash
  • Benjamin Trophy: John Matheson
  • Bowman Pairs: Anne Perkins, Eileen Carmichael
  • Easter Pairs: Kathleen McGovern and Raymond Baxter, from the Falcon club
  • Edwin Berry: Alex Adamson, Roy Bennett, Harry Smith, Adrian Orlowski
  • Alan Fairlie Trophy: Jake Corry
  • Farquharson Trophy: Ron Moodie & Bob Hunter
  • Harrison Trophy: Andrew Symons
  • Men's Teams: Bill Innes, Finlay Marshall, John Murdoch & Brian Spears
  • Scottish Mixed Pairs: Laura Middleton & Derrick Peden
  • National Pairs: Les Steel & Dave Walker
  • Scottish Cup: Brian Spears, John Murdoch, Cliff Gillis & Paul Barton
  • Stirling Pairs: Liz McGowan & David Liggat. Silver: Anthony Bates & Robert Clow; Bronze: Robert Taylor & Donald Sutherland
  • Women's Teams: Anne Symons, Sheila Adamson, Fiona McQuaker & Yvonne Wiseman
  • Winter Fours: Les Steel, Dave Walker, John Matheson & Brian Short 



Scotland won the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship in Delhi. Congratulations to Brian Spears, John Murdoch, Derek Sanders, Derek Diamond, Irving Gordon & Sandy Duncan.

Scotland won the Lady Milne (jointly with England) in Belfast. Congratulations to Yvonne Wiseman, Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch, Liz McGowan, Maida Grant & Sheila Macdonald (NPC: Brian Short).

Host nation Wales won the Camrose Series for the first time.

England won the Peggy Bayer, with Scotland runners up, represented by Ralph Wiseman & Yvonne Wiseman; Jun Nakamaru-Pinder & Abigail Wilson; Stuart Bradnam & Stephen Rose (NPC David McCrossan).  Same result in the Junior Camrose for Alex Wilkinson & Philip Stephens, Frazer Morgan & Philip Morrison (NPC Sandy Duncan).

Wales completed a fine international season by winning the Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose) in Oxford, with Northern Ireland runners up. The Scottish team was Mike Ash & Liz McGowan, Roy Bennett & David Liggat, Alan Goodman & Brian Short, who was playing captain.


Jim Anderson (1922-2011)

We are sad to announce the death of Jim Anderson, a member of the East Committee for some twenty years. He used to convene the Atholl Cup, perpetually apologising for not quite managing to raise 32 teams - we dream of so many now, and it would be nice if we could all make an effort to join in next season as a tribute to his efforts. On his retirement he was presented with a Quaich to mark our gratitude for his enormous contribution. He was a quiet, soft-spoken gentleman whom it was impossible to dislike; he made many friends and no enemies, and he will be much missed.

This tribute was written by Ian McRoberts, another former member of the East Committee

"Bridge players in Dunfermline and further afield are saddened by the death of Jim Anderson at the age of 88. Jim was the leading light in Dunfermline Bridge Club for over sixty years and served the club as President or other council member for virtually all of these years. He captained the Dunfermline A team in the East of Scotland League for over forty years, winning the league title and leading Dunfermline Teams to victory in the Edinburgh Cup, an invitation event now sadly defunct, and the Atholl Cup, the East’s team of four competition.

He represented the East of Scotland against the West of Scotland and the North-East of England, won many other East district tournaments and, of course, won every Dunfermline Club tournament it was possible to win. Indeed just this year, more than fifty years after his first victory, he was victorious in the Club Pairs Championship.

Why was he so successful? First and foremost he was an excellent card player, and he was a careful and disciplined bidder. Not for him the flamboyant gambit that so frequently results in -1400 or so - in fact I don’t think he wrote -1400 on his card in his whole career! He made few errors and in many ways bridge is a game of mistakes, so minimising these often leads to success.

I had the privilege of being a partner and team-mate of Jim’s for over fifty years. We had a lot of fun, and his passing will leave my bridge world a poorer place. He will be mourned by all who knew him."