Release 2.19n
May BCL DIDO Winners

Congratulations to  Rose Simpson who has won the May competition for the most DIDO points won in the Bridge Club Live daily Drop-In-Drop-Out competition. She came first with 388 points.

The top ten places are shown below.

Rose Simpson 388
David Kaye 343
Pat Walkingshaw 319
Iain Grant 316
Allan Hunter 296
David Houston 292
Allan Ainslie 292
Anne Perkins 193
Carol Robertson 135
Margaret Anne Byron 129


I have decided to discontinue this competition to reduce my workload.

However, if another member would like to take over and record the data in a Spreadsheet and send me a table of results each month, I will happily publish them and award the prizes.

Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club

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

As enjoyed by 576 members and 245 students in our Academy

107 BBO tables played in the period Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 2nd Jul 2020 17:13 BST
Firs Ever On-Line Congress

Announcing our first ever On-Line Congress

The congress will take place on Saturday 1 August

This congress will be restricted to members only or members playing with a guest

(Members playing with guests must provide full details of their guest in advance by email)

Play will start at 11 am with a Congress Pairs qualifying round of 24 boards.

Click HERE for more details.

Click HERE to register your intention to play in the congress.

(You will still be required to register on the BBO website as normal on the day of the congress.)

Last updated : 5th Jul 2020 07:16 BST
Our BBO Weekly Schedule

Our weekly schedule of BBO pairs tournaments

Monday afternoon Match Point Pairs starting at 1.30 pm  - 18 boards; $3 entry fee

Monday evening X-Imp Pairs starting at 7.00 pm - 20 Boards; $3 entry fee

Tuesday morning Match Point Pairs now starting at 11.30 am  - 16 boards; $2 entry fee

Tuesday evening X-Imp Pairs starting at 7.00 pm -  20 boards; $3 entry fee

Wednesday afternoon X-Imp Pairs starting at 1.30 - 18 boards; $3 entry fee

Wednesday evening Match Point Pairs starting at 7.00 pm - 20 boards; $4 entry fee

(An OPEN* handicapped tournament called the Accumulator that runs throughout the summer with prizes and a trophy)

Thursday evening X-Imp Pairs starting at 7.00 pm - 20 boards; $3 entry fee

Friday afternoon Match Point Pairs starting at 1.30 pm - 18 boards; $3 entry fee

SBU Master Points will be awarded for all our tournaments.

*The Accumulator is open to all bridge players but BBO IDs must be provided in advance.

Click HERE to read the full details of the tournament and how handicaps are applied.

Last updated : 4th Jul 2020 10:26 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 : 28th Jun 2020 10:59 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 : 14th Jun 2020 07:35 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 3 July
Thursday Pairs 2 July
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs 1 July
Accumulator Week 1 1 July
Tuesday Evening Pairs 30 June
Monday Afternoon Pairs 29 June
Mon 6th Jul 2020
BBO MP Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Mon 6th Jul 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Tue 7th Jul 2020
BBO MP Pairs
11.30 am $2 Entry
Tue 7th Jul 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
7.00 pm $3 Entry
Wed 8th Jul 2020
BBO X-Imp Pairs
1.30 pm $3 Entry
Wed 8th Jul 2020
BBO MP Pairs
19.00 $3 Entry
BBO Telephone Standbys

Please help the club by volunteering to be a Telephone Standby for our on-line BBO games.

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!

Last updated : 15th Jun 2020 09:30 BST