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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 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.  

MS Therapy Centre

As many of you will know this year our supported charity is the MS Therapy Centre Lothian. This amazing charity helps to support people with MS, neurological conditions and other health conditions in a wide variety of ways.

They currently have several Trustee positions vacant. If you might be interested in donating your time and skills to help this very worthy cause please visit for more information.

Carlton Online Tournaments

These tournaments are now running on BBO twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 11.00 am.  These tournaments are pairs tournaments – you can join as a pair or you can register at the partnership desk to find a partner. 

To play you need to be a Carlton member or a friend.  You need to have a BBO user name and you need to send the details to to be registered on the list of those eligible to play.

Once you have registered your user name you need to actively join each tournament you want to play in.  Tournaments will be available to join online by 10.00 am on the day of the tournament.

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.

88 Carlton members have now played in at least one of the first three tournaments and for many this was their first experience of online bridge. A sample of responses that have been received:

 “It is a very different way to experience Bridge playing but in these challenging times it’s good to be able to practice with real people!” Susan

“It was great fun to play today.” Nanna

“We have got going ok, thanks to your very clear and helpful notes”  Pippy and Patrick

Lockdown Teams

The first round of the Carlton Lockdown Teams have completed and Round 2 is now in progress.

1st:  Muriel Blake, June Morrison, Geoff Bailey, Nicol Taylor

2nd:  Hazel Brown, Norma Kerr, Alison Littleboy, Joe Bloggs (aka Graham Dempsey) 

3rd:  Janet Unsworth, Clare Douglas, Maurice Franceschi, Susan Gilchrist, Pam Martis

The full results can be seen HERE.


Whilst the Club is closed, Jane Mawdsley, our Carlton Caterer, is available to cook and deliver, to your home, a range of meals (soups, patés, main courses, puddings) to any members 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.

Upcoming changes in 2020

Wednesday Evening Teams

The last Wednesday of each calendar month until June will be a teams’ competition. You can enter as a team of four players but you are welcome to come along as a pair as there will always be standby pair.

Wednesday Evening Standbys

As current Wednesday evening players know, the Board has been providing standby players to eliminate the half table sit out. Based on feedback from Club Members, we have decided to offer all Members the opportunity to act as the standby pair. There is a signup sheet on the notice board in the Club. There will always be a standby team for the teams event on the final Wednesday of the month.

Friday Night Social

The last Friday of each month will be a relaxed social event. We will be offering a free glass of wine (or a soft drink for the drivers!) to all attendees.

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.

There is additional parking available in Warriston Gardens (it is meter parking until 17:30 then free) and free parking in Ferry Road.

The space nearest the kitchen as a parking space for members who require a wheelchair to access the club.

To reserve the space please contact the Club Manager who will use a traffic-cone to reserve it. Andrew is very happy to give out his mobile number, please ask him in the club if you need it.  When not required the space will be available to all members.

Afternoon Start Times

Afternoon tournaments will start at 13:15.

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

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

2020/21 Classes

Please register your interest for the 2020/21 classes starting in September using the form below. Information and start times will be available soon.

Membership Application Form

Click here to download form.

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1317 Pairs Carlton Online Monday
Mon 25th May 2020
Monday Afternoon
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 25th May 2020
Monday Evening
Rm 1 19.00
Tue 26th May 2020
Tuesday Bronze 1/2
Rm 1 18.45
Wed 27th May 2020
Wednesday Bronze 1/2
Rm 1 13.15
Wed 27th May 2020
Wednesday Teams
Rm 1 19.00
Thu 28th May 2020
Thursday Afternoon
Rm 1 13.15
Thu 28th May 2020
Thursday Evening
Rm 1 19.00
Fri 29th May 2020
Friday Night Social
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 1st Jun 2020
Monday Afternoon
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 1st Jun 2020
Monday Evening
Rm 1 19.00
Tue 2nd Jun 2020
Tuesday Bronze 1/2
Rm 1 18.45
Wed 3rd Jun 2020
Wednesday Bronze 1/2
Rm 1 13.15