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Atholl Cup Final

Liz McGowan beat Alan Goodman in the final 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.

Goodman and McGowan beat Sime and Home respectively in the semifinals.

Meanwhile the state of the Plate is as follows: David Chambers beat Tom Bagnall in semifinal 1, and awaits the winner from the second half. This will be J.P. Hamilton (winners over McQuaker) or the winners of the Kirwkood/Smith quarterfinal.

SBU Individuals

The SBU Individuals are taking place at the Carlton on Saturday 27th April starting at 12 noon. These are red pointed national competitions. To play you do not need a partner as you play with each of the other entrants.

There are three competitions for different ranks:

You enter online on the SBU web site..

Because of the nature of the competition there is a maximum of 25 places available. There are still some places available in the Fairlie and Shenkin. There is a waiting list for the Harrison but do add your name. Last year everybody got a game.

Senior Congress

Congratulations to Jim Hay & Derrick Peden, winners of the Freddy Short Quaich for Senior Pairs. Results at the Carlton website.

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

The Senior Teams event was won by Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Bob McPaul and Tony Wilkinson. Teams Results at the Carlton website.

Freddy Short runners up were Tony Wilkinson and Bob McPaul.

Keeping Bridge Alive in North America

Sam Punch has been presenting to the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) Educational Foundation and running a KBA promotion stand all week at this US based international bridge event with 10,000 bridge players passing through. See

Cowan Cup

The East District Premier Pairs Competition was won by Mike Ash and Sandy Duncan on 10th March 2019. Full results.

Bronze prize won by Allan Ainslie and David Houston.

Silver prize won by Amanda Aberdour and Denise King.

Andrew Symons/Iain Taylor and Paul Barton/Adam Dickinson will represent the East District in the Spence Cup on May 25th in Ayrshire District.

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Tournament Updates

Select this to see the tri-fold flyer we've done to promote bridge - Please feel free to print some off and distribute them handily for people to pick up!

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Coming Soon in the East District

Today is Thursday 18 April 2019

  • 24/04 ED Men's Teams (2) (Carlton 19:00)
  • 24/04 ED Women's Teams (2) (Carlton 19:00) info
  • 25/04 East District AGM (Carlton 19:30)
  • 27/04 Benjamin/ Harrison/ Shenkin/ Fairlie (Carlton 12:00)
  • 28/04 Berwick Congress (Scremerston 13:00) info
  • 25/05 * Bronze Challenge Teams ( 12:00) info
  • 26/05 Hunter Cup (Melville 12:00)
  • 09/06 Kelso Congress (Kelso 13:00)
  • 07/07 ED v NEBA Match ()

* Bronze only event

Full district calendar

ED Tournaments 2018-19 (updated)

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East District League & Cup

Updated 05 April 2019

Results will appear here as soon as submitted. Results shown in red are not yet included in the league tables.

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18/04 D3 Berwick A 14540 Dunfermline B 16190 (5)
18/04 CUP Renaissance 20930 Grosvenor Aces 24250
17/04 D5 Brave Knaves 11900 Notsimoc 11300 (3)
16/04 D5 Brave Knaves 11900 Notsimoc 11300 (3)
08/04 D1 Dundas 12340 Nomads 10120 (7)
10/04 D3 Dunbar 10320 Longniddry Bees 7840 (9)
10/04 D1 Colinton Castle 16200 Dunfermline A 15990 (1)
10/04 D2 Scramblers 16870 Gosford 15470 (5)
09/04 D1 Linlithgow 10160 Phoenix 10510 (2)
09/04 D4 Unusual Suspects 15470 Diamonds 16580 (4)
04/04 D1 Carlton Connection 11470 Falkirk 14670 (8)
04/04 D1 Dunfermline A 17140 Dundas 18680 (5)
04/04 D1 Dunfermline A 17140 Dundas 18680 (5)
02/04 D2 Waverley 13630 Grosvenor Aces 19090 (54)
01/04 D3 Kelso 14700 Gullane 14210 (2)

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Current League Leaders:
Div 1: Craigleith
Div 2: Grosvenor Aces
Div 3: Renaissance
Div 4: Unusual Suspects
Div 5: Pinkhill Pandas

MacLaren Cup (Wall Chart)

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Here is the Constitution of the East District as approved at the AGM in May 2011.

The Laws of Bridge

The SBU implemented the new 2017 Laws on 1st September 2017. Copies of the new Laws are available from Anne Perkins.

The End of Paper Masterpoint Slips

Did you know that those paper MP certificates in your bottom drawer are going to be worth as much as a ten-bob bank note in a few days? Either deliver them to Membership Services or bin them; and please do not send them to the Rose St mailbox in Edinburgh, send them along with your cheques and any other correspondence to: G Plant – SBU 21/5 Falcon Road West Edinburgh EH10 4AD

Master Points Database

MEMPAD gives every SBU member access to their current Master Point totals and ranking, updated daily. Clubs submit master points on-line so you will be able to see your MP totals updated relatively soon after you have played at your local club. There’s also information about members, clubs and SBU competitions.

Email the Master Point Secretary () and ask for a login. Remember to quote your MasterPoint number; you can then register, update your personal details (address, telephone number, email address etc.) and change your password.

Web Site

Design & updates for East District by Alan Officer.

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