The Scottish Bridge Union’s Master Point scheme came into operation on 1 September 1957. A committee of the SBU, in conjunction with the EBU, under the umbrella of the British Bridge League (BBL) prepared the scheme which all home national bridge organisations (EBU/NIBU/SBU/WBU) adhered to. In June 1993, the SBU transferred its paper master point records to a computer.


In July 2013 SBU Master Points and Membership records were combined into one database, named MEMPAD. - this website contains master points and membership data for all current and past SBU members. It is a secure database and can be updated by members themselves (access via a password) plus club and SBU officials.

Guidance for a New MEMPAD Password

The Masterpoint Scheme

Handbook of the Master Point Scheme (9th Edition — February 2021 )

Club Guide to SBU Master Point Scheme

District Red Pointed Events

The criteria for District Events eligible for the awarding of National (red) Master Points are described here: District red pointed events


Any comments, complaints, or suggestions for improvements to the master point scheme should be brought to the notice of the Master Point Policy Committee (chairman Peter Hodgson).