The September newsletter is now out.
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Congratulations to Richard and Christine Ray on winning this year's Mixed Pairs.
Keith Bennett and Sandra Ruffel were second.
Also well done to Jean Babb on directing the event as it was a difficult movement with lots of sharing boards and moving around.
This year Teams League has now finished and it promised to be a close run finish after Richard's had been fighting back all season after a poor start.
However Congratulations to Richard's team for winning division 1 with Andy's team second.
Congratulations also to Sean's team for resoundingly winning division 2 with Viv second.
The result in the handicap was Andy for division 1 and Sean in division 2.
The EBU have now updated the videos on the new laws. They are very easy viewing and even if you are not a director, they're worth having a look.
Either click on this link or the "Useful links" box on LHS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Supervised play sessions with some teaching topic (1.00pm - 4.00pm) are planned 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Kinloch Chairman
We normally always give our congratulations to people winning County competitions but rarely to those who are prepared to go along and gain the experience of playing against better players, hoping to improve despite the fact that they may get beaten heavily.
So we say well done to Ivor & Sally Cobbold and Ken & Barbara Robson who played in the recent Candover teams at Romsey.
It was a high powered entry with 4 Premier Grand Masters, 5 Grand Masters and at least 4 Premier Life Masters playing so they could have been dispirited when playing against such opposition. Although they were well down in the field they said afterwards that they enjoyed it very much, gained a lot and would go again.
So well done to them.
(Bob McRobert & Geoff Oldfield were
in the winning team with Chris & Richard Ray in the second team. Congratulations to them.)
Chris Kinloch's Friday afternoon sessions for improvers have started again (1.00 pm to 4.30 pm) and the next one is:-
28th September: Fourth Suit Forcing
The pattern will be the same as last year with a short teaching session folowed by plenty of hands and to play simultaneously and discuss.
The charge is £5.00 per person. Come on your own or with a partner. Please contact Chris on 01264 333175 or email email@example.com if you wish to attend.
We are sorry to announce that Dennis Chambers died recently and our condolences to the family.
Dennis was a past longstanding member of the Committee and he is the reason we were one of the first clubs to have Bridgemates and computer dealing as it was his idea.
In addition he used to deal with all our computer problems as well as being very involved with all matters that the Committee has to deal with.
At the present time we have no details of the funeral arrangements but we will publish as soon as we have them.
He will be missed.
Something different for next year
It has been great to see players from all sessions and all abilities joining in the Teams League.
To build on this a new competition is being introduced for the second Monday of each month – the Basingstoke Ladder.
The competition is for pairs, who will play with those of a similar standard by running the evenings as two sections.
For more information and to see how it will run, click on this box.