Release 2.19n
BBO Telephone Standbys

Please help the club by volunteering to be a Telephone Standby.

You will play for free if you are used and be rewarded with a £5 payment to your swipe card account!

Click below to visit the Sign Up website.

Sign Up!

June BCL DIDO Winners

Congratulations to Moyra Forrest who has won the June competition for the most DIDO points won in the Bridge Club Live daily Drop-In-Drop-Out competition. She came first with 265 points.

The top ten places are shown below.

Moyra Forrest = 265

Rose Simpson = 249

Pat Walkingshaw = 249

Damien Byron = 176

Ian Foster = 176

Margaret Anderson = 140

Allan Hunter = 125

Allan Ainslie = 123

David Houston = 123

Jim Fairhurst = 101

Margaret Rae = 101


Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club

The place to learn and play the game of Bridge in Edinburgh.

As enjoyed by 584 members and 245 students in our Academy

116 BBO tables played in the period Monday 27 July - Friday 31 August

with 319 members playing on-line in our tournaments.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 5th Aug 2020 12:12 BST
Australian Teams Match

Do you fancy playing for the Melville in a friendly match against an Australian club?

The New Melville has been invited to play a friendly match against Beaumont Bridge Club in Adelaide, Australia. The 16-board match will start at 11 AM on 1 September. The idea is to give ordinary club members a chance to play rather than having an elite squad of top players. So, if you fancy submitting a team please enter your names using  the form provided by clicking HERE.

Last updated : 7th Aug 2020 10:17 BST
Gentle Pairs on Thursday Mornings

Why not try our Thursday morning Gentle Pairs sessions? - for members and non-members alike

These sessions are aimed at inexperienced players who would like to have a go at on-line bridge without the fear of playing against opponents who have obviously been playing  bridge for a long time. They might also appeal to some experienced players who have never tried on-line bridge and are a bit nervous of doing so. 

The sessions will start at 11 am and will last no longer than two hours. A maximum of 12 hands will be played and ten minutes will be allowed for each hand. The sessions will be limited to 24 people and you can ask for help with bidding and play.The entry fee on the BBO website will be $2.

You must sign up in advance using the link below and provide a BBO ID and email address. Partners are not required as we will match people up on the day.

Sign Up!

We are also looking for helpers for the Gentle Pairs sessions

We are looking for up to six helpers per session. Helpers will Kibitz at one table and be able to chat to the people at the table using a Zoom audio conference. Helpers are provided with hand records and a commentary in advance. Bridge expertise is not required. We need people who have played in club sessions for a few years or more and who know the basics of Acol bidding. Please sign up using the link below if you can help out.

Sign Up!

Last updated : 7th Aug 2020 10:50 BST
Learn to play Bridge at The Melville Bridge Academy
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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 start the week beginning Monday 21 September

During the current crisis the classes will all be conducted on-line.

You can read more about our teaching Academy by clicking on this article. ..........

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Last updated : 20th Jul 2020 19:36 BST
How To Take Part

BBO tournament registration for club games

Please note: Registration for all tournaments will close twenty minutes prior to the official start time.

Attempts to register after the twenty minute deadline will fail with the message that the tournament is private.

If you register quite early, then you can log out of BBO as long as you return in good time for the start. 

We will start without you if need be, so don't be late logging back in!

Before you take part in our club BBO Pairs for the first time, please watch a video by clicking HERE.

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2020 17:11 BST
Members Swipe Cards

Members Swipe Cards

You can learn how to top up your club swipe card account using a mobile phone or tablet by watching a video. Please click HERE to do so.

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2020 17:11 BST
Community Website
Community Website

Click HERE to visit our new Community Website.

During this Covid19 crisis we have created a community website which anybody can view but where Melville members can register. Registered members can contribute articles, comment on others and take part in our weekly quiz. 

Alan Goodman is providing an excellent set of Daily Bridge Tips in which he poses a problem (or problems) and then allows the reader to reveal the answer(s).

These tips are aimed at all club players from those not long out of classes to the very experienced.

All of Alan's earlier tips are available to view, even by non-registered members.

If you are a member of the New Melville, have you joined the community?

Last updated : 4th May 2020 11:17 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 Mar 2020 13:29 GMT
Friday Afternoon Pairs 7 August
Melville Gentle Pairs
Thursday Evening Pairs 6 August
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs 5 August
Accumulator Week 6
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Fri 7th Aug 2020
BBO MP Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Mon 10th Aug 2020
BBO MP Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Mon 10th Aug 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Tue 11th Aug 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Wed 12th Aug 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Wed 12th Aug 2020
BBO MP Pairs
19.00 $4 Entry
Accumulator Results Table

Click HERE to see the table

Last updated : 23rd Jul 2020 07:14 BST
BBO Weekly Schedule

Monday Afternoon MP Pairs at 1.30 pm

Monday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm

Tuesday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm.

Wednesday Afternoon X-Imp Pairs at 1.30 pm

Wednesday Evening MP Pairs at 7.00 pm

Thursday Morning Gentle Pairs at 11.00 am

Thursday Evening X-Imp Pairs at 7.00 pm

Friday Afternoon MP Pairs at 1.30 pm 

Last updated : 7th Aug 2020 10:53 BST