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2019 Class Details
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At the Carlton we teach the 60 lessons which form the SBU Bridge Course. We also offer a series of lessons for improvers. These lessons introduce new bidding and play techniques for students who have completed the SBU Course and want to expand their knowledge 

Year 1

This series of lessons is aimed at new players and are suitable for students who have no prior knowledge. At the end of the 20 week course you will have learned the fundamentals of bidding, and card play, and you'll be ready to play in your first tournaments

Year 2

This series of lessons is aimed at players who have completed the Beginner Course or those who have a basic knowledge of bidding and card play techniques. The lessons build on what you have learned and introduce new topics. At the end of these 20 lessons you'll be ready to play in Bronze events

Year 3

This series of lessons is aimed at players who have completed the first 40 lessons and have had some practice in tournaments. It introduces more advanced topics. On completion of those lessons you are ready for regular club tournaments 


This series of lessons is aimed at players who have completed the SBU Course and are playing regularly.The course introduces topics not covered by the SBU Course.

You have the opportunity to take a break for tea/coffee and cake. Handouts will be provided for each lesson. 

Classes are expected to last approximately 2 hours but may last longer because many students take a break to socialize with each other.


Learning Bridge at the Carlton
There are classes aimed at beginners and improvers.  Whether you are a complete beginner, someone who has played some social bridge or are returning to bridge after a long time there is a class for you. The beginners class takes things slowly, but after the first 10 lessons you will have the rudiments of the game and can progress from there. You can come along at anytime to join the courses or tournaments.  
Each class consists of a lesson, a break for refreshments and practice hands.  Students receive lesson notes and a quiz.  Afternoon classes start at 1.15pm and finish about 4.30pm and evenings start at 6.45pm and finish no later than 9.30pm. Students pay for a term upfront and have access to notes and one to one feedback from the classes teacher.

You are welcome to sample classes and join a course that suits you.  

The teaching program starts in September each year.  From Easter to September there are beginners tournaments and some revision classes.  

There are also tournaments aimed at new players.  These provide a friendly and relaxed way to play bridge.  

See below for details of classes.

Tuesday evenings - 18.45 start - Year 2 Class. - Teacher: June Morrison. Class begins 24th September 2019.

Wednesday afternoons - 13.30 start - Year 1 Class. - Elizabeth Peckham. Class begins 18th September.

Thursday afternoons – 13.30 start - Year 2 Class. - Teacher: Margo Cursiter. Class begins 19th September.

Friday evenings - 18.45 start - Year 3 Class. - Teacher: Mike Young. Class begins 6th September.

For further information call the club on 0131 552 3122 or email

The courses at the Carlton are composed of 20 lessons over two terms.

The cost for each term is £50 and includes the first lesson free. We can accept payment either via bank transfer or cheque.

Please make cheques payable to 'The Carlton Bridge Club Ltd.' you can post cheques to 36b Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 5NE. Please address the envelopes for the attention of the Manager.

If you wish to pay by direct bank transfer please use A/C: 00281409 and Sort Code 80-06-20. Please use Class19 and you surname for the reference.