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.

22-24 February: Inverness Congress at Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore. Contact: Tim Wickens, tim@timwickens.plus.com.

23 February: Men's National Pairs at Dundee BC. Enter via SBU website.

24 February: Men's National Teams at Dundee BC. Enter via SBU website.

1-3 March: Mull Congress at Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure. Contact: Donnie Graham, grhdona@aol.com.

2 March: National Bronze Teams (West District heat) at St Andrew BC. Contact: Bill Durning, billdurning50@gmail.com.

8-10 March: Falkirk BC Congress at Park Hotel, Montrose. Contact: Andy Philip, philip@btinternet.com.

9 March: District Pairs Final at Buchanan BC. The top 14 pairs from the Semi-Final played on 19 February are entitled to play. Semi-Final results

16-17 March: West District Congress at Hamilton BC. See article below.

23/24 March: National Women's Pairs / Teams at British Legion, Banchory (Aberdeenshire). Enter via SBU website

25 March: West District Simultaneous Pairs III (clubs). Contact: Horst Kopleck, bridge@horst.plus.com.

District Simultaneous Pairs II - 14 February 2019

Provisional results of this competition are now available here.


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

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

Download Poster (as above)          Download Congress Brochure            Enter Online



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.


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.

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.


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.

Paper points are ending very soon. Please do not send them to the Rose St mailbox in Edinburgh, send them along with your cheques and any other correspondence to: G Plant – SBU 21/5 Falcon Road West Edinburgh EH10 4AD

1st March 2019
Mull Congress
Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure
2nd March 2019
Mull Congress
Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure
2nd March 2019
National Bronze Teams (WD heat)
St Andrew BC 1.30pm
3rd March 2019
Mull Congress
Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure
9th March 2019
District Pairs Final
Buchanan BC 1.00pm
District Pairs Semi-Final
District Simultaneous Pairs II
Scottish Mixed Swiss Teams
SBU Mixed Swiss Pairs
Hutchesons' Shield Swiss Pairs