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Tip of the week

If you make an insufficient bid then you MUST offer your left hand opponent the chance to accept the bid. If it is accepted then the bidding continues with your left hand opponent. If it is not, then you should call the tournament director to explain what happens if you change the denomination, double or pass.

It is not your automatic right to 'make the bid sufficient'.

Jeff's Back o'cards Corner

Jeff Bond has put together a collection of interesting 'double dummy' play problems. Click on the link below to see his first offering.

Can you solve this hand?

Membership Application Form

If you would like to join the New Melville Bridge Club you can download an application form by clicking on this article.

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Master Points

From Monday 7 July all Master Points won at the New Melville by club members and other members of the SBU will be credited directly to members MEMPAD accounts. Read more here ...

Melville Successes at the Peebles Congress
Melville Successes at the Peebles Congress

Congratulations to the following club members who were successful at the Peebles Congress held on the weekend of 11/13 July.

The  Congress Pairs was won by John Hamilton (playing with Russell Frame)

The  Congress Teams was won by Deirdre Sanders, Jeff Bond and Derek Sanders (playing with Stephen Peterkin) as pictured above.

The Congress Consolation Teams won by John Hamilton, Russell Frame, Mike Ash & Sandy Duncan

Our Dedicated Teaching Room

The New Melville Bridge Club was delighted to move into a new clubhouse last year. The building has now been completely refurbished giving the club some superb playing facilities including two dedicated match rooms, a teaching room and a large open playing area that accommodates twenty eight tables.

The club is located close to Edinburgh Zoo and has many buses stopping outside. Parking is also very easy and convenient.

Enjoy your bridge!
Alan Goodman - Chairman


Hand of the Week

South is defending against 4S and chooses to lead the A♦. How should South continue?

This hand occured during the Wednesday Accumulator on 16 July. Looking at all four hands it is obvious that South needs to give his partner a ruff in Clubs. But how does he know this? 

Most players will give an 'attitude' signal on their partners lead of an Ace indicating whether or not they wish their partner to continue that suit. However, in a situation like this where it is clear that continuing the suit will not help the defence, North should give a 'suit preference signal' by playing a low Diamond at trick one.

Partner should read this as indicating a switch to the lower ranking of the two remaining suits (excluding trumps). Provided NS have this understanding the contract can now be defeated as there are three Aces and a ruff in Clubs to take.

Al Fresco Bridge at the New Melville
Al Fresco Bridge at the New Melville

Bridge novices enjoying a gentle teams game outside on the terrace on a warm sunny afternoon in June under the watchful eye of Academy Teacher Laura Middleton.

Club Information

There are bridge sessions five days of the week Monday through to Friday. Most are in the evening starting at 7.00 but there are afternoon sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays

 The sessions include beginners' events, gentle social games and regular club competitions. For a number of our sessions you can turn up without a partner and be guaranteed a game. 

Full details can be found in the information section of the menu.

Boards are duplimated and hand records are available immediately after play as well as on our website.

Computer scoring is used in conjunction with wireless Bridgemate tabletop boxes.

There is a break for refreshments when tea and coffee is served.

The New Melville Bridge Club

Is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity.
Our Company Registration Number is: SC 437291
Our R
egistered Office is at 1 Pinkhill, Edinburgh EH12 7BA.

Telephone: 0131 334 4467

Our Charity Registration number is: SCO 043594, 

The Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and the SBU East District.

Bridge Tuition

Bridge tuition is organised by the teaching arm of our club, The Melville Bridge Academy. Click here to view our poster or click on the link in the main menu for full details of our courses.

Bridge Tuition
Last updated : 8th Jul 2014 14:55 BST
Classes Start 22 September

Click on this article to downoad an application form which has details of the days, times and prices.

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