A revised calendar has been published.

Afternoon Tournament


Avoiding problems at the table

Next Committee Meeting

Tuesday 30th July, 5.00pm

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.

Larry Gervais

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.

Bridge Classes

The Buchanan offers tuition at five levels -

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




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

Advanced Form

Refreshers Form

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 25th July. 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.

Ricky's Tournament - The Sequel

Following Ricky's imminent 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

Supported Tournament

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Tue 16th July 2019
Bronze Tournament
Tue 16th July 2019
Supported Tournament
Wed 17th July 2019
Lounge - Butler Pairs
Wed 17th July 2019
Teams of Four
Mon 22nd July 2019
Matchpoint Monday
Tue 23rd July 2019
Tue 23rd July 2019
Supported Tournament
Wed 24th July 2019
Lounge Aggregate
Aggregate A
Match Point
Aggregate B
Room 1
Matchpoint Monday