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 527 members and 245 students in our Academy.

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Last updated : 9th Dec 2019 14:51 GMT
Christmas and New Year Closures
Christmas and New Year Closures

Closures during the festive season

Please note that the club will be closed all day on the following days during the festive season:

Wednesday 18 December (to prepare for the Christmas Party on 19 December)

Tuesday 24 December - Friday 27 December inclusive.

Monday 30 December - Thursday 2 January inclusive.

The club will re-open on Friday 3 January.

Last updated : 6th Dec 2019 10:01 GMT
Troy Triumphs Again

Congratulations to Troy Van-de-L'Isle who has won this year's McEwan Cup individual with a great score of 62.5%. Sixteen players took part in this year's tournament. This is Troy's second recent success in an individual competition as he won this summer's Accumulator.

Please note that we will be holding our Pinkhill Individual tournament on Thursday 16 January. This is restricted to Bronze and Silver players only. A normal Cross Imp pairs tournament will also be held that night for everybody else. Entry to the Pinkhill tournament should be made on-line using this website.

 

Last updated : 12th Dec 2019 14:04 GMT
Miller Cup Winners

Congratulations are due to David Fotheringham and Jennifer Marshall who have won this year's Miller Cup with an average score of 59.6% The results are calculated from the best three of four heats held on Thursday nights over the autumn. Go to the results section of the website to see the full resuts table.

Last updated : 14th Dec 2019 17:00 GMT
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
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Andrew Robson is coming to Edinburgh next March

He will be at the Melville on Sunday 22nd and at the New Club on the 23rd and 24th

His teaching sessions are open to all social and duplicate bridge players.

Andrew has a very easy delivery and makes all bridge seem simple!

The three days cover all abilities (although probably not best for novice players).

 

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Last updated : 12th Dec 2019 14:03 GMT
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 Spring Term of 2020 start the week beginning Monday 13 January and we have a New First Steps class (lessons 1 - 11) starting on Tuesday mornings.

 

Click on this article for full details of classes and application forms. ..........

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Last updated : 12th Dec 2019 14:02 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.

N.B. It is not necessary to play on both days. You can just play in the pairs, or just the teams, or both.

Click HERE to make an entry.

Last updated : 12th Dec 2019 14:02 GMT
Bridge Laws and Ethics
Bridge Laws and Ethics

Did you know ...

That it is most unethical to stop to think when you are following suit and you hold a singleton in the suit (at that point). This will give the impression to declarer (and your partner) or to both opponents that you have a choice when in fact you don't.

If you need to have a think about the situation, play your card in tempo and leave it face up on the table while you have your think. Nobody else should turn their card over until you do.

Last updated : 12th Dec 2019 14:02 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 Dec 2019 14:01 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 : 12th Dec 2019 14:01 GMT
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
Results
Friday evening
Miller Cup 4
Thursday Evening X Imp Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon X Imps
McEwan Cup Individual
December Teams
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Monday Evening X Imps
Calendar
Mon 16th Dec 2019
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 16th Dec 2019
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: None
Tue 17th Dec 2019
Cross IMP Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: None
Tue 17th Dec 2019
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: No partner needed
Wed 18th Dec 2019
CLUB CLOSED
Wed 18th Dec 2019
CLUB CLOSED
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