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Improve your Bridge

Following the Questionnaire to our members, the club has decided to run some supervised play/teaching sessions.

Click on this box to see full details of topics and dates.

 

 

Congratulations
Congratulations

Congratulations to Cathi Low & David Smith who

have won the Junior Pairs with an excellent score of 62.85%.
They only started learning to play in last year's class so well done.

And a good time was had by all.
  • Club/Festive Music
  • Lovely Ladies
  • Men in Black

Our recent Xmas party was enjoyed by all and we have received many favourable comments.

To see more Photos click on box on RHS

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 beginners to expert.

We play duplicate pairs on Mondays, Thursday and Fridays evenings starting at 7.30pm.. There is also duplicate bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm. Alternately the first Monday or Friday of each month is scheduled for teams of four. Please be seated at 7.20pm to ensure a prompt start.

Mondays and Fridays are are main evenings with Thursday 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.( 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 Wednesdays, 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 Tuesdays, 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 which is www.basingstokechessclub.co.uk

The club's telephone number is 01256 541988

The club e-mail address is bstokebridge1@talktalk.net

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 : 30th Jan 2017 15:03 GMT
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Promotions

Congratulations to the following on their recent promotion up the Master Point ladder.

Jane Rutherford - 4*Premier Regional Master

John Glasscock - Master

Andrew and Mary Ferguson - County Master

Anona Edwards - Area Master

Ann Welsh and Sue Lance - Club Master

Gill and Steve Woodward - Local Master

Last updated : 17th Feb 2017 16:26 GMT
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs arrangements

If you are playing in the Mollie Simmons Swiss pairs on 28th February, please could you contact Sam by either email or phone on her mobile about the  food arrangements.

This will  save her having to contact everyone individually.

Thank you

Last updated : 10th Feb 2017 11:37 GMT
February Newsletter Now Out

The February newsletter is now out.

Click on this box to open directly

(although of course you can see all of the newsletters by clicking on News and Items above)

Last updated : 10th Feb 2017 11:32 GMT
Congratulations to our HICKO finalists!

 Two Basingstoke teams have reached the final of the HICKO (the county's Handicapped Inter- Club Knockout competition). Andrew Ferguson's team will play Andy Fry's team. Many congratulations to both teams, and good luck in the final!

Last updated : 4th Feb 2017 14:01 GMT
Calendar
27th February 2017
Duplicate
Director: Jean Babb
Host: Helen Kinloch
28th February 2017
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs
11.00 am
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: None
1st March 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford
Host: None
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Promotions

Congratulations to the following on their recent promotion up the Master Point ladder.

Jane Rutherford - 4*Premier Regional Master

John Glasscock - Master

Andrew and Mary Ferguson - County Master

Anona Edwards - Area Master

Ann Welsh and Sue Lance - Club Master

Gill and Steve Woodward - Local Master

Last updated : 17th Feb 2017 16:26 GMT
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs arrangements

If you are playing in the Mollie Simmons Swiss pairs on 28th February, please could you contact Sam by either email or phone on her mobile about the  food arrangements.

This will  save her having to contact everyone individually.

Thank you

Last updated : 10th Feb 2017 11:37 GMT
February Newsletter Now Out

The February newsletter is now out.

Click on this box to open directly

(although of course you can see all of the newsletters by clicking on News and Items above)

Last updated : 10th Feb 2017 11:32 GMT
Congratulations to our HICKO finalists!

 Two Basingstoke teams have reached the final of the HICKO (the county's Handicapped Inter- Club Knockout competition). Andrew Ferguson's team will play Andy Fry's team. Many congratulations to both teams, and good luck in the final!

Last updated : 4th Feb 2017 14:01 GMT
Calendar
27th February 2017
Duplicate
Director: Jean Babb
Host: Helen Kinloch
28th February 2017
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs
11.00 am
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: None
1st March 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford
Host: None