Release 2.19n
Standby Players

Please help the club by volunteering to be a standby player on Monday & Wednesday afternoons and on Thursday & Friday evenings at least once a year.

You will be given a free game or a voucher for a free game if it turns out you are not needed.

Click below to visit the Sign Up website.

Sign Up!

Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club
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The place to learn and play the game of Bridge in Edinburgh.

As enjoyed by 515 paid up members and 245 students in our Academy.

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Last updated : 14th Nov 2019 19:59 GMT
Aviemore Teams Win
Aviemore Teams Win

Congratulations to four members of the New Melville who won the Congress Teams at the Highland Congress at the weekend. The four ladies were Fiona McQuaker, Veronica Guy, Sheila Adamson and Lucia Barrett.

Congratulations are also due to club members Liz McGowan, David Liggatt, Tim McKay and Sandy Duncan who won the Swiss Teams event on the Sunday evening with club members David & Denise King and David and Shona Anderson coming second.

The King/Anderson team were also joint runners up in the Consolation Teams Final with two other teams.

Other noteable Melville successes were: Andrew and Mary Grant with Rhona Collins 8th in the Consolation Teams Final.

Tim McKay and Sandy Duncan 3rd in the Pairs Final.

Liz McGowan and David Liggatt 4th in the Pairs Final. Veronica Guy and Lucia Barrett 7th in the Pairs Final. Derrick Peden was a member of the 3rd placed team in the Main Teams Final.

Well done to all the above Melville Members!

Last updated : 12th Nov 2019 16:37 GMT
Club Christmas Party
Club Christmas Party

All 100 places for the club Christmas Party on Thursday 19 December have now been taken.

Click HERE to add your name to a reserve list should anybody drop out before hand.

Last updated : 12th Nov 2019 11:45 GMT
Master Point Promotions

Congratulations are due to the following members who gained a Master Point Promotion between July 1 and Sept 30 2019

Click HERE to see a full list of club members' Master Point ranks.

National Master - Stewart Pinkerton

3 Star Master - Andrew Grant

1 Star Master - Katharine Bailey, Archie Docherty, Stewart Morris, Norrie O’Neil

Master - Nicky Bell, Ishbel Clark, Edward Clutton, Malgorzata Rozman

District Master - Ross Angus, Chris Kempston, Fred Namdaran, Fergus Nicholl, Celia Nixon, Hamish Robertson, Pat Scott, Pat Sinclair

Local Master - Margaret J Clark, Gerald Della-Porta, Iris Harvey, Catherine Jordan, John McEvoy, Robert Myers, Lena Russell, Linda Sime, John Tumelty, Johnnie Walker

Club Master - Libby Campbell, David J Fraser, Margery Gilroy, Karen Hendrie, Steven Hendrie, Evelyn Hogg, Helen McCormac, Lynne Ross, Angie Warren

Last updated : 8th Nov 2019 11:39 GMT
Christmas Congress 2019
Christmas Congress 2019

Entries are now being taken for our annual Christmas Congress which is being held on Saturday 28 December & Sunday 29 December. We have a Swiss Pairs tournament on the Saturday starting at 12 pm and a Swiss Teams tournament on the Sunday, also starting at 12 pm.

This is always an enjoyable congress played in a very friendly atmosphere, so why not get your entries in soon. As usual there will be prizes for the best Bronze and Silver Pairs/Teams. Optional buffet suppers will be provided by our usual excellent caterer. Click HERE to make an entry.

Last updated : 31st Oct 2019 12:00 GMT
International Selections

Congratulations are due to the following club members who have been selected to play for the Scotland Women's Team next year.

Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker & Sheila Adamson are selected to play in the Lady Milne next April in England. 

Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sheila Adamson, Fiona Greenwood & Julia Palmer are selected to play in  the Women's European event in Madeira next June.

Last updated : 10th Nov 2019 23:27 GMT
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 : 8th Oct 2019 16:20 BST
Learn To Play Bridge
Learn To Play Bridge
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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 of 2019 started the week beginning Monday 23 September but please note that our Moday Evening Next Steps, our Tuesday Evening First Steps and our Wednesday Afternoon Next Steps classes are all FULL. 


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Last updated : 28th Sep 2019 15:35 BST
Gentle Pairs Bridge
Gentle Pairs Bridge

We run Gentle Pairs Bridge Sessions on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.30 pm and on Tuesdays evenings starting at 7.00 pm except the second Tuesday of each month.

These are aimed at players who are currently in the second year of classes and above or for those people who have completed all sixty lessons but are not yet ready to take the plunge into tournament bridge.

About 10-12 hands are played under the supervision of an experienced player who will help with the bidding and play.

You can come along without a partner and will either be matched up with another person in the same position or the experienced player. The session cost £3 per person. Non members of the club are welcome to come and give this a try!

Last updated : 28th Sep 2019 15:31 BST
General Bridge Procedures and 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 for your section and try to keep to time.
  • DO make sure your cards are returned to the board in the correct slot.
  • 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).
Last updated : 23rd Jul 2019 07:41 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 Aug 2019 22:39 BST
Thursday Cross Imp Pairs
Miller Cup 3
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Rayne 2
Rayne Combined Sessions
November Teams
Monday Afternoon X Imp Pairs
Monday Evening X Imp Pairs
Thu 14th Nov 2019
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: Standby Player
Fri 15th Nov 2019
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 18th Nov 2019
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 18th Nov 2019
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: None
Tue 19th Nov 2019
Cross IMP Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: None
Tue 19th Nov 2019
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: No partner needed
Cross Imp Pairs Championship

Click HERE to see the result of the 2019 Cross Imp Championship Pairs Championship.

Last updated : 26th Oct 2019 09:09 GMT
Slam Bidding Competition Leaderboard

Click HERE to see the leaderboard of the 2019/2020 Slam Bidding Competition.

Last updated : 11th Aug 2019 14:05 BST