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.
EVENTS LIST

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

18-20 January: Firth of Clyde Congress at Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine. Contact: Ann MacLeod, annmacleod@btinternet.com.

18-20 January: Winter Foursomes at Melville BC. Enter via SBU website.

20 January: Winter Swiss Teams at Carlton BC. Enter via SBU website.

22 January: National Pairs District Final at GBC. For a list of qualifiers check here. If unavailable to play contact Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

2 February: East District Bronze Challenge Pairs at Carlton BC. Contact: Denise King, denise@sbueast.org.uk.

3 February: Hutchesons' Shield Swiss Pairs. See article below.

9 February: Scottish Mixed Swiss Pairs at Hutchesons' School. Enter via SBU website.

10 February: Scottish Mixed Swiss Teams at Hutchesons' School. Enter via SBU website.

14 February: District Simultaneous Pairs II (clubs). Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

19 February: District Pairs Semi-Final at Buchanan BC. For a list of qualifiers check here. If unavailable to play contact Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

Hutchesons' Swiss Pairs 3 February 2019
Entry is now open for this event which will be limited to around 25 tables.  Start time is 12.00 noon with lunch at 3.00pm and finishing around 7.00pm.  The entry fee includes coffee/tea/biscuits all day plus a 2-course meal.  Further details are provided via the link below.  Please get your entry in early.
WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS AND BRONZE CONGRESS 2019
WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS AND BRONZE CONGRESS 2019

The 46th West District Congress will be held on the weekend of 16/17 March 2019 at Hamilton Bridge Club.

MAIN CONGRESS

Saturday 16 March: Congress Pairs - 2 sessions (Swiss) Start time 10.30am

Sunday 17 March: Congress Teams of Four - 2 sessions (Swiss if sufficient numbers) Start time 10.30am

Master points awarded, including National (Red) points to the top 25%. Cost: £25 per player for the weekend (or £15 for single day).

BRONZE CONGRESS - This event is aimed at Beginners and players up to District Master. Higher-ranked Bronze players are encouraged to play in the Main Congress.

Saturday 16 March: Bronze Pairs - 2 sessions. Start time 10.30am

Sunday 17 March: Bronze Teams of Four - 2 sessions. Start time 10.30am

Master points awarded. Cost: £20 per player for the weekend (or £10 for single day).

For further details on both events see the Congress Brochure.

 

TO ENTER: Email the Congress Convener, Peter Edmond: pfe263@gmail.com or Enter Online.

Download Poster (as above)          Download Congress Brochure            Enter Online

WEST DISTRICT SWISS TEAMS

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.

District Simultaneous Pairs 14 November

Results from this event can be viewed here.

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.

DAYTIME BRIDGE

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:- 

Post
SBU Member Services Dept #16
196 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4AT
email
masterpoints@sbu.org.uk
Calendar
18th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
Irvine
19th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
Irvine
20th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
Irvine
22nd January 2019
National Pairs District Final
GBC 7.00pm
3rd February 2019
Hutchesons' Shield Swiss Pairs
Hutchesons' School
Results
District Pairs Q (Hamilton)
District Pairs Q (GBC)
National Pairs Q - St Andrew
West District Swiss Teams (Red-pointed)
National Pairs Q (Buchanan)