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Congratulations- Bayer No Fear
Congratulations- Bayer No Fear

Congratulations to  Michael Phillips & Malcolm Etheringto  on winning

the Bayer No Fear County Simultaneous Pairs with a superb 67.65% (120 entrants in a total of 6

Hampshire clubs).

There is a cup for this so make sure you come to the AGM!

Close finish in Basingstoke Cup

The Basingstoke Cup final against Newbury has now been played.   It was a close game. 

At halftime, the team were 17 IMPs down, despite gaining 19 IMPs on a single hand when Basingstoke pairs bid and made a vulnerable slam. Newbury pairs also bid the slam but both went off. 

In the second half Basingstoke gained 14 IMPs, but not quite enough for victory.

Congratulations to Newbury.

Date for your diary.

It may be a long time away but get this date in your diary.

The Xmas Party this year will again be combined  and held at Sherbourne St John on Wednesday 19th December.

It was oversubscribed last time, so make a note and get your name down when the list appears.

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.

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 ) 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 )

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 -

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    Chairman

Last updated : 2nd Jan 2018 12:14 GMT
Congratulations to Mary
Congratulations to Mary

Congratulations to Mary Ferguson who won the Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual.

Ann James was second and Tracey Adams and Barbara Glasscock third equal.

Last updated : 22nd May 2018 14:26 BST

Congratulations to Richard and Christine Ray on coming second in the final of the County Pairs Pottage cup.

Eleven Basingstoke players made it through to the final after the two first rounds and although results did not go their way for some - it happens - it was still an acheivement to reach the final.

Steve Tearle and Tracey Adams came fifth, so well done to them.

Last updated : 1st May 2018 10:53 BST