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Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club

The place to learn and play the game of Bridge in Edinburgh.

As enjoyed by 583 paid up members and 190 students in our Academy

with 459 members playing in our on-line tournaments

161 tables played on-line in the period Sunday 10 January - Saturday 16 January

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2021 17:01 GMT
'Round Robin' Teams
'Round Robin' Teams

‘Round Robin’ Teams

So far 27 reams have indicated their intention to play so this definitely will take place as planned  on Tuesday 26 January at 7.00 pm. There will not be a pairs tournament that night. If you wish to add a team to the list please do so using the button in the left hand menu.

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2021 17:00 GMT
Looking for a club to play Bridge on-line?
Looking for a club to play Bridge on-line?

Are you looking for a club that offers tournament bridge on-line during the Covid19 pandemic? Then you need look no further than the New Melville Bridge Club which offers ten tournaments per week for players of all abilities as well as a special supervised session on Thursday mornings for students of the game who would like to practise their skills at a more gentle pace than our regular games.

Membership of our club costs a mere £30 per annum for players who already have Scottish Bridge Union (SBU) membership, but for those that don't, you can join the SBU though the Melville for an additonal £10 per year. You can apply to be a member on-line by clicking HERE without the need to be nominated or approved. The form is also available from our left-hand menu. Our weekly programme of tournaments is summarised in the right hand column of this page.

Last updated : 2nd Jan 2021 17:22 GMT
Gentle Pairs on Thursday Mornings

Why not try our Gentle Pairs sessions on Thursday mornings at 10.30 am? 

These sessions are aimed at inexperienced players and students in classes who would like to have a relaxed game of bridge at a gentle pace of ten minutes per hand.  A maximum of 12 hands will be played and there will be an experienced helper at each table who can answer questions during the bidding and play. The sessions are being conducted on the new RealBridge platform which incorporates video and audio technology.  

You must sign up in advance using the link below and provide an email address. Partners are not required as we will match people up on the day.

Sign Up!

We are also looking for helpers for the Gentle Pairs sessions

We are looking for helpers at each table for these sessions. Helpers will Kibitz at one table and be able to chat to the people at the table. Helpers are provided with hand records in advance. Bridge expertise is not required. We need people who have played in club sessions for a few years or more and who know the basics of Acol bidding. Please sign up using the link below if you can help out.

Sign Up!

Last updated : 20th Jan 2021 10:49 GMT
Learn to play Bridge at The Melville Bridge Academy
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Are you interested in learning to play Bridge?

If so, we offer a full range of classes extending over six terms (three years) which take you from absolute beginner to club player.

Our classes for the spring term start the week beginning Monday 11 January

During the current crisis the classes will all be conducted on-line.

You can read more about our teaching Academy by clicking on this article. ..........

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Last updated : 14th Dec 2020 11:27 GMT
Community Website
Community Website

Click HERE to visit our new Community Website.

During this Covid19 crisis we have created a community website which anybody can view but where Melville members can register. Registered members can contribute articles, comment on others and take part in our weekly quiz. 

Alan Goodman is providing an excellent set of Daily Bridge Tips in which he poses a problem (or problems) and then allows the reader to reveal the answer(s).

These tips are aimed at all club players from those not long out of classes to the very experienced.

All of Alan's earlier tips are available to view, even by non-registered members.

If you are a member of the New Melville, have you joined the community?

Last updated : 4th May 2020 11:17 BST
Topping Up Swipe Cards
Topping Up Swipe Cards
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We now have a new method of topping up members swipe cards from home which does not involve Internet Banking, or the treasurer. If you look at the bottom of your till receipts you will see a message which says Topup online at www.HowDoIPay. ..........

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Last updated : 19th Sep 2020 14:34 BST

The New Melville Bridge Club is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. 

Registered Office: 1 Pinkhill, Edinburgh EH12 7BA. Telephone: 0131 334 4467

Company Registration Number: SC 437291. Charity Registration number: SCO 043594, 

The Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and the SBU East District.


Last updated : 22nd Mar 2020 13:29 GMT
BBO MP Pairs
Gentle Pairs
RB X-Imp Pairs
BBO X-Imp Pairs
RB X-Imp Pairs
BBO Cross Imp Accumulator 3
Sun 24th Jan 2021
RealBridge Speedy Match Point Pairs
2.00 pm 2 entry
Mon 25th Jan 2021
RB Afternoon MP Pairs
1.15 pm 2 Entry
Mon 25th Jan 2021
BBO Afternoon MP Pairs
1.30 pm $3 entry
Mon 25th Jan 2021
BBO Evening MP Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Tue 26th Jan 2021
RB Newcomers Pairs
1.30 pm 2 entry
Tue 26th Jan 2021
BBO X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
X-Imp Accumulator

Click HERE to see the X-Imps Accumulator results table.

Details of this new tournament can be read by clicking HERE.

Last updated : 18th Jan 2021 11:15 GMT
Our 2021 On-line Weekly Schedule

Monday MP Pairs on RB at 1.15 pm

Monday MP Pairs on BBO at 1.30 pm

Monday MP Pairs on BBO at 7.00 pm

Tuesday Newcomers Pairs on RB at 1.30 pm for MBA students, Novices and Club Masters

Tuesday  X-Imp Pairs on BBO at 7.00 pm

Wednesday X-Imp Pairs on RB at 1.30 pm

Wednesday X-Imp Pairs on BBO at 7.00 pm

Thursday Gentle Pairs on RB at 10.30 am - a supervised play session for beginners

Thursday X-Imp Pairs on BBO at 7.00 pm

Thursday X-Imp Pairs on RB at 7.00 pm

Friday MP Pairs on BBO at 1.15 pm

Sunday MP Pairs on RB at 2.00 pm

On Monday afternoons and Thursday evenings we offer parallel sessions of bridge playing the same hands which are then scored across the whole field.

Last updated : 18th Jan 2021 12:09 GMT