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East District Congress

We are (re)introducing an East District Congress this season, providing a Red Pointed weekend at the Melville in early September, incorporating and expanding on the Watson Trophy for Teams.

Saturday September 1 sees the launch of a competition of Swiss Pairs (8 x 6 board rounds) for the Chalmers Trophy (last played for in 1975). Entry is £25 per pair.

Sunday September 2 is devoted to the Watson Trophy. This teams event will be 6 x 8 board rounds of Swiss Teams assuming numbers allow, if not it will be a multiple teams sevent. Entry is £50 per team.

Both open events, both for red points. If you enter both events, you will benefit from a dicounted rate of £20 per person for the weekend.

Soup and sandwiches will be available at a cost of £6 per person per day, but should be pre-booked on the entry form. Online booking is now open.

ED Congress Poster

Bronze to Silver Classes

A thought for when the sunshine finishes. There is a bridge class which we thought you may be interested in, starting in September. It has been designed for players of your level covering topics to help with higher level competitive play and generally advancing your career in bridge. It is …


Suitable for experienced Bronze players, recently-promoted Silver players and Gold level players too!

NEBA Match

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.

Atholl Plate

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.

Hunter Cup

Results are at Melville site.

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

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

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

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

Bronze Challenge Teams

Results are at Melville site.

Congratulations to Athena Chow, Tadeusz Janowski, David MacCallum and Krzysztof Nguyen, who won the Bronze Challenge Teams on Saturday.

Top B3/4 were Andy Younger, Alan Roberts, Alison Millar and Mary Anderson.

Top B2 were Chloe Farrell, John Russell, Loraine Findlay and Pam Warner.

Top B1 were Joyce Clemie, Carolyn Girvan, Yvonne Elrick and Marge Gammie.

Goodman wins Atholl Cup

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

Renaissance win MacLaren Cup

Congratulations to Renaissance who beat Waverley to win the knockout cup.

Pictured are Denise King, Amanda Aberdour, David Hamilton, Marina Evans, Robert Waugh, Robyn Glynne Percy, Sarah Gunn and Katharine Bailey.

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Tournament Updates

Dunbar Congress

The entry forms for the Dunbar Congress in September are now available.

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 Saturday 21 July 2018

  • 01/09 ED Congress Swiss Pairs (Melville 12:00)
  • 02/09 ED Congress Watson Trophy (Melville 12:00)
  • 04/09 League Secretary's Meeting (Carlton 19:00)
  • 16/09 * Bronze 1 & 2 Individual (Melville 12:00) info
  • 16/09 Faie Rosebowl (Ind.) (Melville 12:00) info
  • 30/09 Dunbar BC Congress (Dunbar 13:00) info
  • 05/10 Closing date for Atholl Cup entries ()
  • 14/10 ED Heat of Diamond Senior Pairs (Melville 12:00)
  • 05/11 ED Simultaneous Pairs (Clubs)
  • 07/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (1) (Melville 19:00)
  • 14/11 Edinburgh Congress Trophy & Rayne Qualifier (2) (Melville 19:00)
  • 18/11 ED Swiss Pairs (Carlton 12:00)
  • 23/11 McGregor Cup (Mixed Pairs) (Melville 19:00)

* Bronze only event

Full district (and other) calendars

ED Tournaments 2017-18

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East District League & Cup

Updated 20 July 2018

League wins score 3-0 except * 2-1
AMPs shown in brackets for league matches. Newly submitted results should appear futher down this column.

24/05 D1 Dundas 15150 Grosvenor Aces 12170 (8)
15/05 CF Renaissance 24970 Waverley 24390
18/04 D4 Melbas 13210 Comiston 13530 (2)*
17/04 D2 Kelso 13970 Pentland 12640 (5)
12/04 D1 Dundas 8960 Craigleith 11800 (9)
11/04 D1 Falkirk A 14390 Carlton Connection 10630 (9)
11/04 D2 Kelso 14190 Dunfermline A 15040 (3)
05/04 D1 49ers 21790 Falkirk A 15460 (10)

Results | Tables | Next matches | Submit result

Current League Leaders:
Div 1: 49ers
Div 2: Colinton Castle
Div 3: Orion
Div 4: Renaissance
Div 5: Diamonds

MacLaren Cup page, MacLaren Cup Wall Chart

Breaking results

View most recent 50 results in more detail

These are results which been submitted within the past 7 days. The league tables will only reflect these results once they have been processed and appear in the main list.

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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.

MP Claims

Any paper points, email queries, cheques, and all correspondence related to SBU Master Points must be sent to:

SBU Member Services,
Dept #16,
196 Rose Street,
Edinburgh EH2 4AT.

Any email communications relating to Master Points should be sent to

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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