Welcome to the Ayrshire District website.
For Ayrshire Events:
For SBU Events:
Start date: Monday 2nd July 2018 Until End August
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Venue : Ayrshire Bridge Centre
4 The Riggs,
New Beginner's class - Thursdays 2-4pm Ardrossan Library.
Chris Gurney is running the class, his number is 07501 153 020
Contact Maureen Rennie for details of September classes
Ayrshire Bridge Centre - Beginners – Mondays 10:00 to 12:30
Cafe 141, Troon – Improvers – Tuesday 7pm to 9:30pm
Kilwinning Tuesdays 1:45pm - 4pm
Ardrossan Thursday 2pm - 4pmMore Details
See Education / Classes for more information and Kilwinning, Kilmarnock details.
If you would like to find out more please email Maureen Rennie
Club & District
The Ayrshire Congress 2018
This year's congress seemed doomed for failure: the June date didn't seem popular and we lost a few entries because of the last minute change of date. However against all the odds we managed to run the Pairs event on Saturday 16th June though sadly the teams event had to be cancelled.
26 pairs played in the pairs and Ayrshire fared well meaning that all bar one of the prizes went to ABU members.
Thank you to Stewart Duguid (Pollock Williamson) for his sponsorship which allowed us to offer such generous prizes.
Thanks must also go to Horst Kopleck for directing the event, Alice for keeping us all supplied with drinks and biscuits throughout the day and to all the Council for their contribution and help in making the day go smoothly.
Next year the Ayrshire Congress will return to it's usual spot in April when I am sure we will have another successful event.
Stoian Kableshkov & Andy Raeburn win Congress Pairs.
Silver prize to Alex O'Hara & Stephen Cole
Bronze to Rani Sinnak & Morag Ridley
Linda Little & David Wilbraham: Munro Cup
With a great run-in, on the last round, David & Sandra Wiseman pipped Stoian Kableshkov, who had led the Winter Competition from Round 1 to Round 21. Ian Burn 4th.
With Sandra joint 1st in the overall rankings, Jackie McCrindle becomes the top Silver player, Margaret Little Bronze 4, Agnes Lamont Bronze 3, Anne Murdoch Bronze 2, with Ann Hamilton Bronze 1 winner in the Stratified or Ranked Competition.
Troon South Beach and Prestwick: Teams of 8 League 1 & 2 Winners
In a thrilling match, in which none of the spectators left before the end, David & Sandra Wiseman, Gordon Smith & Eddie McGeough won the Ayrshire Cup by 1 IMP from Frances Murphy, Rita Stuart, Ann Fraser & Angela Knox.
Hazel Rutherford & Anne Murdoch, Agnes Lamont & Margaret Little: Ronnie Alexander Teams
Gordon Cunningham & Fiona Braid, Valerie Wood & Fred Dean: Tourney Cup
Kate & Sam Malkani: Ann Galt
Gordon Smith & David Wiseman: Ayrshire Pairs
(Silver: Alan Lochrie and Joe Woods; Bronze: Fiona Braid and Gordon Cunningham)
Hazel Rutherford: Ayrshire Individual
David & Ira Clement: 300 Club Pairs
Alex Forsyth & Rod Jenkins: District Swiss Pairs
Silver=: Nicol Taylor & Farhad Noorbakhsh, Alison Carmichael & John Salter
Bronze: Sue Fraser & Caryl O'Donoghue
Semi-Finals complete: Ayrshire Pairs Finalists
Agnes Lamont & Margaret Little: Ronnie Alexander Pairs
Stephanie Peaker & Madhavi Kothari, (Greenan champions): Adamson Cup
Jim & Alison Tudor, Stoian Kableshkov & Andy Raeburn; for the 3rd year running: Viking Teams
Sharon Lindsay & Maureen Rennie: Viking Pairs
Gordon Smith & David Wiseman 2nd in Spence Cup
Frances Murphy & Rita Stuart 4th in Scottish Swiss Pairs at Ayr Academy
Sam & Kate Malkani a trick short of making the National Pairs 2 in a row for Ayrshire.
Stewart Duguid & Stewart Pinkerton best placed Ayrshire Pair in Wednesday's Celtic Spring Sims
David Ripley & Margaret MacCallum well placed in the Thu/Fri Sim
Fiona Abbott & Pauline Phillips, Angela Knox & Frances Murphy 3rd= in Women's Teams where Maureen Rennie & Sharon Lindsay, Sue Fraser & Caryl O'Donoghue finished in the top half and won the Bronze Team Award
Fiona Abbott & Pauline Phillips 7th in Women's Pairs
Ian Robertson & Stewart Martindale, with Rani Sinnak & Morag Ridley best from Ayrshire in National Bronze Teams.
Sandra & David Wiseman, Val Marshall & Mike McGinley(West) 2nd in Mixed Swiss Teams
Angela Knox & Eddie McGeough 7th= in Mixed Swiss Pairs.
Jim & Alison Tudor 9th/163 from ABU heat of Bobby Allan Mixed Sims.
Kath Horn and Roland Bradbury (Greenan) doing well in British Winter Sims.
December Celtic Sims:
Fiona Braid & Gordon Cunningham best Ayrshire pair in Jesner / Johnston Sim
Hazel Rutherford & David Sands 3rd/89 in the Thea Teale Bronze National Pairs
Alex O'Hara & Stephen Cole 7th/80 overall in Diamond
There will be no host system operating for the rest of
the summer. If you need a partner please use the
“Partner Request” facility, you will find a link at
As part of GDPR, a club may refer to its constitution on its noticeboard or web site. A club can upload its constitution as a PDF to this site, and put a link to it in the Club's home page; help to do so available here.
WOW. Ceiling replaced in the annex; Ramsay ladder for access to loft for storage. Repaint of the centre, LED lighting in the annex, and new notice boards. A bright, fresh, new look to the centre.
No more trying to work out which night is for which club; they're left to right, Monday to Friday, and each club has at least as much area on the new notice boards as they had previously. (Click the picture to zoom).
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New Law Book
Maureen Rennie has copies of the revised Laws of Bridge for purchase at £5. Affiliated clubs received a free copy.
Centre Reservations. check the Calendar "Bridge Centre Usage" before contacting the Council Secreary to arrange bookings.
44 took part in the Festive Friday Funday
raising £311 for Mary's Meals
meals for 44* children for a school year.
* see web site.