Release 2.19n

The Club Diary and Fixture Booklet 2019/2020 is now available at the bar

A revised calendar has been published.

Afternoon Tournament


Avoiding problems at the table

Next Committee Meeting

Tuesday 27th August, 6.00pm

Welcome to Buchanan Bridge Club

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.

What’s On in September?

The competition for the Liz Smart Trophy will be held on Monday 23rd September. This is an “all play” event with all entry monies (£3 per player) going to St Margaret’s Hospice. Last year the donation totalled £300. With a “full house”, we can beat this total. Put it in your diary now!

The preceding weekend (21st/22nd September) our club will be open for Glasgow Doors Open Day. The Club’s participation in this event was started by Liz Smart and continues under the leadership of Christine Higgison. Volunteering as a Tour Guide is a great way to learn more about the history of our Club’s “Grade A Listed” building.  

This year’s Maccabi Bowl is to be played on Wednesday 11th September. To avoid a clash, the Manning Foster Qualifying round will be played on Wednesday 18th September. To accommodate this, Teams of Four and Butler Pairs, moves to the 11th (second Wednesday) for September only. Teams of Four and Butler Pairs returns to the standard third Wednesday in the month for the rest of the year.

Finally, the Tuesday evening events for Class Members and Improvers, the Supported and Bronze Tournaments will continue in September and are now scheduled to run for the whole year.

Bridge Classes

The Buchanan offers tuition at five levels -

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate 1
  • Intermediate 2
  • Refreshers
  • Advanced

Interested? We are offering free Taster sessions on Thursday 22nd and Thursday 29th August from 6.00pm



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

Refreshers Form

Advanced Form

Doors Open 2019 21st/22nd September
Doors Open 2019   21st/22nd September

This is your opportunity not only to see our beautiful building with its splendid architecture, but you can find out much about David Hutcheson and his role in the development of steamships which transformed the economy of the west of Scotland.

We will tell you his story, show you a brief exhibition and you can enjoy a tea or coffee.  If you wish, you can also combine your tour with a sample bridge lesson on either Saturday or Sunday at 2.00pm.

Thursday Teams of Four

The next Thursday Teams event for 3rd to 5th division players and for those wanting an enjoyable teams evening is Thursday 22nd August. Contact your partners, arrange a team now!

Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs

The Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs is taking a break over the Summer and will start again on Thursday 29th August.

Saturday Tournaments
The Saturday afternoon tournament has stopped for the summer and will restart on 19th October 2019. Play will start at 1.30pm.

The next Saturday evening tournament will be on 7th September 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.

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

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 Buchanan

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.

Thu 22nd August 2019
Teams of Four (Divisions 3, 4, 5)
Mon 26th August 2019
Matchpoint Monday
Tue 27th August 2019
Supported Tournament
Tue 27th August 2019
Bronze Tournament
Wed 28th August 2019
Lounge Aggregate
Wed 28th August 2019
First Floor Aggregate
Thu 29th August 2019
Open Pairs
Mon 2nd September 2019
Lounge Aggregate
Butler Pairs
Teams of 4
Bronze Aggregate
Aggregate B
Aggregate A