ABOUT THE CLUB

Bridge is played on Monday to Thursday evenings throughout the year starting at 7.00 pm. District League & Cup team events take place on Friday evenings from October to April, and other events are held on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter.

The club is open to new members and visitors are warmly welcomed to play as guests. For contact details and location of the club please visit the contact page.

The Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and Master Points are issued for all evening sessions and for cumulative competition events that are held during both the winter and summer months.

A licenced bar is available from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm on normal Club evenings and during some other events.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Aberdeen Bridge Club is located close to the city centre with bus stops for several bus routes just a short walk away. There are on-street, “pay to park” spaces outside the front entrance and limited free parking spaces just a short walk away.

Access to the building is unfortunately, not suitable for wheelchair users. Induction hearing loops are available so please ask for assistance if required.

Card rooms are on the ground and first floors with stair access only between floors. Toilets are located on all floors.

HISTORY

George MacPhee completed his studies in the United States in the 1930s, at a time when Bridge was most popular, and where he met his wife Mildred.

On his return to Aberdeen, the club was founded, in 1933, when the founding members installed the MacPhee family on the 2nd floor of 14 Rubislaw Terrace, with Mildred as hostess for the Bridge Evenings.

The picture below was presented to the club by Mr. Peter MacPhee on its 60th anniversary. It shows the team, captained by his father, Mr. George MacPhee, who played a team from England, captained by Lt.-Col. Walter Buller, CBE, in February, 1933. Capt. Ewart Kempson, Bridge Correspondent, who also played in the team, wrote a book “Bridge Contest at Aberdeen”, describing the event.

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