Standby Players

Please help the club by volunteering to be a standby player on Thursday or Friday evenings at least once a year.

You will be given a free game or a voucher for a free game if it turns out you are not needed.

Click below to visit the Sign Up website.

Sign Up!

Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club

The place to learn and play the game of Bridge in Edinburgh.

As enjoyed by 455 members and well over 200 students in our Academy.

Click on 'About our club' in the left hand menu to read more information.

The articles on this page are:

 
 
  Club Chairman wins the Peebles Congress Pairs

Congratulations are due to our club chairman Mike Ash who has won the Peebles Congress Pairs Final playing with Robert Ferrari with a score of 59.82%. Liz McGowan and David Liggat won the consolation Pairs final with a score of 65%.

Last updated : 15th Jul 2018 10:27 BST
  Autumn Bronze to Silver Classes

We're delighted to announce that we will be re-running our most advanced class this autumn, namely the 'Bronze to Silver' course. This will be presented by Iain Sime, assisted by Julia Palmer.

 

Note that although the course refers to the Bronze level, the content is far-reaching and is of great use to Silver and Gold players too!

 

Click HERE to read more information and to print an application form.

Last updated : 15th Jul 2018 10:27 BST
  Summer BBQ and Bridge
Summer BBQ and Bridge

Join us for a BBQ and a game of Bridge on Saturday 4th Augustat the New Melville Club House. The BBQ will be held at 5.30 pm with a game of bridge before, starting at 2.00 pm and a second session at 7.00 pm. Tickets costs £20 per person and this includes the bridge, the food and some wine. They are available from the bar and may be paid for with your swipe card if you wish, but please do so as a separate transaction and then present your receipt at the bar where it will be exchanged for a ticket.

 

Last updated : 23rd Jun 2018 10:35 BST
  Bridge Lessons
Bridge Lessons

♠  ♣  Autumn Term Classes Announced for 2018 ♠  ♣  

Are you interested in learning to play Bridge? If so, we offer a full range of classes extending over six terms (three years) which take you from absolute beginner to club player.

Full information about the days and times of our classes, along with the topics covered, can be found in the Melville Bridge Academy section of our website (see left hand menu) where you can also submit an enquiry about current availability.

Classes start during the week beginning 17 September.

You can download an application form by clicking HERE

Last updated : 8th Jun 2018 11:48 BST
  Gentle Bridge for Novices

PLEASE NOTE: Our Wednesday afternoon Gentle Pairs session has been suspended for the summer. Please check this website towards the end of August for a re-start date.

Our Thursday evening sessions starting at 7 pm will continue however. These are aimed at novice players who are in classes, or have just completed them.

We will run this as a separate event if numbers permit, and score it using a computer. However, if there are insuffcient numbers to form a viable tournament the novices may instead be asked join in our second (less demanding) bridge section, but still get occasional help.

Last updated : 8th Jun 2018 10:19 BST
  Some Bridge DOs and DON'Ts

An occasional series of articles for newer (and some experienced) players.

The use of the STOP card during the auction.

A lot of players, even some quite experienced ones, seem unfamiliar with the laws and regulations concerning the use of the bidding box. So here are some important DOs and DON’Ts concerning the STOP card.

The Stop Card: This must be used whenever you make a jump opening bid a, jump re-bid, a jump response or a jump overcall.

  • DO use it before making your bid
  • DO take the card fully out of the bidding box and lay it flat on the table
  • DON’T put it back until ten seconds have passed after you have made your bid

The STOP card is used to give left-hand opponents legitimate thinking time before making their bid. This is especially important when an opponent has a close decision between a pass and a bid.

The purpose of the STOP card is not to ‘wake up’ your partner.

The left-hand opponent should not make a bid until the STOP card has been returned to the bidding box.

Remember, when a player thinks for a long time and then passes, their partner comes under some pressure to bid ethically. They can be bid, provided they would have made the same bid had their partner passed ‘in-tempo’.

 

Last updated : 8th Jun 2018 16:39 BST
Results
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Monday Evening Match Point Pairs
Monday Evening Crossimps
Friday Evening 13th July
Gentle Pairs
Thursday MP Pairs
Thursday Cross Imps
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Accumulator 10
July Teams
Calendar
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Afternoon Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: None
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Cross-Imp Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: None
Tue 17th Jul 2018
Cross IMP Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: None
Wed 18th Jul 2018
Cross-Imp Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
Wed 18th Jul 2018
Accumulator MP Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: None
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: Standby Player Available
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: Standby Player Available