The Pearson Pot, Grindon Trophy, and Calder handicapped results are found by looking at the evening's result and clicking the 'Handicapped' link at the top of the page. From 1 January 2017 the same will be done for the Tom Woodman.
The Berwick Club is the traditional host of the SBU East District against the North East Bridge Association (NEBA) match.
Ian Rankin writes -"The solid silver cup is called the 'Newcastle Journal Bridge Challenge Cup' & matches appear to have been held every year since 1956 except for 1968 & 2008. Originally they were tripartite matches between NEBA and the Western & Eastern divisions of the SBU, but the Western District dropped out in the mid-eighties".
Clive Owen adds "Actually for many years there were four teams playing. The [SBU] Central District also participated but never won. It used to be a two day event with a dinner on the Saturday night. With the increased demands of a modern bridge calendar Central and West dropped out. It was the blue riband of the NEBA calendar and everyone played their strongest teams unlike now. I don’t know about 2008 but virtually certain that in 1968 the competition will have taken place but the winners will not have engraved the trophy".