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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. At present we are without a Steward and our catering is limited  but our intention is to regain our crown - providing catering which is second to none with home baking, soup and light lunches available.

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.  

Porteous Cup 2019

The Porteous Cup is the Carlton Club Teams Championship

Note there is a handicap prize so members of all standards are encouraged to compete

All play all each night.  Scoring by VP’s over aggregate IMP score over the 3 nights.  Trophy for winnwe and handicap winner.

Teams of 4 open to all Carlton members.  Up to 6 members per team.

Starts Tuesday 5th February and every second Tuesday until 19 March

Min Thomas 2018-19 Season - Result

Min Thomas Mixed Pairs overall result -

Won by Iain and Margaret Ross who followed up their second place [@week 1] with a bumper score in the second session

Hazel Brown and Ian Macauley were second

Jim Wilkinson and Catriona Gardiner were a close third

Alison White and Graeme Williamson/ Irene Sime and David Kaye shared fourth place

Deaf Action Christmas Party Raffle 2018


Raffle for DEAF ACTION raised £365

Many thanks to those who bought tickets, contributed prizes, sold tickets and generally organised

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.

Wednesday Evenings from 19 September

As there has been little appetite for a Teams event and even less interest in cross-imping we are reverting to an Aggregate Tournament on Wednesday evenings. This will be subject to having at least four tables with no half table. The Director will decide if a Howell is more appropiate.

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 fomalise 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 16:30 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 13:05. The director may not be able to accomodate you if you arrive later.

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

June Morrison
Carolyn Dempsie
Maurice Brady
Info on Lessons etc
Web queries
Master Points Enquiries
Any other queries
Fabruary New Players
Friday Evening MPP
Thursday Afternoon
Sunday evening
Wednesday Intermediate
Wednesday Evening
Mon 25th Feb 2019
Club Cup rd 4 of 4
Tue 5th Mar 2019
Porteous Cup rd 3 of 3
Thu 14th Mar 2019
Easter Sims incl. Bobby Allan Mixed Pairs
Mon 18th Mar 2019
Bill Brown - Club Seniors Pairs
Tue 26th Mar 2019
ED Freddie Short Seniors Pairs
Carlton 12 noon
Tue 26th Mar 2019
Freddie Short - Senior Teams
Carlton 16:30