Release 2.19q
Standby Players Needed

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Please help the club by volunteering to be a Standby Player for our Monday afternoon, Thursday evening and Friday evening  F2F sessions. Standby Players get to play for free and are given a voucher for a free game if they are not used. They can have a free cup of tea or coffee whilst they are waiting in the social area prior to the game.

Click on the Standbys menu button and then the session button which takes you to website where you can sign up for any of the available slots.

You will receive a confirmation email* which you can also use at a later date to cancel your sign up if need be. So it is important that you keep that email!

The SignUpGenius website will send you a reminder email one day before your slot.

*Please take care when filling in your email address on the website otherwise you won't get the confirmation and reminder emails.

Welcome to The New Melville Bridge Club

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

As enjoyed by 645 members and 170 students in our Academy

Click here to take a virtual tour of the club.

Last updated : 4th Aug 2022 16:24 BST
Charity Night in aid of Ukraine

This Thursday night will be a Charity Night in aid of Ukraine. All the table money collected, both on-line and F2F will be donated. If you are not able to play on Thursday, you can make a donation using the link further below. You can of course choose to donate even if you are playing!

In addition, at the club on Thursday night we will be playing for the John Frame Trophy and players will be entitled to a free drink from the bar between six and seven pm. I will also make donation buttons on the till available if you would like to make a donation over and above the £3 table money.

 

Ukraine Appeal

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Last updated : 16th Aug 2022 10:54 BST
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 : 16th Aug 2022 10:52 BST
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.

Last updated : 16th Aug 2022 10:52 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 have finished now for the summer but will re-start 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 : 25th Jul 2022 09:46 BST
Gentle Pairs
Gentle Pairs
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Are you a new bridge player who is not quite ready for tournament play?

Then why not come to our Gentle Pairs on Wednesday afternoons where you get supervision and support during the bidding and play. The club's experienced players will be playing in their own separate tournament. ..........

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Last updated : 31st Jul 2022 14:27 BST
Face-to-Face Bridge
Face-to-Face Bridge

We are currently holding five F2F bridge sessions each week at Pinkhill. These are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm and on Wednesday, 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 of each month is a F2F teams of four at the club.

Last updated : 31st Jul 2022 14:15 BST
Melville Weekly On-Line Tournaments

We currently hold five on-line tournaments on BBO each week. These are on Monday and Friday afternoons starting at 1.30 pm and on Monday, Tuesday* 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.

*Except 2nd Tuesday of each month when we have F2F teams at the club.

Last updated : 31st Jul 2022 14:17 BST
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 : 6th Apr 2022 10:44 BST
Results
X-Imp Pairs
Afternoon On-Line MP Pairs
Evening on-line MP Pairs
Monday Afternoon F2F MP Pairs
BBO MP Pairs
Friday Evening MP
Thursday Evening F2F X-Imp Pairs
BBO X-Imp Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon F2F
Calendar
Wed 17th Aug 2022
F2F MP Pairs
Pinkhill
1.00 pm £3 Entry
Director: Rona
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Melville Challenge Cup
Pinkhill
7.00 pm £4 Entry
Director: Damien
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Gentle Pairs
Pinkhill
1.00 pm £3 Entry
Director: Rose
Thu 18th Aug 2022
BBO X-Imp Pairs
BBO
7.00 pm $4 Entry
Director: Damien
Thu 18th Aug 2022
F2F X-Imp Pairs
Pinkhill
7.00 pm £3 Entry
Director: Damien
Fri 19th Aug 2022
BBO MP Pairs
BBO
1.30 pm $4 Entry
Director: Damien
Basic Bridge Etiquette

Ten Basic Rules of Etiquette

Be polite to your partner and your opponents... Bridge after all is only a game.

1. Be nice, smile... No matter how good or poor you play bridge, you are an Ambassador for the game. You can drive people away or you can  make them love it.... We need people.

2.  Dont Gloat... Dont compliment yourselves on a bid or the play of the hand until the opponents leaves the table. Also, dont thank an opponent for a good board or a trick you shouldnt get... This makes people feel bad and makes you look like a jerk.

3.  Dont give lessons to anyone at the table... If your opponent or partner wants to know what they did wrong or how to better play or bid a hand they will ask.

4. Dont tell opponents or winners how lucky they are... Dont undermine their successes. You only make yourself look like a poor loser and a poor sport... Be gracious.

5. Learn not to get offended when a director is called on you. This is part of the game. The director is there to protect everyone and especially the integrity of the game.

6. Keep your voice even and the gestures consistent when bidding or playing the hands... Dont snap your cards or make any unusual movements to get your point across... Be ethical.

7. When on lead against a contract, LEAD and then write down the contract on your scorecard... Same thing for dummy, lay your hand down and then write down the contract.

8. Dont discuss the hands until the round is over... This takes time like #7 and it is rude.

9. Help the director... His/Her job is tough enough without you adding to their problems.

10. Dont make decisions that the director should be making, even if you know the rule. The number one way we humans learn most things in life, but particularly social behaviour, is by mimicking the behaviour of the more experienced ones.... If this is you, then you are a role model for the newer players.... And, if you feel the need to have a word with someone, always do it one-on-one away from the table, and preferably after play has finished. Maybe say something like would you mind if I offer a suggestion?””

Last updated : 16th Aug 2022 20:59 BST