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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 592 members and 190 students in our Academy

112 tables played in the period Sunday 14 November - Saturday 20 November

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 25th Nov 2021 07:46 GMT
Bridge + Soup & Sandwiches

Bridge plus Soup & Sandwiches!

As a one-off experiment to try and encourage more members to come and enjoy our wonderful premises, we have invited our caterer to offer a light lunch of Soup & Sandwiches at the club, from 12 midday on Monday 6 December. The cost will be £5 per person, and you can pay on the day with your payment card at the same time as you pay for your bridge.

However, it would be useful to know in advance how many people are likely to take up this offer, so we have provided a form on our website where you can add your name. Please do this in addition to registering your pair on the Calendar. There is a button in the left-hand menu called ‘Soup & Sandwiches 6 December’, for this purpose.

People who have ordered lunch can be checked by clicking HERE.

Last updated : 26th Nov 2021 14:24 GMT
Face-to-Face Bridge
Face-to-Face Bridge

Let’s Play Face-to-Face Bridge!

Between now and next spring, we aim to run two weekly face-to-face sessions at the club. They will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm. The Monday tournament will be scored using Match Points and the results combined with the BBO tournament which will play the same hands. The Thursday tournament will be scored using Imps and is standalone. Singleton players can sign up for Thursday afternoons as the TD will act as a standby.

Club members should sign up for our F2F tournaments using the Calendar on this website. Visitors wishing to play should send an email to: manager@melvillebridge.club

When the clocks go forward next spring we hope to re-introduce F2F bridge for at least one evening session but in the meantime the club will be closed at night.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2021 11:20 GMT
Christmas Congress
Christmas Congress

Our annual Christmas Congress is being held on-line again this year and you can now start registering for this popular event using the buttons in our left-hand menu. The congress is an open event which means that non-members can also take part. The details are as follows:

We are holding a Swiss Pairs on Wednesday 29 December starting at 2.00 pm and a Swiss Teams on Thursday 30 December also starting at 2.00 pm. Both tournaments will be held on RealBridge with an expected finishing time of around 5.00 pm. The entry fee will be £5 per person, payable on the day each day. The tournaments are stand alone, so you can choose to play in just the pairs or just the teams or both!

As usual we will be giving out very generous cash prizes and SBU Master Points will be awarded with there being 15 points for a win and 8 points for a draw. In addition, the top quarter of the field for both events will be awarded bonus points, the level of which depends on the size of the entry.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2021 10:05 GMT
Signing Up for F2F Sessions

If you wish to play in a F2F session at the club you must reserve your seat as we are limiting numbers to 12 tables for the foreseeable future.

Reservations must made using the Calendar button in the left hand menu.

To watch a demonstration of how this is done, please click HERE.

If you need to cancel a F2F booking then please watch a short video which explains how to do this by clicking HERE. Please note that only the person making the booking can actually cancel it.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2021 10:04 GMT
Learn to play Bridge at The Melville Bridge Academy

Are you interested in learning to play Bridge?

Our classes for the Autumn term started 20 September and are being delivered on-line using 'Zoom' and BBO. More information about the classes can be read by clicking on the Melville Bridge Academy button in the left hand menu.

Click HERE to make a general enquiry about the classes.

Last updated : 2nd Nov 2021 07:46 GMT
Daily Social Bridge Games
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We offer daily games of Social Bridge on the RealBridge platform for use by players making up their own tables of four. There is a £2 charge for this service which has to be paid by one of the four players who acts as the Host player and who logs in using the Social Bridge Host button in our menu.  Click on this article to read more about this service. ..........

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Last updated : 26th Jun 2021 13:57 BST
Looking for a club to play Bridge on-line?

Are you looking for a club to play on-line Bridge? Then you need look no further than the New Melville. 

Membership for existing Scottish Bridge Union (SBU) members costs £30. If you do not have an SBU number then the charge will be £38 and you will become an SBU member. All players competing in our tournaments must be members of the SBU. Students enrolled in one of our MBA classes can obtain an SBU number by joining as an Associate member for £8.

We currently offer seven on-line games per week as well as two face to face sessions at the club. Please see our weekly schedule which can be found using the left hand menu.

Click HERE for an application form.

Last updated : 2nd Nov 2021 14:20 GMT

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.

Email: manager@melvillebridge.club

Last updated : 22nd Mar 2020 13:29 GMT
Results
MP Pairs
Newcomers Pairs
Thursday PM F2F
X-Imp Pairs
On-line Pairs Championship
X-Imp Pairs
Afternoon MP Pairs including 11 F2F Tables
Evening MP Pairs
MP Pairs
Thursday PM F2F
Newcomers Pairs
X-Imp Pairs
Calendar
Mon 29th Nov 2021
F2F MP Pairs
Club
1.00 pm 3 Entry
Director: Damien
  (Bookings)
Mon 29th Nov 2021
BBO MP Pairs
BBO
1.30 pm $4 Entry
Director: Rona
Mon 29th Nov 2021
Evening MP Pairs
BBO
7.00 pm $4 Entry
Director: Rona
Tue 30th Nov 2021
Teams
RB
7.00 pm 2 Entry
Director: Damien
Wed 1st Dec 2021
On-line Pairs Championship
BBO
7.00 pm $4.00 Entry
Director: Rona
Thu 2nd Dec 2021
Newcomers Pairs
RealBridge
10.30 am 2 entry
Director: David
Thu 2nd Dec 2021
F2F XImp Pairs
Club
1.00pm 3.00 Entry
Director: Damien
  (Bookings)
Thu 2nd Dec 2021
X-Imp Pairs
BBO
7.00pm $4 Entry
Director: Lindsay
Fri 3rd Dec 2021
MP Pairs
BBO
1.15 pm $4 Entry
Director: Damien