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End of year tournament schedule now available...

Festive Bridge, Sunday 20th Dec on RealBridge 18:30 Look out for link sent via email to members.

Min Thomas, Carlton mixed pairs, will be played early 2021, dates to follow...



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.  

We are currently running an online program of tournaments for Carlton members, friends and visitors until we can safely return to our physical club.

Carlton Online Tournaments


Carlton Online Programme

Day and Time Boards (approx) Cost  Tournament Category Host/TD
Monday 10.00 am 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/blueturaco
Monday 7.00 pm 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/mesurina 
Tuesday 2.00 pm 12 2 BB$ BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/blueturaco
Wednesday 2.00 pm 20 3 BB$  SBU MP & BBO Points  SBU_E_CAR/brownh2
Thursday 10.00 am 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/mesurina
Sunday 6.45 pm 20 3 BB$ SBU MP & BBO Points SBU_E_CAR/brownh2


All BBO tournaments have a Partnership Desk, if you register you have a good chance of getting a game either with somebody else looking for a partner or as a substitute.  There will always be a standby available on Wednesday afternoon so if you come along without a partner you are guarenteed a game.


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

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.

Most Carlton members are now playing in these tournaments and more members are taking part each week.  With bridge clubs unlikely to re-open for some time, why not have a go online? 

Carlton Club Cup 20-21

Unusual circumstances,  usual format, almost...   It will be played as part of the Evening Tournament on the Second Monday evening of the month: November 9th, December 14th, January 11th, February 8th, at 7pm.  

Everyone welcome but to be eligible for the Club Cup or  Harry Stein (generously handicapped cup) you must play 3 of the 4 Monday evenings with the same partner. Matchpointed, best 3  results count.   Tournament Director: Mike Baron.

Scores will be converted to percentages to give the Open winners. The following handicaps will then be applied to each player to arrive at the Handicap winners:

Grand Masters and Open Trialists- -5%
Senior Life Masters -2.5%
Life, National, Scottish& Senior Masters 0
Masters +2.5%
All below Master +5%

Thus 2 Grand Masters playing together will have their scores reduced by 10% and a Master partnering a Local Master will have their scores increased by 7.5%.

Children in Need - Links to Full Results and Commentary

Click here to see the full Children in Need results.

Click here to get the hands commentary.

Online Congress Swiss Pairs

The winners were Graham Fisher & Malcolm McCardle

The leading Bronze Pair were Robert Hickling & Julia Campbell

Congratulations to both pairs.

Online Swiss Pairs
Online Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to George Pattullo and Ian Hunter who won the 1st Carlton online Swiss pairs with a VP score of 91.

In second place were Nicol Taylor and Geoff Bailey  with a VP score of 84.

Third place was shared by Sara Duncan & Tim McKay and Peter Thommeny & Marc Shearer (80 VPs)

The Bronze (1-2) prize winnners were Elizabeth and Jim Morris.

Thank you to everyone who played in this event.


While the Club is closed, Jane Mawdsley, the Carlton Caterer, is available to cook and deliver, to your home, a wide range of delicious meals (soups, patés, main courses, puddings) to members and friends who might wish to order from her.


If this is of interest, please contact Jane directly either by email ( or by phone (07752 809681).

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.

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

Carlton Online

Info on Lessons etc

Andrew Bailey

Master Points Inquiries

Catering Inquires

Any other queries

Membership Application

Please contact:

Carolyn Dempsie

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