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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.
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
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.
The results of the election where counted yesterday (13/8) and we are pleased to announce the following candidates have joined the board:
They join our returning board members:
We would like to thank all the candidates who stood. The new board has its first meeting on Thursday 15th August.
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 https://www.sbueast.org.uk/competitions/individual/.
Alternatively if you have any questions you can email the convenor Denise King at email@example.com or call her on 07840931921.
The Faie Rosebowl costs £12 per player. The Bronze 1 & 2 costs £7 per player.
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.
The new Wednesday night accumulator has begun and the next session of it is this Wednesday and will run for the next four months ending on Wednesday the 28th of August.
This 16 week competition is a Handicapped Accumulator and is open to players of all skill levels. A running total of the pot and peoples rankings within the competition will be kept here on the website and as a printed notification on the noticeboard. All individuals best 8 scores will be used to work out a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and you can play with any player as many times as you wish. (Please see the Accumulator document linked off this post or on the noticeboard for full details.)
It is not required that you sign up in advance, and we will be having a standby player so if you fancy turning up you can and will get to play.
Standbys this month are:
If you have any questions you can email Neil the convener at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer to be a standby please email Manager@carltonbridge.co.uk or speak to Andrew in the club.
We have a web application form for the Carlton Congress this year (we are still accepting paper forms as well). To access the form please click this post.
Please note that this year we are not accepting payment on the day. You will need to prebook and prepay for your slot by either using the webform or filling out a paper copy of the form.
The Booking form for this years Carlton Congress is available now. Please click this post for all the details.
This years Congress Director is Duncan Cursiter and the Congress Convenor is Margo Cursiter. If you have any questions about the Congress you can email them at: email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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]
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.
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.
Telephone: 0131 552 3122
Info on Lessons etc
Master Points Inquiries
Any other queries
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.
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