Save-the-Date:  Summer bridge party, Saturday July 20th Tickets available from the cafe soon.


Play & Learn: Thursday afternoons 13:30 relaxed guided play with board commentary. 


F2F Available for sign up via Calendar until end July.


Classes: 24/25 TBA


Website: If you notice anything out-of-date or inaccurate on this website, please contact



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Welcome to Carlton Bridge Club


At the Carlton, we welcome all levels of  bridge player. Visitors are also welcome to join all of our tournaments and we will try to find a partner if required. Our custom built, fully accessible bridge centre provides excellent playing and teaching facilities. Tournaments are scored using interactive technology and results are displayed promptly. The catering team, Westmains Catering, provide a range of soups, sandwiches and amazing baked goods as well as teas, coffees, soft drinks and a selection of beers, wines and spirits.

We are located just to the North of Edinburgh city centre.  Details of the regular club tournaments are available below.  

We currently run a hybrid F2F and Online program of tournaments for Carlton members, friends and visitors. Please see below for full details.

Improve Your Bridge

Summer Lessons with Elizabeth Peckham, Tuesdays 1:30pm...


7th May: Opener rebid after opening 1 of a suit.

14th May: Defence to Ops Weak 2 opener.

21st May: No Classes this afternoon due to David Harcus Funeral.

28th May: Card Play and Signalling .

4th June: Slam Bidding. RKC, Cue Bids and Splinters.


£5 per lesson. All welcome. Further topics will be covered through the summer based on player request.

SBU East District Congress

The SBU E-District congress consists of Swiss Pairs on Saturday June 1st for the Cowan Cup and Swiss Teams on Sunday June 2nd for the Hunter Cup.  Both days start at 11.00am and will finish about 6.00pm held at the Carlton Bridge Club with refreshments available for purchase from 10.00am

Lunch:   soups/sandwiches/cake options at the break with a range of hot/cold/alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks available.

This is an Open event, all SBU members welcome. 

The entry fee is £30 per pair for the Swiss Pairs and £60 per team for the Swiss Teams, enhanced masterpoints will be awarded- you may play in just one event or in both.

Full details and registration are on the SBU_E website: Cowan Cup Swiss Pairs and Hunter Cup Swiss Teams.  

Regular Tournament Schedule


F2F Tournaments: Please sign up for these tournaments here (You can turn up on a Wednesday Afternoon with or without a partner or signing up)

Visitors can also sign up using the name CBC Visitor01 or CBC Visitor02, OR email and I will do that for you.


     Time           TD      
Monday 13.00 Bill
Tuesday  19.00 Jim
Wednesday (Bronze)  13.00 Hazel
Thursday  13.00 Linda
Friday 19.00 Neil


Online Tournaments, on BBO:

Day Time Host   TD
Tuesday   10.00  SBU_E_CAR/mesurina    Mike
Sunday 19.00 SBU_E_CAR/brownh2  Hazel


All BBO tournaments have a Partnership Desk. If you register there, you have a good chance of getting a game either with somebody else looking for a partner or as a sub (a free game). 

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

If you need help joining a tournament, contact the TD for your tournament via BBO and they will be glad to assist you.

Contact Us

Telephone: 0131 552 3122

Address: 36B Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 5NE, Scotland, UK

 Jim Wilkinson

Carolyn Dempsie

Alan Perkins

Carlton Online (Mike)

Website (Hazel)

Classes (Fiona)

MasterPoints (Eman)

Catering  (Jane) or 07752 809681



Fire Assembly Point

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

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.

Sunday Evening
Friday Evening
Thursday Afternoon
Wednesday Afternoon Bronze
Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Evening Provisional
Monday Afternoon
SBU TT Individual
Sunday Evening
Thursday Afternoon
Wednesday Afternoon Bronze
Tuesday Morning
Mon 27th May 2024
Monday Afternoon
Room 1 13.00
Tue 28th May 2024
Tuesday Morning
Carlton Online 10:00
Tue 28th May 2024
Tuesday Evening
Wed 29th May 2024
Wednesday Afternoon Bronze
Carlton Club 13:00
Thu 30th May 2024
Thursday Afternoon
Room 1 13:00
Fri 31st May 2024
Friday Evening
Room 1 19:00
Sat 1st Jun 2024
East District Pairs (Cowan Cup)
Carlton 11:00
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
East District Teams (Hunter Cup)
Carlton 11:00
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
Sunday Evening
Carlton Online 19:00