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 THE GBC WILL DO ITS BEST TO PROVIDE A PARTNER TO ANYONE WHO COMES TO THE CLUB ON THEIR OWN. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME

♠ THE STANDBY CAN NOW BE SEEN IN THE CALENDAR BY CLICKING ON TAB BELOW. PLEASE EMAIL FRANCES TO VOLUNTEER ♠ 

 

Championship & Trophy Winners

The Arthur Trophy was won by Mike McGinley & David Wiseman

The Bowman Trophy was won by David Shenkin & Martin Diamond

The Lord Thomson Trophy was won by Kevin Strathearn and Nat Fell 

The Stirling Pairs was won by Paul Maiolani and Jim McMenemy

The Club Championship was won by Alan Brodie and Gerry Murray

The Bronze Championship was won by Roy Levine and Alyson Raworth

The Clarendon Trophy was won by Derek Diamond, Robert Clow Mike McGinley and Brian Spears

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JOIN US FOR FACE TO FACE BRIDGE.

Please join us on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 715pm

and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 130pm.

 Players MUST be seated by 1.20pm for the afternoon sessions and 7.05pm for the evening sessions 

  DON'T HAVE A PARTNER?  COME EARLY AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE YOU  

 Members:£5/player Visitors:£8/player includes Tea/Coffee and biscuits. 

PLAY & LEARN

♠ PLAY & LEARN WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 7PM (FACE TO FACE) 

♣ Visitors Welcome♣ 

Less  experienced players can play at a slower pace and feel free to ask questions of our mentors who are available every week.

Danny Kane offers a seminar on card play between 630 & 7pm most weeks -all welcome. 

No partner needed. 

Members £5/Visitors £8

Steve Bailey Bronze Pairs Sunday 25th February BBO

Thank you to everyone who supported our BBO tournament in honour of the memory of Steve Bailey.  Particular thanks to our TDs: Margaret, Alan and Robert. 

The winners Fiona Scott and Patricia Gilmore will have their names inscribed on our trophy which was gifted by Steve's sister. In second place were Chris and Shelagh Smith and 3rd were Liz and Jim Morris. Our own Norma Fingland and Alan Morison came 4th!. 

The commentary on the hands can be found HERE.

NATIONAL PAIRS HEATS

The National Pairs Heats for the West of Scotland will be held

in Prestwick on Saturday the 16th March

and in the Glasgow Bridge Centre on Sunday 17th March start time 11.30am.

Players can choose where to play but can only enter one event.

The entry fee is £6. Coffee/tea will be provided. There will be short break if you wish to bring your own sandwiches.  

GBC members (and their partners) can register for the event through the "Members Only" tab on the left hand side of the website.

Non members should register their interest by emailing The Secretary with their name, their partner's name and their SBU numbers. 

Tutorial Course for Advanced Players

Danny Kane's series of 10 tutorials at the GBC on "Squeeze Plays" started on 25th January. The feedback from the first session was excellent.  Robert Clow said "I believe that most Bridge players would find this course really useful and very interesting. Danny has a relaxed, laid-back style which explains this complicated subject in simple terms. The material is well researched and easy to follow. Roll on the next session!"
The course will run on Thursday nights from 7pm - 930pm (with a break on 21st March) until April 4th  
This course is aimed at 1st division and aspiring 1st division players. Players can choose which sessions to attend and pay £10/session.

The programme is as follows:

Simple squeezes: positional, automatic, overcoming blockages, ruffing squeeze, defence and mixed examples

Strip squeezes: positional, automatic, criss-cross and ruffing, overcoming entry problems, exotic examples, defence and mixed examples 

Double squeezes: positional, automatic, double ruffing, wayward forms, defence and mixed examples

Triple squeezes: positional, automatic, progressive ( 2 extra tricks ), one loser triples, defence and examples

The vice, The winkle, The stepping stone and Backwash squeezes.
The hands below are examples of the plays Danny will be discussing. Although both hands contain the same cards the play/stategy is different. To play the hand for yourself Click on the hand below , then  Click Play then select the cards. To get back to the beginning click Exit. If you want to see how the hand should be played  click Play then keeping clicking Next and the hand will play out. Click Rewind to get back to the start.
1. Hand 1
This hand demonstrates a  “simple positional squeeze” 
2.Hand 2 
This 2nd hand uses a “Strip Squeeze”. 

To find out more or register please email Danny

BRIDGE LESSONS 2023

Our lessons have proved extremely popular. 

The Beginners Course consists of 40 lessons which is aimed at novices but can still be useful if you have a basic understanding of the game. The cost is £100/10 weeks.

Our Beginners' lessons have now started but if you already know the rudiments and are interested in starting later in the programme contact Frances asap to register your interest.

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. 

If you're looking for a new regular partner contact The Secretary giving brief information about your system and standard.

Contact Us
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 history 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 our results are published on our website.  Coffee/tea and biscuits are included in the table money.

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
Tuesday Afternoon
Monday Evening
STEVE BAILEY
130pm
Wednesday Afternoon
Play and Learn
Wednesday evening
Calendar
Tue 27th February 2024
Tue Afternoon Imps
Alan 13:30
Tue 27th February 2024
Tuesday afternoon Standby
Anne Smith
Tue 27th February 2024
Beginner Lessons
Frances 19.00
Wed 28th February 2024
Wed Afternoon MPs
Margaret 13:30
Wed 28th February 2024
Wed Evening Play & Learn
Margaret 19:00
Wed 28th February 2024
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Margaret 19:15
Wed 28th February 2024
Wednesday afternoon Standby Charles Woods
Charles Woods
Wed 28th February 2024
Wednesday Evening Standby