The new Summer Festival of Teams and the current Simple Systems Tournament will both run concurrently each Thursday starting at 7.15pm.
Learn to play Bridge at the Glasgow Bridge Centre. A fun and stimulating game for all levels.
Our courses will start again in September/October 2018. Further information is detailed in our Bridge Lessons 2018 page
The Club's AGM took place on Wednesday 6th June. New Committee can be viewed in the Information/Committee tab. Members are reminded that subscription for 2018 is now due, This was ratified at £40 (plus £9 SBU if applicable).
With effect from Thursday 18 January 2018 this is the official website of the Glasgow Bridge Centre.
The Glasgow Bridge Centre enjoys a reputation as one of the finest bridge clubs in Scotland – let alone Glasgow.
Players of all abilities come to enjoy their bridge at evening and afternoon tournaments throughout the week. The club – located in the Shawlands area of Glasgow – also runs a comprehensive bridge teaching programme for would-be Zia Mahmoods!
Formed in 1983, the GBC has a proud history. Over the years, celebrated Scottish internationalists including Willie Coyle, Sam Leckie, Victor Goldberg, and Morag Malcolm have all played at our club.
Indeed Zia himself has graced the green baize here as guest of honour during one of his visits to Scotland.
Albert Benjamin, inventor of the world-famous 'Benji Acol' bidding system, also played a vital role in the club's history. It was he who founded the Kenmure Club – a great Glasgow bridge institution which joined forces with the St Mungo Club to create GBC. An atmospheric photograph of the great man (did everyone smoke in those days?) hangs inside the front door of our premises at 1055 Pollokshaws Road – close to Queens Park.
For more than 50 years, we have continued to promote all that's good about bridge, encouraging high standards of play and fierce but friendly rivalry in the battle of the cards. The Glasgow club's facilities include all the usual modern aids – Bridgemates, TV screens and a dedicated email system to announce members' results from club competitions. Hot drinks and snacks are also available.
Our thriving membership includes many of Glasgow's top players. If you would like to visit for a game, please do. You're assured of a warm welcome at the club, which meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, along with our regular Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon tournaments.
Come and join us!
GBC will host a Summer Festival of Teams commencing on Thursday 21st June at 7.15pm. It will run concurrently with the Simple Systems Tournament using our two accomodation rooms. This Festival will be an Open and Handicap event and will run for eleven sessions until Thursday 30th August. Teams of four from a pool of six will contest for the seven best scores in VP's from the eleven nights. Prize money will be awarded in both Open and Handicap sections. First £200: Second £100. Table money will be £20 per team. Contact John Glen: email@example.com
GBC's Thursday night tournament is Simple Systems Night (running concurently with the Summer Festival) - to encourage more Improvers and recent graduates of the SBU teaching course to enter our evening competitions.
Starting at 7:15pm, complex bidding styles and sophisticated conventions are not allowed. We aim to make the tournament as 'natural' as possible, with an agreed bidding style across the field. It follows the same methods as most 'Individual' tournaments, which allow ordinary conventions such as Stayman, Transfers, basic Blackwood and a natural defence to the opponent's opening 1NT- but prohibit Precision-style or Strong Club openers, the Multi, Puppet Stayman, conventional NT defences such as Astro, DONT and two-suited overcalls such as Michaels.
If you're an Improver looking to dip your toe into the evening tournaments without the stress of meeting the Polish Club head-on (what is it, anyway?), this is just the event for you. Likewise, if you're a fan of natural bidding - and want to help some of our developing players take their game to the next stage, please come along and take part. It's going to be fun.
Hope to see you there. Visitors will be made most welcome and partner will be provided whenever possible but not guaranteed.
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A Bronze Congress will run concurrently on 14-15 July.
Scotland Seniors dominated the Senior Camrose in Mold, Wales, winning all ten matches as they won the Teltscher Trophy almost 16VP ahead of England. Congratulations to John Matheson, Iain Sime, John Murdoch, Gerald Haase, and debutants Jim Forsyth and Nigel Guthrie with NPC Anne Perkins.