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20th May 2019
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Director: Richard Ray
Scorer: Martin Bevan
Host: None
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A close run thing!
A close run thing!

Congratulations to Richard Ray & his partner on winning the County Ranked Pairs.

Richard was ahead at tea and stayed there until the last round when Christine Ray & her partner threatened to the extent that with only one round of 4 boards outstanding they were 3rd. After the 3rd board, they were 2nd. After the 2nd board they snatched the lead but unfortunately on the last board they had a bad result and Richard came through.

A good result for the Rays but what about matrimonial harmony!!

At last! Club wins Basingstoke Cup. Congratulations
At last! Club wins Basingstoke Cup. Congratulations

Basingstoke has won the Basingstoke Cup against Newbury and ended the long run of Newbury triumphing against us

However, it was a close run thing, as after a strong first half the team, they had some wobbles in the second half and nearly let it slip.

However, the final score was 62-56 giving  a 6 IMP win. Phew!! Close in teams of 8.

Congratulations to the team of Andrew & Mary Ferguson, Sean & Colleen Haffey, Sandra Ruffell & Mary Lucas and John Glasscock & Sam Golding.


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
Next Supervised play


The next supervised play session will be on 14th June. Put the date in your diary. 

The session will continue with 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 : 13th May 2019 09:19 BST
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Teams League
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Teams League

This year's Team League has now finished and Congratulations to Tracey Adams, Chris Kinloch, David Lewis, John Shergold and Richard Ray (not pictured) on again winning Division 1.

It came down to the last match and last year's promoted Sean Haffey team could have won it but unfortunately had a bad night and heavily lost. They did however win on handicap.

Also Congratulations to Jean & Stan Babb, Alistair Bodin, Danielle Sissingh, Eric Clucas, Jonny Noble & Vera Watts who won Division 2. (Unfortunately no picture)

The handicaps made little or no difference to Division 2.

Last updated : 8th May 2019 16:53 BST