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New season LEAGUE Tables.

Scheduled League fixtures

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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.

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

27 October: Carlton Club Congress. Contact: Margo Cursiter,

29 October: Rayne Teams (district qualifying heat) at Buchanan BC. Contact: Horst Kopleck,

2 November: Thea Teale Bronze Pairs (district heat) at St Andrew BC. Open to all Bronze players. Contact: Bill Durning,

3 November: Arthur (Grand Masters), Bowman (Life & Senior Life Masters) & Fairlie (Regional, Scottish & National Masters) Pairs at Buchanan BC. Enter via SBU website.

8-10 November: Aviemore Congress at Coylumbridge Hotel. Contact: Bill Richardson,

10-12 November: Bronze Cordial Congress for Beginners and Improvers at Seamill Hydro. See article below. Contact: Peter Edmond,

15-17 November: Ogilvie Club Congress in Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran. Contact: Janis Perry,

24 November: West District Swiss Teams at Stirling BC. Red points awarded. Contact: Horst Kopleck,


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

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.


This year's Bronze Cordial Congress will again be held at Seamill Hydro from Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th November 2019.

Entries are open to all players up to District Master with Master Point numbers above 14000.

The entry fee is £30 per player, which includes a two-session Pairs tournament, a two-session Teams tournament (teammates can be arranged), two cordial evening sessions, a review of some of the more interesting hands from the Pairs and tutorials as requested .

For full details please see the Congress Brochure.

Download Bronze Cordial Brochure

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 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.


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.

29th October 2019
Rayne Teams Q (district heat)
Buchanan BC 7.00pm
30th October 2019
National Pairs Q (club heat)
2nd November 2019
Thea Teale Bronze Pairs (district heat)
St Andrew BC 1.00pm
3rd November 2019
Arthur, Bowman & Fairlie
Buchanan BC
10th November 2019
Bronze Cordial Beginners' & Improvers' Congress
Seamill Hydro
Diamond Trophy (district heat)
District Pairs Q (club heat)
Argyll Vintners Cup
Maccabi Bowl
Campsie Pairs