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 530 members and 245 students in our Academy

117 tables played last week - a new record!

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 : 19th Jan 2020 17:18 GMT
Winter Foursomes Winners

CONGRATULATIONS are due to Brian Short and Alan Goodman who were half of the winning team last weekend in the SBU Winter Foursomes for the Scottish BBL Cup, which was played at the Melville, against a strong field. This is the ninth time that Brian has won this event making him the leading winner since the competition was first played for in 1978.

Last updated : 20th Jan 2020 10:42 GMT
Pinkhill Individual Winner
Pinkhill Individual Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to our treasurer Edward Clutton who has won this years Pinkhill Individual tournament with a score of 59%. 32 members took part in a two-section competition on Thursday night.


The photograph is of the top five scorers including the winner Edward, in the middle.

Last updated : 17th Jan 2020 09:28 GMT
Mini-Bridge
Mini-Bridge

We are holding our fourth Mini-Bridge event on Saturday afternoon, 25 January 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 : 10th Jan 2020 08:55 GMT
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
Andrew Robson in Edinburgh
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Andrew Robson is coming to Edinburgh next 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 : 12th Dec 2019 14:03 GMT
Bridge Laws and Ethics
Bridge Laws and Ethics
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Have you observed?

the following behaviour at the bridge table concerning the use (or rather the inappropriate use) of bidding boxes during the auction. This behaviour was brought to our attention by a member of the club a couple of months ago and really should not be happening. So, what’s going on? Click on this article to read more. ..........

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Last updated : 10th Jan 2020 08:56 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 : 5th Jan 2020 13:35 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
2019/2020 Slam Bidding Competition

Click HERE to see the leaderboard.

Last updated : 21st Jan 2020 10:14 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
Results
Tuesday Evening X Imps
Monday Afternoon X Imp Pairs
Monday Evening MP Pairs
Winter 4s Subsiduary Final
Pool A2
Pool A1
Pool B
Friday evening matchpoint
Calendar
Tue 21st Jan 2020
Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 7.00 pm
Host: None
Tue 21st Jan 2020
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 7.00 pm
Host: Standby Player
Wed 22nd Jan 2020
Afternoon Cross Imp Pairs
Starts at 1.00 pm
Host: Standby Player Available
Wed 22nd Jan 2020
Gentle Pairs
Starts at 1.30 pm
Host: Standby Player
Wed 22nd Jan 2020
Ronaldson Bowl Teams 1
Starts at 19:00
Host: None