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Duplicate Pairs
Director: John Fairhurst
Scorer: Martin Bevan
Host: Sula Turpin
22nd January 2019
Duplicate Pairs
1.00 pm
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: Helen Kinloch
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Xmas Party Great Success
Xmas Party Great Success

The Xmas Party was a great success with every one enjoying themselves.

Our special thanks to Sam for organising the food, Vera -the Drink, John and his band, Helen and Christine for making sure correct number of tables and Richard for directing.

To see the photos of the lucky and unlucky players and other photos click on the link on the menu.

Does the photo above show the smartest men in town?

Happy Birthday Eric

Eric celebrates his 90th birthday.


Happy Birthday Eric
Club into Final of Solent Cup & Basingstoke Cup

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.

Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club

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.

If you think you may be late, phone the club on 01256 541988.

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 ) 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).

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 -

If you would like to know more about our club, please ring me on 01264 333175, or e-mail

Helen Kinloch    Chairman

Last updated : 17th Dec 2018 10:53 GMT
Dates for Next Improvers Sessions

The next dates for Chris's improvers sessions are:- 

Friday 8th Feb             Cue bidding continued 

Friday 22nd Feb          Signals & Discards 

Friday 8th March        Fourth Suit Forcing 

Friday 22nd March     Doubles continued 

Friday 12th April        Stayman after opening 2NT 

All sessions (1.00 - 4.30 pm) begin with 20 -30 minutes teaching followed by lots of hands to play simultaneously and discuss.

Please contact Chris if you intend to participate as it is important to know numbers.

Last updated : 11th Jan 2019 16:17 GMT
Big win at Xmas Party

Congratulations to Bunny Leonard who won £40 on the scratch card she won at the Xmas Party.

No begging letters please!!

Last updated : 8th Jan 2019 12:37 GMT
Next Supervised play


The next supervised play session will take place on Friday 15th February 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 ( so that an approximate idea of numbers attending is known.'

Last updated : 5th Jan 2019 11:52 GMT