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January Newsletter Now Out

The January 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)

Supervised Play

Friday afternoon Supervised Play will be on the following dates in 2018:

26th January:     Defence to 1NT (1)

9th February:     Defence to 1NT (2)

23rd February:   Low Level Competing

9th March:         Discarding

23rd March:      Starting to Count

6th April:          Your 1NT gets doubled!

These sessions, run by Chris Kinloch, will start at 1.00 pm and finish about 4.15 pm

Please e-mail Chris (kinloch@btinternet.com) or telephone 01264 333175 if you wish to attend, as it is important to know numbers.

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.

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 : 2nd Jan 2018 12:14 GMT
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Xmas Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Chris Kinloch, the winner of the Xmas Quiz.  

Charmaine Hoey, Bob McRobert and Martin Bevan were so close that they too will receive a bottle of wine.

Well done to all. Click on this box to see the answers.

Last updated : 6th Jan 2018 13:24 GMT
Thursday Pairs and Individual

Although Thursday nighters do not have a specific competition, they do keep track (at least the web site does!) of the leading Pair and Individual over the year.

Congratulations to John Glasscock and Sam Golding in the Pairs with an average of 59.4%

Also to John in the Individual with am average of 59.3" with Ann James second with a score of 58.7%.

Well Done

Last updated : 30th Dec 2017 14:53 GMT
Xmas Parties
Friends together
The winners
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 Congratulations to the "winners" of the Xmas Parties where everyone indulged in lighthearted Bridge, food and drink.

Many thanks to all who helped with the arrangements especially to Sam for organising the food and raffle,

Also to  John, George & Richard for running the sessions. On the Thursday party, people played with 11 different partners in the evening -more like an Individual!

To see more pictures, click on the box on LHS.

 

Last updated : 18th Dec 2017 08:59 GMT
Calendar
18th January 2018
Junior Pairs Round 1
Director: George Collins
Host: Partners available as usual
19th January 2018
Duplicate Six Partners
Director: Richard Ray
Scorer: Martin Bevan
Host: Chris Diston
22nd January 2018
Duplicate
Director: John Fairhurst
Scorer: Chris Kinloch
Host: Guy Turner
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Xmas Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Chris Kinloch, the winner of the Xmas Quiz.  

Charmaine Hoey, Bob McRobert and Martin Bevan were so close that they too will receive a bottle of wine.

Well done to all. Click on this box to see the answers.

Last updated : 6th Jan 2018 13:24 GMT
Thursday Pairs and Individual

Although Thursday nighters do not have a specific competition, they do keep track (at least the web site does!) of the leading Pair and Individual over the year.

Congratulations to John Glasscock and Sam Golding in the Pairs with an average of 59.4%

Also to John in the Individual with am average of 59.3" with Ann James second with a score of 58.7%.

Well Done

Last updated : 30th Dec 2017 14:53 GMT
Xmas Parties
Friends together
The winners
Move "mouse" over thumbnail to change

Move Mouse over thumbnail to change picture

 Congratulations to the "winners" of the Xmas Parties where everyone indulged in lighthearted Bridge, food and drink.

Many thanks to all who helped with the arrangements especially to Sam for organising the food and raffle,

Also to  John, George & Richard for running the sessions. On the Thursday party, people played with 11 different partners in the evening -more like an Individual!

To see more pictures, click on the box on LHS.

 

Last updated : 18th Dec 2017 08:59 GMT
Calendar
18th January 2018
Junior Pairs Round 1
Director: George Collins
Host: Partners available as usual
19th January 2018
Duplicate Six Partners
Director: Richard Ray
Scorer: Martin Bevan
Host: Chris Diston
22nd January 2018
Duplicate
Director: John Fairhurst
Scorer: Chris Kinloch
Host: Guy Turner