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THE GBC IS NOW OPEN FOR PRE-BOOKED MEMBERS ONLY

The GBC is now open for Face to Face Bridge initially to members only. 

Face to Face sessions will be held on

Monday evenings 715pm and Wednesday afternoons 130pm.

♠ Places MUST be booked in advance by clicking on the Member tab (left hand column) of the GBC website. The instuctions are HERE. 

 If you have any difficulty please email The Club Manager giving both your and your partner's names and the date you wish to play at least 3 hours before the start time. 

 Players must arrive at the club no later than 15 minutes before the start time in order to ensure a managed entry.

 We also have Face to Face Play and Learn on Thursday Evenings at 7pm when less experienced players can play at a slower pace and feel free to ask questions.

♣ BBO will continue on Tuesday afternoons ONLY at 130pm.

For more information on the safety precautions the Committee has put in place please click here.

Please also see the attached Risk Assessment that explains our thinking.  

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Our  September Beginners class is now full. If you or your family know of anyone interested in learning Bridge please email The Secretary giving your contact details and we will add you to our waiting list for the next set of lessons.  These will probably start in January on Mondays at 7pm using Zoom and BBO. Help and instructions will be given as required.

Find a Partner

Click on Members Only (left-hand side)

Login using your usual ID and password

Scroll to the tournament you want to play in using the right hand slider

Tick the PR box ( left box of the 3 little boxes)

Press Confirm (near the top)

To cancel your request, login as above then untick the PR box and press Confirm

To contact someone looking for a Partner, Click on their request to email them or call them using the telephone number displayed. 

GBC Manager

Glasgow Bridge Centre is looking for a new manager as the current manager is retiring. Duties include organising and running tournaments, opening and closing the club and managing routine tasks. This is a part-time, paid position. Details of the remuneration will be provided on request.

Experience in running and directing tournaments is desirable but not obligatory as full training will be given along with an extensive handover. Job sharing will also be considered.

If you are interested, please contact Stephanie at secretaryglasgowbridgecentre@gmail.com

GBC Bridgebase Tournaments

From 1st September the GBC will only be hosting BBO tournamants on Tuesday afternoons@1.30pm until further notice as Face to Face Bridge has resumed.

All SBU members are welcome. The cost is BBO $2.50 per person 

Results will be published on the website

Instructions on how to use the How to Find a Partner facility can be found on the left hand side under the BBO section heading. If someone is looking for a partner Partner? shows up on the calander on the right hand side of the website.

Click here to buy BBO$ direct from the BBO website. (Cheaper than buying through an App)

Glasgow Bridge Centre
Glasgow Bridge Centre

The Glasgow Bridge Centre enjoys a reputation as one of the finest bridge clubs in Scotland – let alone Glasgow. Players of all abilities are welcome.

Formed in 1983, the GBC has a proud history.  Over the years, many celebrated Scottish internationalists have all played at our club.

Albert Benjamin, inventor of the world-famous 'Benji Acol' bidding system,  played a vital role in the club's historyand and an atmospheric photograph of the great man  (did everyone smoke in those days?) still hangs in our premises at 1055 Pollokshaws Road – close to Minard Road.

For more than 50 years, we have continued to promote all that's good about bridge, encouraging high standards of play and fierce but friendly rivalry in the battle of the cards.  The Glasgow club's facilities include all the usual modern aids – Bridgemates, TV screens and a dedicated email system to announce members' results from club competitions.  Hot drinks and snacks are also available.

Come and join us! Email The Secretary for more information.

Be Nice
Be Nice
General Procedures & Etiquette
  • ​​​​DO make your opening lead face down and do so before filling in your score card or operating the Bridgemate (it saves time!).
  • DO call the TD when something goes wrong.
  • DO keep your eye on the timer if displayed and try to keep to time.
  • DO make sure your cards are returned to the board in the correct slot.
  • DO leave your bidding cards on the table until the Opening Lead is faced.
  • DON’T ask questions about the bidding after the auction until your partner has the opening lead face down on the table.
  • DON’T pick up your cards and return to the board until everybody at the table agrees the result.
  • DON’T pressure your opponents into accepting your interpretation of the rules (call the TD).
  • DON’T make comments about the opponents bidding or play (unless invited).
Bridge For All
Bridge For All
Results
Wednesday afternoon
Tue Afternoon Imps
Monday Evening
Calendar
Wed 22nd September 2021
Wed Afternoon MPs
13:30
  (Partner?)
Thu 23rd September 2021
Thur Evening P&L
19:00
Mon 27th September 2021
Mon Evening Imps
19:15
  (Partner?)
Tue 28th September 2021
Tue Afternoon Imps
13:30
Wed 29th September 2021
Wed Afternoon MPs
13:30
  (Partner?)
Thu 30th September 2021
Thur Evening P&L
19:00