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Arthur leaves us.
Arthur leaves us.

We sadly say goodbye to Arthur who is moving to Barton on Sea. Helen made a small presentation to him on his last Monday night.

He has been a good servant to the club having served as Treasurer and Comittee member and helping George in running Thursday night.

We shall miss him.

Mixed pairs Winners
Mixed pairs Winners

Congratulations to Ann Goss and Graham Ledger on winning the annual Mixed Pairs competition.

They narrowingly beat Chris and Richard Ray by 0.2%!

It was a good turn out with one table playing in the hallway!

September Newsletter Now Out

The September newsletter is now out.

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How to handle a hesitation

If you make a bid after your partner has hesitated and then passed, you need to be able to justify it. It’s no good protesting: “I was always going to bid that!” The fact of the hesitation means you are now in a position where what you might have thought of bidding becomes much more difficult for you ethically, as you are sure your partner has something useful in his hand that you didn’t know about before. If you really were always going to make the bid, then go on and bid it, but don’t be in any way upset when your opponents reserve their rights and eventually call the director. He may rule in your favour. 

Read Helen's article in the February 2016 newsletter for more reasons and explanation on hesitating and asking questions.

 
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Welcome

 

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 kinloch@btinternet.com ) for more information.

Supervised play sessions with some teaching topic (1.00pm - 4.00pm) are planned fortnightly 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 cr3r3r@gmail.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 helen.kinloch@btinternet.com

Helen Kinloch    Chairman

Last updated : 12th Jul 2017 13:24 BST
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Basingstoke Players shine at Candover Pairs

Congratulations to Richard & Chris Ray who were first with another Pair at the recent County Swiss Teams.

In second place was Helen with other outside players.

Basingstoke does well again!!

Last updated : 18th Sep 2017 16:58 BST
Latest Promotions

Congratulations to the following on their recent promotions up the Master Point Scale

Premier Life Master - Andrew Bennett

National Master - John Fairhurst

District master - Ann James, Neil & Barbara Thomas,Monica Wade,Suzanne Simmons,Bill May,Janet & Henry Miller and Neil Feotonbury

Area Master - Anne Todd, Michael Phillips

Club Master - John Simmons

Local master - Barbara Robson, Karen Healey, Evelyn Jones, lesley Spencer, Graham & Liz Bragg

Last updated : 18th Sep 2017 16:55 BST
Calendar
21st September 2017
Duplicate
Director: George Collins
Host: Partners always available
22nd September 2017
Duplicate
Director: Keith Williams
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: Anne Todd
25th September 2017
Duplicate
Director: Stan Babb
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: May Lawn
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Basingstoke Players shine at Candover Pairs

Congratulations to Richard & Chris Ray who were first with another Pair at the recent County Swiss Teams.

In second place was Helen with other outside players.

Basingstoke does well again!!

Last updated : 18th Sep 2017 16:58 BST
Latest Promotions

Congratulations to the following on their recent promotions up the Master Point Scale

Premier Life Master - Andrew Bennett

National Master - John Fairhurst

District master - Ann James, Neil & Barbara Thomas,Monica Wade,Suzanne Simmons,Bill May,Janet & Henry Miller and Neil Feotonbury

Area Master - Anne Todd, Michael Phillips

Club Master - John Simmons

Local master - Barbara Robson, Karen Healey, Evelyn Jones, lesley Spencer, Graham & Liz Bragg

Last updated : 18th Sep 2017 16:55 BST
Calendar
21st September 2017
Duplicate
Director: George Collins
Host: Partners always available
22nd September 2017
Duplicate
Director: Keith Williams
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: Anne Todd
25th September 2017
Duplicate
Director: Stan Babb
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: May Lawn