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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.
Avril Sloane

We are very sorry to report the death of Avril Sloane, following a long illness. As well as a popular player in the West District, Avril was Secretary of the Scottish Bridge Union from 2017 to 2019.

EVENTS LIST

A selection of forthcoming events in the West District and beyond. This list is updated weekly. For full listings of West District events see the Calendar pages.

2 February: Hutchesons' Open Swiss Pairs at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow. See article below.

8 February: Scottish Swiss Mixed Pairs at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow. Enter via SBU website.

9 February: Scottish Swiss Mixed Teams at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow. Enter via SBU website.

13 February: West District Simultaneous Pairs II. To enter, contact participating clubs.

22 February: Men's National Pairs at Dundee BC. Enter via SBU website.

23 February: Men's National Teams at Dundee BC. Enter via SBU website.

6-8 March: Mull Congress at Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure. Contact: Maureen Rennie, mull@troonwarren.me.uk.

NATIONAL PAIRS

Club heats for the National Pairs were held in 5 clubs throughout the District. Details of the second round of this competitions are as follows -

National Pairs District Final: Tuesday 28 January 2020, 7.00pm at Glasgow Bridge Centre.  View list of qualifiers from club heats

The number of qualifiers to the National Pairs Final is tbc (Sunday 26 April, 12.00noon at Buchanan Bridge Club).

Qualifying pairs unable to play in this event must notify the District Tournament Secretary, email bridge@horst.plus.com

2020 HUTCHESONS' OPEN SWISS PAIRS
The entry for the 2020 Hutchesons' Open Swiss Pairs is now open. This takes part on Sunday February 2nd at 12.00. There will be a lunch break at 15.00 with the event finishing around 19.00.  The 2-course lunch, coffee and refreshments are all included in the entry fee. Further details are provided on the entry form via the link below. Since numbers will be limited, please get your entry in as soon as possible.
John Di Mambro (johndimambro@gmail.com), Convenor
WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS AND BRONZE CONGRESS 2020
WEST DISTRICT CONGRESS AND BRONZE CONGRESS 2020

The 47th West District Congress will be held on the weekend of 14/15 March 2020 at Hamilton Bridge Club.

TO ENTER: Email the Congress Convener, Peter Edmond: pfe263@gmail.com (stating Players' names and Lunch requirements) or Enter Online.

Download Poster (as above)          Download Congress Brochure            Enter Online

 

MAIN CONGRESS

Saturday 14 March: Congress Pairs - 2 sessions (Swiss) Start time 10.45am

Sunday 15 March: Congress Teams of Four - 2 sessions (Swiss if sufficient numbers) Start time 10.45am

Master points awarded, including National (Red) points to the top 25%. Cost: £25 per player for the weekend (or £15 for single day).

BRONZE CONGRESS - This event is aimed at Beginners and players up to District Master. Higher-ranked Bronze players are encouraged to play in the Main Congress.

Saturday 14 March: Bronze Pairs - 2 sessions. Start time 10.30am

Sunday 15 March: Bronze Teams of Four - 2 sessions. Start time 10.30am

Master points awarded. Cost: £20 per player for the weekend (or £10 for single day).

 

For further details on both events see the Congress Brochure.

SBU & West District Calendar of Events 2019/20

A combined Calendar of SBU and West District events for the coming season is available on this website (please click on "Calendar" in the menu). Please bear in mind that many of these dates are still provisional - we will update this document if and when required.

NEW SEASON 2019/20: BRIDGE CLASSES AND COURSES

A number of clubs in the district are offering Bridge classes and courses at various levels. Please see our News page for more information.

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.

WEST DISTRICT SWISS TEAMS 2019

Congratulations to the winners - Cathy Ferguson, Jim Forsyth, Bob McKinnon, Ian Patrick.

Runners-up were Kevin Strathern, Eddie McGeough, John Dick, Stuart McCreadie.

The Silver award was won by George & Gillian Roberts, Pat Booth, Mary Storrar.

The Bronze award was won by Tim & Janet Hedley, Naomi McMahon, Sheila Logan.

DAYTIME BRIDGE

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.

Please note that paper points are no longer accepted.

Calendar
28th January 2020
National Pairs District Final
GBC 7.00pm
2nd February 2020
Hutchesons' Shield Swiss Pairs
Hutchesons' School
8th February 2020
Scottish Mixed Swiss Pairs
Hutchesons' School
9th February 2020
Scottish Mixed Swiss Teams
Hutchesons' School
13th February 2020
District Simultaneous Pairs II
Clubs
Results
District Pairs Semi-Final
FoC Congress Pairs Final
FoC Congress Pairs 1st Cons.
FoC Congress Pairs 2nd Cons.
FoC Congress Teams Q A