Club Mentoring Programme

We have setup a Mentoring Programme for new players or those returning to the game after a long break. The principal aim of our programme is to provide support to players giving them confidence to participate in club tournaments. It is available to any member. To make an enquiry please use the Mentoring button on our menu. Experienced players who would like to act as a mentor can also use the Mentoring button.

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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 611 members and 150 students in our Academy.

A further 50 members are taking part in our advanced classes.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 18th Nov 2022 12:32 GMT
Former Chairman Passes Away

We are sad to announce the death of a former club Chairman, Jim Littlejohn. Jim served as chairman in 2000 and then again in 2003. His funeral will take place at 11 am on Tuesday 6 December in the Lorimer Chapel at Warriston Crematorium. There will be a reception afterwards at the Leonardo Murrayfield, Clermiston Road to which friends and colleagues are invited.

Last updated : 26th Nov 2022 11:36 GMT
SBU Ranked Pairs Results

SBU Ranked Pairs Successes last weekend

Arthur Trophy         Winners - John Murdoch (with Robert Ferrari)

Fairlie Trophy          Winners - Willie Clemie & David Briggs

Other excellent results for club members include:

Arthur Trophy         John Hamilton 2nd

Johnston Trophy    Dawn & Peter Beckett (2nd out of 16 Pairs)

Kennedy Trophy     Katy Lessels & Janice Duguid (3rd out of 20 Pairs)

Last updated : 29th Nov 2022 21:05 GMT
Christmas Congress

Our annual Christmas Congress, which is open to all members of the SBU, is being held F2F this year at the clubhouse on Pinkhill on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th December.

Click on the Christmas Congress Entry Form button in the menu for full details and links to our entry forms.

Last updated : 9th Nov 2022 20:02 GMT
Novice & Improvers Session
Novice & Improvers Session
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Are you looking to improve your Bridge?

Then why not come to our Novice & Improvers Session on a Wednesday afternoon. You will get supervision and support during the bidding and play. ..........

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Last updated : 9th Oct 2022 14:41 BST
Learn to play Bridge at The Melville Bridge Academy
Learn to play Bridge at The Melville Bridge Academy

Are you interested in learning to play Bridge?

Our classes for the autumn term started on 26 September. Full details can be found in the Melville Bridge Academy section of our website, where you can also make a general enquiry using an on-line form.

Last updated : 27th Oct 2022 16:43 BST
Face-to-Face Bridge
Face-to-Face Bridge

We are currently holding four F2F bridge sessions each week at Pinkhill. These are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm and on Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 7.00 pm. We aim to play 24 hands of bridge with a finish time of no later than 4.00 pm for afternoon sessions so that people can park on the main road if needed.

In addition, the second Tuesday evening of each month is a F2F teams of four tournament at the club and on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month we hold a 'Draw for Partners' pairs tournament.

Visitors are always welcome at our F2F tournaments.

Last updated : 8th Nov 2022 10:19 GMT
Melville Weekly On-Line Tournaments

We currently hold three regular on-line tournaments on BBO each week. These are on Friday afternoons starting at 1.30 pm and on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 7.00 pm. The table money for these tournaments is set at $4 and 22 hands of bridge are played. In addition we hold evening BBO sessions on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month.

Please note: Our BBO sessions are restricted to members only.

Last updated : 8th Nov 2022 10:15 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 : 3rd Apr 2022 07:28 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: SC043594, 

The Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and the SBU East District.

Email: manager@melvillebridge.club

Last updated : 12th Sep 2022 19:13 BST
Results
Wednesday afternoon pairs
Calvert Cup Week 3
X-Imp Pairs
Evening MP Pairs
Monday Afternoon F2F MP Pairs
BBO MP Pairs
Friday Evening Match-Pointed
RB XIMP Pairs
BBO X-Imp Pairs
Calendar
Thu 1st Dec 2022
BBO X-Imp Pairs
BBO 7.00 pm
Director: Damien
Thu 1st Dec 2022
Pinkhill Pairs
Pinkhill 7.00 pm
Director: Damien
Thu 1st Dec 2022
MP Pairs
£2.50 on RealBridge 10.30 am
Director: David
  (Partner?)
 RealBridge Login
Fri 2nd Dec 2022
BBO MP Pairs
BBO 1.30 pm
Director: Tom
Fri 2nd Dec 2022
F2F MP Pairs
Pinkhill 7.00 pm
Director: Jeff
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Afternoon MP Pairs
Pinkhill 1.00 pm
Director: Damien
  (Partner?)
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Evening MP Pairs
BBO 7.00 pm
Director: Rona
Finding Bridge Partners
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It can sometimes be difficult to find regular bridge partners for F2F games, but don't despair as help is available. You can use the Partners button in our menu to send a message to two members of our Board of Directors who will do their best to help you. They will endeavor to put you in touch with members who are looking to establish a regular or long term partnership. ..........

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Last updated : 14th Oct 2022 11:02 BST