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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.
TALKING POINT
TALKING POINT

A new home for Glasgow Clubs?

As some of you will be aware, the Implementation Group seeking to create a new big club is taking a seriious interest in a property in Hillington, which seems suitable in many respects, including size and affordability.

We have been viewing possible premises situated in what is currently the British Red Cross Building at Hillington. The address is Centura Court 4 Nasmyth Rd Hillington G52 4PR. Google maps can take you various ways: Via Ross Hall hospital to Hillington; on the M77/M8 take the Hillington turn-off; Clyde Tunnel etc etc. If you leave from the M8 go straight through the first roundabout; take the first left and then turn immediate right along Hillington Road (parallel to the main road) until you come to the British Red Cross building. It would be great  if members who have time could try the journey for themselves so that we can get feedback on your thoughts. All the who have seen the building have been very positive about the premises and the journey times from all areas of Glasgow - approx. 20 minutes from Newton Mearns, and also Milngavie; shorter from other areas. There are 27 dedicated parking spaces; plus on-street parking. Very bright with loads of windows! There is a train station at Hillington East - a 6-minute walk to the location. Also Bus 9A goes past the door. 

 

CHARITY BRIDGE EVENT @ ST ANDREW BC

Charity Bridge & Brunch at St. Andrew Bridge Club

Date and times: Saturday 15th June. Door opens at 9:30 am with tea & coffee available. Play will start : 10 am

Cost : £15 cash per head (includes tea/coffee, cakes, biscuits and snack lunch)

To register and for more information please contact wanyinghill@gmail.com with your names and SBU numbers

WEST DISTRICT PAIRS

Congratulations to Paul Maiolani & Jim McMenemy who won the District Pairs Final. Runners-up were Robert Clow & Mike McGinley.

CAFE BRIDGE EVENTS

What is Café Bridge?

A typical café bridge event is a competitive duplicate pairs bridge game set up over multiple cafés, restaurants, hotels and pubs. 

Pairs move to a new venue after each round, guided by a movement card or roadbook, while board sets remain on their starting tables throughout. The registration fee typically covers vouchers which are valid for refreshments at the venues, either for a single lunch or for a drink at each stop, depending on the style of event.

Café bridge has a social component, whether by raising money for a good cause, attracting sponsorship for bridge from regional institutions, or gaining custom for local businesses. Café drives also help make bridge visible to the wider public, thereby encouraging more people to consider taking it up.

Prestwick, Tuesday 11th June

 Highlights of the day:

*    Welcome coffee in Prestwick South Church Hall (www.prestwicksouth.wordpress.com)
*    28 hands of bridge played in seven venues (cafes/hotels) with short walks in between
*    After last round return to the Church Hall for complimentary refreshment
*    Raffle in aid of Ayrshire Hospice while results are being prepared

More information here - https://www.brianbridge.net/prest2024/

Strathaven, Wednesday 12th June

Competitive bridge, coffee, cakes ad lunch. A great day out!

To register go to https://www.brianbridge.net/sven2024/

Perth, Saturday 31st August

*    Part of the Festival of Bridge

Dunkeld and Birnam, Tuesday 22nd October

*    In aid of Scottish charity Air Ambulance

Plockton, Thursday 24th October

*    In aid of Rag Tag Textile

 

For information on all Café Bridge events go to https://www.brianbridge.net/cafe/

OPEN ONLINE TOURNAMENTS

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, bridge@horst.plus.com

A WORD FROM HARRY SMITH ...

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 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.

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.

Results
District Pairs Final
District Pairs - Buchanan heat
Erskine Trophy
Ogilvie Congress Teams Final
Ogilvie Congress Teams Cons.