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Hampshire green point Congress Swiss Pairs & Teams

To enter next year's Hampshire Green Point congress being held near Winchester click on this box to acess form.

Supervised Play

The next session of Supervised Play run by Chris Kinloch will take place on Friday 17th November starting at 1.00 pm. The main topic this time will be Sputnik Doubles. Please email kinloch@btinetrnet or telephone 01264 333175 to tell Chris you will be attending. It is essential to know numbers in advance.

November Newsletter Now Out

The November newsletter is now out.

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(although of course you can see all of the newsletters by clicking on News and Items above)

Basingstoke B through to next round of Basingstoke Cup

Congratulations to Basingstoke B (Sandra. Mary, John, Sam, Stan, Jean, Filomena & Danielle) on going through to the next round of the Basingstoke Cup after beating Petersfield in a nail biting finish.

The opposition were winning at the end of the first round and at the end everyone was waiting for the last board to be scored to give us a cliff hanging result. The final score was 64-61.

The next round is against Winchester  - Good Luck.

(Unfortunately Basingstoke A were beaten by a strong team from Newbury but better luck next time and it's all good experience)

Into the final

Congratulations to our winning team of Richard & Christine Ray, John Shergold & Chris Kinloch, Keith & Andrew Bennett and Tracey Adams & Steve Tearle in the recent Solent Cup against a strong team from Badger Farm.

Into the final again!

Congratulations

Congratulations to Martin & Claire Bevan on winning the Club Pairs with an average score 63.33% over the 2 weeks.

Bob McRobert and Richard were second over all.

Well Done

How to handle a hesitation

If you make a bid after your partner has hesitated and then passed, you need to be able to justify it. It’s no good protesting: “I was always going to bid that!” The fact of the hesitation means you are now in a position where what you might have thought of bidding becomes much more difficult for you ethically, as you are sure your partner has something useful in his hand that you didn’t know about before. If you really were always going to make the bid, then go on and bid it, but don’t be in any way upset when your opponents reserve their rights and eventually call the director. He may rule in your favour. 

Read Helen's article in the February 2016 newsletter for more reasons and explanation on hesitating and asking questions.

 
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Welcome

 

Bridge for all players

Basingstoke Bridge Club, the largest club in Hampshire with its own premises and licenced bar, welcomes all bridge players, from complete beginner to expert.

We play duplicate pairs on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm. Please be seated at 7.20pm to ensure a prompt start. Alternately the first Monday or Friday of each month is scheduled for teams of four. There is also duplicate bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm.

Mondays and Fridays are our main evenings with Thursdays being more relaxed with less experienced players and playing fewer boards.

Table money is £2.00 for members. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome, (table money £3.00). On most Monday and Friday evenings and Tuesday afternoons there is a host, so any player arriving without a partner can always get a game. However please check the calendar to make sure there is a host on the relevant day. There is always a host on Thursday. There is no host on Wednesday, but please telephone Viv Morris (01256 889946)  and she will try to arrange partners.

All sessions are scored electronically by Bridgemate and printed hand records are available.

A beginners' course (running from September to July) takes place on Tuesday evenings, 7.15 - 10.15. Please contact Chris Kinloch (01264 333175. email kinloch@btinternet.com ) for more information.

Supervised play sessions with some teaching topic (1.00pm - 4.00pm) are planned for Friday afternoons and are posted on the calendar. Members intending to attend these sessions should contact Chris Kinloch (as above) or Christine Ray (02380253239. email cr3r3r@gmail.com )

The chess club meets on Wednesday evenings. For information please phone John Shaddick on 01256 469749. There is also a link to their web site -  www.basingstokechessclub.co.uk

The club's telephone number is 01256 541988.

If you would like to know more about our club, please ring me on 01264 333175, or e-mail helen.kinloch@btinternet.com

Helen Kinloch    Chairman

Last updated : 20th Oct 2017 12:29 BST
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Xmas Parties

This year we revert back to holding our Xmas Parties at the club although next year will again be "off site for all".

The Thursday party will be 14th Dec. and the other will be Monday 11th.

Light hearted bridge with prizes and drink! Sign up when the list goes up on the notice board as numbers will be limited.

Last updated : 15th Nov 2017 14:30 GMT
Club AGM
Club AGM

Helen presented her report to Club Members.

To see this years photos of the winners (those that attended) click on the LHS box.

Could those people who won last year and have not yet returned their cup, please do so as this year's winners would like them.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2017 12:47 GMT
Final annual competitions

The annual competitions that run throughout the year are now finished.

In an exciting finish with only 0.03% difference between first and second in the "Partnership of the Year" competition were Ann Goss & Sula Turpin (1st) and Steve Tearle & Tracey Adams (2nd).

Richard Ray was again successful in the "Six Partners" with David Lewis 2nd.

Richard also won the "Player of the Year" with Sula 2nd.

Well done.

Last updated : 13th Nov 2017 14:48 GMT
Congratulations
Congratulations

Congratulations to Sean & Colleen Haffey who have won the Intermediate Pairs.

Well Done.

Last updated : 7th Nov 2017 12:51 GMT
Calendar
20th November 2017
Duplicate
Director: Steve Howell
Scorer: Chris Kinloch
Host: Mary Ferguson
21st November 2017
Duplicate & Teams League
1.00 pm & 7.30 pm
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: Helen Kinloch
22nd November 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Xmas Parties

This year we revert back to holding our Xmas Parties at the club although next year will again be "off site for all".

The Thursday party will be 14th Dec. and the other will be Monday 11th.

Light hearted bridge with prizes and drink! Sign up when the list goes up on the notice board as numbers will be limited.

Last updated : 15th Nov 2017 14:30 GMT
Club AGM
Club AGM

Helen presented her report to Club Members.

To see this years photos of the winners (those that attended) click on the LHS box.

Could those people who won last year and have not yet returned their cup, please do so as this year's winners would like them.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2017 12:47 GMT
Final annual competitions

The annual competitions that run throughout the year are now finished.

In an exciting finish with only 0.03% difference between first and second in the "Partnership of the Year" competition were Ann Goss & Sula Turpin (1st) and Steve Tearle & Tracey Adams (2nd).

Richard Ray was again successful in the "Six Partners" with David Lewis 2nd.

Richard also won the "Player of the Year" with Sula 2nd.

Well done.

Last updated : 13th Nov 2017 14:48 GMT
Congratulations
Congratulations

Congratulations to Sean & Colleen Haffey who have won the Intermediate Pairs.

Well Done.

Last updated : 7th Nov 2017 12:51 GMT
Calendar
20th November 2017
Duplicate
Director: Steve Howell
Scorer: Chris Kinloch
Host: Mary Ferguson
21st November 2017
Duplicate & Teams League
1.00 pm & 7.30 pm
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: Helen Kinloch
22nd November 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford