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.

Forthcoming events in the West District and beyond are listed here. This list is updated weekly.

26-28 April: Elgin Congress. Contact: Lesley Annand, elginbridgecongress@hotmail.com.

27 April: Buchanan Congress: Open Pairs. Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

27 April: SBU Ranked Individuals at Carlton BC. Enter via SBU website.

28 April: Berwick Congress. Contact: John Smithson, congress@berwickbridgeclub.co.uk.

30 April: Buchanan Congress: Men's & Women's Teams. Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

4 May: Buchanan Congress: Open Teams. Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

7 May: Buchanan Congress: Learners' & Improvers' Teams (up to Local Master level).  Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

8-14 May: SBU Overseas Congress in La Manga, Spain. Enter via SBU website.

10-12 May: Oban Congress. Contact: Sue Pollard, obanbridgecongress@gmail.com.

19 May: Scottish Swiss Pairs at Ayr Academy. Enter via SBU website.

21 May: Erskine Trophy Charity Teams-of-4 at Buchanan BC. Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

26 May: East District Hunter Cup (Swiss Teams) at Melville BC. Contact: Anne Perkins, anne_perkins@blueyonder.co.uk.

9 June: Kelso Congress at Kelso Racecourse. Comtact: Alison Darling, adarling147@gmail.com.

23-25 August: Central District Congress at Park Hotel, Montrose. Contact: Alan Kennedy, jakalankennedy@btinternet.com.

West District Simultaneous Pairs

We are delighted to announce the overall winners from this season's West District Simultaneous Pairs. These are -

Bobby Crawford Trophy (best score overall): Jim McMenemy & Bobby Moore (GBC)
Bill Monteith Trophy (next placed best Mixed Pair): Sandy Murray & Margo McIntyre (Oban BC)
Alex Evsovitch Trophy (next placed best Senior Pair): Nina Graham & Wilma Frew (Oban BC)


Many thanks to all who supported this year's West District Congress, and congratulations to all winners and runners-up -

Congress Pairs

1. Laurence Archer & Les Verth

2. Joan & Jack Lees

Congress Teams

1. Jim Hay, Sandy Duncan, Harry Smith, Roy Bennett

2. Bob McKinnon, Cathy Ferguson, Joan Lees, Ian Patrick

Bronze Congress Pairs

1. Doreen Hollywood & Anne Murdoch

2. Ann Main & Helen Young

Bronze Congress Teams

1. Doreen Hollywood, Anne Murdoch, Corla van Griethuysen, Peter Edmond

2. David Bruce, Neil Bulleid, Malcolm & Joyce Shannon


See the News Page for a picture of Fort Matilda BC's 60th Anniversary celebrations.


Thanks to all who supported this competition and congratulations to the winners - Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Jim Hay and Sandy Duncan.

Silver award - Alan & Myra Livingstone, John Larkin and Rob Boulton-Jones.

Bronze award - Tom Allison, Iain MacMillan, Janis Perry and Lesley Kydd.

SBU & West District Calendar of Events 2018/19

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

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.

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.


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.

Please note that paper points are no longer accepted.

23rd April 2019
West District AGM
Buchanan BC 7.30pm
27th April 2019
Buchanan Club Congress: Open Pairs
30th April 2019
Buchanan Club Congress: Men's & Women's Teams
4th May 2019
Buchanan Club Congress: Open Teams
7th May 2019
Buchanan Club Congress: Learners' & Improvers' Teams
Strang Trophy (revised result)
District Simultaneous Pairs III
WD Congress Swiss Teams
WD Congress Swiss Pairs
District Pairs Final