The July newsletter is now out.
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Congratulations to Mary Ferguson who won the Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual.
Ann James was second and Tracey Adams and Barbara Glasscock third equal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Kinloch Chairman
The Teams League finishes on Tuesday 17th July and it promises to be a close run finish.
The two teams tying at present at the top of Division I (Andy and Richard) will play each other in the final round, making for an exciting finish.
Sean’s team retains their lead in Division 2 but are only 10 in front of Viv's team so that too could be a close finish.
Good luck to all.
This year, we tried something new to give our newer members a new experience - Pivot Teams.
With a good turnout and a wide variety of skills and experience, we are pleased to give congratulations to Keith Williams, David Lewis, Claire and Martin Bevan who won by a large margin.
They also won the handicap as they had such a large score.
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.
With the close of the County Teams League season, the club has done well with Phil Brown's team
(Phil Brown, John Fairhurst, Andy Fry, Keith Bennett, Steve Crawford) winning Division 2 and will thus be promoted next year to Division1.
In Division 1, Chris Kinloch's team (Chris Kinloch, Bob McRobert, Richard Ray, Christine Ray, Dick Hyde, John Shergold) finished second.
Well done to all.