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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.
The Ayrshire District Swiss Pairs will take place on Saturday 9 December at 11am in the Ayrshire Bridge Centre in Prestwick.
This is an open competition for all SBU members with National (Red) points on offer and prizes for the top Silver and Bronze pairs as well as the overall winners. There will be 48 Boards played (6 rounds of 8) with a break for lunch, which is not provided, and an estimated finish of around 6pm. The cost is £15 per person and this includes tea/coffee/biscuits throughout the day. Please read the flyer for more information.
Space is limited so booking ahead is essential. You can enter online here

The Hamilton Bridge Club is hoping to trial a regular Open Pairs event on Fridays, starting 2nd February.  The start time will be 7.00pm and the playing platform will be RealBridge.  To gauge interest and viability, please let me know as soon as possible if you are likely to play by contacting me directly:  The cost will be £4.00 payable on-line through the Hamilton Website:  Hamilton Bridge Club Website  The player link will be made available on the Website on the morning of the event.  Players MUST ensure their camera and microphone are both working BEFORE they play.  Details of how to do this can be found on the RealBridge website: Camera and microphone testing.  We look forward to hearing from you to express your interest.


New DECEMBER dates -  More information....



The Buchanan Thursday night online tournament is now open to all SBU members -

 *   Thursdays 7:00pm on BBO, BB$4. Host name SBU_W_BUC

The GBC's Monday online tournament is also open to all SBU players -

 *   Mondays 7:00pm on BBO, BB$3.50. Host name SBU_W_GBC

Any other clubs wishing to publicise their Open tournaments, contact the WD Secretary,


You will be aware that Alex Adamson & I have written a series of articles over the last 5 years.  In 2016, the first 24 of these were collected into a book 'If I Only Had A Heart', and a further book 'Bridge Over The Rainbow' was published in 2019.  We have now completed the full series of articles and the last book in the trilogy 'Double, Double, Toil and Trouble' has now been published.

The books follow the fortunes of the Over The Rainbow Bridge Club.  The membership of the Club may seem to be mainly characters from The Wizard Of Oz, but on closer examination, I’m sure you will recognise all sorts of traits you see in bridge players around you.

The hands they play have all occurred in real life, and will be of interest to players at all levels.

Some more details are in our website

It also explains how people can purchase any of the books, and, in addition, Alex & I are offering signed copies to be posted out.

The previous two books have had great reviews.  We hope people will have a look, and we very much hope will enjoy reading all of them.


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

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.

SBU Master Points

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

Please note that paper points are no longer accepted.

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District Pairs - GBC heat
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District Pairs - St Andrew heat
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