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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 will be providing 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 on five days each week - details here.  

Kelso Teams 2019
Kelso Teams 2019

A big congratulations to Elizabeth Peckham, Alistair Rae, Irene Sime and Catriona Gardiner for winning the teams event at the Kelso Congress. 

Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs

The Carlton is hosting the Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs on Friday the 28th of June. This is an International Simultaneous Pairs competition being held in 60 clubs across 12 countries. Starts time is 7pm in room 1 and it replaces the normal friday tournament that week. It costs £4 for members and £5.50 for vistors.

It is open to players of all skills levels so if you have never played in a sims before now is your chance.

No need to prebook, just turn up with a partner and play. If you do have any questions you can contact the tournament convener Neil at:

Russell Cup 2019


The Russell Cup  runs weekly on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.

When not already playing or otherwise engaged Geoff Bailey is offering to act as host/standby from time to time.

The next date for the competition is 18th June


Hope to see you there



No host as yet avaiable for that date




If you are willing to be a host (standby) please email the club via

International Bridge Festival (France)

To All Carlton Members

The 2019 International Bridge Festival of Saint-Renan is being held this year on July 13th 2019 in the Cultural Centre of Saint-Renan near Brest. It is a perfect tournament for those who will be holidaying in France or who might fancy a French bridge holiday.

With many awards and a great atmosphere this festival will be a great opportunity to celebrate the sport. It is a Open Pairs tournament that starts at 2pm and ends by 6pm and will be followed by musical entertainment, an oyster tasting and cocktail while awaiting the results. 

For more information please visit or see the poster on the notice board.

Subscription Fees

A Notice to all Members.

At the end of the recent financial year, the Carlton Bridge  Club  de-registered for VAT and have decided to pass the savings to the members of the club by reducing the subscription fees. Therefore the  subscription fees have been reduced to:

Town Members £45.00
Country Members £35.00, for Members who reside more than 20 miles from the Club premises as measured by the AA route-finder. or live abroad for more than 6 month of the year.

Renewal letters for annual subscriptions are being sent out by either email or post to members over the next few days.


Please note: If the Carlton is your main club then you will need to pay an addiontal £10 for your SBU membership. If you use another club as your main club you will need to pay your SBU membership through them.

Summer Parking

The Bowling Club Season opens on Saturday 20th April

After that date Parking Spaces  1-14 are for the exclusive use of the Goldenacre Bowling Club

Members and Guests of the Carlton Bridge Centre are not permitted to use the spaces allocated to the bowls club

There is parking to the rear and side of the club premises, meter parking on Warriston Gardens [free after 17:30] 

and a limited amount of free parking during the day on Ferry Road






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.

Car Park

Members are kindly reminded to adhere to the speed limit when driving into the premises and respect the parking restrictions when using the car park.


Is available in Warriston Gardens [meter parking until 17:30 then free] and in Ferry Road [free]

Afternoon Start Times

Remember that afternoon tournaments will start at 13:15 from 2 April

Please be seated by 13:00. The director may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive later

Please remember that the Tuesday Bronze tournament starts at 6:45pm and you should be seated by 6:30pm.

Please phone the Club if there are traffic problems.

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

Elizabeth Peckham

Carolyn Dempsie

Maurice Brady

Info on Lessons etc

Web queries

Andrew Bailey

Master Points Inquiries

Catering Inquires

Any other queries

Monday Afternoon Pairs
Monday evening
Friday Evening MPP
Thursday Afternoon
Thursday evening
Wednesday Intermediate
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Monday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Monday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Summer term post beginners class w. Derek Sanders
Rm 2 19.00
Tue 18th Jun 2019
Bronze Tournament
Rm 2 18.45
Tue 18th Jun 2019
Russel Cup (12 of 22)
Rm 1 19.00
Wed 19th Jun 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Tournament (Intermediate)
Rm 1 13.15
Wed 19th Jun 2019
Wednesday Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Thu 20th Jun 2019
Thursday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Thu 20th Jun 2019
No Fears Pairs w. Derek Sanders
Rm 2 18.45
Thu 20th Jun 2019
Thursday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Fri 21st Jun 2019
Friday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 24th Jun 2019
Monday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15