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!

Master Points
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If you finish in the top third of the field in any club event at which at least 21 boards have been played, then you will be awarded SBU Master Points. ..........

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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 539 members and 245 students in our Academy

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

 

 

The New Melville Bridge Club club is located about two miles out from the city centre just off the Corstorphine Road not far from Edinburgh Zoo. ..........

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Last updated : 15th Feb 2020 10:36 GMT
Junior Camrose Win

Congratulations to the Scottish Junior team who won the Junior Camrose at the weekend. Club members Athena Chow and Stewart Pinkerton were part of the team as was former member Jun Nakamaru-Pinder. Gosia Rozman was the non-playing captain.

Last updated : 17th Feb 2020 17:20 GMT
April One Day Congress
April One Day Congress

Entries are now being taken for our popular annual One-Day Congress on Sunday 19 April. The format of the day is:

A Match Point Pairs Tournament of approximately 24-26 boards starting at midday. The entry fee is £5 per person.

A Swiss Teams Tournament consisting of four six-board matches stating at 4 pm. Again the entry fee is £5 per person.

You can choose to play in just the pairs, just the teams or both. Last year 66 pairs and 30 teams took part.

There will be generous cash prizes including prizes for the best Bronze and Silver pairs/teams with Congress level Master Points being awarded.

A supper costing £10 will be available to those who pre-order.

Click HERE to make an entry and order food if required.

Last updated : 3rd Feb 2020 14:47 GMT
Mini-Bridge
Mini-Bridge

We are holding our fifth Mini-Bridge event on Saturday afternoon, 22 February between 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm. This is aimed at Children who are 8+ years of age.

Why should we encourage bridge for children?

 Bridge is terrific fun and involves logic, counting, probability and decision-making.
♠  Bridge develops skills which benefit children in their future lives and gives them an understanding of the value of working steadily towards a goal
 They will learn the need to co-operate with a partner, to share information and to work as a team to compete effectively.

♣ They will learn how to cope with defeat and victory and that mistakes are part of life.
 Mini-bridge also provides a stepping stone from which children can learn to play “full” bridge later in their school career.
♠ Children of all ages really enjoy it once they try it.

Future dates include: 28 March, 25 April, 30 May & 27 June (All Saturdays 2.00 pm)

For further details please contact Fiona Greenwood (fiona@sbueast.org.uk) or Christine McLaren (chairman@melvillebridge.club)

Last updated : 14th Feb 2020 15:25 GMT
Bridge Laws and Ethics - The Revoke
Bridge Laws and Ethics - The Revoke
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Failing to follow suit in Bridge is known as a revoke and is one of the most common things to go wrong at the bridge table.  But what should happen if a revoke has been discovered or is suspected? Click on this article to read more, as players often get this wrong. ..........

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Last updated : 17th Feb 2020 12:08 GMT
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
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Andrew Robson is coming to Edinburgh in 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).

 

Click on this article to read more information about the programme and prices. ..........

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Last updated : 17th Feb 2020 11:56 GMT
Play & Discussion Session

The club will be holding a 'Play & Discussion' session on Friday 6 March at 7.00 pm

The session is aimed at bronze and silver players but anybody enthusiastic to learn is very welcome. The plan is to play 18 boards followed by 45-60 mins discussion. We hope to have two of Scotland's top women players to participate in the play and the discussion which will be led by our former Chairman, Alan Goodman, who has also played for Scotland. The discussion will take place whilst enjoying a glass of wine or soft drink. There will be a £5 charge for the evening which will include the cost of the drink during the discussion.

This session is now fully booked. Click HERE to add your names to a reserve list or to sign up for Friday 3 April (see below).

 A second session with different hands will take place on Friday 3 April. Priority will be given to those who miss out in March.

Click HERE to see the list of people attending the March session.

 

Last updated : 17th Feb 2020 11:56 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 second (spring) term 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 : 3rd Feb 2020 13:50 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
2019/2020 Slam Bidding Competition

Click HERE to see the leaderboard.

Last updated : 29th Jan 2020 20:31 GMT
Results
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Monday Evening Pairs
ED Allan Flitch Married Pairs
Friday evening matchpoint
Pinkhill Pairs 1
Thursday Cross Imp Pairs
Gentle Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Calendar
Tue 18th Feb 2020
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 7.00 pm
Host: None
Tue 18th Feb 2020
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 7.00 pm
Host: Standby Player
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Afternoon Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 1.00 pm
Host: Standby Player Available
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 1.30 pm
Host: Standby Player
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Calvert Cup Pairs 3
Starts at 19:00
Host: None