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.
Jim Wilcox

We have received news of the death of Jim Wilcox. Jim was a former SBU President (2000-01) as well as Treasurer and Secretary of the union. He was instrumental in the organisation of many events and will also be remembered as a very popular and capable Tournament Director.

Marion Hill

We are sad to report the death of Marion Hill who was Chairman of the West District from 1988 to 1990 and also served as 51st President of the SBU. Marion was a prominent and successful player as well as a popular bridge teacher and organiser of bridge holidays. A service will be held on Thursday 20 December, 11.00am at South Lanarkshire crematorium.

District Simultaneous Pairs 14 November

Results from this event can now be viewed here.


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.

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.

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.

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
19th December 2018
District Pairs Q (club heat)
Hamilton BC
18th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
19th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
20th January 2019
Firth of Clyde Congress
22nd January 2019
National Pairs District Final
GBC 7.00pm
District Pairs Q (GBC)
National Pairs Q - St Andrew
West District Swiss Teams (Red-pointed)
National Pairs Q (Buchanan)
National Pairs Q - Hamilton