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.
District Simultaneous Pairs II - 8 February

Apologies for the delay in publishing the provisional results - now available here.

District Pairs

The Semi-Final of the West District Pairs was played on 20 February. Results are available on the Results pages.

The top 14 pairs have qualified for the Final of the District Pairs, to be played on Saturday 10 March, 1.00pm at the Buchanan Club.

Pairs unable to play should notify the District Tournament Secretary, john.glen2@ntlworld.com.

BRONZE NATIONAL TEAMS - THEA TEALE SALVER

This competition is open to ALL Bronze level players (from Novice to Star Master). The competition date is Saturday 3 March.

The West District heat will be played at St Andrew Bridge Club, Glasgow, Start time 1.30pm.

Teams-of-4 wishing to enter should contact the District Secretary or use Online Entry from this website.

Download Poster          Email District Secretary        Enter Online

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.

WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS MARCH 2018
WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS MARCH 2018

The ever popular West District Spring Congress incorporating the Bronze Congress will be held in Hamilton Bridge Club on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March. Saturday will be the Pairs event and Sunday the Teams-of-Four event. The Bronze Congress, held simultaneously, is for those beginners and improvers seeking to increase their competition experience.

For more information please download an entry form or contact the Congress Convener, Peter Edmond.

Download Poster

Download Entry Form

Email Convener

Enter Online

DISTRICT SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 15 NOVEMBER

The results of our first Simultaneous Pairs event this season are now final and have been submitted for master-pointing. Congratulations to Keith Mackenzie & Archie Hodson (Dunoon BC) for their top score of 64.53%. Full results can be viewed here.

Dates of the remaining Simultaneous Pairs events are -

West District Simultaneous Pairs II: Thursday 8 February 2018

West District Simultaneous Pairs III: Monday 26 March 2018

WEST DISTRICT BRONZE CHALLENGE

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.

EVENTS CALENDAR 2017/18

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.

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

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
Master Points

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

Calendar
2nd March 2018
Mull Congress
Craignure
3rd March 2018
Mull Congress
Craignure
3rd March 2018
Bronze National Teams - West District heat
St Andrew BC 1.30pm
4th March 2018
Mull Congress
Craignure
10th March 2018
District Pairs Final
Buchanan BC 1.00pm
Results
District Pairs Semi-Final
Mixed Swiss Teams 2018
Scottish Mixed Swiss Pairs
District Simultaneous Pairs II
Hutchesons' Shield Swiss Pairs