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Members and Visitors are respectfully reminded that whilst tea and coffee are included in Table Money, all biscuits must be paid for and the charge is 30p per biscuit.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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).

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With effect from Thursday 18 January 2018 this is the official website of the Glasgow Bridge Centre.

Welcome to Glasgow Bridge Centre
Glasgow Bridge Centre
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!

Thursday Simple Systems Tournament

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.

Bridge Lessons at GBC 2018/19

We offer bridge classes for all standards of player, from complete beginners to would-be club tournament regulars. Dates have now been agreed for this Autumn/Winter sessions which will run for ten consecutive weeks up to Christmas, then re-start in the New Year for a second term which lasts until March.

Beginners:   Classes commence Thursday October 11, start time 1.30pm. Teacher: Joyce Benson

Year Two:    Commencing Wednesday October 3rd. Start time 10.30am. Teacher: Steve Bailey

Year Three: from Tuesday October 9. Start time 1.30pm. Teacher: Joyce Benson

The Scottish Bridge Union course fees are £100 per term, payable in advance. For this, you receive a tuition package including detailed coaching, powerpoints, notes and hands to play each time you attend lessons. The course is - in short - the ideal way to learn and develop your game.

For further details or inquiries, contact Club Manager, Steve bailey on 0141-258-1634 or via the Contact  Us link on our Homepage.

Calendar
15th August 2018
Wednesday afternoon Matchpoints
13:30
15th August 2018
Wednesday Matchpoints
19:15
16th August 2018
Thursday Simple Systems
19.15
16th August 2018
Summer Festival of Teams
19.15
Director: GBC
Scorer: GBC
20th August 2018
Monday Butler
19:15
21st August 2018
Tuesday afternoon Butler
13:30
Results
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: GBC
Scorer: GBC
Wednesday Afternoon
Director: GBC
Scorer: GBC
Wednesday Evening
Director: GBC
Scorer: GBC