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The offer of a host for the Russell Cup has met with only a limited response. If you do need help getting partners and would like the Carlton to help please email me [Geoff Bailey] via or contact the club manager







We are always looking for news of interest to the Clubs website readers. We routinely update the website with notable successes 


Please send emails to 







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.  

  • Club/2019 AGM Elizabeth Peckham
  • 2019 AGM Liz Mcgowan + David Liggat
  • 2019 AGM Dilys Gellatly + Duncan Cursiter
  • 2019 AGM Pat Findlater + Eldrydd Robinson
  • 2019 AGM Geraldine Girvan
  • 2019 AGM Hazel Brown
  • 2019 AGM Heather + Peter Braid
  • 2019 AGM Margaret + Iain Ross
  • Dilys Gellatly, Irene Sime, David Kaye, Rosemary Steers, Jane Stephenson
  • 2019 AGM John Pottinger
  • 2019 AGM David Liggat + Liz Mcgowan
  • 2019 AGM Geoff Bailey and Elizabeth Peckham

Cup Winners 2018/19                                                                                                  




A. Macleod & J. Pottinger,  J. Sneddon & A. Brown

Club Cup  E. McGowan & D. Liggat
Harry Stein Club Cup Handicap Hazel Brown & Clare Douglas
Dennis Wallace  M. Brady & G. Girvan
Sutherland Quaich E. Robinson K. Hunter P. Findlater & T. Duffy
Min Thomas Ian & Margaret Ross
Porteous Handicap  K Hunter, D Gellatly, B McWhinney, N Taylor and D Cursiter
Porteous Cup D. Liggat, R. Bennett, H. Smith, E. McGowan, F. Marshall & P. Home
Mackenzie cup  Peter & Heather Braid
Bill Brown (Seniors)   G. Bailey & E. Peckham
Wendy Gray D. Kaye & I. Sime R. Steers & J. Stephenson and K. Hunter, N. Cooper, D. Gellatly, N. Taylor
Spring Pairs E. Peckham and A. Rae
Russell Cup B. Short
Carlton Congress Teams David & Shona Anderson, T. Bagnall & A. Harborow
Carlton Congress Pairs  Tom Allison & Janis Perry
Carlton Congress Handicap Pairs  G.Girvan & M. Brady







Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Four serving Directors were re-elected at the AGM.  Nine candidates were proposed to fill the six remaining places which necessitates an election.

Those present at the AGM felt that it would be fairer if all members were given a chance to vote.

Accordingly a ballot will be arranged and the Board are already discussing how to implement this.

If any other members would like to stand for election they should inform the Secretary by Friday, 26th July.

Elizabeth Peckham               


Kidney Research Sims

We are very pleased to annouce that between the raffle and the Sims event we raised £292 for Kidney Research UK. We wish to say a massive thank you to both Jane for the raffle and Elizabeth for running the event.

Accumulator Ongoing Results

As the accumulator beings 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 12/07/19.

Garden Tidy-Up Day


SATURDAY 10TH august at 10 a.m.

FREE Coffee , Tea and Sandwiches provided


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

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.

tuesday Bronze
Monday Afternoon
Monday evening MP Pairs
Friday Evening MPP
Thursday Afternoon
Thursday Eve MPP
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Bronze Tournament
Rm 2 18.45
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Russel Cup (17 of 22)
Rm 1 19.00
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Summer League - No Trump Vs New Tricks
Rm 3 19.00
Wed 24th Jul 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Tournament (Intermediate)
Rm 1 13.15
Wed 24th Jul 2019
Wednesday Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Thu 25th Jul 2019
Thursday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Thu 25th Jul 2019
No Fears Pairs w. Derek Sanders
Rm 2 18.45
Thu 25th Jul 2019
Thursday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Fri 26th Jul 2019
Friday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 29th Jul 2019
Monday Afternoon Tournament
Rm 1 13.15
Mon 29th Jul 2019
Monday Evening Tournament
Rm 1 19.00
Mon 29th Jul 2019
Summer term post beginners class w. Derek Sanders
Rm 2 19.00