Edinburgh Scrabble® Club

Venue: Room 3, Carlton Bridge Club, 36B Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 5NE. Warriston Gardens is off Inverleith Row, opposite the Botanic Gardens.

Transport: Buses 8, 23 and 27 go along Inverleith Row. Allow 10 minutes walk along to the Club. There is parking at the Club, but it is likely to be taken up by bridge players. Free parking is available after 5.30 pm in Warriston Gardens on the side opposite the houses.

Time: Monday evenings, 7.15 - 10.15 all year.

Meetings: Typical attendances of about 10 members each club evening. The club itself has no Scrabble sets or timers, but enough members bring them each week for visitors and others to use.

Membership: The club has about 14 members. Membership costs £20 a year, which can be paid in two instalments of £10 in August and January. If joining after Christmas the cost is £10 (but you are unable to play in some competitions).

Weekly cost (contributes to room hire): £3 for members; £1 for newcomers on their first night; £4 for visitors. Newcomers and visitors are welcome.

Teams: The club has four teams in the Scottish Scrabble League: Waverley, Roc, Dunedin and Eagles; Waverley were the league champions in 2007 and 2009 and Dunedin were the champions in 2011. Club members also enter as teams in the National Scrabble Club Tournament; one club team won the UK final in September 2006.

External Tournaments: The club organises several one-day tournaments open to all throughout the year.

Internal Club Competitions:  Most competitions run throughout the club season, from August to July.  We encourage the use of clocks . There is an all-play-all, in which we play every other member of the club twice, a knockout and plate competition with best-of-three matches, a handicap competition with points handicaps to favour weaker players, and a ratings ladder for all other competitive games. There are two themed fun nights, one at Christmas and one at the end of July.

Disabled access: The Bridge Club is all on one floor and there is a disabled toilet.
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