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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.  

New Chairman's Address

The new Board had its first meeting on Thursday 15th of August and elected Duncan Cursiter as the new Chair of the Board.

Some early thoughts from the new Board

Six of last year’s Board have just ‘retired’. Along with the four members who are continuing they have worked hard, particularly over the last six rather difficult months. On top of that, the AGM did not prove to be plain sailing either. The whole club should be grateful to them for their efforts at getting us to the current position.

Edinburgh needs two fully functioning major bridge clubs which need not be completely similar. The Carlton Bridge Club has always had a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the new Board is keen to try and increase the number of members, especially for the evening tournaments. This is probably the most challenging task and cannot be achieved overnight.

In addition the Board must attempt to

    • Encourage more students to attend classes.
    • Provide a pathway for improvers to practise what they have learnt in a non threatening atmosphere with advice and help.
    • Continue to develop Bronze tournaments, with a view to encouraging progression into full club tournaments.

All of this requires the help of club members. If you have views on how to help us achieve any or all of these aims, please let a Board member know your thoughts. With the assistance, cooperation and regular attendance of club members the Board is confident that the Carlton Bridge Club can continue to thrive.

Duncan Cursiter


Election Results

Election Results

The results of the election where counted yesterday (13/8) and we are pleased to announce the following candidates have joined the board:


Maurice Brady. 

Duncan Cursiter 

Fiona Davies. 

Robert Gatliff.

Irene Sime. 

Jane Stephenson.


They join our returning board members:


Neil Macpherson

Marilyn McDonagh

John Pottinger

Eldrydd Robertson


We would like to thank all the candidates who stood. The new board has its first meeting on Thursday 15th August.

Faie Rosebowl Individual Championship + Bronze Individuals

The Carlton is pleased to announce we are hosting the Faie Rosebowl Individual Championship and the Bronze 1/2 Individuals on Sunday 15th September at 12.00

The Faie Rosebowl is the East District Individual Championship, played as a straight final. No heats are played beforehand and this event is open to players of all ranks.

The Bronze 1 & 2 Individual event runs in parallel (expect to play about 24 boards) and is limited to players of rank Novice to District Master only.

For full information including online signup please visit

Alternatively if you have any questions you can email the convenor Denise King at or call her on 07840931921.

The Faie Rosebowl costs £12 per player.  The Bronze 1 & 2 costs £7 per player.

Accumulator Ongoing Results

As the accumulator begins to hit its midpoint we have the ongoing results.


For the full document please click here and for the abridged results please click here.


A big thanks to Neil for putting this document together for the accumulator. This post was updated on 05/08/19.

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

Duncan Cursiter

Carolyn Dempsie

Maurice Brady

Info on Lessons etc

Web queries

Andrew Bailey

Master Points Inquiries

Catering Inquires

Any other queries

2019 Classes

Please find the link for the online 2019 classes application form HERE. Alternatively you can pick up a paper application in the club on the noticeboard.

Membership Application Form

Click here to download form.

Wed Evening Accumulator
Wednesday Intermediate MPP
Tuesday Bronze
Russell Cup21
Monday Afternoon
Monday evening MP Pairs 3
Thu 22nd Aug 2019
Thursday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Thu 22nd Aug 2019
No Fears Pairs w. Derek Sanders
Rm 2 18.45
Thu 22nd Aug 2019
Thursday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Fri 23rd Aug 2019
Friday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 26th Aug 2019
Monday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 26th Aug 2019
Monday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 26th Aug 2019
Summer League - No Trump Vs Poker Face
Rm 2 19.00
Tue 27th Aug 2019
Bronze Tournament
Rm 2 18.45
Tue 27th Aug 2019
Russel Cup (22 of 22)
Rm 1 19.00
Wed 28th Aug 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Tournament (Intermediate)
Rm 1 13.15
Wed 28th Aug 2019
Wednesday Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Thu 29th Aug 2019
Thursday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15