League results at 11th January.
League MP claim form available for download.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 February: East District Bronze Challenge Pairs at Carlton BC. Contact: Denise King, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 February: District Pairs Semi-Final at Buchanan BC. For a list of qualifiers check here. If unavailable to play contact Horst Kopleck, email@example.com.
The 46th West District Congress will be held on the weekend of 16/17 March 2019 at Hamilton Bridge Club.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Enter Online.
Download Poster (as above) Download Congress Brochure Enter Online
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.
Results from this event can be viewed here.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com or the District Secretary, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs with dealing machines please note - these cards are not bar-coded.
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 email@example.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.
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:-