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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 597 members and 170 students in our Academy

with 407 members playing in our on-line tournaments

147 tables played on-line in the period Sunday 11 October - Friday 16 October

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 20th Oct 2020 20:28 BST
Our Games on RealBridge
Our Games on RealBridge

There will be a short one hour drop-in-out Practise Session at 10.00 am on Saturday morning this week for anybody wishing to test their Camera and Microphone.

Our next tournament will be on Saturday afternoon at 2.00 pm. We will play seven 3-board rounds. Entry will be free with a link to the tournament on this page from 1.00 pm. It is open to all members of the SBU.

Please enter your full name at the login box, capitalised as shown in the example here with one space between first and second name.

Please enter your SBU number as your ID. The password field will already be filled in.

Last updated : 22nd Oct 2020 15:31 BST
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 seven 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 : 7th Oct 2020 08:56 BST
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 will be limited to 24 people and 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.

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The entry fee will be £2.00 payable in advance using a payment link which will be shown here on the day.

We are also looking for helpers for the Gentle Pairs sessions

We are looking for up to six helpers per session. 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.

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Last updated : 22nd Oct 2020 15:59 BST
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 autumn term start the week beginning Monday 21 September

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 : 15th Aug 2020 10:59 BST
How To Take Part

BBO tournament registration for club games

Please note: Registration for all tournaments will close fifteen minutes prior to the official start time.

Attempts to register after the fifteen minute deadline will fail with the message that the tournament is private.

If you register quite early, then you can log out of BBO as long as you return in good time for the start. 

We will start without you if need be, so don't be late logging back in!

Before you take part in our club BBO Pairs for the first time, please watch a video by clicking HERE.

Last updated : 12th Oct 2020 10:32 BST
Members Swipe Cards

Members Swipe Cards

You can learn how to top up your club swipe card account using a mobile phone or tablet by watching a video. Please click HERE to do so.

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2020 17:11 BST
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
Gentle Pairs
Wednesday RealBridge Pairs
Swiss Pairs Accumulator
Tuesday X-Imp Pairs
Monday MP Pairs
Monday X-Imp Pairs
Thu 22nd Oct 2020
Thursday X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Friday MP Pairs
1.15 pm $3 Entry
Sat 24th Oct 2020
Saturday RealBridge Pairs
2.00 PM
Mon 26th Oct 2020
Monday MP Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Mon 26th Oct 2020
Monday X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Tue 27th Oct 2020
Tuesday X-Imp Pairs
1.30 pm $3 entry
Swiss Pairs Accumulator Results Table

Click HERE to see the table

Last updated : 15th Oct 2020 17:00 BST
BBO Weekly Schedule

Monday Afternoon MP Pairs at 1.30 pm

Monday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm

Tuesday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm.

Wednesday Evening MP Pairs at 7.00 pm

Thursday Morning Gentle Pairs at 10.30 am

Thursday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm

Friday Afternoon MP Pairs at 1.15 pm 

Last updated : 1st Oct 2020 14:05 BST