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.

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About our 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. Our modern office style building boasts one of the best playing facilities in Scotland with a 28 table playing room, a large dual purpose league match room and a teaching suite with a digital projector. The club also benefits from a large social area with a servery/bar where members can relax with a hot drink or glass of wine.

At the New Melville you will receive a warm welcome whether you are a visitor, prospective member or student of the game. Our friendly club caters for players of all standards from absolute beginner to Grand Master by offering a variety of bridge sessions and classes throughout the week. At a number of these sessions you can turn up without a partner as we have standby players available.

The photograph shows members playing on a busy Thursday evening which had 18 tables of Bronze level players playing in two nine-table sections under the watchful eye of David Briggs our Melville Academy Director.


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.