The Club ladder has started with a flourish with 14 tables.
Congratulations to Christine & Richard on winning the top section and to Jill Vaughan & Brian Night on winning the lower section. They get a free entry next time.
It is early days and people will move from section to section as it settles down. Because of the number who came, we have slightly tweaked the running of it and you can see the changes by clicking on "Competitions explained" menu above.
To see the current results, click on this box.
We look forward to seeing you on January 14th for the second round.
The December newsletter is now out.
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(although of course you can see all of the newsletters by clicking on News and Items)
Unfortunately we recently lost the Mollie Simmons Cup to Newbury for the second year running. This is for teams of 16 mixed or married pairs.
Our team was Claire & Martin Bevan, Helen & Chris Kinloch, Fil & Manny Navarro, Tracey Adams & Steve Tearle, Ann Goss & Iain Climie, Marian Rudd & Keith Williams, Sandra Ruffell & George Collins and Jane Rutherford & John Fairhurst.
However, once again it was played in a friendly spirit and we were provided with an excellent tea.
Well Done to Newbury.
The AGM was held recently.
Helen's report along with the final year end accounts are now available to view by logging into your membership.
Photos of the prize winners can be seen by clicking on menu on LHS
The EBU have now updated the videos on the new laws. They are very easy viewing and even if you are not a director, they're worth having a look.
Either click on this link or the "Useful links" box on LHS.
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, 7.00 - 10.00. Please contact Chris Kinloch (01264 333175. email firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Improvers' sessions with a teaching topic and hands to play simultaneously (1.00pm - 4.30pm) are planned for occasional Friday afternoons and are posted on the web site. Members intending to attend these sessions should contact Chris Kinloch (as above) or Christine Ray (02380253239. email email@example.com )
Supervised play sessions are planned for occasional Friday mornings. Please check the web site for these.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Kinloch Chairman
Our thanks to John and Jan Yates for putting up all the decorations. Looks great and puts us in the festive spirit.
The Xmas Party list has now closed.
Should you find that you can't make it on the evening, then contact Richard (023 80253239) so that if there are people still wishing to come, then we can offer them your place.
If you were too late to sign up and still want to come albeit at the last moment, then contact Richard and he will hold a reserve list.
The next supervised play session will take place on Friday 4th January starting at 10.30am.
The session will be to discuss the reasoning behind chosen bids and card play with a number of experienced 'supervisors' on hand to review hands played.
The charge for the session will be £2 per person, all of which will go to the club.
If you would like to attend, please drop a note to John Glasscock (email@example.com) so that an approximate idea of numbers attending is known.'
Chris Kinloch's next session for Improvers will be held on Friday 14th
December (1.00 - 4.30 pm).
The topic will be Cue Bidding. As usual there
will be plenty of hands to play simultaneousley and discuss.
If you wish to attend please email Chris on kinlock@btinternet or telephone 01264 333175 as it is important to know numbers
Congratulations to Richard & Christine Ray, Keith & Andrew Bennett, Steve Tearle & Tracey Adams and Chris Kinloch & Iain Climie on progressing through to the final of the Solent cup after a hard won contest versus Petersfield (our long term friends and rivals in this competition!)
Also to Sean Haffey, Colleen Haffey, Sandra Ruffell, Mary Lucas, John Glasscock, Sam Golding, Mary Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson through to the Final of the Basingstoke Cup.
Good Luck to both teams.