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Welcome to Peebles Bridge Club
Welcome to the Peebles Bridge Club website

The main aim of the website is to keep members up-to-date with club activities. We hope that newcomers to Peebles and its surroundings will discover the site and will be tempted to join the bridge club.

During the winter season (Sept-end May) we play duplicate bridge every Monday and Thursday evening in the Peebles Hydro Hotel, Innerleithen Road. During the summer months play takes place on Thursday evenings only. The club is a very friendly one, but the bridge is taken reasonably seriously.

The club has two teams which take part in the East of Scotland district league.

Visitors are very welcome but must contact the Secretary in advance.

Associate members are allowed to play on Thursdays one night per month during the winter season. They, along with visitors, are not allowed to play on Trophy nights.  Visitors should be introduced by a member and their admission is subject to the prior consent of the Secretary.

Programme 2018/19
Programme 2018/19
Start of New Season Mon 3 Sep 18
Robert Currie Trophy Thu 20 Sep 18
Teams - Ex-Serv Trophy Thu 11 Oct 18
A.G.M.(6.30pm start) Thu 25 Oct 18
Bridge at Golf Club (Hydro unavailable) Thu 1 Nov 18
SBU East District sims Mon 5 Nov 18
Sim Pairs (CIN) Thu 15 Nov 18
BABC Pairs (Gala) Sun 18 Nov 18
Celtic Pairs Sims Thu 6 Dec 18
BABC Interclub Thu 13 Dec 18
Xmas Party & last night Thu 20 Dec 18
Restart Thu 3 Jan 19
British Winter Sims note 17th NOT 10th Thu 17 Jan 19
Brian Spencer Trophy Thu 31 Jan 19
Teams-Bank of Scot Trophy Thu 14 Feb 19
BABC Teams (Gala) Sun 24 Feb 19
Bridge at Golf Club (Hydro unavailable) Thu 7 Mar 19
Dorothy Alston Salver (Individual) Thu 14 Mar 19
Jinty Quaich & Plate Final Thu 21 Mar 19
Also Alex Shields Trophy Thu 21 Mar 19
End of (trophy) Season Thu 28 Mar 19
Presentation of Trophies Thu 18 Apr 19
Charity evening Thu 8 Aug 19
Start of New Season Mon 2 Sep 19
Gordon Milne
Tel.No. 01721 721167
Gordon Milne  
Tel.No. 01721 721167  
Ready Bridge-A Challenge

One of the main reasons for the decline in numbers playing golf, especially among younger people, is the length of time it takes to play a round of golf.  To counteract this, golf’s main governing body, the R & A, have compiled a Pace of Play manual and have recommended that clubs adopt and promote a Ready Golf philosophy to speed up play.


Bridge clubs seem to be suffering a similar decline in membership (although Peebles Bridge Club has been able to buck that trend to a large extent, thanks to Norman’s Bridge Academy), again especially among younger people. The “speed of play” issue on a golf course is much the same as at a bridge club; if one group of players on the course (at a table) is slow, then all the following groups (tables) are held up, leading to frustration.

So what about Ready Bridge?  Can we learn anything from Ready Golf?  Perhaps we can, even although there are clear differences. For example, Ready Golf proposes playing your shot when you are ready, rather than waiting for the player whose turn it is (according to traditional golf etiquette). If bridge players bid or played a card when they were ready, it might be fun but it would be somewhat chaotic.

Borrowing ideas from golf, here are some practices we should all adopt to improve the pace of play at bridge:-


If you’re the Dealer, go ahead and bid before

  • Marking your scorecard
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

When it’s your turn to bid, bid without undue hesitation


If it’s your lead, go ahead and lead before

  • Marking your card
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

If you’re Dummy and the lead has been played, lay your cards down before

  • Marking your card
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

In general

  • Make a point of noting verbally who the dealer is and that it’s their bid
  • Make a point of noting verbally who’s lead it is both at the start of play and if there appears to be a longer than usual gap in play
  • Think ahead about the bid you will make or the card you will play
  • After a hand has been played, return your cards to the board before
    • Entering the score into the Bridgemate
    • Marking your scorecard
  • At the end of the round, if you are the E/W pair, proceed to the next table or position as quickly as possible
Team results

To see the latest Peebles teams standings in the East of Scotland league, click A Team or B Team

New Trophy
New Trophy
BABC Interclub
Celtic Simultaneous Pairs