A revised calendar has been published.
Avoiding problems at the table
Tuesday 30th July, 5.00pm
The Buchanan has been the home of bridge in Glasgow since 1932.
The club is in a 19th century listed building and yet has all the benefits of technology with computer-dealt boards, Bridgemates on all tables, etc. Up to thirty-two tables in play can be accommodated over the three floors of the building.
The Buchanan Bridge Club is a fully licensed club with a bar.
It is with sadness that we announce that Larry Gervais has passed away. Larry was a long-standing member of the club and will be missed by many. Our condolences go to Larry's family and friends.
The funeral will be held at the Glasgow Crematorium (Maryhill) on Tuesday 16th July at 12.00 and then 1.00 - 4.30pm at the Hilton Grosvenor, Terrace Bar.
The Buchanan offers tuition at five levels -
Bridge is enjoyable at all levels - for beginners and experts alike. It's mentally stimulating and for many an activity for life.
The classes run on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm and last about three hours. The new session will start on 5th September 2019. For full information including costs see Classes in the menu.
You can download an application form here (either for Beginners/Intermediate 1/Intermediate 2 or Refreshers/Advanced).
Beginners/ Intermediate1/ Intermediate2 Form
The next Thursday Teams event for 3rd to 5th division players and for those wanting an enjoyable teams evening is Thursday 25th July. Contact your partners, arrange a team now!
The Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs is taking a break over the Summer and will start again on Thursday 29th August.
Following Ricky's departure for pastures new, we would like to keep this popular weekly tournament going. We're calling it the Bronze Tournament, and as before it is aimed at players looking for playing practice in a friendly, stress-free environment, so please keep coming! Start time is 7.00pm.
As before, we will normally use Aggregate scoring, playing up to 24 boards. Table money is £4.00, and a stand-by will be available!
For more information about the SBU Bronze ranking and a list of District and National Bronze events, please see www.sbu.org.uk/bronze-rankings
Another new regular tournament on Tuesday evenings. The Supported Tournament is aimed at class members and novices who will benefit from the presence of experienced players who will be on hand to guide those who might require assistance during bidding and play. Start time is 7.00pm.
We are pleased to offer a series of workshops on defence over the Summer period with each workshop being repeated on a Thursday evening (6.00pm to 10.00pm) and Saturday morning (10.00am to 2.00pm). Club members only. Read more ...
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The competition for the 2019 Carl Dickel Trophy will be held on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at 7.00 pm. Please follow this link to find the complete list of prize winners for the 2018-2019 season with those eligible to play in the Carl Dickel shown in bold. Please note that the first and second placed pairs in the Liz Smart trophy are eligible to play in the Carl Dickel. The normal sign-up sheet for this event will appear on the club noticeboard in early August.
The next Saturday evening tournament will be on 3rd August 2019 at 7.00pm.
Both are open events and all bridge players are welcome to attend. There is no need for visitors to sign in.
There is no standby but any member looking for a partner should use the Find a Partner facility.
The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are available for download here. A side-by-side comparison of the 2007 and 2017 Laws can be viewed here.
Visitors to the club are very welcome. Visitors may be signed in a total of six times in any club year before they are expected to apply for membership. The visitor(s) must have experience of tournament bridge. Every effort will be made to accommodate visitors who wish to use our Standby System.
You may also apply for a ten week temporary membership that allows access to the cardrooms on the club nights. Use the Contact Us page to request information.