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Thanks to Ann
Thanks to Ann

Have you noticed the new table cloths? Don't they look excellent?

Well the reason is that Ann Welch made them all for us and the Committee would like to thank her for her time and effort.

The club is indeed lucky to have such people who volunteer to do extra jobs saving us money.

Thank you Ann.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Bob McRobert on winning the Senior's Championship Pairs at the recent County event (playing with an exmember)

Steve Tearle and Tracey Adams were third.

Also to Andrew and Mary Ferguson and Barbara and Neil Thomas (second and third respectively in the Junior Pairs)

Well done to all.

Weekend Bridge in October

Jane and Viv are now taking bookings for the weekend at the Balmer Lawn in the New Forest on Oct 27/28/29.

Leaflets giving all details and a booking form are on the club notice board but prices are

Standard Room ( double occupancy ) 2 night stay ( includes Sun lunch ) £235pp

Standard Room ( double occupancy) 3 night stay ( includes Sun lunch or dinner) £275pp

Single supplement - £35.

A deposit of £50 made out to 3 Counties Bridge secures your place  but please give this to Viv.

 

 

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 : 27th Feb 2017 12:20 GMT
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May Newsletter Now Out

The Lune newsletter is now out.

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

Last updated : 25th May 2017 14:57 BST
Parking plans

As members are aware, we no longer use the nursery parking and the Committee have been looking at ways to extend our busy car park by initially removing the hedge on Sherborne Road and paving the grassed area as far as the footpath. We have already had a quote for this, including dropping the kerb at the Richmond Road entrance.

If any of you have had this type of work done we would very much appreciate recommendations of contractors, as we would like to get some more estimates for comparison especially if you had a new dropped kerb which requires an approved HCC contractor.

The minutes of the special meeting to discuss all the options about the car park (including some other items whilst we were together) are now on the web site in the members area.

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:06 BST
Table number trends over the last 4 years

 Members may be interesting to look at our table number trends compiled by John over the last year and also over the past 4 years. 

Looking at the most recent year, it would appear that we are showing good growth overall and on all days except Fridays where there is a small decline.

When you look over the past 4 years, the picture is different.  There is still growth, but it is not as faster a rate. 

These numbers exclude the teams league, which is a recent initiative and boost the numbers overall by about 8 tables a month over 9 months of the year.

Click on this box to see the 4 year trend. See next item and click on that box to see this year.

 

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:05 BST
Table number trend over the last year.

Click here to see graph.

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:05 BST
Latest Promotions especially our Area Masters.

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

This month we seem to have the majority of new Area Masters in the County - is that because Thursday is now P2P with Master Points!!!

3* Regional Master - Andy Fry

3* Premier Master - Lindsey McDougall

Master - Geoff Oldfield

County Master - Sean and Colleen Haffey and Sam Golding.

Area Master - Chris Diston, Janet and Henry Miller, Steve and Gill Woodward, Monica Wade, Clive Edwards

Club Master - Barbara and Neil Thomas,  Alan Jones and  Stuart Baker.

Local master - Alan Parker.

Well Done to all.

Last updated : 6th May 2017 15:00 BST
Directors Course at Club

There will be a club directors course at Basingstoke run by the EBU on the following dates

20th May - Book Rulings

10th June - Judgement Rulings

1st July -  Assessment

Members of clubs affiliated to the EBU get a 10% discount, so the first three modules cost £45 each and the final Assessment £60.

For individuals who are not included above, the cost is £50 and £60 respectively.

Anyone wishing to take part in this course should contact Helen .

Last updated : 17th Apr 2017 12:16 BST
Calendar
29th May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Arthur Whittaker
Host: Manny Navarro
30th May 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: John Glasscock
Host: None
31st May 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford
Host: None
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
May Newsletter Now Out

The Lune 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 : 25th May 2017 14:57 BST
Parking plans

As members are aware, we no longer use the nursery parking and the Committee have been looking at ways to extend our busy car park by initially removing the hedge on Sherborne Road and paving the grassed area as far as the footpath. We have already had a quote for this, including dropping the kerb at the Richmond Road entrance.

If any of you have had this type of work done we would very much appreciate recommendations of contractors, as we would like to get some more estimates for comparison especially if you had a new dropped kerb which requires an approved HCC contractor.

The minutes of the special meeting to discuss all the options about the car park (including some other items whilst we were together) are now on the web site in the members area.

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:06 BST
Table number trends over the last 4 years

 Members may be interesting to look at our table number trends compiled by John over the last year and also over the past 4 years. 

Looking at the most recent year, it would appear that we are showing good growth overall and on all days except Fridays where there is a small decline.

When you look over the past 4 years, the picture is different.  There is still growth, but it is not as faster a rate. 

These numbers exclude the teams league, which is a recent initiative and boost the numbers overall by about 8 tables a month over 9 months of the year.

Click on this box to see the 4 year trend. See next item and click on that box to see this year.

 

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:05 BST
Table number trend over the last year.

Click here to see graph.

Last updated : 20th May 2017 16:05 BST
Latest Promotions especially our Area Masters.

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

This month we seem to have the majority of new Area Masters in the County - is that because Thursday is now P2P with Master Points!!!

3* Regional Master - Andy Fry

3* Premier Master - Lindsey McDougall

Master - Geoff Oldfield

County Master - Sean and Colleen Haffey and Sam Golding.

Area Master - Chris Diston, Janet and Henry Miller, Steve and Gill Woodward, Monica Wade, Clive Edwards

Club Master - Barbara and Neil Thomas,  Alan Jones and  Stuart Baker.

Local master - Alan Parker.

Well Done to all.

Last updated : 6th May 2017 15:00 BST
Directors Course at Club

There will be a club directors course at Basingstoke run by the EBU on the following dates

20th May - Book Rulings

10th June - Judgement Rulings

1st July -  Assessment

Members of clubs affiliated to the EBU get a 10% discount, so the first three modules cost £45 each and the final Assessment £60.

For individuals who are not included above, the cost is £50 and £60 respectively.

Anyone wishing to take part in this course should contact Helen .

Last updated : 17th Apr 2017 12:16 BST
Calendar
29th May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Arthur Whittaker
Host: Manny Navarro
30th May 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: John Glasscock
Host: None
31st May 2017
Duplicate
1.00 pm
Director: Jane Rutherford
Host: None