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.
SBU & West District Calendar of Events 2018/19

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

Please note that this calendar will be updated as and when changes to dates are announced or new events are added, so make sure to return to this site regularly for the most up-to-date information. Latest update: 18 July 2018.

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.

BRONZE CHALLENGE 2018 - Calling all Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 players

The West District Bronze Challenge is a Pairs event especially aimed at those players with limited experience in competitions outside their home club events and for those emerging from Bridge classes. It is a chance for Bronze players to challenge themselves against others in the West District while playing in their own club at a regular tournament. 

The event is open to all West District players from Novice to District Master (Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 categories). Some 1,200 or so Bridge players in the West District qualify. The overall winner receives a cash prize and a trophy (presented at WD AGM). There are cash prizes for winners at each category.

This year the Bronze Challenge runs from Monday 24th September to Friday 28th September. Your club can choose on which day or days within that period it wishes to run its heat in the club. Players may enter only one heat.

If your club is running a heat, you should go to the club tournament as usual with your partner with an extra £2 per player as the entry fee (to be paid to West  District). The boards you will play are the same as the boards used at all other clubs participating. You will receive a commentary booklet after the event which describes how each hand could be bid and played. 

The results from all WD clubs are combined and will be available on WD Website a few days after all results are received.

The Bronze Challenge is one of three West District events aimed at the Bronze communities of players -

  • Bronze Challenge 24 - 28 September 2018
  • Bronze Cordial at Seamill Hydro 25 - 27 November 2018
  • Bronze Congress at Hamilton BC 16 - 17 March 2019

Information for clubs

To run a heat in your club preferably as one of your events for beginners and improvers, please contact the Convener, John Glen, by email at johnglen2@ntlworld.com or by telephone on 07954 385159.

The entry fee to be paid to West District will be £2 per player.

Heats should comprise a minimum of 3 tables with at least 20 boards being played by all pairs.


This popular annual event with Pairs, Teams and more will again be held at Seamill Hydro, and this year's date is 25 - 27 November 2018.

This Congress is aimed at all players up to District Master with Master Point numbers above 12000.

For more information and to enter, please download the Programme & Entry Form here.

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.


This annual handicapped Teams-of-4 Event was played on Tuesday 15 May, with all proceeds going to the Erskine Hospital fund.

After applying the handicaps (details here) the winners were Peter Edmond, Corla van Griethuysen, Richard Sparrow and John Soraghan.


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:- 

SBU Member Services Dept #16
196 Rose Street
24th September 2018
West District Bronze Challenge
25th September 2018
West District Bronze Challenge
26th September 2018
West District Bronze Challenge
27th September 2018
West District Bronze Challenge
28th September 2018
West District Bronze Challenge
Maccabi Bowl
Campsie Congress Pairs
Campsie Congress Teams
Erskine Trophy (Unhandicapped results)
Strang Teams