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.
Ian Howie

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ian Howie a highly-regarded player with a long and distinguished record in Scottish bridge. Ian will be missed at the table both for his expertise and friendship.  We extend sincere condolences to his family and many friends. Ian's funeral will take place on Friday 27 April at 10:45 at Linn Crematorium.

District Simultaneous Pairs

Thanks to everyone who supported our Simultaneous Pairs this season. The trophies have been awarded as follows and will be presented at our AGM on 24 April -

Bobby Crawford Trophy (highest percentage score achieved in any of the three events): June Macqueen & Paul McKay (Rothesay BC)

Bill Monteith Trophy (next highest percentage score achieved by a Mixed pair): Jack & Joan Lees (Hamilton BC)

Alex Evsovitch Trophy: (next highest percentage score achieved by a Senior pair): Norman Levitt & Colin Black (GBC)

West District Club Chanpionship

This annual event was played on 15 April at the Glasgow Bridge Centre.

Congratulations to the winners, Buchanan, and runners-up GBC. Third place went to Hamilton.

Congratulations to the winners -
Congress Pairs: Bob McKinnon & Cathy Ferguson
Congress Teams: Peter Hodgson, Willie Nelson, Jim McMenemy, Bobby Moore
Bronze Pairs: Roland Bradbury & Brian McConnell
Bronze Teams: David Bruce, Neil Bulleid, Malcolm & Joyce Shannon

We are delighted to report that both the winning team and the runners-up were from the West District heat, so many congratulations to -

(1) Susan Geddes, Harry Archibald, Kate & Alan Stewart

(2) Andy Mercer, Pauline Warlow, Alan Scott, Douglas Buchanan

Full results here.

District Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Hodgson & Willie Nelson on winning the District Pairs. Full results of the Final played on 10 March here.

National Pairs District Final

Results of the District Final are available on the Results pages

We can confirm that the top 6 pairs have qualified for the Final of the National Pairs, to be played on 22 April at the Buchanan Club.


The Bronze Challenge Simultaneous Pairs competition was played in the week of 25 - 29 September 2017.

Overall winners (and also winning the District Master category) were Douglas Weir & Eddie Young (Hamilton).

Winners in the other categories were -

Local Master: Margaret Aitken & Sandra Gellatly (Hamilton)

Club Master: Jean Graham & Liz MacBride (Hamilton)

Novice: Sue Johnston & Diana Ritchie (St Andrew)

New Laws

The World Bridge Federation (WBF) has introduced the latest revision of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge. The SBU has decided these should be applied in SBU events from 1 September 2017. 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.

Special events / seminars

The West District Committee is exploring the idea of holding special events for the benefit of members. These could take the shape of seminars or masterclasses, possibly with a well-known expert or bridge personality.

At this stage we are inviting players to submit suggestions or ideas. If you have a proposal for such an event please email the Secretary: hk@horst.plus.com.


The current list of SBU and West District competition dates can be viewed by selecting "Calendar" from the menu on the left (latest update: 7 January). For SBU dates please also consult the SBU website.

League Trophy Winners

A list of previous winners is now available under Leagues in the menu.


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

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
Master Points

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

12th April 2018
Jacky Josephson Final
St Andrew BC
15th April 2018
District Club Championship
24th April 2018
West District AGM
Buchanan BC 7.30pm
28th April 2018
Buchanan Club Congress
Buchanan BC
1st May 2018
Buchanan Club Congress
Buchanan BC
Strang Teams
District Simultaneous Pairs III
WD Congress Teams 2018
WD Congress Pairs 2018
WD Congress Bronze Pairs S1