Spade Heart  Diamond Club
19th November 2018
AGM & Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard Ray
Scorer: Andrew Ferguson
Host: Chris Comer
20th November 2018
Duplicate Pairs & Teams League
1.00 pm 7.30 pm
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: Helen Kinloch
Recent Updates
Winners and explanation
17th Nov 2018 17:25 GMT
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17th Nov 2018 09:56 GMT
News & Items of Interest
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Congratulations to Sean and Colleen Haffey on winning the Intermediate Pairs for the second time.

Second were Gill & Steve Woodward.

 Well Done to both Pairs.


Congratulations to Richard and Christine on winning the recent Petersfield Swiss Teams (with another Pair)

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, 7.00 - 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) or Christine Ray (02380253239. email )

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 -

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 : 11th Nov 2018 16:18 GMT
Annual Competitions ended.
  • Chris
  • Partnership of the Year
  • Richard Six Partners

Our three annual competitions have now finished and our congratulations to the winners.

Player of the Year was again Chris Kinloch who finished with 2 stomping last scores to ensure victory (60.2%). It had been close up to a couple of weeks ago with  Lindsay McDougall and Martin Bevan in contention.

Partnership of the Year had new winners this year with Graham Ledger & Lindsay McDougall (56.9%). John fairhurst and Phil Brown were second.

Six Partners was again Richard (63.4%) who led throughout the year.

Well Done to all.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2018 09:56 GMT
Supervised Play

Next Supervised Play session

Following the positive feedback received after the first session, a second event has been organised for Friday 30th November starting at 10.30.

The format will be the same as the previous session - playing hands whilst being observed by experienced players who will discuss the bidding and play of the hands. Please can you email John Glasscock if you would like to attend.

As before, the cost of the session will be £2

Last updated : 4th Nov 2018 15:26 GMT
Xmas Party

The Committee have now planned the Xmas Party to be held on Wednesday 19th December.

 This year it is again being held off site at Chute Pavilion at the Recreation Ground in Sherborne St. John to accommodate all our members. (No separate night celebrations this year)

It was a great success last time and allowed all the different nights to mix.

However this year we are selling tickets as a contribution to the cost of the free drinks, food and prizes to save people the trouble of bringing food and prizes (and to encourage people not to drop out at the last moment!)

Tickets will be on sale at £5 and you will need to sign up on the list on the notice board and pay any Committee member.

Lighthearted military Bridge will again be played. You don't need to have a team and we will make up any partnerships or singles as needed although of course you can play with your favourate partner/team mates if you wish.

Live music will be played by John and his band, lots of spot prizes, sparkling wine when you arrive, raffle and as much food and drink as you like.

It will be a great evening so book up early.

Last updated : 28th Oct 2018 15:08 GMT

Congratulations to Bill May and Cristel Beard for  winning the Miriam Cup - the Thursday night competition. 

They were actually placed 2nd, but one of the top pair - Mary Ferguson wasn’t eligible because she is not a regular Thursday player. Her partner was David Crossby so deserves a mention as they had an enormous score of 72%.

Well done to them all.

Last updated : 28th Oct 2018 15:04 GMT

Congratulations to Graham Ledger & Lindsay McDougall on winning the Club Pairs over the 2 weeks played.

It was an exciting finish with 3 Pairs in contention and after frantic scoring, Graham and Lindsay emerged as the winners by 0.5% with Sandra and Tracey in seond place.

Well Done.

Last updated : 23rd Oct 2018 12:51 BST