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Please note the changes to personnel made in the Contact Us panel on the home page



Quite a busy time with the club hosting a variety of external events as well as its normal club program. Note both the ED Mens and Womens Teams will take place at the club. Each event is played over two (Wednesday) sessions - see also main panel





We are always looking for news of interest to the Clubs website readers. We routinely update the website with notable successes 


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Membership Application Form

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Welcome to Carlton Bridge Club

At the Carlton, we pride ourselves on welcoming all levels of players. Visitors can join any of our Tournaments and we will try to find a partner if needed. Our custom-built bridge centre provides excellent playing and teaching facilities. Tournaments are scored using interactive technology and results are displayed promptly. We are pleased to welcome our new club manager Andrew Bailey, and our new full time caterer Jane Mawdsley who will be providing a range of soups sandwiches and her amazing baked goods as well as the normal range of teas, coffees and soft drinks.

We are located just to the North of Edinburgh city centre.

Details of the regular tournaments are available here.  We offer classes on five days each week - details here.  

International Bridge Festival (France)

To All Carlton Members

The 2019 International Bridge Festival of Saint-Renan is being held this year on July 13th 2019 in the Cultural Centre of Saint-Renan near Brest. It is a perfect tournament for those who will be holidaying in France or who might fancy a French bridge holiday.

With many awards and a great atmosphere this festival will be a great opportunity to celebrate the sport. It is a Open Pairs tournament that starts at 2pm and ends by 6pm and will be followed by musical entertainment, an oyster tasting and cocktail while awaiting the results. 

For more information please visit or see the poster on the notice board.

Subscription Fees

A Notice to all Members.

At the end of the recent financial year, the Carlton Bridge  Club  de-registered for VAT and have decided to pass the savings to the members of the club by reducing the subscription fees. Therefore the  subscription fees have been reduced to:

Town Members £45.00
Country Members £35.00, for Members who reside more than 20 miles from the Club premises as measured by the AA route-finder. or live abroad for more than 6 month of the year.

Renewal letters for annual subscriptions are being sent out by either email or post to members over the next few days.


Please note: If the Carlton is your main club then you will need to pay an addiontal £10 for your SBU membership. If you use another club as your main club you will need to pay your SBU membership through them.

Wendy Gray Result 2019

This seems to have been quite a close affair. In the first instance thanks to all who made the contest so interesting.

The full results can be accessed via the results calendar page.

After deliberation the official result is a tie

Congratulations to Kenny Hunter, Norman Cooper, Dilys Gellatly, Nicol Taylor and David Kaye, Irene Sime, Rosemary Steers and Jane Stephenson who all share first place.


ED Womens Teams, ED Mens Teams, 2019

 Both events are this year held at the Carlton and take place over two weeks.

The second sessions  are Wednesday 24th April starting at 7 pm;


The Jacqueline Bruce Smith Vase is the East District Ladies’ Teams Championship.

Each team can have up to 6 members, playing any 4 unchanged on each night.



The Charles Bowman Trophy is the East District Men’s Teams Championship.

Each team can have up to 6 members, playing any 4 unchanged on each night.


SBU Individuals at the Carlton

The SBU Individuals take place at the Carlton BC on Saturday 27th April starting at 12 noon. Expected finish time is about 18:45

All events are red pointed national competitions. To play you do not need a partner as you play with each of the other entrants.

There are three competitions for different ranks:

  • The Alan Fairlie for Novices, Club Masters, Local Masters and District Masters
  • The Shenkin for Masters and Senior Masters
  • The Harrison for Regional Master and above.

You enter online on the SBU web site..

Because of the nature of these competitions there is a maximum of 25 places available for each section. There are still some places available in the Fairlie and Shenkin.

As ever there is a waiting list for the Harrison as the available places tend to fill very quickly. Some of the top ranked entrants may be asked to transfer to the Benjamin.

Note the Benjamin Individual, an  invitational event for Grand Masters and leading Master Point winners will run concurrently at the same venue.





Summer Parking

The Bowling Club Season opens on Saturday 20th April

After that date Parking Spaces  1-14 are for the exclusive use of the Goldenacre Bowling Club

Members and Guests of the Carlton Bridge Centre are not permitted to use the spaces allocated to the bowls club

There is parking to the rear and side of the club premises, meter parking on Warriston Gardens [free after 17:30] 

and a limited amount of free parking during the day on Ferry Road






Russell Cup 2019


The Russell Cup  runs weekly on  Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.

When not already playing or otherwise engaged Geoff Bailey is offering to act as host from time to time

The next date for the competition is 23rd April 


Incidentally 23rd April is St George's Day

No host has volunteered as yet



If you are willing to be a host please email the club via

Carlton Bridge Club Chair

To all Members

The Board received June Morrison's resignation at the last Board meeting on Thursday 28th March.

June joined the Board in July 2016 and was voted the Chairperson by the Board at the subsequent meeting.  The Board and on behalf of the members would like to thank June for her time, effort and work over the last 2.5 years.

We wish her all the best and look forward to seeing her when she is teaching and playing in the club.

Meanwhile, the Board have voted Elizabeth Peckham as the interim Chair. 

Jane Mawdsley
Jane Mawdsley

As indicated in the February Newsletter Jane Mawdsley from Westmains Catering is now fully responsible for the catering organization within the club.

Author's Note: I have always regarded the Carlton's catering as very much part of what makes the club what it is. I wish Jane well in her continuing endeavours for the club.

Andrew Bailey - Club Manager
Andrew Bailey - Club Manager

As promised in the February Newsletter from April 1st the Carlton has a new Club Manager.

Andrew is a former Librarian from Kingston University, London and has a strong background in both IT services and Customer Service. If you have any problems or questions you can send him an email at 

Personal Analysis on the Web Site

You can get a graph of your scores at the club with different partners and over different periods in Personal Analysis.  It is a sub-menu in Results Calendar, click here.  Select your name to see your scores.

Bridge Classes at the Carlton -Session 2018-19

2018 Lessons started the week beginning 24th September. Some of the links below may be of some interest to current students including improvers and future prospective attendees of any level looking to formalize their game

Click here for more information.

Car Park

Members are kindly reminded to adhere to the speed limit when driving into the premises and respect the parking restrictions when using the car park.


Is available in Warriston Gardens [meter parking until 17:30 then free] and in Ferry Road [free]

Afternoon Start Times

Remember that afternoon tournaments will start at 13:15 from 2 April

Please be seated by 13:00. The director may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive later

Please remember that the Tuesday Bronze tournament. Starts at 6:45pm and should be seated by 6:30pm.

Please phone the Club if there are traffic problems

Fire Assembly Point

All Club users should be aware that if the fire alarm sounds they should leave the building and go to the the Assembly Point signed at the bottom right hand corner (as you leave) of the car park.  

Contact Us

36B Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 5NE

Telephone: 0131 552 3122

Elizabeth Peckham
Carolyn Dempsie
Maurice Brady
Info on Lessons etc
Web queries
Andrew Bailey
Master Points Inquiries
Any other queries
Friday Evening MPP
Thursday Afternoon
Thursday evening
Wednesday afternoon Bronze
ED Mens Teams Round 1
Tuesday Bronze
Fri 19th Apr 2019
Friday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Monday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Monday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Class - Improvers w. June Morrison
Rm 2 13.30
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Bronze Tournament
Rm 2 18.45
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Russel Cup (4 of 22)
Rm 1 19.00
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Tournament (Intermediate)
Rm 1 13.15
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Wednesday Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Wed 24th Apr 2019
ED Men's Teams Round 2 of 2
Rm 1 19.00
Wed 24th Apr 2019
ED Women's Teams Rd 2 of 2
Rm 2 19.00
Thu 25th Apr 2019
Thursday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Thu 25th Apr 2019
New Beginners’ class w. Margo Cursiter
Rm 2 13.30