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 516 paid up members and 245 students in our Academy.

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Last updated : 21st Nov 2019 19:51 GMT
More Melville Members Successes

CONGRATULATIONS are due to our former Club Chairman Mike Ash, who was a member of the winning National League Division 1 team at the weekend. The winning team will be representing Scotland in the Camrose home international matches here in Edinburgh in January. Runners up in the National League were Iain Sime and John Murdoch.

CONGRATULATIONS are also due to Anne Young and David Houston who won the East District Swiss Pairs on Sunday winning six of their seven matches with a total of 101 VPs. Club members Bron McWhinney and Irene Sime came second with 95 VPs.

Last updated : 18th Nov 2019 10:25 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
Mini-Bridge
Mini-Bridge

We are holding our third Mini-Bridge event on Saturday afternoon, 30 November 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.

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

Last updated : 20th Nov 2019 14:56 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 : 18th Nov 2019 10:27 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
Results
Thursday Night Cross Imp Pairs
Thursday Night Match Point Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Gentle Pairs
Westchester Mixed Pairs 1
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Gentle Pairs
Tuesday Evening X Imps
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Calendar
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
Match Point Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 25th Nov 2019
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
Mon 25th Nov 2019
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: None
Tue 26th Nov 2019
Cross IMP Pairs
Starts at 19:00
Host: None
Tue 26th Nov 2019
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 19.00
Host: No partner needed
Wed 27th Nov 2019
Cross-Imp Pairs
Starts at 13.00
Host: Standby Player
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