Welcome to Scottish Bridge Union West District
This is the home page of the West District of the Scottish Bridge Union. If you play in the West District then this is your site.
If you have any news or information on your club or comments on the website please use the Contact Us page.

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This year's West District Swiss Teams will be played on Sunday 25 November at Hamilton Bridge Club. Start time is 12.00 noon.

It is an excellent opportunity to earn National (Red) Points, and there will also be prizes for the leading Bronze and Silver teams

This is a 2-session event (48 boards) - Entry fee: £50 per team. There will be a meal break, and a light lunch can be purchased at an additional cost of £7.00 per person (please book in advance).

To enter or for further information, please contact the District Tournament Secretary, John Glen, email john.glen2@ntlworld.com. You can also enter online.


This popular annual event with Pairs, Teams and more will again be held at Seamill Hydro, and this year's date is 25 - 27 November 2018.

This Congress is aimed at all players up to District Master with Master Point numbers above 12000.

For more information and to enter, please download the Programme & Entry Form here.

SBU & West District Calendar of Events 2018/19

A combined Calendar of SBU and West District events for the coming season is now available on this website (please click on "Calendar" in the menu).

Please note that this calendar will be updated as and when changes to dates are announced or new events are added, so make sure to return to this site regularly for the most up-to-date information. Latest update: 18 July 2018.

Revision of League Rules

The revised 2018 League Rules have now been published (view under 'Leagues' in the menu). Please note the new regulations concerning late postponement of matches and fielding ineligible players.


Thanks to all who supported this event - we hope you enjoyed playing these hands. Overall rankings can now be viewed on the Results pages.

The winners in the various Bronze categories are as follows

Overall and Local Masters: Campbell Dunn & Charmian Switzer (Hamilton BC)

Novices: Ailsa McClymont & Alison McKeown (Bearsden Improvers)

Club Masters: Douglas & Letta Eccles (GBC)

District Masters: Anne Smith & Susan Inshaw (GBC)

The Bronze Challenge is one of three West District events aimed at the Bronze communities of players The two remaining competitions are -

  • Bronze Cordial at Seamill Hydro 25 - 27 November 2018
  • Bronze Congress at Hamilton BC 16 - 17 March 2019
New SBU playing cards on sale for clubs
New SBU playing cards on sale for clubs

The SBU have produced their own playing cards (backs as pictured) and are offering them to clubs at the very attractive price of only £1.00 per pack. To place an order, please contact the SBU Treasurer, email treasurer@sbu.org.uk or the District Secretary, email hk@horst.plus.com.

Clubs with dealing machines please note - these cards are not bar-coded.

2017 Law Books are still available

The District has copies of the new 2017 Law Books and is offering them to clubs or individuals at £5.00 (plus p&p if applicable). Please contact the District Secretary, email hk@horst.plus.com.

To view the new Laws, click on New Laws in the Menu. Here you can also find a side-by-side comparison of the 2007 and 2017 Laws, with changes highlighted.

Some useful material regarding the new Laws can also be found by following this link to the EBU website.


This annual handicapped Teams-of-4 Event was played on Tuesday 15 May, with all proceeds going to the Erskine Hospital fund.

After applying the handicaps (details here) the winners were Peter Edmond, Corla van Griethuysen, Richard Sparrow and John Soraghan.


Fancy a game of bridge during the day? There are plenty of opportunities throughout the District - for more information please click on the Daytime Bridge tab on the left. If your club can add to this list, please email the District Secretary.

SBU Master Points

Details of the SBU Master Points Database MEMPAD can be found on the News page.

Any paper points, email queries, cheques, and all correspondence related to SBU Master Points should be routed as follows:- 

SBU Member Services Dept #16
196 Rose Street
16th November 2018
Ogilvie Club Congress
Isle of Arran
17th November 2018
Ogilvie Club Congress
Isle of Arran
18th November 2018
Ogilvie Club Congress
Isle of Arran
21st November 2018
National Pairs Q (club heat)
Buchanan BC
21st November 2018
National Pairs Q (club heat)
Hamilton BC
Ogilvie Congress Pairs Q
National Pairs Q (GBC)
District Pairs Q (St Andrew)
West District Bronze Challenge
District Pairs Q (Buchanan)