Membership and Master Point Administration Database

Scottish Bridge Union (SBU)

9th October 2019

Club Treasurers are encouraged to send payments for SBU memberships to the SBU Treasurer, either by cheque or preferably direct to the SBU bank a/c. When writing a cheque please make it out to "The Scottish Bridge Union" in full. 

Club Treasurers are also encouraged to top-up their store of MP credits on Mempad (still £22 per 100 certificates) so as to cover the next 6 month's usage. Both these measures would reduce the workload of  our volunteers. ..Thank you.

17th September 2019

Conversion of historic Local BLUE Points to National (red) Points will take place during September. Since this may lead to a number of promotions, a new ranking list will be produced as at end September for use in upcoming ranking events.

******* SCOREBRIDGE Release 10.19.07 9th September 2019

  • Fixed sending the event scoring method to Bridgemates
  • SBU upload checks club number is correct format
  • EBU P2P/XML files generated and added to desktop folder without deleting previously created P2P files
  • Auto emails / internal mail uses external service to improve deliverability
  • Minor corrections and enhancements

***** It is strongly recommended that clubs install this update.

3rd September 2019

A new season dawns, fresh hopes, new plans, hope springs eternal, this season it will be better! 

Two good competions to enter in September, the Stirling Pairs and the Edwin Berry Bowl Teams, and also watching how out Scottish Lassies do in the VeniceCup in China - September will be a good month for Scotland.

25th August 2019

Master Points have been awarded for the Valentine SIMS Pairs held in February 2019. Further details will be posted on the SBU website no later than 28th Aug, now end August sorry.

19th March 2019

Payment by cheque to the SBU from members/clubs/districts is still of course welcomed, but please make out any cheques to "Scottish Bridge Union" in full words. Our bank is insisting on this. In future, any cheques made out to "SBU" risk being rejected. We much prefer payment by internet banking, provided that there is an adequate reference. It helps bookkeeping if payments are not merged, one payment for one activity - please.

NB. You are reminded that the POSTBOX in Rose Street Edinburgh is now closed, please address payments and correspondence to the SBU Treasurer (see below).

28th January 2019

All postal correspondence with the mailbox in Rose St should cease.
Cheques, MP certificates and other Member Services correspondence should only be sent to ...
George Plant - SBU
21/5 Falcon Road West
EH10 4AD

27th July 2018
The SBU holds personal contact data belonging to its members inside MEMPAD on this security-enhanced website. It does this on the legal basis (as defined by the GDPR) that it is necessary to hold this data for the purposes of its legitimate interests as a membership organisation. 

A full explanation of the SBU Privacy Policy is available on the SBU information website at .....

Questions and further explanations can be obtained by sending an email to

9th May 2018
GDPR requires that the SBU keeps your personal data safe and accurate (amongst other things). Please note the green padlock in your browser address box above (top left) - this guarantees a high level of security. Members can help us by checking their own data and amending where necessary - many hands make light work! 

25th April 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] comes into force on 25th May 2018.
Information for members, clubs and districts will be available shortly on the SBU website.
Please check your personal data on MEMPAD is correct, including a valid email address. 


Looking for a table of the ranking structure showing points needed for each rank?
Then click on the "MP Notices" tab to see the full details.

This listing defines eligibility for BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD events. Even if a promotion occurs after the latest publication,  players are still entitled to enter ranked competitions based on their status as shown on the latest published list

In ranked competitions, an eligible player may play with a partner who has a lower rank.



Please send ALL Masterpoints and Membership correspondence
and cheques to ...
George Plant  
SBU Treasurer

21/5 Falcon Road West
EH10 4AD

***** by email ... to  after removing the year digits.

We appreciate feedback (+ve or -ve), every complaint is a gift! .... here.

To visit the main SBU Information website, please click here.