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AGM Wednesday 14th Oct 6pm. Details to follow...

Carlton Online Congress planned for Sunday 25th October: SAVE THE DATE

Welcome to Carlton Bridge Club

At the Carlton, we pride ourselves on welcoming all levels of players. Visitors can join any of our tournaments and we will try to find a partner if needed. Our custom-built bridge centre provides excellent playing and teaching facilities. Tournaments are scored using interactive technology and results are displayed promptly. We are pleased to offer our catering team, Westmains Catering, who provide a range of soups, sandwiches and amazing baked goods as well as the normal range of teas, coffees, soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic drinks.

We are located just to the North of Edinburgh city centre.

Details of the regular tournaments are available here.  We offer classes at a range of skill levels- details here.  

We are currently running an online program of tournaments for Carlton members, friends and visitors until we can safely return to our physical club.

SAVE THE DATE: Carlton Online Congress

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday October 25th 2020.  Last Sunday in October is normally the Carlton Congress. This year we cannot run this at the Carlton Club but will run an equivalent open online event.

Carlton Online Tournaments


Carlton Online Programme

Day and Time Boards (approx) Cost  Tournament Category Host/TD
Monday 10.00 am 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/brownh2
Tuesday 2.00 pm 12 2 BB$ BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/blueturaco
Wednesday 2.00 pm 20 3 BB$  SBU MP & BBO Points  SBU_E_CAR/brownh2
Thursday 10.00 am 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/mesurina
Sunday 6.45 pm 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/brownh2


All BBO tournaments have a Partnership Desk, if you register you have a good chance of getting a game either with somebody else looking for a partner or as a substitute.  There will always be a standby available on Wednesday afternoon so if you come along without a partner you are guarenteed a game.


To take part in any of these tournaments you need to join BBO and register your user name at

If you need help:

Click HERE for a Beginners Guide to Bridge On-Line

Click HERE for a Guide to finding, joining and playing in the tournament.

Most Carlton members are now playing in these tournaments and more members are taking part each week.  With bridge clubs unlikely to re-open for some time, why not have a go online? 

The Over The Rainbow Bridge Club

The latest Over The Rainbow Bridge Club book, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble' has been published by Alex Adamson and Harry Smith.

 The books follow the fortunes of the Over The Rainbow Bridge Club.  The membership of the Club may seem to be mainly characters from The Wizard Of Oz, but on closer examination, I’m sure you will recognise all sorts of traits you see in bridge players around you.

The hands they play have all occurred in real life, and will be of interest to players at all levels.

Some more details are on their website.

It also explains how people can purchase any of the books, and, in addition, Alex & Harry are offering signed copies to be posted out. 

Online Swiss Pairs
Online Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to George Pattullo and Ian Hunter who won the 1st Carlton online Swiss pairs with a VP score of 91.

In second place were Nicol Taylor and Geoff Bailey  with a VP score of 84.

Third place was shared by Sara Duncan & Tim McKay and Peter Thommeny & Marc Shearer (80 VPs)

The Bronze (1-2) prize winnners were Elizabeth and Jim Morris.

Thank you to everyone who played in this event.


While the Club is closed, Jane Mawdsley, the Carlton Caterer, is available to cook and deliver, to your home, a wide range of delicious meals (soups, patés, main courses, puddings) to members and friends who might wish to order from her.


If this is of interest, please contact Jane directly either by email ( or by phone (07752 809681).

Club Closure

Following the Prime Minister's address on Monday 16th March the Carlton Board has taken the decision to close the club effective immediately. While we don't know how long the club will remain closed we are expecting it to last until at least June.


During this time there are various online options such as Bridgebase Online to allow people to play their weekly bridge game.


If you have any questions please email Andrew at We ask that you check the website frequently as we will post any updates there.



Duncan Cursiter,

Chair CBC.

Personal Analysis on the Web Site

You can get a graph of your scores at the club with different partners and over different periods in Personal Analysis.  It is a sub-menu in Results Calendar, click here.  Select your name to see your scores.

Fire Assembly Point

All Club users should be aware that if the fire alarm sounds they should leave the building and go to the the Assembly Point signed at the bottom right hand corner (as you leave) of the car park.  

Contact Us

Telephone: 0131 552 3122

Duncan Cursiter

Carolyn Dempsie

Maurice Brady

Info on playing Online

Info on Lessons etc

Andrew Bailey

Master Points Inquiries

Catering Inquires

Any other queries

Membership Application Form

Click here to download form.

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