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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.

Club Tournament Director course

The SBU will be running a two day course for Club Directors - dates and venues to be decided.

If you are interested, please contact Angus Macdonald, email


We intend to publish details of face-to-face Bridge lessons and classes in the West District on this website. If you want your event publicised please email the District Secretary, with details including dates, times and level of your lessons or classes as well as contact details.

Buchanan Bridge Club will run classes from Thursday 1 September, including Beginnners courses (20 and 60 weeks), a Refresher course and an Advanced course. Contact: Frances Sergeant, email

Glasgow Bridge Centre will run Beginners classes from August on Tuesday evenings. Contact: Frances McKeon, email

St Andrew Bridge Club will start a new session of Beginners amd Improvers classes on Monday nights 7:00pm from 5 September. Contact email


In line with SBU advice, all remaining West District events of the 1919/20 season have been cancelled. This concerns, in particular, District Simultaneous Pairs III, Strang Teams-of-4 and the Erskine Trophy Teams.

With regard to the West District Leagues the following decisions have been taken -

Due to the ongoing situation the West District Committee has decided to suspend all League Matches. We shall allocate a score based on this season’s position to any matches which have no relevance to promotion or relegation. We shall hold back meantime on those matches that are meaningful and make a decision later on whether they can be played or not. Likewise the JJ is suspended meantime.

The only remaining meaningful fixture in Division 1 has been played online: Stirling 11-5 Bonnyton. This means Stirling are Division 1 champions. Scores have been allocated for the other ourtstanding Division 1 matches (none of which affected championship or relegation). Please click on "Leagues" for final Division 1 placings.

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.


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.

SBU playing cards on sale for clubs
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 or the District Secretary, email

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

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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