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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.

Qualifiers from the club qualifying heats should note that the next stage will be played on Thursday 29th February, 7:00pm at the Buchanan club.


Glasgow Bridge Centre will be running a single-session MP Pairs online on Sunday 25th February 2024, starting at 1pm.  The event is open to all Bronze players in Scotland, in memory of Steve Bailey.  As many of you will know, Steve was an excellent mentor to a whole host of Bronze players, encouraging them to enter leagues and improve their game.

Register on BBO, on the day from 11am (search for GBC in Competitive/All Tournaments).  The Entry Fee is BBO$5. We will be playing around 24 boards.

The Steve Bailey Trophy (donated by his sister) will be awarded to the winners with prizes in BBO$ for the first three pairs and also the best in each Bronze category.  Masterpoints will be awarded.


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.  We have enough players to run this trial but to make it viable, particularly long-term, we really need more so please encourage others to consider playing.  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. A short introduction to RealBridge can be found here.

John Di Mambro, Director (


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.

29th February 2024
District Pairs Semi-Final
Buchanan BC 7:00pm
District Pairs - Buchanan heat
Erskine Trophy
Ogilvie Congress Teams Final
Ogilvie Congress Teams Cons.
Ogilvie Balloted Teams A