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Carlton v Melville 2018 

In spite of the best efforts of the following Carlton members:-

Liz McGowan & David Liggat NS +3770

Ian McCaulay & Hazel Brown NS +2430

June Morrison & Pam Mackie EW   -410

Cartiona Gardiner & Andrzej Judycki EW -1070

The Carlton were second [with the Melville next to last]




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Learners' Classes and Tournaments
Beginners Class Starting in January

The next class for absolute beginners will begin on Wednesday 10 January at 13:30. Please contact the club if you'd like more information or to register your attendance.

Learning Bridge at the Carlton
There are classes aimed at beginners and improvers.  Whether you are a complete beginner, someone who has played some social bridge or are returning to bridge after a long time there is a class for you.  The beginners class takes things slowly, but after the first 10 lessons you will have the rudiments of the game and can progress from there. You can come along at anytime to join the courses or tournaments.  
Each class consists of a lesson, a break for refreshments and practice hands.  Students receive lesson notes and a quiz.  Afternoon classes start at 1.30 pm and finish about 4.30 pm and evenings start at 7.00 pm and finish no later than 9:30.  The cost is £5 per class and you only pay for lessons that you attend.

You are welcome to sample classes and join a course that suits you.  


The teaching prgramme starts in September each year.  From Easter to September there are beginners tournaments and some revision classes.  

There are also tournaments aimed at new players.  These provide a friendly and relaxed way to play bridge.  

See below for details of classes and tournaments.

For further information call Sara on 0131 552 3122 or email

Classes for Autumn 2017

The following classes will run starting in September.  


Wednesday Afternoon with Elizabeth Peckham (starts 10th January)

Friday Evening with Mike Young (starts 15th September)

Post Beginners

Thursday Afternoon with Margo Cursiter  (starts 21st September)

Wednesday Evening with Jim Wilkinson (starts 20th September)


Tuesday Evening with June Morrison (starts 26th September)

This class will include selected revision of lessons 30-40 and most relevant lessons from 41-60


Tuesday Afternoon with June Morrison (starts 26th September)

This class is aimed at students who have completed the SBU course and are ready to consider more advanced topics. As some students are also keen to practice Match Pointed play there will a tournament every third week. Regular club players are welcome to attend. Please see the club notice board for a list of topics.


Tuesday Intermediate

Tuesday Evening 7.00 pm.  No partner needed. 

Gentle duplicate aimed at beginners and intermediates. Cost is £3.50 for Carlton members and £5 for non-members.


Wednesday Intermediate

Wednesday Afternoon 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm.  No partner needed. 

Gentle duplicate aimed at beginners and intermediates. Cost is £3.50 for Carlton members and £5 for non-members. 


Thursday No Fear Pairs

Thursday Evening 6.45 pm 

This is a friendly and relaxed tournament for players who are new to the game and may not have played much.  This is run by Derek Sanders, an experienced bridge teacher, who is there to help with the use of bidding boxes, scoring and movement. Play ends at about    10.00 pm and a hand out and analysis of the hands played is available.  Cost is £6 per person. More information at Derek's web site.


Monthly Friday Novice Tournament
Tournament aimed at new players who have completed the first 20 lessons as a minimum. Normally last Friday of each month (but may be subject to change). Play at least 18 boards but fewer than 24. Computer dealt hands with prizes for top 3 or 4. Led by June Morrison, the emphasis is on fun where you can practice what you have learned in a supportive environment. Cost is £4 per person.

More information here.